Statistical Process Control (SPC)
SPC training that is practical and relevant
This is training on the practical application of control charts to improve quality and reduce costs, emphasizing the continuous improvement of processes in both the manufacturing and administrative areas. Statistical process control is a fundamental building block in Six Sigma. With this seminar it is made more practical and interesting for participants by drawing on actual workplace examples and data. In addition to learning basic calculation skills, participants will learn about the power and limitations SPC. They will learn how to apply SPC to a process and successfully implement it as part of a company's total quality efforts.
Who should attend this seminar?
Manufacturing engineers, quality engineers, and other production persons will find it very useful as well. Managers of these functions will benefit greatly. Persons from service or administrative functions will receive exercises and applications tailored to their needs. This class is required for those taking the Six Sigma Green Belt series certificate. (Save 20% if you register for the certificate. Call 952.358.8343 to gain discount.)
On completion of this training,
You will be able to:
- Analyze variation for informed decisions using histograms.
- Construct the two most commonly used control charts for variables and attributes type data.
- Calculate control limits for continuous improvement.
- Utilize methods using exercises with Excel® worksheets free to take with you.
You will understand:
- The nature of variation, how it can be controlled and why it is important to control.
- The conceptual difference between old and new quality control methods.
- Process control vs. simply meeting requirements.
- What average and range is, not just how it is calculated, and why it enables SPC to work so effectively.
- The mechanics of creating control charts.
- The difference between assignable cause and random cause and how this can convert art to science.
Up to 24 persons may participate. It includes a certificate of completion and requires twelve hours of class time. All materials are provided.
- Prevention vs. inspection
- Nature of variation
- Average, range, median and standard deviation
- Variables control charting
- Attributes control charting
- Control chart examples and applications
- Process capability analysis (Cpk)
- Failure distributions & safety margin
- Measurement Systems Analysis (GR&R)