Zontec designed SPC Software products for companies of all sizes. Synergy 100 is designed for the single SPC Software user. Synergy 1000 is designed for a smaller or a mid-size manufacturer to use your SPC data in real-time in a standalone or network implementation.Synergy 2000 SPC Software is for companies with multiple locations with an instant view of their SPC data for any business processes at any location. Synergy 3000 is for corporations that need instant, worldwide SPC Software data to manage all their facilities and suppliers globally.

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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

Checking Your SPC Software’s Background

It’s important to know exactly who is providing your SPC software and what their experience is.

Checking Your SPC Software's Background

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When considering the importance of compliant SPC software and adhering to SPC methodology and rules we thought we’d provide something actionable if you have been considering implementing or improving SPC.  To that point, it’s clear that you have to feel that your SPC software is supported by an expert, seasoned, and credible team. Read more

Synergy 100 2.0 Released; Suite Fully Compatible with Windows 10

Zontec Releases Synergy 100 2.0; Entire Synergy Suite of SPC Software Fully Compatible with Windows 10

Windows 10 LogoZontec, Inc., the international developer of Statistical Process Control or SPC software solutions, announced the release of the updated version of its user-friendly Synergy 100 SPC.  The software developer has also confirmed all of its current software offerings are fully compatible with Windows 10, both 64-bit and 32-bit versions.

A with the previous version of Synergy 100, clients can expect the same speed, stability, and multi-tasking capability with this new version.

The recent release of Windows® newest operating systems was also addressed.

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Kick-starting Your SPC Program – Start Slowly

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Throughout the past several weeks we’ve reviewed concepts on how to help make your program a success by ensuring your team is educated, that they understand transition is an investment, and that everyone is aware of the role that production workers must embrace as well as management’s role.

Start Slowly

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These are all intended to help build a solid foundation for success.  However, in today’s “microwave society”, it’s easy to expect (or demand of ourselves) quick results even in incredibly complex ventures.  Today, we remind ourselves to be methodical and patient.

5.) Start Slowly.  

Don’t place unrealistic demands on yourself or your team.

Perhaps the words of the Greek historian, biographer and essayist conveyed it best for us to take our time.  Most companies with successful SPC programs didn’t try to convert all their processes at once, they selected one target area. What problem is the most costly? What problem seems to have a high probability of success? Pareto analysis can help you decide what to tackle first.

“Many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.”

-Plutarch

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Kick-starting Your SPC Program – The Management Team’s Role

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In recent posts we detailed concepts on how to help make your program a success by ensuring your team is educated, that they understand transition is an investment, and that everyone is aware of the role that production workers must embrace.

Management team's role

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Naturally, any discussion of production worker’s role should be paired with a discussion of the management team’s role.

4.) The Management Team’s Role.  

Set an example of trust

As mentioned earlier, management must have faith in SPC methods. Continuous process improvement is a proven methodology to improve business processes and save companies money.  Managers must respond to chart data, rely on trusting the tried-and-true methodology and lead by example to encourage production workers to do the same. How important is management to the success of the program?

How can Zontec SPC help you with informing your management team? Register for a software trial here.

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