January 2019

FMEA – Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

Monday, January 28, 2019   

Cost $295.00 / Student      Register

This 1 day class is a hands on introduction to the FMEA risk management process as outlined in the AIAG Manual – 4th Edition. The overall process of using an FMEA for a system, design, process or service is discussed.  Process FMEA (PFMEA) table development and completion is highlighted and the participants perform a PFMEA and present their results during the class.

Who should attend: Anyone involved in process development and risk management in the manufacturing process or anyone needing to fulfill the PFMEA requirement for a PPAP submission. Process and quality engineers, technicians and inspectors will benefit from the practical hands on approach of the class. Supervisors and managers will benefit from understanding how these techniques fit into the larger manufacturing and quality process and risk management.

Understanding Variation – An Introduction to Statistical Process Control – SPC

Tuesday, January 29, 2019     

Cost $295.00 / Student      Register

Understanding Variation is a key in managing processes.  SPC allows a company to assess and control its processes in real time using live process data. This assessment and control may reduce nonconforming product and improve process capability thereby lowering overall costs and improving productivity. SPC can be used in both service and manufacturing organizations.

This 1 day course is an introduction in understanding process variation.  Fundamental numerical concepts will be covered as well as using statistical control charts to monitor a process over time. The student will perform calculations on sample data sets and evaluate the process based on the data. Simple examples will be completed using manual calculations.

Who should attend: Manufacturing and quality associates, continuous improvement coordinators, process engineers, and other quality and manufacturing professionals who need to understand and use SPC in daily process control activities, for continuous improvement of the processes and to understand how each of the tools are integrated into successful manufacturing processes. No prior experience with SPC is necessary, however the student should be familiar with basic calculator math.

Measurement System Analysis – MSA

Wednesday, January 30, 2019     

Cost $295.00 / Student      Register

This 1 day class covers the fundamental concepts and applications of measurement system analysis for both variable data measurement systems. Concepts of resolution, accuracy, precision, bias, linearity, repeatability and reproducibility are covered. Techniques for designing and conducting measurement system analyses are outlined. The participants will perform a measurement study using the Average and Range method to analyze the results.

Who should attend:  Engineers, technicians or quality personnel having responsibility for measurement system analysis for manufacturing process improvement and to meet customer requirements or anyone needing to fulfill the Measurement System Analysis requirement for PPAP submission. Managers and supervisors will also benefit from understanding the requirements of measurement system analysis and how this process will fit in the overall quality planning within an organization.

Root Cause Analysis

Thursday, January 31, 2019     

Cost $295.00 / Student      Register

This  day class covers the fundamental concepts and practical applications of Root Cause Analysis for determining the fundamental cause of a problem or issue.  Techniques such as the 5-Why, Cause and Effect and Change Analysis, along with the 7 Basic Quality Tools are reviewed.

Who should attend:  Engineers, technicians or quality personnel having responsibility for determining fundamental causes for problems.  Managers and supervisors will also benefit from understanding the requirements of Root Cause analysis and how this fits within the continuous improvement process for an organization.