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Dates:          2 consecutive days TBD on mutual availability of participants and ITR
Time:            7-11 AM Central each day OR 12-4 PM Central
Where:         At your computer
Cost:            $595 per participant with a minimum of 5 participants.
                    Volume discounts available for 10 or more participants.

                    No refunds or credits for cancellations within 30 days of webinar

Includes:      PDF course materials

                    Pre/post assessment

                    Certificate of Completion

                    Customized exercises based on customer products and processes

                    On-going email and telephone support from ITR available
Recommended Prerequisites: Minitab Quality Trainer or equivalent
For payment inquiries contact Jill Bauer at jill.bauer@itr-sa.com.

Exercises, projects, presentations, and case studies based on your products, processes, and data!

This 2-day hands-on workshop will provide you with fundamental knowledge and practice on the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) methodology and tools, the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) deliverables, and related Capability Analysis requirements and methods, including the Cp, Cpk, Pp, and Ppk indices. Participants experience an integrated overview of the APQP process and key tools, the PPAP documents and their development, and the purpose and techniques for conducting Capability Analysis on appropriate product characteristics. Participants will create and interpret Average and Range (X-bar&R) Charts, Individual and Moving Range (I-MR) Charts, Variable and Attribute Gage R&R studies, and Capability Analysis for Normal, Non-Normal, and Multi-feature data. The program is designed for all levels of quality, design and manufacturing personnel, as well as more experienced quality, engineering, and management personnel.

Recommended Resources:

  • Participants are responsible for obtaining and bringing their own copies of the related AS standards to class for reference purposes; AS9145 and related standards are referenced, but are not provided in the course materials.
  • Participants are also encouraged to bring a notebook or laptop computer loaded with Microsoft Excel 2010 or higher and  Minitab 16 or higher; a computer is not mandatory but is highly recommended to be able to participate in classroom exercises. A trial version of Minitab is available at http://www.minitab.com/en-us/products/minitab/ .

Here are some of the things that you’ll learn:

  • Key inputs and outputs for APQP and PPAP
  • APQP phases, milestones, and deliverables
  • The relationship between APQP and PPAP
  • Levels of evidence and PPAP submission criteria
  • Capability Analysis requirements and methodology related to special characteristics
  • Common pitfalls, options, and negotiating strategies related to APQP, PPAP, and Capability Analysis
  • Analysis of time series data, types of variation, types of data, and the power of control charts.
  • How to select, develop, and analyze variables control charts, including the X-bar&R and Individual & Moving Range
  • Key Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) concepts, including Bias, Uncertainty, Repeatability, and Reproducibility.
  • How to conduct a variety of Gage R&R studies for both variable and attribute data.
  • How to conduct a variety of capability studies including Cp, Cpk, Pp, and Ppk.
  • How to conduct all the related studies within the Minitab environment.

NOTE: Participant materials for this workshop do not include any AESQ standards and the workshop will not focus on AS13004 related tools including PFD, PFMEA, and Control Plan, which are covered in a separate workshop.

APQP/PPAP 2-day Webinar (AS9145/RM13145/RM13006/RM13003 - APQP, PPAP, MSA, GRR, SPC, and Cpk)