MRC - Manufacturers Resource Center


Statistical Process Control (SPC)


Date(s) - May 16th, 2019
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Manufacturers Resource Center

Statistical Process Control (SPC)

May 16, 2019
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Manufacturers Resource Center
Hanover Office Plaza
961 Marcon Boulevard, Suite 200
Allentown, PA 18109


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Statistical Process Control (SPC) is a practical method used to monitor your operations to maintain the consistency of products and keep manufacturing processes under control.  SPC is a subject that every process owner and worker should and can understand, at least at a high level. Knowing whether a process is in control and stable is paramount to producing a product or service that meets customer needs.

Some benefits of SPC:

  • Reduced Scrap, Rework and Warranty Claims. …
  • Maximized Productivity
  • Increased Operational Efficiency
  • Decreased Manual Inspections
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Cost Reduction / Control

This course is a hands-on, interactive approach to understanding basic statistical concepts that support application of statistical process control (SPC) and process capability analysis methods. Participants will learn about data collection, analysis, and interpretation methods to support process understanding, control, and continuous improvement.

Students will also be introduced to Minitab statistical software, a global standard for industrial applications, and through activities conducted in the classroom, students will collect, analyze, and interpret data in Minitab and Microsoft XL. Electronic files (pdf versions) will be provided to all students as reference materials and to support the instructor’s presentations.

Due to the interactive nature of the course, students will have opportunities to discuss their specific applications of SPC with the instructor, a seasoned expert who has implemented and practiced SPC across multiple industries over 20 years.

Participants will be able to take the concepts of the class and use them immediately to implement their own SPC systems across multiple unique operational environments.

Course Objectives:
— Basic Statistics and Understanding Process Variation
— Process Capability Studies
— Statistical Process Control

Student Requirements:
In order to get the best value for this class, it is strongly encouraged for students to bring their laptops with Minitab Statistical software enabled. A 30-day trial version of the software can be obtained at Also, students will want to have the ability to use basic Microsoft Office applications like Powerpoint, Word, and XL. Other than that, students will need to be prepared for a full day of intense learning and participative team activities which will require focus and engagement for the entire day. Knowledge of basic statistics is helpful but certainly not essential.

Cost: $350/person | $300/person if three or more persons (includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages).

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Robert Tripp
Six Sigma Consultant
Master Black Belt
Photo image of Robert Tripp, Instructor for Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)With over 20 years of focus in the quality management arena, Rob’s breadth and depth of experience combine to enable significant business results in each of his client engagements. He is part of the “original DNA” of Six Sigma, trained and certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt in AlliedSignal’s first wave in 1995. By 1998 he acquired his Master Black Belt certification, at which time he began his consulting career. Since then he has trained, mentored, and certified thousands of Green Belts, Black Belts and Master Black Belts in dozens of companies across several industries around the world. Through these engagements, Rob has assessed organizational readiness, designed and led deployment strategies, developed curricula for various levels of Lean, Six Sigma, and Design for Six Sigma training, and mentored Leaders, Champions and Belts through both organizational and technical aspects of Lean Six Sigma deployments. Rob has published several articles in on-line and print media, and his clients have been recognized for deployment excellence multiple times at industry symposiums. Prior to embarking on his Six Sigma journey, Rob worked for 9 years at AlliedSignal in various finance and operations roles; his last position was plant controller. Rob currently lives in rural Indiana with his family on a small hobby farm; he attended Indiana University, Bloomington, where he earned a bachelor of science in Biochemistry and an MBA in finance.

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