Loos & Co, a top producer of wire and cable, reduces scrap and rework by 30% with WinSPC, attaining its ROI in 6 months.
About the Company
Loos & Co
Loos & Co, a privately held corporation founded in 1958, manufactures stainless steel, galvanized wire, wire rope, jacketed wire rope, and cable assemblies. Its products are used for a wide variety of applications in commercial, aerospace, and automotive markets.
The industry within which Loos & Co operates enforces stringent safety, quality, and documentation requirements. Independent of this, the company was seeking a higher degree of productivity and a marked reduction in scrap and rework. An end-to-end solution was desired, one rooted in the science of statistical process control and that provides administrative efficiencies themselves capable of saving time and money.
WinSPC’s Comprehensive Offering
After an evaluation process, Loos & Co selected WinSPC over other options, concluding WinSPC offered the broad solution it was looking for. Specifically, WinSPC was determined to be:
- Easy-to-use and easy-to-administer
- Capable of satisfying compliance documentation needs
- Effective at tracking critical characteristics, such as PSI, speed, temperature, and pound break
- Able to provide shop-floor operators with the real-time feedback they needed to make fast, preventative adjustments and thereby maintain process control
As a consequence of implementing WinSPC, Loos & Co reported it significantly reduced process variation across three of its divisions and, with this, experienced 30% decreases in scrap and rework. The ROI from WinSPC was acknowledged as attained in six months, yield and productivity both increased, and inventory reduced.
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.