Error Proofing Essentials

Location: Distance Learning Course

2022 - 2023 On-line Individual$ 80.00
2022 - 2023 DVD Individual$ 100.00

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The usual responsibilities of an engineer or manager include problem solving and/or process troubleshooting. Using established and logical techniques can improve problem-solving skills. Becoming better problem solvers allows us to become more effective engineers or managers and increases our value to an organization.

Many production engineering, quality or service issues involve errors that occur at a particular step in a process or activity. Error Proofing involves using established principles and techniques to prevent, eliminate or minimize errors. Typically, engineers are responsible for product and/or process design. Work-station design and the sequencing of work activities are also typical functions of engineers, managers or production support personnel. This course will help you be more effective in identifying and applying error proofing at the design stage as well as during production.

Error Proofing is intended to provide practical information that will enable you and your organization develop and implement an effective approach to error proofing techniques and applications that help you:
     1. Understand error proofing principles & techniques
     2. Identify when error proofing is needed
     3. Select and apply error proofing methods
     4. Provide process, work flow or product designs that prevent errors

Error Proofing is a practical course that uses real world examples. It is intended to provide an understanding of error proofing methods and how to use them by looking into several scenarios and situations. This class can provide the tools for developing your problem solving skills as applied to error proofing and problem prevention.

The instructor for Error Proofing, Davis M. Woodruff, PE, CMC, has over three decades of real world experience with clients on 3 continents and in 35 states. He uses a practical approach based on ‘real world’ experiences.

The learning objectives are for participants to:
     1. Be able to more clearly define problems
     2. Know error proofing principles & techniques
     3. Be able to identify when error proofing is needed
     4. Be able to select error proofing methods
     5. Apply error proofing to your process(es)

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Fee: $80.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)2022 - 2023 On-line Individual$ 80.00
Course Fee (Alternate)2022 - 2023 DVD Individual$ 100.00

Distance Learning Course

Distance Learning Course

Davis Woodruff

Davis M. Woodruff, PE, CMC is an internationally recognized consultant, professional speaker and author. He grew up on a family farm in rural southern Alabama where his family also owned and operated a “country store.” From this background he earned a Chemical Engineering degree from Auburn University, became a Professional Engineer and Certified Management Consultant. He was a manufacturing executive with 3M for ten years and became the youngest manufacturing superintendent in the company prior to forming a management consulting company, Management Methods. Since 1984 he has served clients in 35 states and on 3 continents. From Vermont to Malaysia Davis’ clients include scores of large and small organizations. As a professional speaker, certified management consultant, published author, and professional engineer Davis Woodruff brings immediate benefits to businesses. These benefits include developing leaders; optimizing resource utilization; improving processes, quality and customer satisfaction; and saving time and $$$. Having authored three full-length books, over five dozen articles and multiple online professional development courses, Davis is on the cutting edge of today’s business world. Davis and Lynn have been married since 1970 and they have two daughters, two sons-in-law, three grandchildren and one dog. He is actively involved with his family, in his community and in his church where he leads an adult Bible Study class each week.


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