Quality Check Blog:
Quality Improvement Intiatives in Manufacturing

Learn best practices to improve quality in manufacturing industries. The purpose of this blog is to share our experience at manufacturing plants all over the world, in a wide variety of industries, each with their own unique challenges and goals.

Manufacturing Challenges Blog Series: Reporting

Reporting is not a perfect science. And it can be a painful thing for manufacturers. InfinityQS Quality Intelligence solutions make reporting easy.

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Manufacturing Challenges Blog Series: Audits

During an audit, many manufacturers struggle to locate, compile, and present requested data. A Quality Intelligence solution can help ensure compliance while offering the added...

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Wise About Six Sigma Part 4: The Personnel Impact

Steve Wise explains how empowered employees are critical to Six Sigma’s success

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The Importance of Standardization: Part II – The Challenges of Standardization in Manufacturing

Standardizing manufacturing operations is key, but it can also be challenging. At the very least, standardization discussions with all the interested parties forces an organization to have some...

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The Importance of Standardization: Part I – The Benefits of Standardization in Manufacturing

Manufacturers discovered long ago that standardizing the way your organization operates leads to increased profitability and cuts down on all sorts of problems.

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SPC: Hunting the Big Picture and the Big Payoff

SPC is about improving quality, reducing costs, and enhancing a company’s competitive position. It’s much more than shop floor data collection. And it’s a lot more than just...

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Exploring Acceptance Sampling in InfinityQS’ SPC Solution, ProFicient

Acceptance Sampling should be an important part of your organization’s SPC efforts. This blog walks through how ProFicient, InfinityQS’ industry-leading, real-time SPC solution, handles...

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Manufacturers Need to Realise the True Value of Data They Already Have

The manufacturing sector needs to make better use of the valuable data that often sits unused within their production environments, in order to dramatically improve efficiency, production...

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Level Up Your Quality Control: SPC Tools for Digging into Data

Are you caught in the habit of using a control chart to address every issue? Take a fresh look at the variety of tools and filtering capabilities at your fingertips in ProFicient.   

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ProFicient 5.3: Need Better Answers from Your SPC Data? Ask Better Questions

When you’re a process engineer, no matter how many answers you find about your manufacturing processes, there’s always another question. ProFicient 5.3 enhancements give you some fresh...

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Box-and-Whisker Charts Help Improve Manufacturing Process Control

SPC control charts are invaluable for catching process variations. But did you know that you can use box-and-whisker charts to compare variations across products—all in one view?  

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Free Webinar: Quality Metrics: What You Need to Know

May 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm EDT Register Now 

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Modifying Control Chart Sensitivity

Control limits are typically set at +/- 3 standard deviations for the statistic being plotted. That‘s how traditional Shewhart control charts have been constructed for nearly a century.

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Control Charts: Which One Should I Use? Part II

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?

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