Quality, to Infinity and Beyond at Infusion 2014

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Wed, May 07, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

Recently LNS Senior Associate Mehul Shah and I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at Infusion 2014 in sunny Marina Del Rey near Los Angeles, CA. The event, a semiannual manufacturing intelligence conference held by InfinityQS, shows users of the software how to give their metrics meaning, identify areas for improvement, and turn manufacturing information into actionable data.

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Tags: Supply Chain Management, Quality Management, Supplier Quality Management, Statistical Process Control, SPC Software

Examining Camstar’s Evolution in the Enterprise MES Software Space

Posted by Mark Davidson on Wed, Nov 13, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

In the push to remain competitive on a global scale, manufacturing organizations have had to evaluate their production operations and shore up any areas where costs can be decreased and profitability maximized. These include lowering risk, improving customer responsiveness and service levels, obtaining a higher return on assets, and others.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management, Cloud-Computing, MES, Statistical Process Control

Improving OEE through Real-Time Visibility of Quality Metrics [DATA]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Fri, Feb 08, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

With today’s competitive global economy, it’s no surprise that manufacturing and industrial companies are constantly trying to cut costs and improve productivity. It’s often in the ability to deliver a product at a marginally lower cost, quicker time, higher quality, or a combination of factors that separates market leaders from the rest of the pack. However, after taking care of the so-called “low-hanging fruits,” identifying areas for improvement becomes increasingly difficult.

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Tags: Manufacturing Metrics, Quality Management, Benchmark Data, Statistical Process Control

How to Choose the Right SPC Software Vendor

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Wed, Dec 19, 2012 @ 06:00 AM

Recently, we had a conversation with a large food and beverage manufacturer about quality management and software strategies. Topics of the discussion included Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), and Statistical Process Control (SPC) software.

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management, Statistical Process Control

Benefits of Statistical Process Control and SPC Software

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, Feb 14, 2012 @ 11:08 AM

In our last post we examined the challenges many companies face with Statistical Process Control and SPC Software. We showed, through example, how many companies struggle to gain buy-in for SPC among operators and middle management. We also showed how many of these companies fail to support initiatives at the enterprise level with the necessary leadership, process, and technology business capabilities

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management Software, EQMS, Cost of Quality, Statistical Process Control, SPC Software

Challenges with Statistical Process Control and SPC Software

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Fri, Feb 10, 2012 @ 02:37 PM

Many of my recent posts have focused on Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Software. In this post I want to explore the traditional approach to Statistical Process Control or SPC Software that many companies have taken as well as some of the common challenges these companies run into.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management Software, EQMS, Statistical Process Control, SPC Software