KaiNexus’ Greg Jacobson introduces us to process control charts to optimize your manufacturing processes and outcomes. Here are my key insights from his piece.
- Use process control charts (graphs or charts that relay process or management data as part of a time-ordered sequence) to monitor your process mean (the center line) and control limits (deviations above and below average)
- Data analysis should show your process working stably with only common cause variation during normal operation
- But you can also react to data signals that fall outside the control limits to determine the behavior/problem that caused them, before your process goes out of control