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What Does Statistical Process Control Really Do? (Part 4)

Posted by John Clemons on February 28, 2013 @ 9:52 am

Well, I was pretty certain that my last post on SPC was going to be my last post on SPC (if you follow my meaning).  But, I kept getting lots of questions from a lot of people who were very interested in SPC and I said I would do my best to address at least some of their questions. What I think might be the best way to wrap up this discussion (and I really do mean this to be my final post on SPC) is to simply stick with the idea of SPC in the real world and give you some simple real world examples of how I’ve used SPC in the past. Continue ReadingLeave a Comment

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What Does Statistical Process Control Really Do? (Part 1)

Posted by John Clemons on February 12, 2013 @ 10:43 am

Statistical Process ControlYou’ve heard of SPC. Statistical process control applies statistical methods to control manufacturing processes. You can go look at all the equations yourself, and you’ll see it’s actually pretty cool math and a practical application of mathematics in manufacturing. But, what does it really do? SPC is like a lot of things, people have heard about it but few do anything with it. And, when someone actually does something with SPC it’s often a math or quality geek who’s...

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