professionals, supervisors, and managers.
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What Is Variation?
Variation is at the root of all quality problems.
After all, if there was no variation, we would simply need
to target our process on the ideal standard and everything
we produce would come out exactly the same. But, that
ideal world doesn't exist. In reality every process
has many variables such as time, temperature, tool wear and
technique that affect the output of the process. So, a
key goal in quality improvement is to reduce variation and
the first step in doing that is to understand that variation
in our processes.
Understanding Variation Online Training
This courses is a primer in the statistics used for SPC
(Statistical Process Control); topics covered include
building and using a histogram to understand variation,
patterns of variation, measures of variation (mean, range,
standard deviation), the normal curve and process stability.
Both graphical and mathematical techniques of measuring
variation are covered. This course is a targeted
training course and provides focused training on concepts of
variation that serve as the foundation of control charts.
For comprehensive training on how to use control charts and
their underlying principles, we recommend our
Basic SPC training.
This Training Enables Learners To...
- Explain what variation in a work process is and why
it is bad.
- Describe key techniques for measuring variation -
visual display and mathematical.
- Identify key patterns of variation and explain what
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