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Process Capability Basics


Intended Audience 

Quality professionals, supervisors, and managers.


Time To Complete

1.5 hours (0.2 CEUs)

What Is Process Capability?

Process Capability is a statistical concept that helps us determine if our existing process is able to meet our customers' requirements.  A process capability study brings together the notion of a stable predictable process with the customers specifications to assess whether the process is capable of meeting the customers' needs. 

Process Capability Basics Online Training

This course provides a basic understanding of what process capability is and how it is statistically measured.  Process Capability Ratio (Cr) and Process Capability Index (Cp) are covered to help understand the basic concept of process capability and then Cpk is explained and presented as a better measure of true process capability.  For comprehensive training on how to use control charts and their underlying principles, we recommend our Basic SPC training.

This Training Enables Learners To...

  • Describe what is meant by a capable process.
  • Contrast the difference between an "in-spec" process and a "capable process."
  • Identify and explain the three main measures of process capability.

Recommended Prerequisites

  • Basic math skills.
  • An understanding of basic concepts of variation, process stability and statistical process control.

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