Week 2 Assignment Statistical Process Control Methods

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Statistical Process Control Methods


The purpose of this assignment is for students to learn how to apply Statistical Process Control Methods to a business process.

Assignment Steps

Resources: Microsoft® Excel® and PowerPoint®

Select a complex continuous process from your personal life or work. The process can be the same as in Week 1 assignment.

Complete the following:

  • Use Microsoft® Excel® to calculate the defined process metrics including variation and process capability.
  • Use Microsoft® Excel® and PowerPoint® to develop and display a control chart for the process.

Evaluate the control chart and process metrics using Statistical Process Control (SPC) methods.

Evaluate whether the process could benefit from the use of Six Sigma tools.

Develop a 525-word executive summary in which you describe your Statistical Process Control project and include the control chart with SPC.

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

Running head: FLOWCHART IMPROVEMENT PROCESS Flowchart Improvement Process Deeadra Hayes OPS/571 Instructor Rodney Cooper-Sweat September 5, 2017 1 FLOWCHART IMPROVEMENT PROCESS 2 As-Is Flowchart Star t Turn on the engine Check if there’s enough fuel No Drive to gas station Yes Reach destination No Search parking area Search another parking area Yes Turn off engine End FLOWCHART IMPROVEMENT PROCESS 3 Flowchart Improvement Process A flowchart is a diagram of the chart representing the sequence of events as they occur. In simple terms, it is a graphical presentation of different events. For example, to prepare tea, the first step is to put some water in the pan and boil it. After that, add some tea leaves, then sugar and at last add milk (Kammann, 2016). Complex Process from Work Life The complex process selected for this assignment from my work life is driving to my office. This is the process which occurs on a daily basis. I start with turning on the engine of my car. Then I look for fuel because daily I visit by my car. If the fuel is insufficient, I visit the gas station to get it filled. On the other hand, if there is enough of fuel I drive straight away to my office. Once I reach the office premises, the tedious task is to search for the parking area. Just because so many co-workers come by car, there is a shortage of parking space. If there is enough of parking space, I park the park and turn off the engine. Whereas if there is no parking space left, I look for another parking area. Most of the times, some parking area is vacant in another building. After I get safe parking area, I get back to my work (“Structured logic design method using figures of merit and a flowchart methodology” 1993). Metrics For each flowchart process, metrics are required to measure the performance of the process. The metrics used for the process is time. That means the total amount of time taken in minutes or hours, starting from my home driving to my office. For each day of the week, the total time taken is different because sometimes traffic is heavy or sometimes I have to get my car FLOWCHART IMPROVEMENT PROCESS 4 filled with fuel. Today, I took me 23 minutes for the complete process. The time for previous week for all five days is 20, 18, 21, 19, and 23 minutes. Process Improvement Technique Process improvement means to make changes in the existing process to make it simple to understand. The process improvement technique to be used in the given case is process mapping. Process mapping means to represent the work and identify the problem areas and the opportunities for the improvement of the process. The complex interactions can be identified and represented in highly visible, logical and objective way. It finds out where the issue is and provides improvement with common decision-making framework. For the given process, improvements can be made in for driving to the gas station. It can be eliminated because if the fuel tank is full, it does not require refill for at least six to seven days. Another part that can be eliminated is searching for the parking lot. This happens for maximum once in a week that means for rest of the four days I can get parking in the same building (“A Guide to Process Mapping” n.d.). Judgmental Forecasting Considering the changes, the future flowchart will take almost 14 minutes. This is the estimated time after eliminating the two factors looking for fuel and searching for the parking area. FLOWCHART IMPROVEMENT PROCESS Improved Process Flowchart Start Turn on the engine Drive to workplace Reach destination Turn off engine End 5 FLOWCHART IMPROVEMENT PROCESS 6 References “A Guide to Process Mapping” (n.d.). https://www.thefis.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/BestPractice-A-Guide-to-Process-Mapping1.pdf Kammann, R. (2016). The Comprehensibility of Printed Instructions and the Flowchart Alternative. 17(2). 183-191 “Structured logic design method using figures of merit and a flowchart methodology” (1993). https://www.google.com/patents/US5258919
Statistical Process Control Methods Grading Guide OPS/571 Version 7 Operations Management Copyright Copyright © 2017, 2016, 2013 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved. University of Phoenix® is a registered trademark of Apollo Group, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft®, Windows®, and Windows NT® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Use of these marks is not intended to imply endorsement, sponsorship, or affiliation. Edited in accordance with University of Phoenix® editorial standards and practices. Statistical Process Control Methods Grading Guide OPS/571 Version 7 Individual Assignment: Statistical Process Control Methods Purpose of Assignment The purpose of this assignment is for students to learn how to apply Statistical Process Control Methods to process. Resources Required Microsoft® Excel® and PowerPoint® Content Met Partially Met Not Met Total Available Total Earned 5 #/5 Partially Met Not Met Comments: Selected a complex continuous process from your personal life or work (could be the same as in Assignment 1). Used Excel® to calculate the defined process metrics including variation and process capability. Used Microsoft® Excel® and PowerPoint® to develop and display a control chart for the process. Evaluated the control chart and processed metrics using Statistical Process Control (SPC) methods. Evaluated whether the process could benefit from the use of Six Sigma tools. Developed a 525-word executive summary describing the Statistical Process Control project (including the control chart with SPC). Writing Guidelines The paper—including tables and graphs, headings, title page, and reference page—is consistent with APA formatting guidelines and meets course-level requirements. Intellectual property is recognized with in-text citations and a reference page. Paragraph and sentence transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper. Met Comments: 2 Statistical Process Control Methods Grading Guide OPS/571 Version 7 Writing Guidelines Met Partially Met Not Met Total Available Total Earned 2 #/2 7 #/7 Sentences are complete, clear, and concise. Rules of grammar and usage are followed including spelling and punctuation. Assignment Total Additional comments: # Comments: 3

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Running head: STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL

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Statistical Process Control
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STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL

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Statistical Process Control
Statistical Process Control is a method utilized to control quality, done with the help of statistical
methods. It helps in monitoring and controlling the process to make sure that it gives the full
potential. Various methods available for Statistical Process Control are Control charts, cause and
effect diagrams, histograms, scatter diagrams, probability plots, etc. In the assignment, we have
utilized control charts, and process metrics. Process metrics is calculated with the help of process
capability, process capability index. This is mainly done to compare the actual and ideal
distribution of the data. The process selected for the assignment from my work life is driving to
my office. (Gordon, 2014)
The six sigma approach helps in identifying the defects in the production process. The selected
process could not benefit from the six sigma tools because the purpose of six sigma is to reduce
the number of defects. It means 3.4 defects in every million prod...

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