Synergy Statistical Process Control (SPC) Software for Quality Engineers Helps Win New Business

Beyond immediate bragging rights about how much you’ve saved the company in reduced scrap, reduced man hours, and improved quality, some of our customers use our best in class SynergySPC products to win new business. Read more

Evaluating Your Quality Program

evaluating your quality programImagine this, you have a highly unpredictable and/or unstable process that causes you to lose tremendous amounts of money due to production errors and untold hours lost trying to assign a cause to the issues. On the other hand, maybe you’ve been at the quality game for a while and seemingly have a good system with an SPC software solution in place but you’re unsure if the technology is “current”.

It’s time to consider evaluating your quality program.

A good place to start evaluating is to assess your current or ideal quality program. Be aware of the tools and systems that are in place and support your quality program currently. For some, the answer can even be, “we don’t have any system or tools!”. This is fine.

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Download "What's New in Synergy Mulit-function Toolbox 3.0?"

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As the trusted international developer of Statistical Process Control (SPC) software solutions, we are excited to announce an update to our Synergy 2000™ Multi-function Toolbox for the worldwide market.  The Multi-function Toolbox is an easy to use utility program to automate data transfer into the Synergy 1000 or Synergy 2000 program.

Keyence users take special note!  The chief upgrade included in Version 3.0 is the Keyence Interface Module.  This module allows for automatic creation of Data Bank and associated Data Tables based upon measurement programs configured in the Keyence IM Series image dimension measurement system. Also added is specification of limits based upon tolerance settings or defined limits.  Additionally, the module streamlines automated transfer of data with accompanying information through an output csv file that is configured in the Keyence software and makes possible scheduling continuous data transfer at defined time intervals.

Existing clients are excited about the improvements.

“The time savings we realize will allow more measurements per shift (or) day, better visual review of product, and eliminate manual data entry errors once implemented”, said Brian Kropp, Quality Control Manager at Fastco Industries,  “…when implemented it will drastically decrease manual input for variable data recording.”

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Companies today need compelling reasons to incorporate SPC Software into their production process. Here are 7 key reasons our customers have told us real-time SPC software is a requirement for them.

How Synergy Software Benefits Your Business

1. Prevent Errors Before They Occur
“With Synergy, the operators have the visibility to make decisions at their stage in the process. This allows the operators to be proactive versus reactive about issues,” remarked Tim Stutzman of Oregon Freeze Dry.

2. Enables Users to Be Proactive vs. Reactive
“We can take preventative action versus being reactive. With the data from Synergy, everyone; from the operator, to the manager, to the engineer, can monitor an issue and resolve the issue before it adversely affects our customers,” commented Heidi Beaver of Portage Plastics.
 
 

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3. Delivers Extensive Reporting for All Level of Users
“We’re more accurate in our data we provide to our customers. We can provide them lot numbers, batch numbers, operator numbers, and shift numbers, etc. The histograms we give them now have a lot more information on them,” said Kim Marquis of Polymerics.

4. Reduces Downtime, Scrap Rate, and Rework
“Implementing Synergy has helped us to reduce scrap, reduce rework, reduce costs, and ensure that we deliver our products on-time to our customers,” remarked Dave Ibanez, Vice President of EC Operations at Veridiam.

5. Shows Real-Time Data during Audits
“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 Synergy, we wouldn’t be able to do that. I use Synergy to demonstrate that our processes are in control,” commented Mike Woznicki of SPIROL International.

6. Provides a Global View of Your Entire Supply Chain
”The real issue was that we were collecting all of this data, but not looking at the data. Synergy gave us a way to easily pull up the data and act on what we are seeing; it also gave us the ability to access the data anywhere in the world including our customer sites,” remarked Douglas Winfrey of United Gear and Assembly.

7. Enables Continuous Improvement of Your Product
“We have such tight tolerances that we are constantly monitoring our process to ensure that the parts stays in specification and that we stay in control at each step of the production process. We are constantly improving our process control and data collection. That way we are constantly in the process of continuous improvement,” said Whitney Ginter of Veridiam.

 

We work with manufacturing companies who are ready to move their quality to the next level. Whether you want to move up from paper and pencil or automation, we have a powerful SPC software solution that is easy-to-use with insights that deliver savings while improving quality. 

 

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 directionPicture of operator using Synergy SPC Software to ensure process is in control.:

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. Read more