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5 Myths About Implementing SPC Software

Summary: There are many myths associated with implementing an SPC Software. Here, we discuss five of the most common.

June 19, 2014 | Articles, Customer Satisfaction, Efficiency, Industry, Outcome, Resources, Software

Myth #1: SPC Software Takes Months to Implement

Zontec strongly suggests that companies think through how they want their data organized, whether it is for a particular product or a process-oriented operation. As a part of the Synergy SPC software documentation, customers receive a sample data file organization chart, recommendations for setting up folders, sub-folders & directories as well as the appropriate charts for the type of data they want to collect. This aids in designing the SPC System that best fits their needs.

“The reason we selected Synergy was because file creation literally takes minutes”

Chris Gauthier, Quality Manager for Multicircuits

Synergy SPC software incorporates all the complex calculations you need to ensure processes are in-control and within your customers’ specifications. Indeed implementing Synergy SPC software does not need to be a long complicated process.

“The fastest thing I’ve ever done was to set up 60 tables in 2 days”

Bob Hyland, Process Engineer for Acme Aerospace.

Myth #2: SPC Software is not User-Friendly

“What decided Synergy for us was the ease of use. We found that the competitors were not as easy to use and to setup. Working with the test software from one competitor, it took me 1 ½ hours to set up one part: with Synergy, it took 5 minutes to set up the same part,” said Wayne Maurer of MET Plastics.

Synergy SPC software requires minimal training and is easy to use.

“We have found the software to be easy-to-use and straightforward. Using Synergy 3000, we are easily able to train our junior operators who do not have any SPC experience.” commented Fedele D’Alessandro of LMPsrl.

Myth #3: SPC Software Must Be Industry Specific

Zontec’s customers come from various industries with locations globally.

“We wanted to find a software package to make our business better. Synergy has helped tremendously. We make over 10,000 different parts: we couldn’t get to the level of data we wanted for military contracts and others.”

Bob Batsche, Carlisle & Finch Co.

Because every production environment is different, Synegy SPC software accommodates production environments of any size on a local or global scale.

“We run 5 packaging lines a day with products running in the thousands. If we can reduce our range by a gram, that saves us a ton of money. Without Synergy, we would not be able to set such tight tolerances,” said Tim Stutzman, Manufacturing Systems Analyst for Oregon Freeze Dry.

Myth #4: SPC Software Only Affects the Quality Department

“Now that we have the analysis in a user-friendly format, we are using Synergy as our communication tool. By viewing a capability chart, everyone can immediately tell how things are going,” said April Lusk, Director of Quality for Trident Precision Manufacturing.

Synergy SPC Software data benefits the entire company. Data collection begins with your suppliers and is continuously monitored until shipped to your customers.

Synergy software gave the definitive objective measurements, in real-time, to improve quality and communication with our suppliers.”

Dan Heimann, Quality Manager for MASS Precision

Myth #5: SPC Software Implementations Do Not Provide a Rapid ROI

“The product is easy to use, easy to setup. The day after we bought the product, we started putting in data,” commented Kim Marquis of Polymerics.

Synergy SPC software can be easily implemented and operations begin immediately.  Your company can immediately begin reducing scrap, rework, production downtime and realize a rapid ROI.

“For us, a process that used to take a day was reduced to an hour and ½. Synergy easily paid for itself in a couple of weeks.”

Bob Hayes, of Foam Design.