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Machine/Process Capability Study

All of our training courses and programs are "hands-on", and are offered at the client's facility (on-site), anywhere in the world.
Course Description
This course describes in full detail the sequence of events necessary to make machines and processes capable of producing product within specifications limits. These events are divided into five stages:
    1. Process Delineation
    2. Metrology Characterization
    3. Capability Determination
    4. Optimization
    5. Control
The course presents a standardized methodology that leads to the identification, reduction or elimination of the major sources of variation in a manufacturing process. This course has no prerequisite. It will take the participant from basic definitions all the way to baselining the currect machine or process, leading to its improvement, and finally to its preventive control.

This is the original course that kick-started the Six Sigma implementation at Motorola, developed by Mario Perez-Wilson in 1986, and later evolved into the full version M/PCpS Methodology. The original titles of the five stages of M/PCpS were later modified by Allied Signal into Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC).

Course Highlights We Wrote the Book
    Definitions: Process, Capability
    Definition of Machine/Process Capability Study
    M/PCpS Teams, SME Coordinators
    1st Stage: Process Delineation - Machine Definition
    Dissecting the Machine into Functional Characteristics
    Types of Data: Attribute and Variable
    Scales of Measurement
    Cause and Effect Diagrams, Brainstorming
    Pareto Diagrams
    2nd Stage: Metrology Characterization
    Accuracy, Precision
    Gauge Repeatability and Reprobucibility Studies
    GR&R Short Method, GR&R Long Method
    3rd Stage: Capability Determination - Machine Definition
    Descriptive Statistics
    Normal Distribution, Standard Normal Distribution
    Machine and Process Potential, Cp
    Machine and Process Capability, Cpk
    Six Sigma
    Short and Long Term Capability Studies
    4th Stage: Optimization - Reducing Process Variability
    Experimentation - An Iterative Process
    Factors or Independent Variables
    Levels, Treatment Combinations
    Factorials Designs, 2k Full Factorial Designs
    Multi-vari Analysis, Reducing Variation
    Concentration Diagrams
    5th Stage: Control - Preventive Control
    Variable Control Charts
    PosiTrol Plans, PosiTrol Logs
    Standard Worksheets and Forms
Duration: Typically 3 to 4 days.
Book: Machine and Process Capability Studies
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We are Proud of Our "Hands-On" Training Approach
We take participants through lectures in which they learn the tools, methods, and concepts. Then, we help them apply the tools to their own processes.

This is, by far, the most efficient way to learn the application of machine and process capability studies.