ERIC Number: ED328693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Project T.E.A.M. (Technical Education Advancement Modules). Introduction to Statistical Process Control.
Billings, Paul H.
This instructional guide, one of a series developed by the Technical Education Advancement Modules (TEAM) project, is a 6-hour introductory module on statistical process control (SPC), designed to develop competencies in the following skill areas: (1) identification of the three classes of SPC use; (2) understanding a process and how it works; (3) tracking the process; and (4) analyzing the process. Project TEAM is intended to upgrade basic technical competencies of unemployed, underemployed, and existing industrial employees. The materials in this module serve as a student outline and an instructor guide. The manual includes six sections: (1) introduction--including course objectives and classes of SPC use; (2) what is a process; (3) how a process works; (4) Dr. W. E. Deming's plan to save America--the assignment of responsibilities and the master plan for process improvement; (5) tracking the process--the average and range chart, and detecting lack of control; and (6) analyzing and removing special causes--individual and team problem solving, simple diagnostic tools, and return to Deming's plan. (NLA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Basic Skills, Curriculum Guides, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Flow Charts, Learning Modules, Problem Solving, Process Education, Scientific and Technical Information, Skill Development, Statistical Analysis, Statistics, Technical Education, Technical Mathematics, Underemployment, Unemployment
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Greenville Technical Coll., SC.