Minitab Training for Manufacturing Quality Coming to San Jose April 3

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Minitab, the leading provider of software for quality improvement, will offer public training sessions for professionals in the San Jose area April 3-5.

Minitab Inc., the leading provider of software for quality improvement and statistics education, will offer its Manufacturing Quality training series April 03-5, 2012, in San Jose.

Minitab Inc., the leading provider of software for quality improvement and statistics education, will offer its Manufacturing Quality training series April 03-5, 2012, in San Jose.

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

In a highly competitive economy, keeping your skills sharp isn’t just an advantage—it’s a necessity. Quality improvement practitioners in the San Jose area will have the opportunity to refine their skills by attending public training sessions being offered by Minitab Inc. in April.

Minitab, the leading provider of software for quality improvement and statistics education, will offer its Manufacturing Quality training series April 03-5 at Executrain - San Jose, 2025 Gateway Place, Suite 390, San Jose, CA 95110.

The series consists of three day-long courses:    

  •     Day 1: Introduction to Reliability
  •     Day 2: Advanced Reliability
  •     Day 3: Macros

The courses are tailored for professionals working in manufacturing companies, and course materials include examples with metrics such as diameters, pressure and hardness.

The full three days of training costs $1275; registration for individual sessions also is available. People who register for two or more days of training and pay before March 4, 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 April 3. Registration is available online at http://www.minitab.com/en-US/training/instructor-led/training-details.aspx?eventId=1012

Minitab trainers are seasoned statisticians with years of experience implementing quality improvement projects. They 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 San Jose 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 Minitab 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 a 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 three day-long courses are detailed below.

Introduction to Reliability
Participants learn to determine lifetime characteristics of a product using both graphical and quantitative analysis methods. Participants explore the common distributions used to model failure rates and develop necessary skills in choosing models. Topics include Parametric and Nonparametric Distribution Analysis, Estimation and Demonstration Test Plans, Growth Curves, Multiple Failure Modes, Warranty Predictions and Weibayes Analysis.

Advanced Reliability
Participants learn to study and describe the impact explanatory variables have on product lifetime and how to use appropriate probability models to predict important lifetime product characteristics. Topics include Probit Analysis, Regression with Life Data, Accelerated Life Testing and Test Plans.

Macros
Participants learn to use Minitab’s command syntax to write customized macros that instantaneously import data from a database and perform statistical analysis with minimal user input.

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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