Process Capability Analysis
- 6 hours on-demand video
- 4 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
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- Certificate of Completion
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- Learn to build histograms and compute the capability statistics in Microsoft Excel
- Calculate and interpret process capability indices like Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk and Cpm.
- Understand the exact differences between Cpk and Ppk
- How to apply Process Capability Analysis to manufacturing improvement projects or new parts
- Interpret the results of a capability study to drive process improvement
- Advanced PCA topics such as dealing with one-sided tolerance and non-centered process targets, estimating percent defective using capability indices, and combining PCA with quality costing.
- Basic knowledge of manufacturing
- Basic knowledge of print reading and mathematics
- Eagerness to expand quality knowledge base
Capability analysis is a computational method for comparing the output of a manufacturing process to its engineered specification limits. It's also an essential set of tools for new process development, 6-sigma projects, Statistical Process Control, and process monitoring. This set of tools can be applied to product characteristics such as its size, weight and hardness, or to process characteristics such as temperature, voltage or flow.
This class, "Process Capability Analysis" starts at the beginning of how manufacturing processes are developed and analyzed. It moves on to the basic concepts of capability analysis along with it applications and math (both "on paper" and in Excel). You will learn how to analyze capability data for a population, for a sample drawn from a population, and from the data found on control charts. At the end, you will also learn more advanced topics such as dealing with one-sided tolerances and an alternate capability index call Cpm. Plus, you'll receive all the Excel templates and "cheat sheets" you'll need to apply this to your manufacturing projects.
By the end of this course, you will have a thorough understanding of capability analysis, and be able to apply these tools broadly across a wide range of production problems.
Also, if you are studying for your ASQ CQE, CQT or CQIA exams, this is essential material. I carefully explained the difference between Cpk and Ppk, between analyzing a population and a sample, and how to interpret your capability analysis results; all critical elements on these exams.
Hear what you're colleagues are saying about Process Capability Analysis:
“This Process Capability Analysis class is awesome!” - Lawrence M.
“Clarity on the confusing Process Capability concepts and how to apply them was well explained. Lecture very good and passionate about the subject. Thank you very much, really enjoyed the course from start to finish.” - Kemsley J.
“I'm a quality manager, consultant and project manager in the food industry. This course was a great way to for me to gain experience with process capability analysis. The explanations were thorough and the examples made the math and statistics come to life. I recommend this to anyone who wants to better understand the measures of process capability.” - Chris F.
“A comprehensive knowledge of utilizing Pp and Cp Indices. Also the instructor have good knowledge and understanding of the topic.” - Nasir M.
“I work in manufacturing and appreciated this courses focus on Cpk and Ppk . it gave me a better understanding of what I was looking at when i analyzed process capability data. it is definitely worth taking if you use process capability charts. Easy to follow and made a dry topic easy to follow and complete!” - Robin S.
“Great course! If you work in a manufacturing environment, you will find that the lessons are very applicable to your everyday dealings with quality. The instructor (Ray) mentions that even many quality professionals are 'fuzzy' with some of these concepts. I have found that to be true in my experience. I much appreciate Ray Harkins for delivering this great content!” - Charles S.
“Great refresher course!” - Wallace Y.
If you want to excel as a quality or manufacturing professional, you must understand and be able to apply PROCESS CAPABILITY ANALYSIS. Sign up today!!!
- Quality inspectors, technicians, engineers and managers
- Manufacturing professionals
- Industrial engineers
- Continuous improvement professionals
- Six Sigma practitioners
An introduction to this course, "Process Capability Analysis"
This video shows you a real manufacturing process in action: Donut-making!! The it ideas a few of the key process and product parameters.
A model showing the effect of targeting your process on financial loss.
Once you calculate the estimated x-bar and sigma for a population, and determine that it has an underlying normal population distribution, you can plug your parameters into Excel to easily calculate the percent of the population above and/or below values you choose. This method is an excellent way to estimate the percent of a population outside your specification limits.
Combining what we learned about estimating the percent defective in a process using our capability data with costing defects through a series of processes is powerful. This video shows you how to build a data model that will show the value of improvement opportunities.