Statistical Process Control (SPC) – Basics (Self-Directed Learning)

  • Delivery Option: Self-Directed
  • Subject Category: Core Tools
  • Number of Days: 13-19 hours

Course Summary

Basic Statistical Process Control provides the vital skills to keep processes in control – and build a base for continuous improvement. For individuals or groups, initial training or retraining, this program is designed for quick, efficient learning of SPC basics. Basic SPC shows production workers how they can apply SPC in their work environment. The program covers the basic concepts and tasks of collecting data, calculating values and constructing control charts. And it goes a step further, by explaining how to use SPC data to uncover problems, then apply basic techniques to analyze those problems, giving you useful solutions.

Target Audience

Production level workers and anyone who needs an understanding of the fundamentals of SPC will benefit from this course.

Course Objectives

  • Introduction to SPC
  • Variables
  • Attributes
  • Problem Analysis


Unit 1: The Basics of Statistical Process Control
  • Definitions of quality, SPC, process variation
  • Samples and populations
  • Variables vs. attributes data
  • Purpose of control charts


Unit 2: Introduction to Variables
  • Definition of variables data
  • Operators” typical tasks for SPC
  • Elements of X-R control charts
  • Calculating and plotting X and R values
  • Interpreting chart patterns


Unit 3: Introduction to Attributes
  • Definition of attributes data
  • Elements of attributes control charts
  • Applications of p, np, c, and u charts
  • Calculating values and plotting points
  • Interpreting chart patterns


Unit 4: Problem Analysis
  • Purpose of problem analysis
  • Four common sources of process variation
  • Construction and use of cause-and-effect diagrams
  • Elements and interpretation of Pareto diagrams


What’s Included?
4 DVDs
1 Instructor’s Planning Guide
1 Instructor’s Classroom Guide
1 Example Book
3 Workbooks
1 Application Guide
1 Diagnostic Test and Answer Book
1 Cause-and-Effect Diagram
1 Calculator
1 Set of Control Chart Pads
1 Power Point Presentation