This is an picture of a capability chart showing how close to Six Sigma the data is.

Why statistics? Because they are possibly the most useful tool we have to understand what might happen. Statistics make it possible for us to make fairly accurate predictions with small groups of data. It is not possible to predict individual events but statistics will give insight to the overall results. But let’s dig deeper on why do […]

A prospective customer has a product design and asks three different manufacturers, “What’s your product quality like?”
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Dispelling myths can be difficult, especially when they’re believed by decision makers who affect your job performance. We’ve compiled eight SPC software myths your boss believes and the logic that can help you dispel them.  Read more

A Story: Cost vs. Value

A friend of mine was helping his son move out of the house and across the country this past weekend. As most 20 year olds do, his son “had it all figured out” and had “taken care of all the details”. “Don’t worry about it Dad, I’m an adult and can take care of myself,” he said.  

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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

Place the right tool in the hands of the right engineer

If you’re an engineer, you are trained to evaluate problems. You see ways to improve things and detest poor design. Frequently, you’re called upon to exceed where others have failed. Placing the right tools in your hands can literally change the world.  Read more

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

Reduce Scrap, Rework, and Downtime with SPC Software

Reduce Scrap, Rework, and Downtime with SPC SoftwareIn today’s competitive landscape, you need to leverage every quality management tool possible to help you gain and maintain an industry-leading edge. This is where statistical process control (SPC) software can empower your company to continually improve your processes to reduce scrap, rework, and downtime. You can rely on easy-to-use, real-time software to ensure that your processes stay in control which helps you deliver your product on time and within budget. Consider these success stories. When you are ready, we are happy to discuss your priorities and unique needs and share with you Read more

Specs and Work Quotas

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