Synergy Statistical Process Control (SPC) Software includes statistical methods that automatically enable a company to monitor and control the production process by uncovering and minimizing variations in the production process.

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Do This When Evaluating Your Quality Program

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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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Effective KPIs Using the Synergy 1000 Cloud KPI Dashboard

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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A Look in the Mirror: Robust SPC Software

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Robustness

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Along with our users, we tout the benefits of SPC software.  We wrote the book on the core concepts of variation and how to observe it in real-time.  The idea of anticipating variation in products and processes, known as robustness, exists as an additional path to minimizing variation.  But that got us to thinking.  How have we as a software company – that helps others measure and act on variation  – developed a robust software ourselves? Read more

From Good to Worthless: Determining Loss

Determining Loss

Determining Loss

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When we think of quality as meeting a target value, we need a way to calculate the loss incurred when we don’t hit the target. If you use tolerances, loss is easy to determine. If we know the cost of labor and materials used to fix or replace bad items, we can estimate our loss due to poor quality. Read more

The Case Against SPC Software

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The Case Against SPC Software

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Wait, what? It seems something strange for an SPC software provider to assert.  While it still has it’s place and seems to still be the preferred (and necessary) approach for many companies, having software installed in-house on dozens, if not, hundreds of workstations is gradually becoming passé.  Instead the need for conventional “software” as we have know it is being replaced by cloud based applications.  We all need to be prepared.

Cloud SPC is Here

Cloud based applications have altered both our business and personal lives.  They’ve changed how we pay bills, generate sales, track accounting, file taxes, manage inventory, and many other tasks.  With the recent launch of a Synergy “true cloud SPC” solution the decision process for adopting SPC has changed. These are 4 questions you should ask as you choose installed software vs. cloud SPC. Read more