Seven Simple Tools for Quality

Location: Distance Learning Course

2022 - 2023 On-line Individual$ 160.00
2022 - 2023 DVD Individual$ 180.00

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Engineers often move into assignments such as Quality Engineer, Quality Manager, Project Quality Leader, etc. as they progress on their career path. While the typical engineer may understand portions of the quality management system in their organization, they may not have had the opportunity to learn many of the simple tools for quality and quality improvement. While engineers often use many complex process modeling and improvement tools, these simple tools may have been overlooked. Learning to use these tools can enhance your value to the organization.

Leading or managing the quality team in an organization involves understanding the characteristics and requirements for quality management systems. Using simple tools for understanding complex issues and for converting volumes of data into useful information is essential in today’s fast paced world of business. 7 Simple Tools for Quality provides engineers and managers with the tools necessary for quality improvement and troubleshooting. This class will help you prepare for a job in quality engineering or quality management; or, if you’re already in such a position it will help you be more successful. As an engineer you may be called upon to support or lead quality initiatives or efforts to resolve specific quality related issues. This class will give you the knowledge and tools to be more effective. It also will provide an overview of several associated quality topics covered in other AU continuing education courses.

7 Simple Tools for Quality is intended to provide practical information that will enable you and your organization to use simple tools for quality that will benefit your team, your business, and your customers. In this class we will briefly review Quality Management Systems, the Characteristics of an Effective QMS and the Seven Simple Tools for Quality with examples.
     1. Storyboards
     2. Cause-Effect Diagram aka ‘Fishbone’
     3. Pareto Charts
     4. Flow Charts
     5. Histograms
     6. Charts/Graphs
     7. Process Control Charts

7 Simple Tools for Quality is a practical course that uses real world examples. It is intended to provide an understanding of these simple tools along with several other methods that can be useful in quality improvement efforts in your organization. The purpose is to enable engineers and managers to understand, develop or lead the quality improvement efforts in their organization.

The learning objectives are for participants to:
     1. Review Quality Management principles
     2. Know 7 Simple Tools for Quality
     3. Be able to use the 7 tools in your business
     4. Be able to effectively document the results

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Fee: $160.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)2022 - 2023 On-line Individual$ 160.00
Course Fee (Alternate)2022 - 2023 DVD Individual$ 180.00

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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