Implementing Statistical Process Control Course Outline
Hours: 24 Hours
Introduction: The purpose of this course is to assist companies in the strategic planning and preparation phases of successfully implementing SPC in any process or product line. This is recommended as the first course in SPC prior to SPC technical training.
Text: How to Implement SPC by Gary Griffith
Pre-Requisite: None
Suggested Audience: A cross-functional team that is representative of the target area for implementation. Details to be discussed.
  • Description of an SPC System
    General Description
    Applicable Processes (1)
    Benefits of System Approach
    Human Factors
    Implementation Pitfalls
    Organizational Responsibilities
    Drivers, Champions, & Facilitators
    Training, When & How
  • Steps for Implementing SPC
    Internal & External Support
    Achieving Management Awareness/Commitment
    Planning for Implementation & Setting Cost Objectives
    The Management Steering Team
    Communicating Continuous Improvement
    Setting the Stage for Success
    Facilitating the process
    Selecting Applications
    Initial Training
    Product/Process Selection
    Tracking Costs
    Baselines for Performance
    Characterizing the Product/Process
    Evaluating/Setting the Standards
    Evaluating The Measuring Process
    Control Planning
    Initial Process Studies
    Selecting Control Teams
    Functional SPC Training
    Expanding the System
    Supplier Involvement