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Superior real-time SPC charting, analysis, and reporting NWA Quality Analyst® is an award winning SPC charting and analysis software solution provid...
Affordable Quality Automation NWA’s Quality Information System provides a com­plete solution to your quality-system needs, includ­ing meeting GMP...
The Challenge 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years, yet many companies find they are not looking at the right data, in th...
Product Sheet
SPC charting, analysis, and reporting NWA Quality Analyst gives you: ...
Affordable quality automation from data collection to charts You need a quality information system to manage production, satisfy auditors, and meet c...
Multivariate SPC Charting and Analysis with NWA MvSPC™...
NWA Quality Analyst 6.3® incorporates twelve extensions to the analytics and reporting capabilities. These result from the development of NWA Focus E...
Case Study
“Instead of requiring the operators to stop and manually check SPC charts every several minutes, we can now automatically alert them for SPC viol...
The delivery of water to consumers is heavily regulated and safety is all-important. Instances of breaches or accidents leading to poor quality or,...
Statistical process control is a necessary part of modern food processing. The software chosen to satisfy basic food processing SPC needs will dete...
The Longview, WA facility of Newark Paperboard Products produces paperboard tubes that are used for applications such as paper mill winder cores, tube...
Fortitech, the world leader in the development of custom nutrient premixes for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, chose NWA’s Quality...
Praxair Electronics produces process and precursor gases used by the majority of semiconductor chip and solar cell manufacturers. The Praxair product ...
When glass-container company Saint-Gobain Containers (formerly Ball-Foster Glass Container) implemented a company-wide quality program across its 18 p...
Unimix (Universal Concrete Products Ltd. Co. L.L.C....
Rockwood Pigments is a primary manufacturer and processor of liquid, powder, and granulated forms of iron-oxide color pigments, natural and synthetic ...
The Gallo Glass plant in Modesto California is one of world’s largest bottle plants. Fourteen glass lines make more than 100 types of bottles in siz...
When quality and traceability were identified as key to customer satisfaction and process control, BAS Components turned to NWA software for data c...
Huhtamaki Americas, headquartered in De Soto, Kansas, operates seventeen manufacturing facilities in North and South America which produce paperboard,...
Software: NWA Quality Monitor A manufacturer of advanced composite products adopted NWA Quality Monitor from Northwest Analytical to help meet demand...
Overview The National Titanium Dioxide Company Ltd (Cristal) has been manufacturing titanium dioxide (TiO2) using imported rutile ore at its ultra-...
Kettle Foods maintained the quality of the artisan potato chip and scaled up from a small-scale craft operation to high-volume production....
Startup Time – The Yield and Efficiency Thief Modern manufacturing strategy aims to make product to order. If the manufacturer is in a JIT supply c...
Defect problems in complex assemblies are a major headache for both quality staff and management. Not only can the line have unacceptably poor yield d...
World class manufacturing requires real-time monitoring and analytical decision support for process management and improvement. As part of this effort...
The UK’s largest manufacturer of plasterboard and dry lining systems uses NWA Quality Information System™ to implement consistent quality processe...
  Brothers Kurt and Rob Widmer founded Widmer Brothers Brewing Company in 1984. After merging with Redhook of Woodinville, WA in 2008, the resul...
A major cost-of-quality for packaged products such as food is overfill – also called “give-away”. Overfill is designed into the process to pre...
When it comes to feeding cats and dogs, The Iams Company is serious about quality. The worldwide leader in premium pet foods uses statistical pr...
When a company decides to implement manufacturing intelligence (MI), the goal is a successful long lived project that delivers manufacturing decision ...
In today’s competitive markets, the ante for successful manufacturing and supply-chain management keeps growing. The companies that survive and thri...
Making data work for Dow Data islands, or data silos, are common in many industries, but perhaps more so in manufacturing. The complexity of products...
Palmer Foundry in Massachusetts designs and manufactures high-end, precision aluminum castings for numerous industries, including semiconductor, autom...
Article
In the quest for ever-improving quality and performance, the industrial world has employed statistical quality control techniques with great success. ...
Mounting pressure for product consistency and quality and a mandate to reduce costs spurred container manufacturer Crown Cork and Seal Co. Inc. (Phila...
Revised: April 1998 formerly "Statistical Quality Control and Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing"...
We often hear control limits and specification limits discussed as if they are interchangeable. But control limits and specification limits are comple...
In today’s global markets, the pressure to perform is non-stop and the need for information is real-time. To maximize competiveness and profitabilit...
NWA Focus EMI® addresses all of the top challenges related to enterprise manufacturing intelligence identified by Gartner/AMR to deliver complete ans...
Taking the time to carefully plan the implementation of an EMI real time monitoring system can save weeks of frustration, while creating a tool that q...
EMI has become one of the top requirements for high-performance manufacturing. ARC Advisory Group detailed the top 10 Best Practices for EMI success i...
White Paper
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point is a food safety management system designed to ensure the safe production and packaging of food. The HACCP proc...
Today's manufacturer faces an era where the problem is no longer one of not being able to collect enough data on manufacturing processes, but how to e...
Best-in-class manufacturing requires complete real-time process performance monitoring and the analytical decision support for process management and ...
Manufacturers are always trying to increase throughput while maintaining process stability and product quality. One common solution is to deploy equip...
To compete in today’s global markets, manufacturers need to actively use modern manufacturing operations management systems. These systems, in turn,...
Overview Predictive maintenance (PdM) methods actively monitor process and equipment parameters to determine optimal timing for maintenance. Control ...
A pharmaceutical industry trend is the migration from vials to prefilled syringes especially for biologics. Since this is the final administered dose,...
The goal of process management is to optimize production and manage it as effectively as possible. Hitting the mark requires dependable performance me...
Company Related
Statistical Process Control (SPC) is a necessary part of modern chemical processing. The software chosen to collect quality data and produce contro...
Manufacturing-intelligence solutions for world-class manufacturers Northwest Analytics leads the industry in delivering manufacturing analytics ...

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Keith John, Quality Manager, BAS Components
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