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!
If 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.
February 2009: Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) has released its training dates for Northwest Analytical’s Quality Analyst which will be held in its purpose built training suite at their Letchworth premises.
The course will give delegates the knowledge and confidence to analyse data and customise graphs to produce relevant SPC information for their organisation.
During the day, delegates will:
• Get to grips with all the capabilities of NWA Quality Analyst
• Learn how to use the SPC tools needed to disseminate and interpret data
• Test proficiency and understanding with ‘hands-on’ practical exercises
• Network and share experiences with other like-minded professionals
• Try the very latest version of NWA Quality Analyst.
The dates are bookable now and more information can be found at http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/training/.
NWA Quality Analyst dates:
Thursday 5th March 2009
Thursday 8th October 2009
We can also offer on-site and online training for groups and individuals. For further details email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0) 203 695 7810.
With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.