Introduces the importance of metrology in the manufacturing industry. Learners will investigate different measurement systems and procedures used to control measurement processes. Learning activities will include hands-on measuring activities, Gage R&R, and developing calibration procedures. In addition, learners will examine automated metrology and its application in the Smart Manufacturing environment.
Examines the practices and procedures that businesses utilize to manage their systems to ensure the highest level value to their customers. Operations management focuses on the managing of materials, processes, and labor to ensure efficiency and productivity in adding value and creating profit. This course will explore the concepts of value, performance metrics, competitive advantage, benefits of technology, forecasting, capacity, utilization of resources, and logistics.
Analyzes each step in the DMAIC process (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control). Learners completing this course will gain a fundamental understanding of the principles of six sigma and will be able to apply them in a work setting.
Explores elements of statistical process control with methods of securing and maintaining desired quality levels. Application of basic principles of statistics is presented as well as sampling techniques and variance analysis. The learner will also explore software that is used in manufacturing operations to provide a more efficient process in analyzing results.
Analyzes the concepts of quality systems, studies the requirements of the ISO 9000 standard, prepares quality procedures, and develops skills on how to apply to actual organizations. To achieve a level of product quality that satisfies the customer, each organization must develop a management system to assure that quality. Driven by customer demands for better quality, these systems have evolved into general management systems that involve all members of an organization in achieving customer satisfaction.
Analyzes the philosophies and strategies the American industry has been focusing on to improve the quality of their products and services. In this learning plan, the learner will explore their personal philosophy on Quality, the cost of quality, total quality management, and nonconforming products and materials.
Analyzes the eight wastes of manufacturing. The learner will then explore concepts such as 5S, Total Productive Maintenance, Kanban, Value Stream Mapping. The learner will be given activities to implement concepts in their work setting.
Explores the foundational skills needed to read and interpret industrial prints. Beginning with the basics, the learner progresses in a logical order through orthographic, pictorial, assembly, section and auxiliary views of products. In addition, you will learn how to interpret part dimensions and tolerances. Emphasis is also placed on title blocks, change blocks and shop notes and symbols. The symbols of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing are introduced.