Chapter 13. SPC—The Path to Consistent Refractory Brick Quality

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. Harold S. White and
  2. Frank J. Hrbolich

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310465.ch13

Application of Refractories: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 1/2

Application of Refractories: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

White, H. S. and Hrbolich, F. J. (1988) SPC—The Path to Consistent Refractory Brick Quality, in Application of Refractories: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 1/2 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310465.ch13

Author Information

  1. Harbison-Walker Refractories Co., P. O. Box 400, Windham, OH 44288

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1988

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374764

Online ISBN: 9780470310465

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Keywords:

  • brainstorming;
  • downstream;
  • implemented;
  • productivity;
  • utilizing

Summary

Our management committed to SPC in late 1984 and employee training at Windham Works was started in early 1985. All hourly and salaried employees have been trained to solve problems through the activities of 16 teams and the help of an outside consultant. Early accomplishments helped expand SPC to all areas of the plant. Several success stories are discussed.