Minitab Public Training for Manufacturing Quality Coming to Atlanta April 30

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Minitab, the leading provider of software for quality improvement, will offer public training sessions for professionals in the Atlanta area April 30-May 3.

Minitab Inc., the leading provider of software for quality improvement and statistics education, will offer its Manufacturing Quality training series April 30-May 3, 2012, in Atlanta.

Minitab Inc., the leading provider of software for quality improvement and statistics education, will offer its Manufacturing Quality training series April 30-May 3, 2012, in Atlanta.

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

Refine quality improvement skills by attending Minitab, Inc.’s public training sessions in Atlanta starting April 30.

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 April 30-May 3, 2012, at Microtek, 1000 Abernathy Rd., Northpark Building 400, Suite 194, Atlanta, GA 30328.

The series consists of four day-long courses:    

  •     Day 1: DOE in Practice
  •     Day 2: Response Surface
  •     Day 3: Formulation and Mixture Designs
  •     Day 4: Macros

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 or more days of training and pay before March 31, 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 30. Registration is available online at http://www.minitab.com/training/instructor-led/training-details.aspx?eventId=970.

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 Atlanta 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,” Johnson says.

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

DOE in Practice
Participants learn to handle common DOE scenarios where classic factorial or response surface design and analysis techniques are neither appropriate nor possible, and develop techniques for experimental situations such as missing data and hard-to-change factors. Participants explore opportunities to minimize costs or variability while simultaneously optimizing an important process characteristic. Topics include ANCOVA, Unbalanced Designs, Split-Plot Designs, Multiple Response Optimization and Binary Logistic Regression.

Response Surface
Participants learn to use Minitab’s DOE interface to create response surface designs, analyze experimental results and find optimal factor settings. Participants also learn to experiment with techniques such as sequential experimentation that balance the discovery of critical process information. Topics include Central Composite and Box-Behnken Designs, Calculations for Steepest Ascent, Overlaid Contour Plots and Multiple Response Optimization.

Formulation and Mixture Designs
Participants learn to interpret graphical and statistical output to understand a mixture’s blending properties and to choose the appropriate mixture of ingredients needed to optimize one or more critical process characteristics. Topics include Simplex Lattice and Centroid Designs, Upper and Lower Constraints, Extreme Vertices Designs, Pseudocomponents, Response Trace Plots, Mixtures with Process Variables and Mixture Amounts.

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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