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    ecxc4
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    Hello,My company is new to SPC and we are beginning to implement some procedures. Having real time control charts at the workstations, as I see it, is the first step toward SPC. Does anyone know of good software that is basic and will provide such control charts? I do not desire to purchase a software package that will include a bunch of applications that my company will not use, at least in this beginning phase.Thanks for any help

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    #139029

    Ritz
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    There are several add-in packs / macros that work with Excel.Β  I’ve used SPC XL previously … found it a big buggy at the time (2-years ago, they may have fixed it since then).Β Β There are probably others out there that are similar and easy to use as well.
    Ritz

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    #139034

    Jered Horn
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    Do a forum search…there are several good recommendations in past posts.
    However, this sounds like a classic example of using software as a crutch.Β  If your company is new to SPC, how do you expect your operators to know what the automatically generated control charts are telling them?Β  Have you given manual charts a try?Β  I can certainly relate to a situation where that would be too time-consuming, at least on a regular basis.Β  Manual charting should, at least, be part of operator training before you attempt to implement SPC (in my opinion).
    Good luck.

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    #139036

    Barry M. Nma
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    Yes, manual charting should be part of theΒ classroom training (only).Β  If you make them do paper charting for any length of time while they are also trying to run their process they will HATE SPC forever! andΒ  there will be no recovering their goodwill and support no matter how soonΒ youΒ decideΒ to turn the software on.

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    #139044

    ecxc4
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    Thank you for sharing your concern for the education of our operators. Clearly, changing the routine of operators who have been practicing their trade for years is not easy to do. As a member of the QA department, I feel the responsibility to make it easy on the operators and not more difficult. But that issue aside, I have been discouraged with the SPC programs I have tried out because of poor usability and user-interface. I would really like to hear from people who have had experience with different programs about which ones are the easiest to use and understand (for example, when dealing with multiple dimensions on one part, getting a snapshot of the different control charts on the same screen and things like that).

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    #144076

    Cherukara
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    Hi : try using the web based spc at http://www.ict-m.com
    They have a number of charts and you can try their evaluation sw to find out if they are suitable for your company needs.
    Cheers!

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    #145801

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    Hi, we have in our company newly start to use a software called rektron SQC. We are using it at measure stations in out production. Ihave work with the program for some months now and its really user freandly and easy to use. And we making nice reports outprints out of it to. I now my boss download an demo version frΓ₯n there web site at http://www.rektron.seΒ of the program and was testing it before we both it.
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