The company selected WinSPC to monitor, chart, and report on over 40 quality parameters in its bread-baking operations, parameters such as oven temperature, air temperature, fermentation time, symmetry, height, weight, and color.
WinSPC imports the quality parameters from a variety of sources and provides real-time feedback for corrective action, while maintaining a fully compliant audit trail. The quality team expects to improve product quality, reduce waste, and improve process performance for a more consistent product.
The rollout began at one of its bread-baking facilities, which produces 20-30 varieties of breads and buns. The company’s goal is to capture the best practices established at this location and use it as a template to implement WinSPC across 60 of its factories. DataNet’s solution delivery team, which specializes in helping companies launch and manage SPC programs, spent four days on-site to assist in the launch. The team trained the company’s IT and Quality staff, helped to integrate WinSPC with the company’s proprietary data collection system, and configured the software to capture, control and report on the quality parameters in place at the facility.
The manufacturer chose WinSPC for its ease-of-use and its ability to integrate with existing software and hardware. According to the engineers, the simple user interface will lower the implementation costs, since operators need minimal training and the administrative staff can quickly configure the software to retain, analyze, and monitor multiple quality parameters.