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  • 4/20/2023 12:00 PM
  • 4/20/2023 4:00 PM

Foundries today often struggle with problem solving, and have a need for training with a focus on metal casting issues. This course provides participants with basic root cause analysis training. At its core, this course provides foundry personnel with disciplined problem solving techniques, and emphasizes tools to better understand process data and performance using unique examples and case studies drawn from foundry settings. Some of the topics include: problem solving approaches, process thinking, problem characterization and a look at types of data, collecting and analyzing data, tools for analyzing process variation, process capability, testing the root cause, developing solutions and countermeasures, and methods for sustaining improvement.

Course will be hosted on Zoom from 12-4 PM Central Time.

Course Syllabus


Ted Schorn, Enkei America Inc.

Ted Schorn is currently responsible for quality and technology for Enkei America’s North American operations as Vice President. He has worked in the field of quality over 35 years, spanning automotive, aerospace and medical markets. Ted also operates his own consulting firm, Schorn Consulting, LLC which provides training, management consulting and expert witness services. Ted’s areas of special expertise include quality management, wheel design and engineering, foundry safety and visual inspection. He has degrees in Physics and Mathematics and is the author of two books: Understanding the Wheel Fastening System on Trailers (RVIA/NATM) and Improving the Effectiveness of Visual Inspection (AFS). Ted is frequently called on to speak on both technical and management topics and has authored over 40 technical articles. Schorn is a recent Thomas W. Pangborn Gold Medal award recipient. He was also awarded the Scientific Merit Award by AFS, was the 2005 Hoyt Memorial Lecturer and has been the recipient of the Ray Witt Management Paper Award three times. He served on the AFS board of directors 2011 – 2015, chaired the Division Council and the Engineering Division, serving on the Quality Systems committee over 25 years. Ted serves as President of the Lean Network, Inc. an association of Honda suppliers.