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Automotive Quality Core Tools

The Automotive Quality Core Tools are defined as five supplemental techniques and/or methods which support the expectations of the automotive standards, whether IATF-16949 or the German-based VDA, and the global automotive industry.  Even though these tools (APQP, PPAP, FMEA, SPC and MSA) are integrated into the automotive manufacturing domain, they are used in aerospace and other manufacturing industries also.  The Alabama Technology Network (ATN) can provide training on each of the core tools to meet the needs of a company.  ATN’s classes teach the method and application of the tools with real world examples and exercises to effectively train employees.  ATN can also assist in the set up and implementation of the core tools to help a company meet their customer requirements.

Executive Overview of Statistical Process Control (SPC)

This workshop will provide an overview of the basic understanding necessary to use Statistical Process Control (SPC) to effectively control processes.  Attendees will learn how SPC can be used to...

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Introduction of Statistical Process Control (SPC) Understanding Your Process

This workshop will provide introductory training for developing the basic understanding and skills necessary to use Statistical Process Control (SPC) to effectively control processes.  Attendees...

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Introduction to Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)

This overview covers the common Product Quality Planning and Control Plan guidelines described in the APQP manual issued by AIAG and referenced in the IATF 16949 Quality Management System...

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Introduction to Design of Experiments (DOE) Mastering your Process

In today’s world of manufacturing, organizations are constantly faced with the continual improvement of their key processes.  Process knowledge and experience play critical roles in the...

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Introduction to Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA-VDA)

With many organizations looking to continually improve products and processes whenever possible, using Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA) as a disciplined technique to identify and help...

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Introduction to Measurement System Analysis (MSA)

Today, measurement data is used more often and in more ways than ever before.  Decisions to make adjustments to processes, determining statistical control, and product acceptance are all impacted...

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Introduction to Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)

This overview helps participants understand the process of developing and producing a PPAP in accordance with the AIAG’s PPAP reference manual. PPAP’s provide evidence that all customer...

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