Synergy SPC Software allows users real-time information about a particular machine, process, or all processes.


5 Reasons

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Recently, IBM shared a fantastic infographic on their Flickr page outlining why the cloud is becoming more of a business decision as opposed to an IT decision.  The reasons they cited may seem obvious but once we consider the broad effect of adoption, they become quite compelling.

It comes as no surprise that companies are adding cloud computing to their technology resources at an ever increasing rate.  Late last year Cisco released its The Cisco Global Cloud Index (GCI).  They identify it as a report that forecasts data center and cloud traffic as well as key trends for 2013-2018.


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One highlight of the report shows that a large portion of cloud traffic will be driven by the increasing presence of network connected devices that allow collaboration of people, data, and processes.  This holds true as more manufacturing facilities embrace connectivity and accessibility at the place where it is needed.

Takeaways from IBM’s 5 Reasons Businesses Use the Cloud

  1. Better Insight and Visibility – Businesses use the cloud to gather insights, share data, and store data for future reference.
  2. Collaboration is Easier – Work is accessible from anywhere on any device. Integration between development, operations, and production gives the company a competitive advantage.
  3. Variety of Needs are Supported – Technology can drive better outcomes. Applications like SPC software can drive better quality and productivity.
  4. Rapid Development of New Process, Products, and Services – Cloud computing streamlines development and provides additional capabilities that lead to innovation.
  5. Proven Concept – Businesses document reduction in IT costs, increased efficiency, and employee mobility.

The move to cloud computing and virtualization is a forgone conclusion.  Ken Hess writes for Virtually Speaking at ZDNet, he believes that “the day of the conventional ‘one physical server, one workload’ is coming to an end.”

IBM Infographic on Flickr

LMPsrl uses Synergy 3000 Web SPC software to take measurement.

LMPsrl operator using Synergy 3000 Web SPC software

To be competitive in today’s marketplace, you need Statistical Process Control, SPC, software that allows you to connect all parts of your supply chain. Synergy offers a competitive global infrastructure that provides instant access to real-time SPC data across the globe.

With global access, you are able to continually improve your processes by eliminating scrap, reducing rework, increasing personnel productivity, and efficiently managing your assets. Exercising control over all your locations and suppliers also ensures you deliver your products on-time and within budget.

“Now, when we see a supplier’s process is trending towards an out-of-control state, we immediately communicate with them to bring the situation back under control. We have reduced defects from our suppliers to nearly zero and reduced customer defects to less than 1%” said Dan Heimann Quality Manager for MASS Precision.

”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,” said Douglas Winfrey, Director of Quality for United Gear and Assembly.

“Because everything is in real-time, I can go into their [sister location] files, chart it and see for myself how they are running,” said Heidi Beaver, Quality Technician for Portage Plastics Corporation.

“In 2012, we began to use the Web Operator and the Web Manager applications with our sister companies in China and Bulgaria as well as with our main suppliers,” said Fedele D’Alessandro, General Manager for LMPsrl. “We selected Synergy, because we knew we would have one dashboard where we could see the entire quality process.”

To thrive in today’s market, you need a quality system that provides real-time access to SPC data from anywhere in world.