Leggett & Platt, Inc. is the industry leading manufacturer that conceives, designs and produces a broad variety of engineered components and products for customers worldwide. While Leggett & Platt may not be a household name, a household would not be the same without them. Whether a customer is relaxing in a recliner that has a Leggett & Platt motion mechanism powering it or barbequing on a grill made up of Leggett cast aluminum, Leggett & Platt products are all around us, making the products consumers use every day more comfortable, durable and life-enhancing.
Leggett & Platt needed to decrease the amount of time spent on measuring items in production. Additionally, they needed to eliminate lapses in reporting, and transform their data into a completely paperless system. Their objective was to standardize on a single analytics solution to become more efficient—improving quality during production and preventing defects. "Our plant needed a real-time solution that would decrease the amount of time that we spent measuring on the shop floor," said Shawn Stauffer, quality manager at Leggett & Platt.
Leggett & Platt conducted a comparative analysis between InfinityQS and another SPC software provider. InfinityQS' open platform allowed for a smooth integration with Leggett & Platt's established machinery and the real-time data analysis drastically transformed the company's two-day, monthly finalization process by providing the data instantaneously. InfinityQS' SPC software also enables the company to monitor, control and improve the processes of its manufacturing operations in real-time.
- Specification checks in real-time
- Automatic recording and emailing of unusual events
- Automated Web Publishing for internal and external customer needs
With InfinityQS software, Leggett & Platt significantly reduced production time and made their manufacturing process completely paperless:
- Two-day end-of-month finalization process now done in real-time
- Product lots are now traceable
- Quality system is now completely paperless