Learn Process Improvement Software with Quality Companion Training in State College July 31

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Minitab, the leading provider of software for quality practitioners, will offer public training sessions on its process improvement software for professionals in the State College area, July 31.

Minitab Inc. will offer public training sessions on Quality Companion in State College July 31 - August 1.

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.

Learn how to navigate process improvement software that makes Lean Six Sigma projects easier to manage and complete by attending Minitab, Inc.’s public training sessions in State College starting July 31.

Quality Companion by Minitab is a process improvement software that has been designed by experienced practitioners to help improvement professionals manage Lean Six Sigma and other projects in one application.

Professionals will have the opportunity to learn how to use the software from an industry-seasoned Minitab trainer, who will highlight how to navigate Quality Companion’s built-in quality tools and how to use and customize various “soft tool” templates, including C&E Matrix, FMEA and Project Charter.

Minitab Inc., the leading provider of software for quality improvement, will offer its Quality Companion Essentials training series, July 31-August 1, 2013, at Minitab Inc., Quality Plaza, 1829 Pine Hall Rd., State College, Pennsylvania 16801.

The courses are tailored for quality improvement practitioners working in both manufacturing and service-related industries. The course materials include training on the following tools: Process Mapping, Brainstorming/Fishbone Diagram, Y Metrics, Ballots, Presentations, Analysis Capture Tools and Value Stream Mapping.

The full two days of training costs $750. People who register for the training and pay before July 1, 2013 receive a 10% early-bird discount. In addition, two or more people from the same organization receive a 5% discount if they register before July 31. Registration is available online at http://www.minitab.com/en-US/training/instructor-led/training-details.aspx?eventId=2001111.

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.

Eduardo Santiago, Minitab technical training specialist, will be the instructor for the sessions. “My training style is very interactive and learner-focused,” he says. “My goal is to make sure that participants truly understand the material so they can apply Quality Companion in their work.”

Santiago earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from CETYS-Universidad, one of Mexico’s premier educational institutions, and later earned an M.Eng. and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and operations research from Penn State, focusing on how to collect the greatest amount of useful data in the fewest number of runs in expensive testing situations.

He earned Six Sigma certification from Sony while working as a quality improvement consultant for clients such as Plantronics, RCA Display, URBI Homes and Markofoam, a Sony supplier. Now Santiago combines his passion for teaching and his quality improvement experience to help others get the maximum benefit from Minitab software.

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

Quality Companion Essentials
Participants learn to identify potential quality improvement projects and how to quantify the risks involved. Participants define and scope a project to more easily gain buy-in from key stakeholders and determine which tools and statistical analyses are appropriate at any phase of the project. Participants create custom data fields and categories, as well as custom project and tool templates that can be stored as permanent software options and shared with other users.

Topics include Quality Companion Environment, Project Manager, Roadmap, Coaches, Templates, Custom Data Fields, Project Data Sharing and Modifying Forms.

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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