Process Capability

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A process is a specific combination of people, materials, processes, and personnel engaged in bringing about a measured result; such as a production line for factory parts. All processes have inherent random statistical variance which can be measured by statistical techniques. Thus, there are three main components of a process. They are production, inventory, and distribution.

The performance of a company or an organization is closely related to the quality of its process capability. It is important to consider all process capabilities while designing a manufacturing process. In addition to process capability resources, it is also important to consider inventory-related resources. These should be part of the manufacturing process capability at each stage of the production process, because they are directly related to the throughput process.

There are certain factors that help us measure the process capability of a machine or an assembly line. One of these is the throughput - that is, the total number of items produced in a certain period of time. Another factor is the capacity per assembly line, which is the exact ratio of machines to humans. A third important factor is the end-to-end process capabilities, which refers to the entire capacity of the plant or the organization.

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