Make effective use of your test data
Using your test data to help improve your product quality and reduce damaging product recall events
Historically, companies have been able to manage any product quality issues internally or with their customers. These days with the proliferation of social media no company is immune from the damage caused by unexpected product recall events. External failure costs are generally significant and unplanned. Investing in solutions to help reduce the potential for such events is vital for companies as they try to successfully expand their business.
There are a number of well established mechanisms available to help you gain insights into the quality of your manufacturing process. SPC (Statistical Process Control) is a type of quality control using statistical methods. Cp and Cpk are used to evaluate whether your test measurements are safely within limits. Trends can be used to look at test measurements over time to evaluate if a failure is potentially going to happen at some time in the future.