Online retailers have had to become masters at data analytics. They have an ocean of data and can make experiments & get feedback quickly. They keep iterating on how to get visitors to shop more and come back more often.
At the other extreme, many manufacturing and purchasing organizations still live in the pre-digital world. They “touch” many data that are, unfortunately, not collected in a database for analysis.
That’s a pity. Using relatively simple statistical tools can provide many actionable ideas for cutting defect rates, supplier risks, and operational costs. Machine learning should come much later.
We have now been equipping customers with our software, SynControl, for more than 4 years, and they sign up in order to enjoy specific benefits.
Based on our experience, let’s look at whether quality inspection software can markedly improve quality on its own in this post…
How to drive improvements in your company, and in your suppliers’ factories? A very common approach is to request a CAP (Corrective Action Plan) when a problem comes up.
However, issuing a one-size-fits-all CAP for each issue makes little sense. There are actually 3 complexities of problems. Let’s explore each and a relevant plan of action here…
Over the years, we have tried many approaches to improve quality in Chinese factories and we’ve found that we are starting using the same quality improvement tools over and over with good success. What are the tools we’re using repeatedly to improve quality? Last week, again, a buyer of electronics confirmed they have also been […]