PC Plan allows users that have permission to create SPC plans that include characteristic, data type, specifications, references to graphic data, instructions, standard causes, action, and other related data needed for a typical plan. The Plan module creates all necessary database table entries associated with the plan for the Template/Tk, DPC Entry and DPC Chart modules to act on the plan and its associated data. These rules are then used by Template/Tk and DPC Entry to enforce the data collection scheme. This rule enforcement, along with clear instructions that can be provided in text and graphics, supports ISO 9000 requirements.
DPC plan has much flexibility in creating plans for Variable data, Attribute data under many different conditions. Mixing variable and attribute data is also supported. Alarm conditions that call special alarm a handling routines that can require operator feedback remote notifications such as email messages is also supported in the planning stage to prepare a comprehensive and complete SPC system.