Analyzing the capability of lean processes
- Quality Progress
- February 2021
- Volume 54 Issue 2
- pp. 14-21
- Turunen, Roope M., Watson, Gregory H.
- Accenture Strategy, Helsinki, Finland
Process capability was developed as a way to supplement statistical process control and can be used to interpret industrial processes. The concept was developed in Bell Labs and can be calculated as a distribution have a certain center, shape, and spread or as a percentage outside a specified limit. However, process capability can also be adapted to analyze time-based processes outside of normal distribution.