Food quality news…

I returned late last night from a two day conference on food safety, and I was struck by how much of the conversation was about compliance. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for compliance. But with modern SPC techniques we can do so much more. So I’m...

Data Brushing…

Delve deeper into charts, the easy way GainSeeker Suite v8.2 introduces a great new feature: data brushing. Data brushing helps you make sense of data by giving you more power to dive into a SPC Control Chart or Histogram. It is another tool in your toolbox for...

Crowdsourcing…

In my last post I invited comments on to help a reader launch ShortRun SPC in his company. I got some great responses, all of them unique and offering a slightly different perspective. They were scattered across a couple of sites and pages, or were buried in the...

Getting started with ShortRun SPC…

Some time ago I wrote a series of posts about ShortRun SPC. You can read them here, here, and here. Recently a reader added this gracious comment to one of the posts: Hi, Im working in a short run / high mix products metal mechanic process. Your articles are very...

Using GainSeekerĀ® to track economic trends…

I suppose by now I shouldn’t be surprised at the creative ways our customers use GainSeeker Suite. I think I’ve been in just about every kind of manufacturing setting you can imagine, from potato chips to silicon chips, from plastic bags to golf balls. And...