Manufacturing, Operations & Processes
Manufacturing is a broad industry, but across different markets manufacturers face many of the same Quality requirements, expectations, and challenges. The BRC offers public and on-site training to help companies with a variety of production related topics, including Risk Management (FMEA, etc.), Process Improvement, Core Tools, Design of Experiments, Total Productive Maintenance and GD&T.
Core Tools (APQP, FMEA, PPAP, MSA & SPC)
Provides participants with a working knowledge of APQP, FMEA and PPAP through discussions, presentations and hands–on exercises. Also includes an introduction to MSA and SPC and outlines how they can be used as a tool in your Quality Management System.
Customized Core Tools Training
Using a highly adaptable set of course material, our specialists can fine-tune Core Tools training to meet the needs of any organization. Emphasize (or de-emphasize) different subjects, use internal products and processes as examples, and incorporate workshops to give your team hands-on experience working with real-world examples.
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FMEA (Failure Mode & Effects Analysis)
Detailed instruction on FMEA, a team-based risk management technique that recognizes and evaluates the potential failure of a product or process and identifies actions that could eliminate or reduce the chance of the failure occurring.
This course will help participants acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and interpret the FMEA 4th Edition guideline requirements and to develop and implement FMEAs within their company’s automotive manufacturing operations.
SPC (Statistical Process Control)
This course provides a detailed introduction to Statistical Process Control, a statistical method of quality control that is used to monitor and control processes with the goal of maximizing production and minimizing waste. The role of statistical techniques (statistical process control, process capability analysis, etc.) as a foundation for continual improvement is explored. This course covers the requirements of the AIAG SPC Manual.
MSA (Measurement Systems Analysis)
This course provides a detailed introduction to Measurement Systems Analysis, an approach used to evaluate the test method, measuring instruments, and the entire process of obtaining measurements to ensure the integrity of data used for analysis and to understand the implications of measurement error for decisions made about a product or process. The nature of measurement systems, and the fundamental analysis used to examine them, will be explored.
APQP & PPAP
This course offered combined instruction on two of the Core Tools – APQP and PPAP. Participants will learn the skills required to implement the APQP process, develop control plans and complete the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) efficiently and effectively within their organization.
As one of the tools included in the “Lean Tool Kit”, the 5S methodology strives to establish a stable manufacturing environment through creation of an organized, clean, safe and high-performance workplace, and is a prerequisite for many of the other waste reduction tools.
This course introduces the concepts, steps and techniques required to involve employees in a systematic improvement of the workplace, processes and products. Through a combination of lecture and team exercises, participants will learn the basics of using 5S as a tool to improve cleanliness, reduce waste, and increase efficiency in the workplace.
TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) & Set-Up Reduction
This course provides training on the removal of waste from the production process through Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Set-Up Reduction. Participants will examine the role of TPM in eliminating waste associated with production equipment and machinery by engaging all levels and functions within an organization, as well as the process of Set-Up Reduction as a way to help organizations identify and eliminate waste associated with preparing manufacturing processes for a new part.
DoE (Design of Experiements)
This course provides an introduction to the Design of Experiments (DoE), a structured method for determining the relationship between factors affecting a process and the output of that process. Using the classical experimental approach participants will be guided from the strategy of experimentation through to the implementation of fractional factorial experiments.
GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing)
Discover cost savings at the design, manufacturing and inspection stages of the organization as a result of the proper application and implementation of the GD&T system. Learn how to recognize and apply bonus geometric tolerances, rework parts to meet requirements, use functional gauges to effectively verify geometric requirements, and more.
This course can be customized to different lengths, from 1 – 3 days.