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Dimensional Management Workshop

Controlling Manufacturing Process Variation

Using Dimensional Management to reduce variability and cut costs



Free Workshop at the University of Warwick


Manufacturing process variation can impact significantly on the operations and profitability of a company. This workshop aims to introduce techniques that help companies to understand, control, predict and reduce the levels of process variation in their manufacturing operations.

 28th & 29th June or 5th & 6th July, 2011


This workshop demonstrates tools and techniques that will allow a manufacturing company to quantify and understand the variation of its manufacturing processes. Once the variation can be quantified, actions can be taken to reduce the impact on customers (and the company’s bottom line) along with preventing the same issues arising on future products. The tools can be used throughout a product’s lifetime, from the Concept stage through to volume manufacturing.


Who Should Attend?

Content for the workshop has been derived from automotive manufacturing best practice, but the tools and techniques can be applied to any company with a mechanical engineering-based manufacturing process. The techniques can be applied to any process, from one-off bespoke operations to high volume manufacturing; and across the process chain, from concept development through to production.


Why Should You Attend?

Manufacturing process variability can affect all aspects of a company’s operations, but most importantly it will increase the costs and reduce profitability. In these uncertain economic times, it is essential for companies to minimise their cost-base whilst still meeting the requirements of their customers. You will learn how to reduce manufacturing process variability and improve financial performance.

Venue: International Manufacturing Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL


Agenda: 08:30 - 16:30


Day 1

Day 2

Registration & Refreshments

Registration & Refreshments

1. Introduction to Dimensional Management

1. Benefits of GD&T

2. Dimensional Management Foundations

2. Dimensional Variation Analysis



3. Dimensional Control

3. Variation Reduction

4. Measurement Systems

4. Cost of Quality



The workshop is free to manufacturing companies based in the West Midlands. The only commitment is to ensure personnel attend both days of the workshop.



Places for the free workshop are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment. To book your place, please contact the organiser: Alan Olifent



Phone: 02476 575408