Industry Forum

AS13100_RM13006 – Process Control Methods

Course overview:  

This course replaces AS13006 - Process Control Methods Practitioner for Aerospace.

This course covers the Process Control requirements for AS13100 and AESQ Reference Manual RM13006 - Process Control Methods.  This course outlines the competitive advantages of effective process control strategies along with the benefits of value added controls within the control plan.  It supports the goal of zero defects, defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste.

Process control concerns the mechanisms by which the output of a specific process is maintained within a desired range to ensure the resultant characteristic meets the requirements. This course introduces Statistical Process Control (SPC) from the basics, creating charts by hand, before then using more advanced methods to monitor and improve process control.

The use of statistical techniques and other proven methods will result in improved quality and manufacturing maturity. The AESQ Reference Manual RM13006 helps organisations to select the appropriate control strategies when developing Control Plans and to demonstrate their effectiveness through statistical analysis.

Who should attend:  

This course is designed for Process Design Practitioners, Process Improvement Teams, Implementation Teams, Internal Auditors and others involved in the implementation or auditing of Process Control strategies and techniques.  


Upon completion of the course, you will receive an Industry Forum AS13100_RM13006 Process Control Methods Practitioner Certificate.

Course Delivery

This highly participative course is based on a series of modules using tutorials, exercises and open forum discussion. The course is highly practical with the aim of developing effective problem solving skills that can be quickly applied in the work place.


Please note that delegate should bring a laptop with Minitab installed as this will be used during the course. If required a free trial version of Minitab can downloaded here

Benefits and Learning Objectives:  

Delegates will be competent in:

The importance of process control

- Understanding and implementing the 9 control methods

- Perform statistical analysis on data and interpret the outputs

- The use of SPC control charts for continuous and attribute data

- How to calculate and interpret the results of capability studies, whilst

   identifying potential issues

- Understanding the linkage of the process controls with other quality tools

   such as Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, Control Plans and

   Measurement System Analysis

Topics covered: 

The Importance of Process Control

  • Examples and discussion on process control failures
  • Reputational impact
  • Effects on the Aerospace industry
  • Benefits of achieving design nominal
  • Closed loop control system
  • Effectiveness of in process control over end if line inspection

Process Capability Analysis

  • Tests for Special Causes
  • Process Capability assessment (Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk)
  • Incorrect assumptions about Cpk
  • Process Capability prerequisites
  • Handling non-normal data
  • Statistical software

Process Control in Context of Quality Planning

  • Linkage of PFMEA and Control Plans
  • Purpose and content of Control Plan

Basic Root Cause Analysis and Process Improvement

  • Appropriate reaction to special causes of variation vs common cause variation
  • Options for confirmation of change effectiveness

Selection of Process Control Methods

  • Basic overview and explanation of the various control methods

Data Collection

  • Importance of time sequence
  • Importance of reliable measurement systems
  • Importance of non-biased data and operational definition for data collection
  • Sample size considerations

Application of Control Charts

  • I-MR
  • Rational Subgrouping
  • X-Bar / & R Chart
  • I-MR-R/S - Between / within (3 way chart)
  • Attribute charts (P, C, NP & U)
  • Charts for rare events
  • Pre-Control Charts

Process Capability Analysis

  • Basic statistical terms
  • Process stability assessment using control charts

Error Proofing

  • Error proofing principles, devices and strategies
  • Levels of error proofing
  • Automated Control Systems

Introduction to IF

We have been delivering significant and measurable performance improvements for leading global manufacturers for more than 25 years and believe there is no one size fits all approach to driving competitiveness across the industry. Toyota, Rolls Royce and Electrolux are among the brands who have tapped into our expertise to ensure they remain on top in their own fiercely competitive markets.

Why choose Industry Forum

Through partnerships with both trade associations and leading companies in the Automotive, Aerospace and other engineering industries Industry Forum is able to keep up to date with the latest requirements in APQP.

Industry Forum can provide training and consultancy support to help embed robust new product introduction processes and practices into organisations.

Training can be offered either through open courses or in-house to suit the customer requirements.


Course booking details

Leading Expertise
We don’t employ “trainers”, rather a team of experienced industry experts who are able to apply their knowledge to your business

Proven Capability
We have been helping organisations like yours for over 25 years to deliver and maintain sustainable improvement

Attainable Results
We know what’s possible and how to help you achieve it by utilising our tried and tested techniques for long term success

Robust Execution
We believe that training should be through a ‘learn by doing’ approach with coaching and mentoring wherever possible

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