Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Definition - What does Statistical Process Control (SPC) mean?

Statistical Process Control (SPC) is a quality control method that is used to monitor a process. It is essential as it ensures that the process operates under full potential. It can be applied to any process that meets all the deadlines and the output of the process can be measured. There are various SPC tools used to measure the process such as control charts that focus on the design of experiments and track continuous improvement. Manufacturing lines are one of the biggest examples where SPC can be applied.

Petropedia explains Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Statistical Process Control generally deals with the industry-based methodology for controlling and monitoring the quality during the process. When using the method, data is obtained in real-time manufacturing. However, the data can be represented in the form of charts that show control limits and specification limits. The control limits show the capability of the process and specification limits are examined by client’s needs. Moreover, Statistical Process Control is used to minimize the variation, determine the stability and predictability of a process so as to achieve the goals of the industry.

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