February 5, 2018
A pet foods company partnered with DataNet to launch a predictive real-time SPC program.
When it came time for implementation, DataNet’s well-experienced services team worked with the company to code, wire, and collaborate their way to a live, fully-connected, facility-wide pet food SPC production setup. Together, they successfully worked to integrate a near infrared collection system with WinSPC process improvement software.
The DataNet services team applied their experience to further connect the company’s measurement systems, connecting in-line checkweighers by crafting an originally designed-cable. The company weighs packaged pet food.
The company is using WinSPC’s alert capability to good effect. Significant colors flash on live control chart screens for three critical production phenomena. The colors flash when: a product is made out of spec, a product is made below target (underfill), and when a production process exceeds its maximum allowable variation (MAV).
The company’s manufacturing operations consist of extrusion and packaging where a whopping 70 measurement collection plans are used to capture critical production information.
The firm now has color-coded updates, knowledge of production problems, and a fully connected plant with live insight.
About DataNet Quality Systems
DataNet Quality Systems empowers manufacturers to improve products, processes, and profitability through real-time statistical software solutions. The company’s vision is to deliver trusted and capable technology solutions that allow manufacturers to create the highest quality product for the lowest possible cost. DataNet’s flagship product, WinSPC, provides statistical decision-making at the point of production and delivers real-time, actionable information to where it is needed most. With over 2500 customers worldwide and distributors across the globe, DataNet is dedicated to delivering a high level of customer service and support, shop-floor expertise, and training in the areas of Continuous Improvement, Six Sigma, and Lean Manufacturing services.