Fundamentals of Six Sigma: Quality Engineering and Management
School: echnische Universität
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Start Date: June 15, 2016
Workload: Not Available
Instructors: Martin Grunow and Holly Ott
Credentials: Grunow teaches production, operations, and logistics management at Technische Universität München. He has authored or co-authored over 100 articles in research journals, including the Journal of Production Economics and Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal. He is especially interested in the electronics and automotive industries. Ott, a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia, also teaches at the school. Before entering academia, she worked for Siemens, Motorola, and IBM.
Graded: After completing the course, students can receive an instructor-signed certificate for $150.
Description: DMAIC – Define, measure, analyze, improve, and control – are quality engineering fundamentals that serve as the foundation behind methodologies like six sigma. In this course, students will understand the theoretical fundamentals and statistical tools behind each of these quality components. Focusing on all aspects of the value chain – including design and development, quality control, inventory and returns, supply chains, and customer service – the course will cover methods and techniques that include “sampling, statistical process control, process capability, regression analysis, and design of experiments.”In the process, they will absorb basics of product design and quality management through case studies and guided projects.
Review: “The most important quality methods and techniques are taught, including sampling, statistical process control, process capability, regression analysis, and design of experiments. Quality management is examined, from the viewpoint of quality incorporated into product design, measuring and controlling quality in production and improving quality, using interactive, guided projects and case studies. The course closes with the presentation of a full Six-Sigma project.” For additional reviews, click here.