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Scaling up? Don’t leave SPC behind

Download the free control chart white paper "Scaling up? Don’t leave SPC behind" from PQ SystemsBy Steve Daum

One of the most common challenges manufacturers face is how to deploy SPC in large scale operations. For more than 30 years, the staff at PQ Systems has been talking to people practicing statistical process control. Thousands of phone calls, hundreds of site visits, hundreds of training sessions, and many interactions with people trying to effectively deploy SPC have given us perspective on this slice of the quality improvement world. Despite the endless variety in SPC applications, from sandwich spreads to steel springs to train wheels, this issue appears time and again.

About the author

Steve DaumSteve Daum is Director of Development for PQ Systems. He has more than 30 years of experience with statistical process control, control charts, and control charting software. Steve has published papers in a variety of professional journals and has led multiple seminars and presented on statistical process control and issues related to quality to a variety of audiences in the U.S., England, and South Africa.

Scaling Up? Don’t Leave SPC Behind - There is a long history of deploying statistical process control to reduce variation. These efforts can stall, or be abandoned, when the number of metrics becomes overwhelming. This white paper summarizes the challenges of growing SPC to a large scale, and suggests approaches to meet these challenges. (13 pages)

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