Quality Associates

Statistical Process Control

The updated GFSI standards have strengthened their requirements for statistical process control (SPC). Learn how to take advantage of this incredible tool to improve your quality and consistency.

Course Length

4 Hours / 6 Hours

Industry Best Practice Training

Course Outline

Statistical Process Control – 4 Hour Course

SPC is a useful tool to improve quality consistency, reduce waste and evaluate whether processes are able to produce in-specification products.

Statistical Process Control & Average Quantity System – 6 Hours

The average quantity system (AQS) is a regulated method of labelled weight or volume compliance that allows manufacturers to reduce overpack. Requirements and methods of implementation including sampling will be discussed.

This course focuses on practical ways of implementing SPC and AQS in an easy to follow format. Student exercises are used to reinforce learning.

Achievements

Upon successful completion of assessment, a certificate of completion will be awarded.

Who Should Attend

This Course is perfect for all Quality Professionals.

Learning Outcomes

SPC Course

Presented skills:

  • Ability to gather data and represent it in a statistically meaningful way
  • Recognising normal distributions
  • Understanding of basic data transformations
  • Ability to define the shape of data distribution through the measure of central tendency and spread
  • Ability to convert calculated data into process control charts
  • Ability to interpret control charts
  • Understanding of process control indices and the ability to calculate these measures

Presented knowledge:

  • SPC processes
  • Data distribution and transformation to enable statistical evaluation
  • Transforming non-normal data distributions before analysis
  • Interpreting distribution shape
  • Constructing process control charts and interpretation of the output
  • Analysing process control indices
  • Overview of six sigma
  • SPC implementation
SPC & AQS Course

Presented skills:

  • Ability to gather data and represent it in a statistically meaningful way
  • Recognising normal distributions
  • Understanding of basic data transformations
  • Ability to define the shape of data distribution through the measure of central tendency and spread
  • Ability to convert calculated data into process control charts
  • Ability to interpret control charts
  • Understanding of process control indices and the ability to calculate these measures
  • Ability to interpret NMI requirements
  • Understanding of correction factors and sampling plans

Presented knowledge:

  • SPC processes
  • Data distribution and transformation to enable statistical evaluation
  • Transforming non-normal data distributions before analysis
  • Interpreting distribution shape
  • Constructing process control charts and interpretation of output
  • Analysing process control indices
  • Overview of six sigma
  • SPC implementation
  • Ability to apply Average Quantity Requirements

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites.

About Us

Quality Associates is a well-established business with significant Tier 1 retail and manufacturing clients. The Quality Associates Team, lead by our Director Dr Andreas Klieber have over 50 years experience here in Australia and around the world. We have vast experience in FMCG, food production, horticulture, food technology, supply chain management and food service.

FAQ

This course is accredited and leads to the units of competency as outlined in the Achievement section.

As an accredited course, this course contains assessment requirements. The course contains a series of in-class assessment activities designed to reinforce the key skills and knowledge outcomes and also has a post course assessment requirement.

You can find a copy of the terms and conditions as well as a copy of the Student Handbook. The student handbook is a comprehensive summary of student rights and obligations.

Your Statement of Attendance will be sent to you on completion of the course. If the course has a Statement or a Certificate of Attainment you will be emailed this as a pdf on successful completion of all course assessment requirements. This will take up to 28 days once attainment of the relevant units of competency is confirmed by the assessor.

For any course-related queries, please email customer support at training@qualityassociates.com.au

No, all assessments are included in this course.

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