Is implementing an online, real-time SPC software worth the effort? The short answer is…yes. But you have to make sure you have the right software. How well these are addressed really comes down to the software provider. One must consider issues like implementation time and just how much training is it going to take to use the software. Thought, preparation, and a healthy dose of foresight have to be part of the consideration process when it comes to legitimizing and choosing a solution. Here are some tips on why SPC software benefits production to get you moving in the right direction:
1. Rapid Setup
“The reason we selected SynergySPC was because file creation literally takes minutes,” said Chris Gauthier of Multicircuits.
2. Easy to Train
“It’s a very good teaching tool to be able to explain with visuals to describe where the process is running at and where we want to be. Within seconds, we can call up a part number on a machine and know what’s going on with that machine or the current production run,” commented Douglas Winfrey of United Gear and Assembly.
“Once we implemented SynergySPC, we immediately saw results. For us, a process that used to take a day was reduced to an hour and ½. SynergySPC easily paid for itself in a couple of weeks,” remarked Bob Hayes of Foam Design.
4. Save Employee Time and Prevent Errors Before They Occur.
“We also estimate we are saving approximately 30% of an operator’s day due to data entry…Using SynergySPC software we have eliminated data entry errors. We are able to measure that a part completely and save 30% of our time doing it,” said Ted Black of A.P. Plasman-Windsor Plant.
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5. Real-Time View of Data
”Now we are running the software in real-time, receiving notifications immediately if something is out-of-control. Operators can easily read the charts and address the issue from the floor. We can even decide how the screen will look. We didn’t have that flexibility before,” commented Kim Marquis of Polymerics.
6. Develop New Business
“The packaging engineer really likes the charting features; the histograms, the standard deviation charts, the Cpk’s, etc. to make determinations about new products. He uses SynergySPC to help him determine whether or not existing machines can make a new product. He will do a test run, enter the SPC data into Synergy, and then using the graphing capability in SynergySPC he will test whether or not the machine is capable or not,” remarked Tim Stutzman of Oregon Freeze Dry.
“We are able to show our customers in real-time that their product is “in control”. We bring every customer to an SPC station where they can view the data live. Without SynergySPC, we wouldn’t be able to do that. I use SynergySPC to demonstrate that our processes are in control,” commented Mike Woznicki of SPIROL International.