Advanced SPC Training

Course Outline
Course Objectives

Intended Audience

Quality professionals, engineers and supervisors responsible for implementing SPC.

Time To Complete

6 hours (0.6 CEUs)

What is Statistical Process Control (SPC)?

SPC or statistical process control is a statistically-based family of tools used to monitor, control, and improve processes. Statistical Process Control (SPC) training can be time consuming and frustrating because of the complex nature of the statistics underlying SPC control charts. Basic SPC is a comprehensive online SPC training course for engineers, operators, and technicians that makes understanding and applying statistical process control (SPC) concepts easy.

Advanced SPC Online Training

Selecting and setting up the right type of SPC control chart for a given process is crucial to getting the most benefit from statistical process control.  With Advanced SPC online training, your in-house experts will be able to apply advanced statistical techniques and concepts throughout your operations.  Training topics include selecting and setting up SPC control charts, determining the best control chart format to use for a given process, identifying different patterns of instability and knowing what they tell you about a process, as well as a step-by-step tutorial for conducting process capability studies following standard industry guidelines.

Looking for Basic SPC Training?

This Training Enables Learners To…

  • Set up a variable and attribute control chart.
  • Select the proper type of control chart for the process.
  • Understand the differences between a variety of variables control charts and understand which chart is used when.
  • Conduct a full process capability study.

Recommended Prerequisites

  • Basic math skills.
  • A good understanding of concepts and measures of variation, ability to use control charts and knowledge of process capability.
  • Basic SPC training or the equivalent.

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Advanced SPC Course Outline

Unit 1 Advanced Control Charting

Lesson 1 | Setting Up Variable Control Charts

  • Calculating control limits and establishing a baseline chart.

Lesson 2 | Setting Up Attribute Control Charts

  • Setting up p, np, c, and u charts.

Lesson 3 | More Patterns of Instability

  • Explanations of Western Electric, AIAG, Nelson, and Boeing rules.

Lesson 4 | Setting Up Individuals and Moving Range Control Charts

  • Calculating control limits and establishing a baseline chart for IX and MR Charts.

Lesson 5 | Special Control Charts and Applications

  • Variations on the standard variable data control charts.

Unit Challenge

  • An assessment of the learner’s progress in this unit.

Unit 2 Advanced Process Capability

Lesson 1 | Conducting a Process Capability Study

  • How-to conduct a process capability study.

Lesson 2 | Taking Action to Improve the Process

  • What to do if the process is not capable.

Lesson 3 | More Capability Indices

  • Pp and Ppk
  • Differences between Ppk and Cpk.
  • Cpm and Ppm

Lesson 4 | Process Capability Study Complications

  • Using individuals instead of subgroups
  • Compensating for tool wear
  • Skewed distributions
  • One-sided specs
  • Short Run processes

Lesson 5 | Six Sigma Capability

  • What is meant by Six Sigma Quality.
  • How to use Z-values.

Unit Challenge

  • An assessment of the learner’s progress in this unit.

Advanced SPC Course Objectives

Unit 1 | Advanced Control Charting

  • Set up an x-bar and R control chart.
  • Interpret the control chart to determine if a process is stable.
  • Set up an attribute (p, np, c, or u) control chart.
  • Understand how to use the most common tests of instability.
  • Set up an Individuals and Moving Range control chart.
  • Explore options to the conventional x-bar and R control chart.
  • Select the most appropriate alternative format for a variable control chart.

Unit 2 | Advanced Process Capability

  • Prepare for and conduct a process capability study.
  • Use the results of a process capability study to improve the capability of the process.
  • Learn what to do if the process capability cannot be improved enough to meet the customer’s requirements.
  • Know the differences between Ppk & Cpk.
  • Know how to handle process capability study complications and challenges.
  • Explain what Six Sigma Quality means.
  • Be able to use Z-values.

Advanced SPC Course Outline

Unit 1 Advanced Control Charting

Lesson 1 | Setting Up Variable Control Charts

  • Calculating control limits and establishing a baseline chart.

Lesson 2 | Setting Up Attribute Control Charts

  • Setting up p, np, c, and u charts.

Lesson 3 | More Patterns of Instability

  • Explanations of Western Electric, AIAG, Nelson, and Boeing rules.

Lesson 4 | Setting Up Individuals and Moving Range Control Charts

  • Calculating control limits and establishing a baseline chart for IX and MR Charts.

Lesson 5 | Special Control Charts and Applications

  • Variations on the standard variable data control charts.

Unit Challenge

  • An assessment of the learner's progress in this unit.

Unit 2 Advanced Process Capability

Lesson 1 | Conducting a Process Capability Study

  • How-to conduct a process capability study.

Lesson 2 | Taking Action to Improve the Process

  • What to do if the process is not capable.

Lesson 3 | More Capability Indices

  • Pp and Ppk
  • Differences between Ppk and Cpk.
  • Cpm and Ppm

Lesson 4 | Process Capability Study Complications

  • Using individuals instead of subgroups
  • Compensating for tool wear
  • Skewed distributions
  • One-sided specs
  • Short Run processes

Lesson 5 | Six Sigma Capability

  • What is meant by Six Sigma Quality.
  • How to use Z-values.

Unit Challenge

  • An assessment of the learner's progress in this unit.

Advanced SPC Course Objectives

Unit 1 | Advanced Control Charting

  • Set up an x-bar and R control chart.
  • Interpret the control chart to determine if a process is stable.
  • Set up an attribute (p, np, c, or u) control chart.
  • Understand how to use the most common tests of instability.
  • Set up an Individuals and Moving Range control chart.
  • Explore options to the conventional x-bar and R control chart.
  • Select the most appropriate alternative format for a variable control chart.

Unit 2 | Advanced Process Capability

  • Prepare for and conduct a process capability study.
  • Use the results of a process capability study to improve the capability of the process.
  • Learn what to do if the process capability cannot be improved enough to meet the customer's requirements.
  • Know the differences between Ppk & Cpk.
  • Know how to handle process capability study complications and challenges.
  • Explain what Six Sigma Quality means.
  • Be able to use Z-values.