Statistical Process Control
Over the years, Statistical Process Control (SPC) has proven to be an effective method for the early detection and prevention of problems. But despite the obvious benefits that SPC brings many manufacturers have not yet reaped the full benefits offered by the methodology.
Predisys Analytical Suite makes it easier than ever before for manufacturers to improve product quality, manufacturing processes and quality management while reducing scrap and operating costs.
Unlike other SPC solutions, Predisys Analytical Suite is built for demanding enterprise use. Instead of a simple, single-user PC based system Predisys offers a modern high-performance, scalable and feature-rich system for use across multiple locations and organizational functions. The systems effortlessly and securely allow contract manufacturers and other external parties to participate, thus providing improved supply chain visibility and quality management.
By making the quality data easily available across all R&D, manufacturing, sourcing, and quality assurance functions employees can easily collaborate and work on bringing new products to market faster, improve quality and reduce operating costs.
Predisys Analytical Suite makes it easy and effortless to:
- COLLECT data from virtually any source
- MONITOR reports in real time and get alerted on process changes
- SHARE the information with relevant parties
- EXPLORE AND ANALYSE data
- IMPLEMENT improvements
Collect Data from Virtually Any Source
Predisys Analytical Suite can be set up to accept data from virtually any data source, including text files, test systems, serial devices, commercial data bases, MES and ERP Systems, as well as from Microsoft applications such as Excel, Access, and SharePoint.
Predisys Analytical Suite is amazingly flexible and data can be fetched in real-time, at specified intervals or on demand. Data may also be provided through FTP or E-mail.
Easy and Flexible Configuration and Customization
Unlike other systems Predisys Analytical Suite is configured through a graphical interface and does not require any programming.
Due to its modern web architecture Predisys Analytical Suite offers unprecedented customization and the system can be set up exactly to your liking, from simple single product view for machine operators, to complex multivariable views for engineers.
Owing to its advanced native web-centric implementation, Predisys Analytical Suite is more flexible and adaptable than any other product on the market today. Finally, the user and system administrators have the opportunity to set up their system to their liking without being penalized by costly and lengthy implementation projects.
Monitor Manufacturing Processes in Real-Time
Using a standard web browser users, such as machine operators and quality engineers, can easily monitor manufacturing processes. All key information is instantly available to them through concise visual reports on their displays.
Exception Reporting and Alarms Generation
Predisys Analytical Suite also offers automatic supervision of the manufacturing process. Once predetermined conditions (SPC Rules, Western Electric Rules, Nelson Rules, Shewart Rules) are met users will automatically be alerted through e.g. visual alarms or e-mails. This alarm process is a user-configurable work-flow and can easily be adapted to the needs of virtually any organization.
Annotation and Corrective Actions
To ensure that right information is available for corrective actions Predisys Analytical Suite allows the users to annotate any point on an SPC chart data. This facility enables the users to easily share their comments and observations with colleagues, and ensure that precious information is not lost but made available for further preventive actions.
Share the Information
Manufacturing and engineering professionals throughout an organization need access to manufacturing data for timely and effective decision making. Using Predisys Analytical Suite, any authorized user can instantly access this information through a web browser, or they may decide to have reports e-mailed to them daily, weekly or at any other time the user may wish.
In case the need for a new or customized report arises users can easily use the standard tools, such as Microsoft Reporting Services, which is included with Microsoft SQL Server, and Predisys SPC Web Parts and reports templates to create the new or revised report.
Explore & Analyze
For more advanced statistical engineering analysis Predisys Analytical Suite contains the QueryExplorer and QuickStat tools along with a comprehensive set of statistical charts and functions.
Predisys QueryExplorer allows the user to browse and select the data for further statistical analysis. The data can be selected based on several criteria, including time, product, machine, operator etc. This tool is extremely useful when terabytes of test data have been collected.
Predisys QuickStat is an effective tool for engineers for performing statistical analyzes on test data. Through an interactive graphical user interface engineers can perform “what-if” simulations, calculate control limits etc.
Improve & Standardize
Predisys Analytical Suite is the ideal tool for manufacturers who want to improve product quality, not just for their own developed products, but also for parts or full products manufactured by contract manufacturers.
The advanced, yet easy to use and understand statistical tools give insight and visibility enabling manufacturers to improve manufacturing processes and products, and revise and set new company standards.
But quality is more than just statistics. Quality also depends on people, material, suppliers, customers, and internal procedures and processes.
For customers wanting to take quality to the next level Predisys offers a comprehensive Quality Management System, which further extends Predisys Analytical Suite.