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Minitab Public Training for Manufacturing Quality Coming to San Jose November 7

September 26, 2011

Minitab, the leading provider of software for quality improvement, will offer public training sessions for professionals in the San Jose area November 7-11.

State College, PA (PRWEB) September 26, 2011

In a highly competitive economy, keeping your skills sharp isnât just an advantageâ”itâs a necessity. Quality improvement practitioners in the San Jose area will have the opportunity to refine their skills by attending public training sessions being offered in November.

Minitab Inc., the leading provider of software for quality improvement and statistics education, will offer its Manufacturing Quality training series November 07â“11, 2011, at Executrain – San Jose, 2025 Gateway Place, Suite 390, San Jose, CA 95110.

The series consists of five day-long courses:    

  •     Day 1: Introduction to Minitab
  •     Day 2: Basic Statistics
  •     Day 3: Statistical Quality Analysis
  •     Day 4: Factorial Designs
  •     Day 5: Response Surface

The courses are tailored for professionals working in manufacturing companies, and course materials include examples with metrics such as diameters, pressure, and hardness.

The full week of sessions costs $2,125; registration for individual sessions also is available. People who register for two or more days of training and pay before October 8, 2011 receive a 10% early-bird discount. In addition, two or more people from the same organization receive a 5% discount if they register before November 7. Registration is available online at http://www.minitab.com/training/instructor-led/training-details.aspx?eventId=875/.

Minitab trainers are seasoned statisticians with years of experience implementing quality improvement projects. They make complex concepts easy to grasp, and are highly regarded for their engaging style and personal attention.

Eduardo Santiago, Minitab technical training specialist, will be the instructor for the San Jose sessions. âœMy training style is very interactive and learner-focused,â he says. âœMy goal is to make sure that participants truly understand the material so they can apply Minitab in their work.â

Santiago earned a bachelorâs degree in industrial engineering from CETYS-Universidad, one of Mexicoâs premier educational institutions, and later earned a M.Eng. and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and operations research from Penn State, focusing on how to collect the greatest amount of useful data in the fewest number of runs in expensive testing situations. He earned Six Sigma certification from Sony while working as a quality improvement consultant for clients such as Plantronics, RCA Display, URBI Homes and Markofoam, a Sony supplier. Now Santiago combines his passion for teaching and his quality improvement experience to help others get the maximum benefit from Minitab software.

The skills covered in the five day-long courses are detailed below.

Introduction to Minitab

Participants learn to create, manipulate, and restructure data, and how to create and interpret a wide variety of graphs and numerical measures useful for quality improvement initiatives. Topics include Charts, Histograms, Boxplots, Dotplots, Scatterplots, Tables, Measures of Location and Variation, and ODBC.

Basic Statistics

Participants learn to match appropriate statistical tools to their own applications and how to correctly interpret statistical output to quickly reveal problems or show evidence of improvement. Strong emphasis is placed on making good business decisions based on the practical application of statistics. Topics include t-Tests, Proportion Tests, Tests for Equal Variance, Power and Sample Size, Correlation, Simple Linear and Multiple Regression, ANOVA and GLM.

Statistical Quality Analysis

Participants learn the basic fundamentals of statistical process control and how these quality tools can provide the necessary evidence to improve and control manufacturing processes. Topics include Gage R&R, Destructive Testing, Gage Linearity and Bias, Attribute Agreement, Variables and Attribute Control Charts, Capability Analysis for Normal, Non-normal and Attribute data.

Factorial Designs

Participants learn to generate full and fractional factorial designed experiments, then interpret and communicate results to improve products and processes, reduce process variation, and expedite development projects. Topics include Design of Factorial Experiments; Normal Effects Plot and Pareto of Effects; Power and Sample Size; Main Effect, Interaction, and Cube Plots; Center Points; Overlaid Contour Plots; and Multiple Response Optimization.

Response Surface

Participants learn to to create response surface experiments, analyze experimental results, and find factor settings that simultaneously optimize multiple responses while being sensitive to the resources required to obtain that information. Topics include Central Composite and Box-Behnken Designs, Calculations for Steepest Ascent, Overlaid Contour Plots, and Multiple Response Optimization.

About Minitab

Minitab Inc. is one of the worldâs leading developers of statistical and process improvement software. Thousands of distinguished companies use Minitab software, including Toshiba, DuPont, Boeing, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nestlé and Pfizer. Minitab products are backed by outstanding services, including training, e-learning opportunities, and free technical support.

Minitab Inc., headquartered in State College, Pa., operates offices in the United Kingdom, France and Australia and has additional representatives throughout the world.

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