Industry Forum

Statistical Process Control (SPC) Training


Course overview:  

Statistical Process Control, or SPC, is a method for gaining an understanding of the types of variation within a process and hence guide actions to either control or reduce this variation. It is used in many industrial sectors such as automotive, aerospace, renewable energy and mobile power generation.

SPC is module three of the Core Tools Certification. This module can be completed as a standalone course or part of the full Core Tools Certification Training. The full Core Tools Certification is achieved by completing all 5 modules of Core Tools Certification Training (APQP, FMEA, SPC, MSA and PPAP) and upon successful completion of the exam. Modules can either be taken as consecutive days (which can be booked here) or individually. 

More information about the contents of each module and Industry Forum’s upcoming module dates can be found here: 

Please note: The statistical techniques used during the Measurement Systems Analysis course are covered in detail in our 1-day  Statistical Process Control (SPC) programme. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you attend our SPC course before attending an MSA course unless you are already familiar with the statistical tools used.

Who should attend:  

This course is designed for Management Representatives, Implementation Teams, Internal Auditors and others who are involved in the auditing or implementation of Statistical Process Control (SPC).

Familiarity with basic statistical concepts would be beneficial but not necessary.

Certification: 

Upon completion of the course you will receive an Industry Forum certificate of attendance.


Benefits and Learning Objectives: 

SPC can be used to understand the types of variation present within manufacturing process. By understanding the types of variation present actions can be taken either to eliminate the variation or reduce its impact. If the variation is excessive the process can be stopped to avoid making nonconforming product.

It is often mandated by automotive, aerospace and other engineering primary manufacturers as a specific requirement to support the management of critical product or process characteristics. Companies that apply SPC successfully, see improved product quality, on time delivery performance and reduction in the cost of non-quality.

Delegates will become competent in implementing, undertaking and auditing Statistical Process Control concepts including variable and attribute studies.

Topics covered: 

  • Overview of SPC 
  • Concepts of process variation 
  • Understanding Common and Special cause variation 
  • Charting for Variable data 
  • Charting for Attribute data 
  • Control limits
  • Capability calculation 

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 SMMT QMD:

In order to strengthen the services we provide to the UK's automotive quality management specialists and further underpin the competitiveness of UK manufacturers, SMMT Industry Forum has created SMMT QMD, its new Quality Management Division.

SMMT QMD was launched at the inaugural Automotive Quality Management Systems Conference in Birmingham in November 2018 and aims to ensure that the UK automotive industry plays an active role in the development and governance of national and international automotive standards. 

SMMT QMD will provide a community of practice to directly support UK quality professionals, ensuring standards are effectively implemented and improving competitive performance. As such, SMMT QMD will now provide the following services:

  • An industry association for quality managers
  • Training, professional development and resources
  • Publications
  • Practical help and support


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

Date & Time Venue Cost Availability Take Action
22 Sep 2021 - 22 Sep 2021
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Virtual (UK time) £399 No Enquire
27 Oct 2021 - 27 Oct 2021
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
SMMT Industry Forum £399 Yes Book
01 Dec 2021 - 01 Dec 2021
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Virtual (UK time) £399 Yes Book
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