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Why SPC is important, is my MES application OK without it?

All modern management theories and systems such as TQM, Six Sigma, Lean and JIT, lay a lot of stress on management by facts. Many management theorists have stated and concurred the belief that what can be measured can be managed. The school of thought that advocates the use of facts and figures in management makes a very strong case, this is because it gives a factual and analysis based perspective to management and does away with managerial whims and fancies. But to be able to manage any process by facts and figures, it is imperative to have these facts and figures. Any process irrespective of its type, functionality or end product always has parameters that define it; every process generates data that can be measured to ascertain its performance. The use of standards, metrics and process generated data, for improving the process and better controlling it is what SPC or Statistical Process Control is all about.
TQM theorists and practitioners believe that SPC is the best way to manage and improve a process and that without SPC; a TQM effort can never be fully achieved. In the early 1980’s managers found the use of SPC very difficult as it required them to possess a very good command on statistical tools. This scenario has changed for good in the present SPC modules available for managerial decision making. Today there are SPC applications that can perform all the required calculations and provide the required information, this means that it’s the application that processes the raw data and the manager is saved from performing lengthy and time consuming calculations.
Most futuristic organizations of the world are moving towards the use of SPC applications for improving the over all process efficiency of their production units. Similarly to perform the production process they are using MES applications. MES applications are being used to automate and integrate the entire manufacturing operation, thereby providing a much better picture of the entire production process and facilitating better management. Ideally an MES application should have an SPC module in the core application, this further improves the functionality of the entire operation and facilitates faster and better decision making. But most companies that are in the MES space lack the ability to design and integrate an SPC module that would provide their customer the desired functionality. In such a scenario should an SPC application should be used separately from an MES or are there any other options available?
Well, there is always I2DS, Yes; we have been able to design various process specific MES applications for different industries, which have an in-built SPC module. We believe that an MES application should be a comprehensive management system that allows you to operate, manage and control your entire facility using just the one system and SPC is an integral part of it. We have a team of renowned experts in the field of SPC, Automation and MES applications and this makes our solutions the most advanced and user friendly applications in the industry today. So if you are Operations Manager or a COO reading this blog and you think that SPC is important for your Organization, don’t wait, get in touch with us right away and experience our superior applications. E-mail us at or just hit the Request Live Demo, Tab and prepare to be amazed.

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