When it comes to cutting costs, SPC is a dead cert. So what’s stopping you?

It still surprises us that manufacturing companies aren’t more proactive about implementing SPC. Instead, we get quality managers contacting us because their customers have demanded they establish a proper process monitoring system, rather than because they want to actively improve what they do and ultimately cut costs for the business. Why leave it till you’re at the point of being forced into SPC when it will save your company thousands of pounds? It doesn’t make sense!

I guess there are all kinds of reasons why companies choose to put off introducing SPC; Lack of time or funds, fear of anything maths- or stats-related, and even fear of failure (though with SPC, you’re onto a sure thing). But for every excuse, I can give you a valid counter-argument. With a view to addressing any reservations you might have about whether SPC will work for your organisation, I’ve created a new white paper entitled ‘Our customers want us to do it’. Please feel free to download it here, then email me if you’d like to discuss any of the points raised – I’m always up for a good debate!

Make sense of SPC and see its returns firsthand

What better place to hold an event about continual improvement and quality than the Duxford Imperial War museum, where you’re surrounded by examples of progressive, precision engineering and the best in aerospace engineering design? Adept Scientific’s SPC event on 29th June attracted an impressive crowd of individuals from a diverse range of industries, all coming together to share and connect on similar quality issues. The presenters were a knowledgeable bunch of industry experts, independent SPC consultants, quality professionals and SPC software specialists. It all added up to informative, interesting sessions and lively discussion.

Tom Cochrane’s presentation on how NAPP pharmaceuticals are using SPC software to understand and improve their processes proved to be one of the most popular sessions according to feedback; practical and proven applications of SPC always hold great weight with other quality professionals because it lends real-world relevance to theory. [Read a related article]

Download other presentations delivered on the day:

Process Understanding & Improvement using Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Justifying the use of SPC from a Return On Investment (ROI) perspective

EMI – Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence

Quality Day for Statistical Process Control Solutions on 29th June

International War MuseumIf you are responsible for ensuring that the output of your process meets the expectations of your customers, then our SPC Quality Day is one event you cannot afford to miss out on this year.

Featuring speakers that range from independent industry experts, Northwest Analytical developers of Quality Analyst software and SPC software users, the day will be structured around knowledge sharing and information gathering, designed to give you an armory of techniques you can take away and apply to your own manufacturing challenges.

As a special treat, this year’s Quality Day is being held at the Airspace Conference Centre in Duxford, so attendees will have full access to the Imperial War Museum once the event finishes. Bonus!

You can register for Quality Day now (closing date is 16th June) or find out more about the event here.

 

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Quality in Practice – no matter what the economic climate

An exclusive industry SPC event is being organised by technical computing specialists Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) and SPC software developers Northwest  Analytical (Portland, Oregon).

Taking place at Adept’s head office in Letchworth on Thursday 8th October 2009 this practical day will feature real-life case studies and presentations that prove how quality systems can help companies survive the recession and thrive in the economic upturn strengthening the company ready for calmer climates.

Industry expert, Louis Halvorsen, CTO Northwest Analytical, Inc, will explain how a quality system could help achieve continuous improvement even in a recession and how multivariate SPC could move existing quality system to the next level.

A live workshop on ‘Implementing a Quality System-Live’ will demonstrate how to move quality systems from clipboard to dashboard.

During the event, there will be:

·    Customer success stories featuring ABN Agri, Camvac Limited, Sellafield Ltd, Analytical Services.
·    Industry experts sharing their experiences and expertise.
·    Plenty of opportunity to network and swap stories with like-minded professionals.

To book a place on this free event contact Adept’s events coordinator on +44 (0) 203 695 7810, download a booking form or send an email to info@alfasoft.com

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