Quality Core Tools

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The Quality Core Tools is a group of quality methods and tools developed through a collaboration between AIAG and domestic automotive manufacturers. Use of the Quality Core Tools is required by most automotive manufacturers and suppliers and can ensure that the specified quality standards are continually met. Participants who complete all four days of the training below will receive a Purdue University Certificate of Learning.

Day 1 Statistical Process Control (SPC) 
Learn how SPC can help you improve and control quality; obtain hands-on practice creating and interpreting SPC tools and measures including histograms, control charts, and process capability (Pp, Ppk, Cp, & Cpk). 

Day 2 Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) 
Learn MSA terminology, tools, and techniques and perform a complete variable gauge reproducibility and repeatability (R&R) study.

Day 3 Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) 
Learn about the APQP and PPAP processes and how they can help organizations ensure that products meet customer requirements.

Day 4 Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Control Plans 
Learn how FMEA, both design and process, can help organizations minimize failures and how control plans can help minimize variation and improve product quality.

Intended audience: Quality professionals and other personnel with responsibilities related to product quality.


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