Selecting the right control chart starts by knowing something about what you want the chart to say about the process – what questions do you want the chart answer?
Control charts, ushered in by Walter Shewhart in 1928, continue to provide real-time benefits in today’s most modern factories. When first introduced, there were seven basic types of control charts, divided into two categories: variable and attribute.
Dr. Shewhart’s original control charts have been around for nearly 100 years. Since then, many different quality control texts have been written which highlight modifications to his techniques. Most of these enhancements have been born of the need to better support modern manufacturing methods and challenges.
We recently announced that Dr. Douglas Montgomery will be the Keynote speaker at our fifth annual user conference, Infusion 2011, on October 16-19 in San Francisco.
In February, I gave a presentation to attendees of the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show. This event took place in Anaheim, CA and attracted manufacturing professionals from thousands of companies. My presentation was titled "Quality Management Strategies that Slash Costs and Reduce Waste".
Here is a video recording of my presentation: