The ability to analyse and control performance is an essential requirement for the effective management of processes that deliver value to customers. Process control involves observation, data collection, tabulation, graphical representation, and both qualitative and quantitative analysis.
This online course aims to give participants a solid grounding in data collection, graphing and basic analysis techniques. Participants will be introduced to the Minitab statistical software application and will learn when and where to use analysis techniques in order to aid decision-making. It will enable participants to develop standards with regards to data collection, analysis, and reporting appropriate for their processes.
The course is run over 4 webinars, each of three hours duration, with short breaks. 12 hours in total. It is facilitated using live webinar, case studies, quiz, Q&A and assignments. Participants are required to spend an additional one hour per module on the assignment work. The assignment work is completed between modules.
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Who is the course for
The course is designed for a broad range of operations, engineering and quality personnel who need to use data collection & analysis methods on a regular basis in the workplace. Prior to participating, participants should have a basic knowledge of statistics. A foundation webinar can be arranged for those who need a grounding in statistics before the course commences.
At the end of the course attendees will:
- Understand data types and the importance of appropriate data collection methods;
- Understand the importance of validating measurement systems;
- Understand how to assess the statistical influence one or more input variables may have on an output variable;
- Understand when and where each statistical tool is best applied, and
- Be able to use Minitab as an everyday tool in support of data analysis and control.
- Participation in live interactive webinars with case studies and Q&A.
- A recording of each webinar for future use by participants.
- Soft copy presentation files, with data sets and case studies, for future use by participants.
- On completion of all 6 modules in the series, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion.
|Online programme: 4 modules x 3 hours each|
|Webinar #||Proposed time & Date||Content||Assignment|
|1||9:30am||Introductions||No assignment – data provided for offline work (optional)|
|3 Hours||Monday, 17th October, 2022||Data types & data collection, Introduction to Minitab, Worksheets & displays, menu features, importing and saving files, data sets & interactive exercises|
|Introduction to measurement systems analysis (MSA)|
|Graphing techniques: run, Pareto, box plot|
|Layout tool & exporting graphs|
|2||9:30am||Assignment review & quiz||No assignment – data provided for offline work (optional)|
|3 Hours||Thursday, 20th October 2022||Introduction to descriptive statistics, measures of location – mean mode & median, data sets & interactive exercises, measures of spread – range, standard deviation & variance|
|Properties of the normal distribution, Z scores and prediction, other common data distributions|
|3||9:30am||Assignment review||No assignment – data provided for offline work (optional)|
|3 Hours||Monday, 24th October 2022||Scatter plots & simple linear regression, the regression equation, measuring the strength of the relationship, the residuals patterns|
|Correlation, causation & prediction, confidence intervals & prediction intervals|
|4||9:30am||Assignment review||No assignment – data provided for offline work (optional)|
|3 Hours||Thursday, 27th October 2022||Multivari analysis|
|Process observation and sampling plans, control vs. capability, calculating control limits, statistical process control for individuals|
|statistical process control for samples, out-of-control conditions, control plans|
|Statistical process control for attribute data.|
|Minitab Assistant, review of course contents and troubleshooting participant process problems.|
|12 hours||Total contact time|
Bernadette Rushe, BSc Hons (Biochemistry & Maths), Dip SA, CPIM, MSc, ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
Managing Director Lean Ireland
Bernie has been involved in the management of supply chain and business process improvement activities for over 30 years. She received her Lean and Six Sigma training at Dell Computer Corporation. In 2001, she left Dell to establish Cordatus Consulting (now trading as Lean Ireland). She specialises in working with senior management teams to develop a vision of organisation competitiveness and a practical roadmap to deliver that vision. Her consulting skills and practical workshops have yielded benefits in the order of several €millions per annum to client companies.