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SPC in Low-Vol. Manufacturing: A Case Study

Summary: Focusing on the process, not the product, is the key to implementing statistical process control in low-volume manufacturing environments. One approach is to initially assume that all products are being produced by a common process. Data can be used to verify or refute this assumption. If it is refuted, the appropriate subprocesses that must be monitored separately can be identified. A case study of a small batch machining process is used to describe this approach to implementing low-volume SPC.

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  • Topics: Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Keywords: Case study,Short runs,Statistical process control (SPC)
  • Author: Koons, George; Luner, Jeffery
  • Journal: Journal of Quality Technology