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Continual Improvement Mini Workshops

One of the key missions of the Iowa Quality Center is to bring knowledge and training to our clients. Courses that allow you to refresh your skills on key quality tools that you haven’t used in a while, or allow you to learn a new skill that you need for a particular project or challenge.

No matter what your need is, we have developed several new half-day and full-day courses that you will find beneficial.

Register for all of these new mini workshops by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at (319) 398-7101.

Root Cause Analysis

Failure Modes & Effects Analysis

Fault Tree Analysis

Process Data Tracking and Analysis

General Statistics

Design of Experiments (DOE)

Lean Six Sigma Leadership Training
 
Project Identification & Selection

Value Stream Mapping

Event Facilitation

Measurement System Analysis


 

Root Cause Analysis
Duration: 1 day class
$289
This course shares some of the basic tools of sound Root Cause Analysis. Attendees will learn about how to construct effective Problem Statements, how to look for “root causes”, how to make process flow charts, and how to collect and assess data, as well as other key Root Cause tools. This course is designed for engineers, supervisors, technicians, as well as operators.

Failure Modes & Effects Analysis
Duration: 1 day
$289
Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a key tool in Risk Management. In this course you will learn how FMEAs can be used in several ways to identify potential failure modes and assess their impacts on your customers and your business. You will also learn how to use the FMEA form to determine proactive actions to take to reduce or eliminate these potential failures. Thought to be used mainly for product design and industry, we will show how this tool can be used for many different businesses and applications.

Fault Tree Analysis
Duration: ½ day
$149
Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) is another key tool in Risk Management. In this course you will learn how to construct a Fault Tree, how to use it to assess the level of risk and how to look for risk reduction opportunities. The course will cover the types of “logic gates” and how to use mathematical relationships between these gates to estimate risk and the opportunity to reduce it. This is a complementary tool with the FMEA.

Process Data Tracking and Analysis
Duration: 1 day
$149
This course will cover the types and methods used in assessing and analyzing processes. We will study many of the tools used in applying Statistical Process Control. The course will cover the 3 types of Variables Charts, the 4 types of Attribute Charts, Control Chart Interpretation, Histograms and Capability Analysis. The class will learn how to determine which tool to use, how to collect data for their use, how to construct each one, and how to interpret their results. These are key tools in helping individuals and organizations better understand the stability and capability of their processes. The class will also be taught on how to use these tools to support continual improvement in driving customer satisfaction.

General Statistics
Duration: 1 day
$289
This course will cover many of the statistical tools used for general statistics and what is known as “Null Hypothesis Testing”. We will cover many of the typical statistical methods used with both “attribute” and “variable” data. This course is based off of the statistical software program Minitab®.

Design of Experiments (DOE)
Duration: 1 day
$289
This course will cover one of the more powerful statistical tools used in design and process optimization: Design of Experiments (DOE). Heavily based on Minitab® statistical software, the material will introduce you to the 3 types of experiments: Fractional Factorial (screening), Full Factorial (interaction), and Surface Response (optimization) Experiments. During the class, you will understand how DOE’s are set up, how they work, and how to analyze and interpret the results. You will plan for, conduct, and analyze each of the types of experiments using a simple device (X-pult) that will give the participant an opportunity to better understand the capabilities of Design of Experiments.

Lean Six Sigma Leadership Training
Duration: 1 day
$289
This course is designed to introduce leaders to the concepts of Lean and Six Sigma and the methods used within these continual improvement philosophies. Attendees will be introduced to Dr. Deming’s “System of Profound Knowledge” and the concept of (social) Systems Thinking and Analysis. The course also covers Lean’s 5 Principles, the Six Sigma DMAIC methodology, and IQC’s 7-Step Continual Improvement Process. The course will spend time on how to identify opportunities for improvement, organize projects, and support continual improvement activities.

Project Identification & Selection
Duration: ½ day
$149
Identifying and selecting what to work on for Continual Improvement (CI) projects can challenging and downright difficult. This course will help attendees learn how to look for opportunities for good CI projects and what tools they can use to help them select and prioritize which projects to work on.

Value Stream Mapping
Duration: 1 day
$289
Value Stream Mapping is one of the more popularly mentioned tools of Lean, but how many really know how to do it. In this course we will walk through several Lean concepts and methods in learning how to use Lean Value Stream Maps and their mapping events. Topics covered are: the 5 Principles of Lean, 8 Forms of Waste, Current-Ideal-Future State Mapping, Event preparations, Event Steps, Lean Action Plan, Lean event types, and Lean Improvement Tools.

Event Facilitation
Duration: ½ day
$149
This course introduces the participant to some of the skills and methods used in the successful facilitation. These skills and methods can be used in meetings, presentations, or working sessions. Attendees will learn about the important skills needed to manage the environment, and good preparation tools to aid in planning and preparing for a facilitated event.

Measurement System Analysis
Duration: ½ day
$149
In Measurement System Analysis (MSA) you will learn about the importance of accurate data in a data-driven decision making environment, and how to ensure you have accurate data. You learn about the two key analysis tools used in MSA – Gauge Repeatability & Reproducibility Studies, and Attribute Repeatability & Reproducibility Studies. Like the other statistical classes, this class too will be using the Minitab® statistical software.

 
Lean 6 Sigma Learning Network
May 2, 2017
NEW Quad Cities Learning Network
May 17, 2017
Lean 6 Sigma Yellow Belt Training
May 17-18, 2017
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