Why use Statistical Process Control software?
SPC systems give you immediate, objective knowledge about your processes. With this knowledge you can:
- Respond to problems early and faster
- Empower people to make better decisions
- Reduce scrap, waste, and rework
- Reduce material costs
- Increase throughput
- Increase customer responsiveness
- Increase supply chain flexibility
- Shift from an opinion-driven culture to a data and fact-driven culture
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The sooner you know about problems, the sooner you can take corrective action.
Sampling frequency matters. People who deploy manual systems may only have the time to collect the data once or twice a shift. If they detect a problem during the inspection, then they probably have to isolate and inspect all of the product produced since the last inspection. This can be very expensive and time-consuming, and result in high levels of scrap or rework.
More frequent inspections (hourly or twice-hourly) greatly reduce the time a process can run amok before a problem is addressed.
Automated, real-time systems such as GainSeeker Suite SPC software reduce the effort and time required to inspect product, record data, and analyze the process for stability.