Data Heads Blog

Tech Tip: The Drill-Down Wizard for Defects

Last month I highlighted the SPC Variation Wizard in the GainSeeker Charts module. GainSeeker’s Defect Management System (DMS) incorporates a wizard as well. Welcome to the Drill-Down Wizard for defect data!

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Eight Tips for Implementing Defect Management

Defect Management is one of the most effective methods for improving manufacturing operations because it is so simple. Everyone understands the idea of defects, and the statistics are simple and intuitive. People understand a Pareto Chart at a glance.

But implementing a Defect Management System takes thoughtful planning. Here are a few key ideas we’ve learned over the years.

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Tech Tip: The Variation Wizard for SPC – The Untold Story

Unless one of our technicians provided training to you and your staff, it is very possible you are unaware of the GainSeeker Variation Wizard. The Variation Wizard is just one of the many analysis tools incorporated into our GainSeeker Charts. The Variation Wizard finds the greatest source of variation within a few simple clicks of the mouse.

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Improved data visibility drives >70% waste reduction

Every business leader knows that company culture drives performance. You’ve probably heard the adage: “Culture eats strategy for lunch.” Leaders can set all the strategic goals they want, but their efforts stumble if the goals run counter to the company culture.

So how do you change culture?

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Tech Tip: Sneak Peek into 8.7 Dashboards

I usually wait until a new version is out to give you the scoop on new and innovated features; however, I just received training in our next release of GainSeeker and I am so excited I have to tell you now! Version 8.7 Dashboards will introduce a new property in our Date/Time feature that I know many of our customers will appreciate! So, while you read this, I hope the excitement and enthusiasm builds!

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Behind Rave Reviews of GainSeeker Suite SPC Software

We’ve earned a solid Five Star rating on Capterra, the independent software review site. We’re pretty proud of that.

One of the reasons for this success is a decision we made several years ago: we do not pay sales commissions. For most business leaders, getting rid of sales commissions sounds like business suicide. I think it is one of the keys to our success.

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“We Gotta Get Off Paper…”

“We gotta get off paper.” That theme ran through our early conversations with Dave Frey, Quality Assurance Manager at boat manufacturer Smoker Craft.

A surprising number of conversations with prospective clients start with, “We gotta get off paper.”

In many cases, they’ve invested heavily in information infrastructure. But in spite of that investment they still lack timely, accurate, actionable information.

The good news is that they may not be as far behind as they think they are. These problems can be solved. What it takes is a little bit of technology, and the will to say, “Business as usual isn’t going to be acceptable anymore.”

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Tech Tip: GainSeeker 8.6 is a BIG deal

We released GainSeeker 8.6 at the end of September. A lot of our customers have already requested and installed the update. If you haven’t yet, this post is for you.

We like to see all our customers on the newest version. How else can you take advantage of all the new features?? Let’s take this time to discuss two of the new features in GainSeeker 8.6 because they are definitely worth mentioning!

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Overcoming “The Cringe” with a Standardized Defect System

Our latest GainSeeker Suite Case Study tells about a client who dealt with a cringe-worthy situation with a standardized defect system.

For our customer, the cringe-worthy situation was chronic customer complaints about products. His company was on a mission to harmonize production capacity. This would help them improve customer responsiveness and operating efficiencies. Their goal was to deliver any product to any customer from any plant in the supply chain. It is a classic supply chain optimization story.

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