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Continuous Improvement Techniques

Course ID VCITASQ
Format Virtual

Demonstrate the ROI of continuous improvement techniques, process improvement techniques, and audits. Improve processes by using basic quality tools to improve processes.


This interactive, four and one-half hour virtual course will present widely accepted definitions for quality and examine continuous improvement techniques, while encouraging learners to use some of the tools and methods discussed. Learners will identify a variety of continuous improvement tools and analyze their advantages and disadvantages, calculate the cost of quality (CoQ) and the cost of poor quality (CoPQ) for their business operations, distinguish the three types of quality audits and describe their application to process improvement and customer satisfaction, and learn the basics of process improvement techniques such as Six Sigma methodology, lean, and benchmarking. Finally, attendees will identify the seven basic quality tools, determine their most appropriate uses, and create a fishbone diagram.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 0.4
  • Length: 4.5 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 0.4
  • Audience: New to Quality
  • Provider: WebEx Training
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe a variety of continuous improvement tools.
  • Distinguish between the cost of quality (CoQ) and the cost of poor quality (CoPQ).
  • Apply selected continuous improvement tools and techniques to your daily work.

Prerequisites:

None

Who Should Attend:

Those new to quality or with some background, process leaders, and those who support the practice of business excellence and would benefit from formal training on the fundamentals of quality and process improvement should attend this training.
Outline
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Evolution of Quality
  3. Continuous Improvement Techniques
    1. Continuous improvement
    2. Process improvement
      1. Six Sigma
      2. Lean
      3. Benchmarking
      4. Incremental and breakthrough improvement
    3. Quality improvement tools
  4. Conclusion
Details

Format


The instructor-led, virtual format of this course provides a hands-on experience that allows you to apply the skills and concepts covered in the course. The virtual setting eliminates the need for travel and allows you the convenience of participating from your work or from your home.

Materials


Students of this course will receive an electronic student manual and handouts that will be used during the class.
System Requirements
Here is what you need to participate in an ASQ web-based, self-paced, or instructor-led virtual WebEx course.

Registration Email

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Technical Requirements

  • Computer – PC or Macintosh
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3 or later
  • Windows: Internet Explorer 8 or later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • Mac: Safari 7 or later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • For instructor-led virtual WebEx courses, a speakerphone or telephone headset in a designated room or space with no distractions (preferred)

NOTE: Refer to product description for any additional system requirements.

WebEx – Virtual Course: Advance Preparation and Student Information

Join a Test Session

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If you do not have administrative privileges on the SAME computer you will be using the day of your training (i.e., your workstation within your organization) you may need the assistance of your local IT/IS help desk staff for the platform to engage correctly.

To join a test session (meeting), click here and enter your name and email address to join. If successful, you will see a screen that says "Congratulations! Your system is now set up properly ..."

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You should deactivate any pop-up blockers, spam filters, and company firewalls that could prevent the WebEx client platform or web-based course from working properly. Third-party toolbars such as Bing, Yahoo, and Google should also be disabled due to their own pop-up blocking capabilities.

Cancellation Policy
ASQ reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, ASQ is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.
  • If you need to cancel, we will refund your paid registration fee as noted below.
    • Requests for cancellations/transfers received at least 5 business days before the start of the course receive a full refund/transfer.
    • Requests received within 5 business days of the course starting incur a $150 processing fee.
    • After the course starts, there are no refunds or transfers.
    • Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.
    • If you cannot find a substitute, we can transfer your course fees to another ASQ course of your choice.
  • You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs and a Certificate of Completion can be awarded.
Instructors
Timothy King CMQ/OE, CQA, CQI

Enrollment Details

Format: Classroom
Format: Virtual

An Internet-based, instructor led course utilizing web and teleconferencing technologies to allow students to interact without traveling.  Virtual courses offer interaction with instructor and students via phone and Internet capabilities. Students have access to interaction both with the instructor and other students in an Internet-based learning environment (white board, Q&A tools, application sharing, and breakout rooms).  Virtual courses are classroom-like experiences offered using the latest Internet tools.

09/14/2017 - 09/14/2017 08:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST 9855VIR Mike Kelly CMBB, CQE, CSSBB English List: $369 Member: $269

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