What is Statistical Process Control or SPC?
podcast episode with speaker Chris Jackson
You may have heard of Statistical Process Control (SPC), 6-sigma, Shewhart, the Japanese Economic Miracle, X̅ – R Charts … or perhaps none of them. So, if you have heard of these things (and are confused by them) or if you are involved in ‘processes’ (especially manufacturing), then this webinar might help you out.
SPC can help you work out if your process (whatever that might be) is ‘behaving.’ Which means it isn’t doing anything that YOU don’t EXPECT. And to know what to EXPECT, you need to UNDERSTAND your process. So even if your process starts off doing what you WANT – if you don’t UNDERSTAND it, then it won’t be long before it meanders outside your definition of what is ‘good.’ The heart of SPC starts with finding out the precise moment your process starts behaving UNEXPECTEDLY. This hopefully gives you plenty of stress-free time to come up with really clever solutions well before you create batch upon batch of defective components (or something similar). This webinar gives you an introduction to SPC, hopefully making you want to learn more.
This Accendo Reliability webinar was originally broadcast on 22 February 2022.
To view the recorded video/audio of the event, visit the webinar page.
Design Specs vs. Process Control, Capability, and SPC episode
A slew of articles or tutorials on SPC and Process Capability
When should SPC be used? article
SPC Average and Range Charts article
SPC Assumptions article