Question 6: What should we think about before starting to use SPC?
• If you are the person in charge, you need to get one thing straight: you are not the one who is supposed to use SPC in your own work, but your attitude makes the difference to whether it is used or not.
• Clear and logical software that helps the operators instead of making their job more complicated is an important point.
• Controling only the final operation in a process can cause you to miss problems farther back in the chain.
• Using SPC involves a new way of thinking: you view the whole process instead of single parts. So concentrate on changing old patterns of behaviour instead of getting stuck in technical discussions.
• Make sure that everybody understands what SPC is all about.NielsenConsulting’s training scheme focuses on motivating employees, while the pricing is designed to let a whole department take the course at a low cost per employee.
Faq´s about SPC
1. Why should we use SPC in my company? »
2. Where should we start using SPC in our operations? »
3. What can we achieve with SPC? »
4. Can we start to introduce SPC without any preparation? »
5. What is MSA? »
6. What should we think about before starting to use SPC? »
7. What software should we use? »
8. What is the difference between producing with and without SPC? »
9. Where should the control limits be located on the control chart? »
10. What capability index should we have as a minimum requirement? »
11. We produce short runs. Is SPC any use to us? »
12. At what intervals should we measure the sample groups? »