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The time has finally arrived. Maybe you’re tired of spending too much on overfilling bottles by even the tiniest fraction or maybe you haven’t been able to pinpoint why not enough material is going into its boxes, but something isn’t quite right with your end product. Because of this, your plant, or maybe all of your facilities, are due for a quality control upgrade.

No matter what kind of product you manufacture or what materials you use, statistical process control (SPC) is essential to making this happen. But where do you even begin? If you’re wondering how to implement SPC in manufacturing, PA Solutions makes it easy with our Quality Management for Manufacturing (QMM) methodology. With seven distinct steps, we’ll be with you for the entire journey and beyond.

Our Implementation Steps

Step #1: The Site Survey

Sometimes the most difficult aspect of any project, including implementing SPC, can simply be just getting the ball rolling. However, once you’ve contacted PA, we’ll make the process a breeze.  We’ll kick the project off with an optional site survey. During this, our expert QMM analysts will work with you to determine the scope of your project, the current state of affairs, and what your desired outcomes might be. You’ll receive a thorough discovery report with recommendations, proposals, guidance on hardware and software, and much more.

 

Step #2: Analysis and Design

During the second step, the PA team will work with your team to create a standard SPC system tailored to address current production problems. This could be anything from process variation or waste reduction to quantity control or compliance. We’ll be onsite to ensure you get the best results and minimize changes to your team’s usual routine.

 

Step #3: System Configuration

Throughout the SPC system implementation process, your QMM project manager, a trained SPC engineer and certified QMM analyst, will work hand-in-hand with you to ensure you know the project inside and out. This will occur during weekly meetings that allow you to see your new quality control system take shape while you provide immediate feedback.

Step #4: Site Readiness

When your Statistical Process Control implementation project is about to enter the next stage, our team will create a readiness checklist for you. This ensures that during Step #5 (Deployment), operations will run smoothly and time is used effectively. Once you’ve approved this checklist, the actual SPC system implementation will begin and we can start improving your production processes.

 

 

Step #5: Deployment

This is the point in the project where everything is ready to roll. The events that occur during deployment will vary depending on which InfinityQS platform, ProFicient or Enact, is best suited to your site requirements. These activities may include software installation, instrument interfacing, data migration, live training, and beyond.

 

 

 

Step #6: Hypercare

Even after your SPC system has gone live, the QMM analysts at PA will still offer our full support. Throughout these early days of your SPC implementation project, we’ll provide any modifications, additional training, or extra interfacing at your request.

Project Lifecycle Management

Instead of being the final step, Project Lifecycle Management encompasses the entirety of your organization’s manufacturing processes SPC project.

In order to maintain continuous improvement throughout, your PA Solutions project manager will handle every last detail, including full plan development before we start, comprehensive status updates, budget and schedule maintenance, activity coordination, and much more.

Discover Even More

You don’t have to just take our word for it. With our trained QMM experts and work with InfinityQS, the global leader in SPC software, we promise an experience that offers outstanding ROI. Head over to our full rundown on Statistical Process Control to learn even more about what it is and what it can do for you.

 

When you take your first step toward full SPC implementation in your manufacturing facility, you’ll join legions of others who have quickly realized incredible cost savings, optimized processes, and much, much more.

automated bottling machine in use utilizing statistical process control