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Introduction to Statistical Process Control (SPC)

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650 Northeast Holladay Street

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Portland, OR 97232

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This 2-day workshop is the first of a two-part series on Statistical Process Control (SPC). It will ground you in the fundamentals of statistical process control (SPC). First developed by Walter Shewhart while at Bell Labs in the 1920’s and 1930’s SPC has continued to grow in relevance every year since then. Some have even suggested that the manufacture of semi-conductors wouldn’t be possible without it. “We could have invented them – but not manufactured them.”

While powerful and effective, statistical process control is often misunderstood and incorrectly applied. This series of two courses prepares you for success and for realizing the full potential of SPC. You will leave the workshop with an intuitive understanding of fundamental concepts of SPC and control chart theory as well as a practical understanding of the mechanics of selecting control chart types, designing effective and efficient sampling methods, the basics of control chart construction, how to apply them using software and, most importantly, how to interpret them and apply them for controlling and continually improving processes and products. You will also understand how to apply the same fundamental approach to manufacturing and non-manufacturing processes whether your organization manufactures semi-conductors, medical devices, forestry or plastic products, or monitors the output of wind turbines or wants improve the speed of servicing people in need thru a hospital room or improve an IT service call closure rate. SPC reveals the process’s character and provides the foundation for solving and sustaining process improvement.




Key Course Takeaways

At the end of this first of the two-course series, participants will understand:

  • The fundamental SPC concepts of common and special cause variation, how to recognize them and how to use a control chart to alert you when something is affecting the process
  • Quantitatively and graphically characterize, describe and assess their process performance with using histograms, box and whisker plots, control charts and capability analysis
  • Plan, construct, interpret and follow-up on the application of Individual (Xi) and Moving Range (MR) charts and process capability Cpk analysis
  • Exploit SPC methodology to assure the effectiveness of day to day operations, project management and improvement methods such as Lean and Six Sigma
  • The importance and applicability of the topics that follow in the course that follows




Who Should Attend

  • People working with manufacturing or non-manufacturing processes
  • Manufacturing, Process and Quality Managers and Engineers
  • Product and process development and design engineers
  • Continual improvement and process excellence program managers
  • Participants in process and quality improvement teams
  • SPC Coordinators
  • Six Sigma practitioners




Course Outline

Day 1: Basic Statistics for Control Charts - 8 Hours

  • The meaning and significance of common, special and assignable cause variation and how their analysis helps us know when to act and when not to act.
  • Histograms, Box and Whisker plots, distributions, the measures of a distribution – parameters and statistics
  • The normal distribution and why it is so important to us
  • Using what we know about the normal distribution to signal action is required
  • Verifying if a distribution is normal
  • Plotting data in order of occurrence, spotting possible trends or changes – run charts

Day 2: Process Capability and Performance & Sustaining Process Improvement - 8 hours

  • Turning a run chart into a statistical control chart and the advantages -- individuals and range control charts to avoid arguments about when the process has really changed or not and know when to intervene
  • Process Capability -- assessing the capability of a process to meet requirements
  • Process Performance – assessing how a process has performed
  • Developing effective process management and control plans




FAQs

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For more information email NWCPE at info@nwcpe.com. You are welcome to call NWCPE at (503) 610-3166 and ask to talk directly to the lead instructor Steve Zagarola to answer your questions about the workshop.

What can I bring into the event?

A laptop computer is recommended. JMP Software, a free 30-day trail copy is available from the JMP website at www.jmp.com/software/trial. Preparation about a process in mind that they would like to apply SPC methods. To maximize your benefit from the workshop, bring time series data to class for your processes to apply directly to methods. Participants are responsible for their own lunches, a one-hour break for lunch is provided. Coffee in the morning will be provided by NWCPE.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes.

Is my registration transferable?

Yes.

Is it okay if the name on the registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes.



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650 Northeast Holladay Street

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Portland, OR 97232

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