|Object Name:||Statistical Process Control Certification Plaque|
|Year of Manufacture:||1994|
|Location:||Main Object Store|
Statistical Process Control Certification.
Statistical process control (SPC) is a method of quality control which uses statistical methods. SPC is applied in order to monitor and control a process. Monitoring and controlling the process ensures that it operates at its full potential. At its full potential, the process can make as much conforming product as possible with a minimum (if not an elimination) of waste (rework or scrap). SPC can be applied to any process where the "conforming product" (product meeting specifications) output can be measured. Key tools used in SPC include control charts; a focus on continuous improvement; and the design of experiments. An example of a process where SPC is applied is manufacturing lines. This plaque was awarded to GEC Marconi Avionics by Lockheed Fort Worth in 1994 probably for work on the F-16 programme.