Engineering/Statistical Courses

Introduction to Quality Inspection Tools ES-131

RU: 0.9 Prerequisite: None but familiarity with mathematics/algebra and Microsoft Excel worksheet will be helpful

Abstract: This course covers inspection, measurement, data/distribution and recording in a regulated environment. The classroom techniques will include lecture, individual participation, group problem discussion, case studies, and quizzes to test understanding. In an instructor-led class, any individual’s weaknesses of the subject matter are worked-on as a group so as to explain, clarify and fix the weakness. In addition, a classroom-based class provides the camaraderie, collaboration, and connections with others in the field of quality that may provide support and assistance in many other ways.

Process Improvement Using Statistical Tools ES-161 and ES-162

RU: 1.8    Prerequisites: High school level beginning algebra is strongly recommended

Abstract: This course provides an understanding of the fundamental concepts of descriptive statistics useful in any manufacturing operation and for strong base for those who want to take and pass the various ASQ Certification Exams. It is intended to give the student a basic knowledge of statistics by providing hands-on examples to illustrate statistical theory and its applications. This is accomplished by determining the appropriate process variables for each statistical analysis and inputting the key values into the applicable equations. Implementation of these powerful tools has been historically shown to increase productivity and quality while reducing operating costs. This course is for anyone who wants a firm base in the fundamentals of statistics and the application of these mathematical tools to real-world manufacturing problems and situations. It reveals the logic behind statistical methodology and shows how complex issues can be logically thought-out to improve manufacturing dilemmas. This is an adult centered course for busy professionals. The classroom techniques will include lecture, individual participation, group problem discussion, case studies, and quizzes to test understanding. A calculator with standard statistical functions is required.

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)  ES-211

RU: 0.9    Prerequisites: None

Abstract: Risk management (FMEA) is one of the most important components of design, validation, and verification of any product. It starts from concept and ends after product commercialization. Therefore any professional involved in this area will benefit from the knowledge learned.
Professionals attending the course will learn the general FMEA concept and apply to their product in the class.
The ROI for a company is that FMEA is a required body of knowledge in order to comply with ISO 13485:2003 used in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. It is also part of the ISO 9001 and other international quality standards. A successful FMEA action, once completed, will improve quality; reduce cost, increase safety, and increase confidence in your product or service.

Root Cause Analysis ES-244

RU: 0.7    Prerequisites: None

Abstract: This is not the usual recitation of quality toolbox methods. Come prepared for a day of dynamic interactive learning of the strategies for uncovering the underlying root causes of problems and making corrective action certain and permanent. Discovery of the root causes of problems and non-conformances is the key step in every problem solving model and every corrective action process. Permanent solutions to “things gone wrong,” performance that displeases customers and unwanted excessive variation require more than superficial wound dressings. In this one-day workshop, you will learn an effective strategy and how to select and apply the right tools to uncover the underlying root causes of problems to assure that the real problem is addressed, solved and permanently corrected. In addition you will learn how to align Root Cause analysis strategically with the goals of your organization.

Six Sigma/Lean Overview for Business  ES-400

RU: 0.4    Prerequisite: None

Abstract: The outcome of the Overview of Six Sigma/Lean is to provide the participants an understanding of the methodology, its application to their organization and aid in making the decision – is Six Sigma/Lean right for my organization?

The Overview provides an understanding of the strategic benefits of the improvement methodology (meeting customer requirements, improving organizational efficiency and reducing cost), and the methodology (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control).

The course is presented via lecture and specific business industry examples of application. Participation is encouraged, question and answer, to address issues that the attendees have in the understanding of the Six Sigma/Lean methodology (tools and techniques), its strategic fit and implementation in their organization.

Six Sigma/Lean Green Belt Training ES 401

RU: 5.6    Prerequisites: Active in a Process Improvement Team

Abstract: What is Six Sigma/Lean Green Belt? It has application to manufacturing, healthcare, non-profit, service, and educational organizations. It improves the efficiency and effectiveness of processes (those that create the product or deliver a service and those processes that support product and service delivery – e.g. a support process is IT or accounting) and it reduces cost, and increases customer satisfaction.

The training model is learn/apply, which returns value to the organization in projects completed or in progress. Organizations can see the ROI and effectiveness of the training.

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