It is a fact. Every company experiences scrap, rework and downtime. Unfortunately, many companies still don’t know how to predict and manage the impact of these events on their time, budgets, and quality.
ARaymond, an industrial supplier of fastening and assembling solutions, rose from humble beginnings. Founded in Grenoble, France in 1865, the family business “started out making fastening elements for the glove and footwear industry,” says Jake Fox, senior quality engineer at ARaymond’s Brunswick, Ohio location.
To succeed in today’s global competitive manufacturing sector, businesses must thoroughly understand and manage their processes. Using Statistical Process Control (SPC) methodologies, organizations can use process data to get an accurate picture of how a process functions and what actions can be taken to improve it.
Are you considering usability as you evaluate your SPC software purchase? At Zontec, we look at usability in the context of how simple or difficult it is for a user to navigate the software while achieving the desired results within the manufacturing environment.
Quality engineers use statistical process control (SPC) to eliminate process variation and ensure that final products meet customer expectations. Their job includes rooting out problems during production and ideally preventing issues before products become rejects.
This goal is supported with a manufacturing process that functions in a consistent and predictable manner, a process that is not out of control or unpredictable. Understanding the variability in your process and being able to identify out of the ordinary events and what is causing them is the key to managing the process, reducing variability, improving your process, and, as a result, saving time and money.
Statistical process control (SPC) run charts, also called pre-control charts (PCC), are an important quality tool to prevent the shop floor operator from producing scrap and rework. By plotting and monitoring quality data on a run chart, you can quickly see whether the manufacturing process is producing product within the customer specifications.
Looking into new software for statistical process control (SPC) can be challenging and often confusing at the outset. This is because many providers claim to have similar features like real-time data collection and easy installation, though results may vary.
What is the benefit of real-time Statistical Process Control (SPC) alerts? SPC software with real-time alerts will reduce scrap, rework, and waste. Providing immediate feedback, real-time alerts are an SPC tool that helps your company recognize and eliminate process variation before it negatively affects your bottom line.