Quality Engineering Statistics
What you'll learn
- Collecting and summarizing data including type of data, measurement scales, collection methods, visualization techniques, and descriptive statistics
- Statistics and probability terminology and concepts
- Statistical decision making including point estimates, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, paired comparison tests, goodness of fit tests, ANOVA and more
- Tools for examining the relationships between variables such as linear regression, correlation, and time series analysis.
- Control charting: Objective and benefits, common and special causes, variable charts, attribute charts, interpreting the results, and short run SPC
- Process capability analysis: Pp, Ppk, Cp, Cpk, control limits, specification limits, and interpreting actual histograms and capability indices
- Design and analysis of experiments: Terminology, planning and organizing experiments, replication, balance, order and more; full and fractional factorial
- All topics in the "Quantitative Methods and Tools" section of the ASQ Certified Quality Engineer Body of Knowledge
- Basic understanding of manufacturing
- Basic math and spreadsheet skills
This course, Quality Engineering Statistics, is the most comprehensive course of its kind on Udemy. Featuring over 100 videos, this course covers all the analytical methods you need to succeed as a quality engineer, technician or manager. Plus its analytical methods -- many of which are detailed in Microsoft Excel -- will also serve industrial, manufacturing and process engineers and managers very well.
For those interested in preparing for the ASQ Certified Quality Engineer's exam, this course covers all topics in the "Quantitative Methods and Tools" section of their July 2022 Body of Knowledge.
But for those not interested in taking a certification exam, this course covers a very wide range of topics that will certainly help advance your career as a quality professional.
Topic covered include:
A. Collecting and Summarizing Data
1. Types of data
2. Measurement scales
3. Data collection methods
4. Data accuracy and integrity
5. Data visualization techniques
6. Descriptive statistics
7. Graphical methods for depicting distributions
B. Quantitative Concepts
2. Drawing statistical conclusions
3. Probability terms and concepts
C. Probability Distributions
1. Continuous distributions
2. Discrete distributions
D. Statistical Decision-Making
1. Point estimates and confidence intervals
2. Hypothesis testing
3. Paired-comparison tests
4. Goodness-of-fit tests
5. Analysis of variance (ANOVA)
6. Contingency tables
E. Relationships Between Variables
1. Linear regression
2. Simple linear correlation
3. Time-series analysis
F. Statistical Process Control (SPC)
1. Objectives and benefits
2. Common and special causes
3. Selection of variable
4. Rational subgrouping
5. Control charts
6. Control chart analysis
7. Short-run SPC
G. Process and Performance Capability
1. Process capability studies
2. Process performance vs. specifications
3. Process capability indices
4. Process performance indices
H. Design and Analysis of Experiments
2. Planning and organizing experiments
3. Design principles
4. Full-factorial experiments
5. Two-level fractional factorial experiments
Far more than a simple exam prep class, Quality Engineering Statistics is taught by two "hands on", senior manufacturing professionals that share DOZENS of real-life examples and case studies drawn from their decades of experience.
If want to advance your analytical skill set and prepare yourself to solve increasingly complex problems in the workplace, then this is the class for you! Quality Engineering Statistics will give you teach you the skills you need to tackle the toughest problems in industry, and as a result, advance your career as a manufacturing quality professional.
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Who this course is for:
- Quality engineers, quality technicians, quality managers
- Industrial engineers, manufacturing engineers
- Manufacturing managers, operations managers
- Students studying for the ASQ Certified Quality Engineer exam
Ray Harkins is a senior manufacturing professional with 30 years experience in manufacturing engineering, quality management, and business analysis. During his career, he has toured hundreds of manufacturing facilities and worked with leading industry professionals throughout North America and Japan.
He earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Akron where he majored in Engineering Technology, his Master of Science from Rochester Institute of Technology where he majored in Manufacturing Leadership and Project Management, and his Master of Business Administration from Youngstown State University.
He is a senior member of the American Society of Quality, and holds their Quality Engineering (CQE), Quality Technician (CQT), Quality Auditing (CQA) and Calibration Technician (CCT) certifications.
Ray has written extensively for national trade publications on the topics of quality engineering and career management, and has taught over 50,000 students through the Udemy platform on a range of manufacturing-related topics.
Mike Vella has joined the Udemy Instructors team on the Manufacturing Academy site following a 42-year career in Quality and Operations in the Automotive and Food Manufacturing industries. Most recently, Mike retired in 2021 as Senior VP Operations at the Suter Company an employee-owned food producer located in Sycamore, Illinois. Prior to joining Suter, Mike was the Vice President and General Manager of TI Automotive’s Brake and Fuel Group in North America before retiring in 2006. Mike was with TI Automotive for 30 years. Mike received his MBA from Wayne State University and his BS from Western Michigan University.
Mike believes that a leader’s legacy is partially formed by sharing what you know they know and what they have experienced to develop others along their own path in life. Mike was a frequent speaker and trainer at TI Automotive and with The Suter Company along with his support of education within the American Society for Quality, Greater Detroit section and the Automotive Division. A Senior Member and Fellow of the ASQ, Mike retains his certification as a Quality Engineer and Reliability Engineer. Mike has been honored as Greater Detroit Section Man of the Year. Mike resides in Aurora, Illinois with his wife Lynne.