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When and Where
  • 9/21/2023 8:30 AM
  • 9/22/2023 12:30 PM
  • American Foundry Society
  • Schaumburg
  • IL

DAY 1 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Central Time

Module 1: Introduction and Basic Data Evaluation

Module 2: Normal Probability graphical methods

Module 3: Normal Probability calculations and use

Module 4: X-bar, R Charts: Construction, control and use

Module 5: Process Capability study calculation

Module 6: Handling common problems

DAY 2 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Central Time

Module 7: Attribute charts: Defects and defectives

Module 8: Attribute capability calculation

Final class activity and wrap-up

SPC is considered one of the seven basic quality tools – yet many do not understand the meaning of the numbers or take advantage of the tool because they are fearful of the arithmetic. Unfortunately, there are also some that use statistics like standard deviation or Ppk without feeling comfortable with their meaning or the assumptions underlying their use.

By using a step-by-step approach to building understanding of the basic meaning of the terms, your instructor will assist you in grasping what the numbers mean and what can (and should) be done with them to support improvement. Combining years of experience as a math teacher with decades of foundry quality management practice, this course will give you the opportunity to develop confidence with these statistics with patient hands-on instruction and help.

Students will be taught how to prepare SPC charts and capability data using Excel software, accessible to all without specialized equipment.

Course Instructor:

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.