February 15, 2013
Don Elmore, Chief Software Architect at DataNet Quality Systems describes a tool for manufacturers to help them identify their ripest areas for financial improvement.
Quality Magazine conducted an interview of Don Elmore, Chief Software Architect at DataNet Quality Systems, on the limitations of existing methodologies used to prioritize manufacturing process improvements. Mr. Elmore, inventor of a patent-pending methodology that correlates manufacturing costs with real-time production data, discussed how to identify the optimal, or lowest cost, target for a given process. Topics also discussed in the interview include:
- Traditional uses of SPC that help manufacturers analyze and reduce their production costs
- Taguchi Methods – practical applications and limitations
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.