2014-APR-Shop Worker with ipadManufacturing companies strive for a culture of continuous improvement and statistical process control (SPC) consists of basic methods for monitoring, controlling, and improving a process through statistical analysis. SPC charts are powerful tools to alert you to process issues that could potentially lead to a defect. Knowing this information and acting quickly to adjust the process can often save time and money.

SPC is relevant for many roles within manufacturing from executives and managers to quality control managers and line operators. Learn how these tools can be part of your quality management system during a SPC hands-on training hosted by Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC). The program will be held on May 24, 2016 from 8:00am-4:00pm at Knowledge Park in Erie.

Some of the objectives for the course include:

  • Learn how SPC charts integrate into an overall quality management system
  • Learn how to select and use the proper control chart
  • Learn how to establish control limits
  • Establish rules for out of control occurrences
  • Demonstrate how to gather data, construct a control chart, and monitor a process


The instructor will be Sara Goncus, Director of Training and Development with Operations Strategy Consulting, LLC. She holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, an RABQSA certified QMS internal auditor, and a certified AIAG ISO/TS 16949 auditor. Prior to joining Operations Strategy, Sara worked as a Quality Assurance Engineer for Lockheed Martin at Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico.

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