Our training sessions are divided into two series – Manufacturing Quality and Service Quality. Both series cover similar statistical methods but their course materials use very different examples. Choosing courses in the series that best reflect the work you do will help you get the most from our training.
Our Manufacturing Quality series is for professionals working in the automotive industry, chemical production plants, and other companies involved in manufacturing. The course materials include examples with metrics such as diameters, pressure, and hardness.
Our Service Quality series is for professionals working in financial services, healthcare and other areas that use metrics such as time, defect rates, and revenue data. The course materials include more examples of analyzing categorical (count) data.
Two of our courses, Quality Companion Essentials and Macros (for Minitab Statistical Software), have appropriate content for either series.
Many courses in both series have prerequisite classes. Please contact us so we can help you determine if the course you want to take is right for you.
Study and describe the impact that explanatory variables have on product lifetime. Determine the effect of factors and covariates on product failure and the risk of failure to a population of products. Learn how to obtain reliability estimates on highly reliable products in a reasonable amount of time and assess when those components are expected to fail. Establish appropriate sample sizes and allocation of units to stress levels for an accelerated life test, and determine the effect of a stress variable on the probability of failure. A strong emphasis is placed on using appropriate probability models to predict important lifetime characteristics of your products once in the field.
Topics covered in the training material include: Probit Analysis, Regression with Life Data, Accelerated Life Testing and Test Plans.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Minitab, Basic Statistics, and Introduction to Reliability