2006 - User Conference - San Francisco
Six Sigma in Metals and Mining Production
SPC (Statistical Process Control) is the most important tool for implementing Six Sigma in the production area. To achieve stability for the selected process variables, Votorantim Metais, one of the major Metals and Mining companies in Brazil, needed a system that would help in identifying and treating exceptions, as well as measuring how appropriate the adopted control strategy is. For this purpose, a set of ProcessBook displays with SQC control charts, statistical calculations and event annotations for the exception reports were the best choice for allowing the complete analysis of the production parameters in seven zinc, nickel, and steel Votorantim plants.
- Metals Mining & Materials
Votorantim Metais Zinco S/A
Alexandre Daniel Oliveiram
Alexandre Daniel Oliveiram is a Mechanical engineer with post graduate studies in quality engineering and production administration and a Six Sigma Black Belt. He has more than ten years experience working at large companies in Brazil, such as CNH, Thomson Multimedia (RCA) and Votorantim Metais. He is primarily responsible for process and quality, implementing lean manufacturing, process management road map, advanced product quality process (APQP), process audits, and Six Sigma DMAIC methodology.
Cybertécnica Instrumentação e Tecnologia Ltda
Ricardo Caruso Vieira
Ricardo Caruso Vieira is currently working for Cybertécnica (OSIsoft’s partner in Brazil), performing installation, maintenance, consulting, application development, training, and technical support services for PI customers. He graduated in Automation Engineering at Universidade de São Paulo and is also a member of the Instrumentation Systems and Automation Society (ISA), District 4 (South America).