When is the best time to reduce quality problems and make a commitment to improve quality?

Learning about quality issues after the fact is similar to asking if the batteries are working in your smoke detector after a fire. Likewise, the time to solve quality issues is before a significant safety concern or disaster happens. Once disaster strikes, you’re usually too busy putting out fires to work on prevention. Read more

Global Statistical Process Control (SPC) Software That Allows You to Manage Enterprise-Wide Facilities and Suppliers


Synergy 3000™, from Zontec, is the most advanced SPC software system featuring a Microsoft SQL Server® database engine designed for global manufacturers with global suppliers wanting to use Windows networks, secure Web connections, and mobile devices in a cloud computing environment.

Synergy 3000 v 5.0 continues the Zontec longstanding tradition for high performance in fast-paced production environments with its responsive data collection, charting, enterprise-wide monitoring, querying data, lot traceability, analytical, reporting, Six Sigma problem-solving and decision-support capabilities. With Synergy 3000, Zontec customers have access to even more SPC tools including our Scoreboard Report Card, automated Certificate of Analysis, and Cost of Analysis Report to instantly analyze data across their supply chain for strategic decisions in a global, cloud computing environment.

Developed using Microsoft’s .NET™ computing platform, Synergy 3000 SPC software ensures a future-ready IT path for universal connectivity and integrated collaborative systems. And for businesses running SAP Business Suite applications, Synergy 3000 can extend the scope and value of your SAP implementation.

Financial success depends on the power of collaborating, connecting and integrating all supplier and customer processes. In other words, it is important to avoid blind spots in the supply chain. Synergy 3000 allows manufacturers to unite their internal production resources, OEMs, sub-tier suppliers and material vendors into centralized, performance-driven improvement teams that constantly document how they meet and exceed customer expectations through superior reporting.

Easily Manage Global Locations and Suppliers’ Real-Time SPC Data Worldwide

Global corporations need access to real-time SPC data before materials, especially materials coming from remote locations, ship to their production facility. Companies can realize tremendous benefits when they connect their supply chain with their SPC software. Suppliers get the quality tools and metrics they need to improve product quality and reduce errors. Manufacturers can check processes from anywhere in the world and view real-time SPC data before materials leave the supplier. With quick and efficient supplier activation, Synergy 3000 Web application brings tremendous benefits to your global enterprise.

Benefits for Suppliers when Using Web Applications

A few examples, for each supplier you will:

  • Allow supplier operators to prevent errors before they occur
  • Authorize supplier managers to check processes from anywhere
  • Empower supplier managers to manage costs
  • Eliminate supplier time and cost to ship replacement orders
  • Avoid costs brought on by delays to customer

Benefits for Global Manufacturers when Global Suppliers Use Web Applications

As a corporation, you earn a faster ROI when you:

  • Monitor the worldwide, real-time view of your entire supply chain
  • Notify supplier of out-of-specification materials before shipping to your site
  • Reduce time spent on incoming inspections
  • Eliminate production delays caused by out-of-specification materials
  • Lower travel time and costs related to training and monitoring supplier staff
  • Decrease time spent on supplier issues/problems
  • Reduce scrap, rework, and product recalls
  • Accelerate introduction of new products
  • Introduce complex products using a shorter timeline
  • Preserve comprehensive data for customer traceability documentation
  • Shorten on-the-spot conformance to requirements and quality before shipment
  • Permanently retain suppliers historical data

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Monitor variable and attribute data

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Data entry screens for your work environment



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Online manager for process status from any location

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Easy online access to detailed charts and reports



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Real-time SPC connection with worldwide supplier network

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Reduce supplier non-conformance with engineer controlled global communication




Synergy 3000 is loaded with features and capabilities.
Fill out the form below to download a brochure to see them all.

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Standalone SPC Software
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Display pictures, work instructions, charts and more

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Start entering and analyzing data in minutes – easy file setup



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Chart colors and symbols identifies data events

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Customizable fields for comprehensive traceability



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Quickly access easy-to-understand charts

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View an unlimited number of charts on one screen



Statistical Process Control (SPC) in Real-Time


For many mid-size manufacturers, Synergy 1000™ version 10.0 SPC software allows you to take data you are already collecting, and use it in real-time in a standalone or network implementation. Synergy 1000 is SPC software that combines data collection, charting, monitoring, analysis, communication, and reporting—all functions from a single screen.

You can create files, enter data, create charts, query samples, and generate reports as fast as you can click a mouse. Synergy 1000 delivers blazing fast performance so your manufacturing and quality team can instantly cooperate to make quality proactive, not reactive.

Synergy 1000 is logically designed with templates for rapid implementation. You can customize your screen for multiple data entry methods. When it comes to sophisticated SPC calculations, Zontec wrote the book and built it in Synergy 1000. Standard with Synergy 1000 is a wide variety of charts and reports all available with the click of a mouse.

Facilitating instant communication, Synergy 1000 is designed so all information can be viewed, previewed, printed, queued or emailed to the appropriate person. This provides immediate communication and reduces errors.

The Synergy 1000 SPC software lets you begin monitoring your business in real-time. While you are working to reduce scrap, to reduce rework, and to enhance user productivity, you are also gathering valuable production information for future decisions. Synergy 1000 assists your business now and into the future.

Specs and work quotas have a long history in manufacturing. While well-intentioned, we must stop and consider if there are negative effects of specs and work quotas.Specs and Work Quotas

Consider that a company that constantly seeks ways to improve its production process will be healthy. In the competitive market, if we wait for the customer to demand improved products we will fall behind. Aiming for spec limits or to achieve a quota is the same as setting a goal; once you reach it there is no reason to go further.  Read more

KPI Dashboard

Dashboard: Synergy 1000 Cloud has the most advanced KPI Dashboard on the SPC market.

A performance indicator or key performance indicator (KPI) is a type of performance measurement. KPIs measure the success of an organization or a particular activity in which it engages.  Klipfolio.com points out that “high-level KPIs may focus on the overall performance of the enterprise, while low-level KPIs may focus on processes in departments such as sales, marketing or a call center.”

Perhaps you use them or perhaps they are new to you. But what should you know about effective KPIs and KPI dashboards?  And what should SPC software offer with respect to this?

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