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Statistical Process Control II - Trending Data (1-day)


Dr. Wayne A. Taylor

Course Description

Follow-up to Statistical Process Control I - Introduction, focusing on applying control charts in manufacturing to improve and maintain process performance.  Topics include determining the number of samples to select, the sample frequency, how to handle out-of-control points, and how to handle common complications such as multiple characteristics, multiple stations and short production runs.  Control charts for the average, median, range, standard deviation, percent defective and counts are all covered.  It also teaches how to effectively implement SPC in a manufacturing plant.

The class is hands on. Several exercises involve the actual collection and analysis of data generated in class. The course is also full of practical advice on how to effectively utilize SPC. Four detailed cases studies demonstrate the proper role of SPC and potential pitfalls to avoid.

What You Will Learn

  • How to perform capability studies
  • How to calculate and interpret capability indices such as Cp and Cpk
  • What six sigma quality is and how it relates to capability studies
  • How construct and interpret control charts
  • How to select the best control chart for the job at hand
  • How to observe trends and patterns on a control chart and detect instabilities in the process
  • The three uses of control charts and how to determine if you are using them effectively
  • How to manage process improvement through variation reduction using SPC and Capability Studies
  • The best demonstrated practices for implementing SPC and the pitfalls
  • How to evaluate the effectiveness of a SPC implementation

Primary Audience

This course is intended for management, supervisors and engineers who want to implement SPC in their facility or organization. Previous exposure to the normal distribution and standard deviations is helpful.

Course Outline


  • Control Charts
  • Uses of Control Charts
  • Implementing SPC
  • X-bar S Control Charts


  • Special Topics
  • Median-Range Control Charts
  • Attribute Control Charts


Statistical Process Control I - Introduction

Course Materials

Participants receive a comprehensive course manual.

Related Courses

Trending of Quality Data
Successful Acceptance Sampling


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