Learn Quality Improvement for Manufacturing with Minitab Training in Columbia November 27

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Minitab, the leading provider of software for quality improvement, will offer public training sessions for professionals in the Columbia, S.C. area November 27-30.

Minitab Inc. will offer its Manufacturing Quality training series November 27-30, 2012 in Columbia, South Carolina.

Minitab Inc. will offer its Manufacturing Quality training series November 27-30, 2012 in Columbia, South Carolina.

Minitab trainers are seasoned statisticians with years of experience implementing quality improvement projects.

Refine your quality improvement skills by attending Minitab, Inc.’s public training sessions in the Columbia area starting November 27.

Professionals will have the opportunity to learn from an industry-seasoned Minitab trainer, who will emphasize techniques for improving quality in manufacturing.

Minitab Inc., the leading provider of software for quality improvement and statistics education, will offer its Manufacturing Quality training series November 27-30, 2012, at Midlands Technical College, 151 Powell Road, Columbia, S.C. 29203.

The series consists of four day-long courses:    

  •     Day 1: Introduction to Minitab
  •     Day 2: Basic Statistics
  •     Day 3: Statistical Quality Analysis
  •     Day 4: Factorial Designs

The courses are tailored for professionals working in the automotive industry, chemical production plants and other companies involved in manufacturing. The course materials include examples with metrics such as diameters, pressure and hardness.

The full four days of training costs $1700; registration for individual sessions is also available. People who register for two days of training and pay before October 28, 2012 receive a 10% early-bird discount. In addition, two or more people from the same organization receive a 5% discount if they register before November 27. Registration is available online at http://www.minitab.com/en-US/training/instructor-led/training-details.aspx?eventId=996.

All of Minitab’s instructor-led training includes plenty of time to practice what you learn under the guidance of expert trainers with years of experience implementing quality improvement projects. Trainers make complex concepts easy to grasp, and are highly regarded for their engaging style and personal attention.

Lou Johnson, Minitab technical training specialist and certified Six Sigma Black Belt, will be the instructor for the Columbia sessions. Johnson brings 24 years of process engineering and Six Sigma experience to his role as a Minitab Trainer.

Throughout his career, he has trained engineers, project leaders and technicians from companies including Arrow and Xerox. “Helping others use data to make good business decisions is one of the things I enjoy most about teaching Minitab software,” Johnson says.

The skills covered in the four day-long courses are detailed below.

Introduction to Minitab
Participants learn to create, manipulate and restructure data, and how to create and interpret a wide variety of graphs and numerical measures useful for quality improvement initiatives. Topics include Charts, Histograms, Boxplots, Dotplots, Scatterplots, Tables, Measures of Location and Variation, and ODBC.

Basic Statistics
Participants learn to match appropriate statistical tools to their own applications and how to correctly interpret statistical output to quickly reveal problems or show evidence of improvement. Participants explore critical features in their processes through statistical modeling tools that help to uncover and describe relationships between variables. Topics include t-Tests, Proportion Tests, Tests for Equal Variance, Power and Sample Size, Correlation, Simple Linear and Multiple Regression, ANOVA and GLM.

Statistical Quality Analysis
Participants learn the basic fundamentals of statistical process control and how these quality tools can provide the necessary evidence to improve and control manufacturing processes. Topics include Gage R&R, Destructive Testing, Gage Linearity and Bias, Attribute Agreement, Variables and Attribute Control Charts, Capability Analysis for Normal, Non-normal and Attribute Data.

Factorial Designs
Participants learn to generate full and fractional factorial designed experiments, then interpret and communicate results to improve products and processes, reduce process variation and expedite development projects. Topics include Design of Factorial Experiment, Normal Effects Plot and Pareto of Effects, Power and Sample Size, Main Effect, Interaction and Cube Plots, Center Points, Overlaid Contour Plots and Multiple Response Optimization.

About Minitab
Minitab Inc. is one of the world’s leading developers of statistical and process improvement software. Thousands of distinguished companies use Minitab software, including Toshiba, DuPont, Boeing, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nestlé and Pfizer. Minitab products are backed by outstanding services, including training, e-learning opportunities and free technical support.

Minitab Inc., headquartered in State College, Pa., operates offices in the United Kingdom, France and Australia and has additional representatives throughout the world.

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