Post-Experience Module Outline
Manufacturing Process Capability (MAPC)
This module will provide participants with a working knowledge of process capability and control and its application within a manufacturing environment to improve yields and reduce costs.
Objectives: On completion, the participant will be able to:
Understand and use basic mathematical and statistical techniques in the analysis of variation in the manufacturing process.
Calculate and present measures of process capability for a defined process
Collect analyse and present data to drive manufacturing process improvement
Understand manufacturing process capability approaches used within different applications
Establish, use and maintain spc charts as applicable to their business (Achieved post assignment)
Introduction to variation using practical exercises
Understanding the effect of variation on manufacturing processes
Calculation of Normal distribution and measure dispersion (standard deviation)
Company based case studies (delivery and discussion)
Statistical data collection and presentation for process improvement
Presentation of measures of Process Capability Cp and Cpk
Duration: 2.5 Days
Assessment: Post Module Assignment
You should be able to do basic arithmetic and to use formulae. (Source of support is identified on a separate page attached to this outline)
This module is approved by BAE SYSTEMS as a Manufacturing Developing You (MDY) programme “Core Module”.
RECOMMENDED PRE-READING TO IMPROVE KNOWLEDGE PRIOR TO MODULE ATTENDANCE
The reference below has been identified to help you develop your skills and knowledge. The book may be obtained from book shops, local libraries or through company learning centres where these exist. Use the readings according to your needs: skim them when revising the material, but read in detail and try some of the examples when the material is new.
IMPROVING ARITHMETIC SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
In Improve Your Maths (2nd edition) by G Bancroft and M Fletcher, Addison-Wesley, 1998, ISBN 0-201-331306, you should focus on:
Chapter 1 Arithmetic operations: pp 3-11
Introduction, whole numbers, negative numbers, rounding of numbers
Chapter 2 Fractions and decimals: pp 15-26
Introduction, fractions, decimal numbers
Chapter 3 Percentages and ratios: pp 28-37
Introduction, percentages, ratios
Chapter 13 Simple algebra: pp 153-161
Introduction, terminology, simplification
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