Manufacturers who want to achieve outstanding efficiency, quality and customer satisfaction is measured by utilizing statistical process control to provide real-time visibility into manufacturing operations. It is one of the main results of a comprehensive study Boston-based Aberdeen Group, a research organization that benchmarks best practices of the leading manufacturers of
According to the report, “Operational Excellence in the Process Industries :. Driving Performance through Real-Time Visibility,” SPC is an important tool to provide real-time information to help management monitor and improve the important functions of production, a key benchmark of best in class companies.
Conclusion of the study do not surprise Stephen A. Arnett, CEO Datanet quality standards.
“With companies facing increasing pressure to produce high quality products and meet complex customer and regulations, there is no room for error,” Arnett says. “Therefore, the SPC is used by most competitive company.”
It is also why in real time SPC software as WinSPC Datanet is increasingly important solution for manufacturers.
“The proactive quality control and real time SPC system built in WinSPC have helped hundreds of companies dramatically improve quality and efficiency in production activities in the process, WinSPC gave these companies a significant bonus: competitive advantage ..”
A competitive advantage is all the more important, Aberdeen report says, because “manufacturing companies are aware that if they can not match the price or global competitors do not have enough differentiation in other sizes, they can quickly lose market share.”
According to the report, the top four voltage before manufacturers are:
* Reduce operating costs (76%)
* Reducing process operations variability (41%)
* Competing with low-cost global competition (29%)
* Meeting regulatory compliance, such as the FDA, EPA, OSHA, PHMSA and the EU (19%)
not surprising, four key performance metrics that characterized the best-in-class manufacturers averaged :. 99% manufacturing schedule compliance, 99% perfect orders, 97% overall yield and 94% overall equipment efficiency (OEE)
None of the four performance conveyed best in class companies might be possible without applying SPC, the study notes.
“SPC is used especially in the operation of a group to monitor and control the physical property values and characteristics of the material produced,” the report notes, “but can also be used as a quality measure to ensure that samples measured from a product stream stay on target proposed design specifications. ”
The Aberdeen report can be viewed at: http://www.aberdeen.com/c/FP/ASP/benchmark/sponsored/5293-RA-operational-excellence-performance.asp.