ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is a system designed to integrate and provide information to flow from one department to another in a manageable fashion. ERP systems are very common in the business world and are designed accordingly, with a focus on business metrics.
Manufacturers love to hear the word “in control” when talking about processes. From a Statistical Process Control (SPC) point of view, an in-control process means that a process is stable or predictable. After putting in the work to get a process in control, how do you make sure it stays in control?
Have you ever seen the massive cruise ships or oil tankers, weighing in at several thousand tons, being towed by the comparatively tiny tugboats? I’m amazed at their effortless ability to tug a vessel many times their size. Although they are not often utilized, when called upon they are extremely useful and powerful.
You have four charts and only one computer screen. How do you consolidate to a multiple chart view to compare data without having to thumb through individual charts? You might be tempted to resort to flashy, "Matrix"-style moves, but fear not, there is a simpler approach that is just as effective and doesn't require stretching.