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Executive Overview of Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Continual Improvement

Automotive Quality Core Tools

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Course Description

Provides an overview of the basic understanding necessary to use Statistical Process Control (SPC) to effectively control processes. Participants will learn how SPC can be used to reduce or eliminate defects by reviewing the tools to prevent defects from occurring. This course is based upon the AIAG automotive SPC reference manual.

Course Objectives

  • Understand process variation and the differences between common and special causes
  • Learn how SPC is used for monitoring variation and location of a process  
  • Review of basic control charts most commonly used  to used
  • Identify variable and attribute data
  • Demonstration of using SPC software (Minitab)

Course Outline

Who Should Attend:

  • Managers responsible for possible implementation of SPC
  • Engineers without formal statistical training
  • Supervisors responsible for using SPC