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  1. Assist management in making good decisions for when and when not to demand investigation and corrective actions to a process.
  2. Learn what actions to take if a specific control chart rule is broken.
  3. Enhance process performance by reducing overall variation and special cause variation.


Control Chart Rules Overview

Control Chart Rules, sometimes referred to as Western Electric Rules, help Management, Process Owners and support personnel make informed decisions about process performance. Control Chart Rules have a dual benefit, informing you when to take action and just as importantly when not to take action. Many times Management, reacting to one or two data points on a chart will demand investigation and corrective action when it is not needed?wasting valuable time and unnecessary process tampering.

What This Course Provides

This 17-page course provides learners with a thorough understanding of the terminology and methodology associated with Control Chart Rules. It is presented in FranklinGood's comprehensive and highly visual learning format. This course will help learners understand the why and how control chart rules work, how to apply them and how to improve process performance. The learner is also provided insights into the causes of process issues, enhancing their ability to make improvements. Learners will understand how probability is the basis for control chart rules, the difference between normal variation and special cause variation.
Learning Objectives
? Learn the rationale and logic behind control chart rules, enabling their adoption and support across the organization.
? Learn the value of using control chart rules.
? Learn how "zones" increase insights into process performance.
? Learn what actions to take if a specific control chart rule is broken.
? Learn each rule with a graphic that demonstrates what the rule looks like on a control chart.

Extended Benefits from this Course

Our approach to Control Chart Rules is very comprehensive. We teach you how to extend the power beyond the normal control chart rule instruction. You will learn how to prioritize actions, determine likely actions to take, and be able to communicate the power of these rules.
When associates understand the rationale, logic, and various rules, some very important things tend to occur:
? A common base of knowledge and understanding is quickly developed.
? Associates become more engaged in maintaining and improving process performance.
? Communication about process performance issues is easier and more effective.
? Action and results are more easily obtained due to a common understanding.
Control Chart Rules can be used to:
? Enhance process performance by reducing overall variation and special cause variation.
? Assist management in making good decisions for when and when not to demand investigation and corrective actions to a process.
? Encourage the participation of everyone involved, which leads to uncovering new patterns of thinking and unique solutions.
? Generate useful discussions that will lead to innovation/ effective solutions etc.
? Present your process management and control efforts to others in the company in an easy-to-understand manner.

Train the Trainer Services
Train the Trainer services can be conducted via virtual or on-site for this course. Please request details and pricing by emailing your request to:

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