Improving the Reflow Process with SPC
- Cycle Time Reduction with WORK, Part I. Williams, Steve // SMT: Surface Mount Technology;Oct2015, p52
The article discusses the use of workflow optimized for rapid kinesis (WORK) manufacturing strategy to reduce cycle time in printed circuit manufacturing. Topics mentioned include the limitations of lean manufacturing, theory of constraints, quick response manufacturing, cross training, and...
- Capability Performance Improves Productivity. Sivigny, Michael // SMT: Surface Mount Technology;May2003, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p32
provides insights on optimizing the performance of surface mount technology manufacturing equipment. Significance of machine capability measurements to manufacturing profitability; Implementation of statistical process control in surface mount technology.
- A DMAIC approach to printed circuit board quality improvement. Tong, J. P. C.; Tsung, F.; Yen, B. P. C. // International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology;Apr2004, Vol. 23 Issue 7/8, p523
Since the early 1990s, six sigma has been sweeping the business world, driving greater manufacturing and service quality than has ever been seen before. Statistical quality techniques are one of the decisive factors contributing to the success of the six-sigma implementation. Applying...
- Make friends with control charts. Darragh-Jeromos, Peggy // Supervision;Jan96, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p14
Reports that the easiest way to turn managers into blobs of fearful, quivering jelly is to utter three words `Statistical Process Control' (SPC). What is SPC; Customer complaints per month; Reliability; Traps companies can fall into.
- What's wrong with SPC? Fine, Edmund S. // Industrial Paint & Powder;Jan98, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p26
Focuses on statistical process-control data which permits a scientific data based management style in which decisions are made based on facts rather than guess work. Reduction of costs and better produced products by the data; Weakness of the data.
- Conceptualizing organizational implementation and practice of statistical process control. Rungtusanatham, Manus; Anderson, John C. // Journal of Quality Management;1997, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p113
Focuses on the use of statistical process control (SPC) to continuous quality improvement efforts. Perspectives on organizational efforts to implement and practice SPC; Results of applying definitional perspectives to SPC's implementation; Use of an affinity diagram to identify and define a set...
- Statistical process control in marketing and finance. Duarte, James E. // CMA Magazine;May91, Vol. 65 Issue 4, p20
Describes the seven statistical process control tools and how they can be used to help improve processes that are not high-volume, repetitive manufacturing of goods. Process flow diagram; Cause-and-effect diagram; Statistical control chart; Run or trend chart; Histogram; Scatter diagram.
- Solve problems with the appropriate SPC tool. Fine, Edmund S. // Quality;Aug97, Vol. 36 Issue 8, p24
Reports on quality engineers' statistical-process-control (SPC) tools. Use of Pareto chart as SPC tool; Use of techniques in problem solving; Brainstorming; Fishbone diagrams; Methods of identifying problem causes; Application of classical technique; Taguchi design-of-experiment techniques.
- Pareto diagrams get to the root of process problems. Fine, Edmund S. // Quality;Oct96, Vol. 35 Issue 10, p26
Looks at the use of the Pareto diagrams in data analysis for statistical process control. Data ranking by frequency of occurrence; Plotting of the data in bar-chart form; Data categorization by defect and shift; Detection of determinate physical causes.