Regardless of whether you have one manufacturing plant or multiple plants across the globe, you face:
InfinityQS automates real-time data collection and analysis on the shop floor to enable the early detection of problems, so the team can take action to prevent additional defects and nonconformities. This early prevention reduces scrap, rework, and recalls, providing significant savings to the bottom line.
Manufacturers using InfinityQS solutions improve their quality control and reduce the risk of recall by dramatically reducing process variation. And ProFicient™ Lot Genealogy and Reporting functionality minimizes recall costs by enabling tracking of raw material lot codes throughout the manufacturing process. Based on these cost reductions and quality control measures in production, you’ll be able to demonstrate a significant return on investment within a very short timeframe.
In a recent survey of our customer base, customers reported they reduced their scrap by an average rate of 12.7% per week. They also reported an average 14.3% reduction in man-hours for rework.
InfinityQS solutions eliminate paper-based data collection and storage systems by automating data collection through electronic gauges, PLCs, mobile devices, or operator workstations. Not only does eliminating paper-based processes make operations less costly and more accurate, but it also makes audits, compliance, and reporting a much simpler task. (No more spreadsheets!)
InfinityQS is a key part of a Six Sigma effort to improve overall manufacturing quality control, customer satisfaction, and productivity every day.
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We were trying to gain a perspective about what the data is telling us. What does it point to about opportunities we have? We wanted to do less troubleshooting and work on improving processes rather than resolving production issues.
Because quality is synonymous with the Cooper brand, we looked to InfinityQS to ensure that every process met the Cooper standard. We investigated a few different options and decided that InfinityQS provided the best SPC solution to handle the complexities of our manufacturing operations.
By incorporating a Manufacturing Intelligence platform with an SPC engine into our plant floor quality efforts, Coty has realized benefits across all parts of the value chain – from quality professionals that experience unprecedented database accuracy, to executives seeing financial savings.
The implementation of InfinityQS ProFicient is creating visibility across our global manufacturing base and elevating the level of trust in the data. This work helps us identify opportunities, improve process variations and control raw material usage, as we continue to uphold General Cable’s commitment to produce quality products for our customers.
The key to successfully implementing SPC is not only making sure data are collected frequently—a single data point isn’t meaningful—but also knowing what to do with the data after they are collected. By utilizing control charts in InfinityQS ProFicient, we can clearly identify trends in our processes and make adjustments accordingly. In one case, our actions resulted in significant increases in processes capability and that makes me very happy. If a process is capable, it improves product quality and save money on all fronts.
Our plant needed a real-time solution that would decrease the amount of time that we spent measuring on the shop floor.
Though weight data was already being collected in the carbon molding area, we needed to implement a paperless system to help the operators respond in real-time to out-of-control signals. Improving Trek’s use of SPC in the OCLV molding area is another way of ensuring our ‘Best in Class’ status as a bicycle manufacturer.
Analyzing the data real-time allows us to separate the special causes from the common cause variation and to have the operators react only when special cause variation is present.