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The M/PCpS ® Methodology for Process Characterization

M/PCpS is comprised of five volumes and over 1800 pages of copyrighted training materials.
This powerful methodology will reduce variation ―sigma― in your gauges, tools, equipment, machines and processes, ultimately making your products
free of defects.
M/PCpS® places an order on how to apply statistical methods in manufacturing processes with the objective of identifying, reducing or eliminating its major sources of variability.
The MPCpS Methodology for process improvement
The methodology is divided into five progressive stages:
1st Stage: Process Delineation
Define the process, its boundaries and functional characteristics, response variables, independent variables and their inter-relationships.
2nd Stage: Metrology Characterization
Define the measurement system needed to evaluate the responses and quantify its variation.
3rd Stage: Capability Determination
Determine the current ability of the process to meet customer specifications and predict its stability, capability and Sigma performance at the process' optimum levels.
4th Stage: Optimization
Reduce the sources of variation through statistically designed experimentation and optimization techniques.
5th Stage: Control
Set up a complete system of preventive control for the independent variables. Mistake-proof the process against defects and monitor the response variables.