" /> Quality Related Services - BrainAura is a Technology Commercialization(IPR), Statistical Quality Control and Project Management Consulting service provider. BrainAura also provides Skill Development and Professional Development Training programmes as well as Research Support Services in terms of Scientific Communication and Publication.

STATISTICAL THINKING

  • Concept of process
  • Concept of variation
  • Organization viewed as a system of interacting processes
  • Importance of statistics in day-to-day work
  • The two types of errors in decision making – Type I and Type II
  • Statistical Process Control
  • A brief look at statistical tools and methods

Audience: all functions in a company
Duration: One day
Prerequisite: None

PROCESS MAPPING

  • The rationale for Process Mapping
  • SIPOC
  • Flow Charting and Process Variables Mapping
  • Swim Lanes or Cross-Functional Maps
  • Value Stream Mapping

Audience: Sales & Marketing, Planning, Engineering, Quality, R&D
Duration: 2 days
Prerequisite: None

STATISTICAL METHODS – BASIC

  • Types of Data and Graphical representation
  • Characterization of Data
    • Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
    • Skewness and Kurtosis
  • Probability: basic ideas – sample space, counting rules, joint probability
  • Distributions: Binomial and Gaussian (Normal) – practical applications
  • Sampling Distributions
  • Confidence Intervals

Audience: all functions in a company
Duration: 3 days
Prerequisite: None

STATISTICAL METHODS – INTERMEDIATE

  • Probability: advanced concepts such as
    • conditional probability,
    • Bayesian analysis
  • Distributions other than Normal
    • Discrete – Hypergeometric, Poisson
    • Continuous – Exponential, Weibull
  • Probability plotting
  • Hypothesis Testing for Location, Spread and Independence
  • 1-sample, 2-sample and paired t tests
  • Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), F-test and Homogeneity of Variance
  • Chi-squared test
  • Simple Linear Regression
  • Gage Capability
  • Process Capability

Audience: Sales & Marketing, Planning, Engineering, Quality, R&D
Duration: 2 days
Prerequisite: None

STATISTICAL METHODS – ADVANCED

    • Power and Sample Size Calculations
    • Multiple Regression
    • Non Parametric (Distribution free) tests

Audience: Engg, Quality and R&D
Duration: 2 day
Prerequisite: Basic and Intermediate Statistics modules

STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL (SQC) – BASIC

  • Shewhart and his philosophy of control charts
  • Charts for Continuous Data
  • X-Bar R and X-Bar S charts
  • I-MR charts
  • Charts for Discrete Data
  • P and NP charts for defectives – Binomial
  • C and U charts for defects – Poisson
  • Process Capability from Control Charts
  • Gage Capability Studies (Optional)

Audience: Quality, Production
Duration: 3 days
Prerequisite: Basic and Intermediate Statistics modules

SQC – ADVANCED

  • Quick Revision of Charts for Continuous Data
  • Quick Revision of Charts for Discrete Data
  • Other types
    • Cumulative Sum (Cusum) Charts
    • Exponentially Weighted Moving Average (EWMA) charts
  • Process Capability from control charts
  • Integrating Engineering Process Control (EPC) with Statistical Process Control

Audience: Engg, Quality and R&D
Duration: 2 day
Prerequisite: Basic and Intermediate Statistics modules

DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (DOE) – BASIC

    • The Three Pillars of DOE: Replication, Randomization and Blocking
    • The OFAT Approach and its limitations
    • Factorial Experimentation – basic concepts
    • Fractional Factorials – getting more with less
    • Resolution of designs
    • Screening Designs:
      • Plackett and Burman
      • Taguchi – overview only

Audience: R&D, Engineering, Quality, Production
Duration: 3 days
Prerequisite: Basic and Intermediate Statistical Method Modules

DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (DOE) – ADVANCED

  • Response Surface Methods
  • Box-Wilson
  • Box-Behnken
  • 3 level factorials – overview
    • Taguchi Designs for Screening
    • Taguchi’s Robust Designs

Audience: R&D, Engineering, Quality, Production Mixture Designs
Duration: 2-4 days, depending on whether Mixtures are included
Prerequisite: Basic DOE Module

MULTI VARIATE ANALYSIS (MVA)

  • Multi Variate Normal Distribution
  • Partial and Multiple Correlation Coefficients
  • Hotelling T2 statistic and T2 Control Chart
  • Principal Component Analysis (PCA)
  • Factor Analysis
  • Multiple Analysis of Variance (MANOVA)
  • Multivariate Analysis of Covariance (MANCOVA)
  • Logistic Regression
  • Correspondence Analysis

Audience: R&D, Engg, Quality, Sales & Marketing
Duration: 2 days
Prerequisite: Basic and Intermediate Statistical Methods Modules

RELIABILITY ENGINEERING

  • Basic Terminology such as MTBF, MTTF, MTTR, Hazard rate and Availability
  • Distributions: Normal, Exponential, and Weibull
  • Statistical Inference
  • Probability plotting
  • Analysis of Life Data – complete, singly censored and multiply censored
  • Reliability Modelling
  • Calculation of reliability parameters
  • Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT)
  • Highly Accelerated Stress Screening (HASS)

Audience: R&D, Engineering, Quality
Duration: 2 days
Prerequisite: Basic and Intermediate Statistical Methods Modules

SEVEN QC TOOLS – TRADITIONAL

    • TRADITIONAL
  • Check Sheet
  • Pareto
  • Cause and Effect (Ishikawa) Diagram
  • Stratification
  • Histogram
  • Scatter Diagram
  • Control Chart

Audience: all functions in a company
Duration: 2 days
Prerequisite: None

SEVEN QC TOOLS – MODERN

    • MODERN
  • Affinity Diagram
  • Interrelationship Digraph
  • Tree Diagram
  • Prioritization Matrix
  • Matrix Diagram
  • Process Design Program Chart (PDPC)
  • Activity Network Diagram

Duration: 2 days
Audience: all functions in a company
Prerequisite: None

MONTE CARLO SIMULATION

  • Quantitative estimation of risks involved in any process
  • The range of applicability could range from manufacturing and marketing to financial planning and project management.
  • Used for predictive modelling, forecasting, simulation and optimization
  • We recommend Companion by Minitab. We are also familiar with Crystal Ball
  • Hands on solutions of your day to day problems can be taken up separately

Audience: Sales & Marketing, Planning, Engineering, Quality, R&D
Duration: 2 days
Prerequisite: None

OFFICE PRODUCTIVITY

  • Targeted at freshers and junior executives
  • Aimed at improving productivity and bringing about 5S in the workplace
  • Participants will be taught how to use the MS Office Suite effectively
  • We will work with your data and show how to analyze it more efficiently
  • However if we have to work with YOUR data, it needs to be sent to us at least TWO weeks in advance
  • MS Office Suite covers Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Audience: all functions in a company
Duration: 2 days
Prerequisite: None

ENGINEERING ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

  • Economic analysis for RATIONAL decision making
  • Appraisal of investment decisions using present worth analysis, cash flow analysis, internal rate of return etc
  • Time Value of money – equivalence of cash flows
  • Elements of engineering cost; Cost and Benefit analysis
  • Sensitivity and Break Even Analysis
  • Calculations involving uncertainties
  • Replacement Analysis, Inflation, Index Numbers

Audience: Finance, Business Planning, Purchase, Operations, Engineering
Duration: 2 day program for fresher, 1 day refresher for experienced folks
Prerequisite: Office Productivity program

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING REFRESHER

  • This is specific to companies where chemical process engineering is a core activity Subjects covered are
    • Stoichiometry
    • Material and Energy Balances
    • Flow sheeting using ASPEN – software has to be purchased separately by client
  • Depending upon requirements, these can be tailor made as basic or advanced courses

Audience: Operations, Engineering, R&D
Duration: 2 – 3 days, depending on client’s preferences

GAME THEORY

  • Targeted at senior management
  • This is a course to be combined with Strategic Decision Making
  • We recommend that this be undertaken with your annual strategy exercise
  • Case studies will be presented

Duration: 2 days

NEGOTIATION SKILLS

  • Targeted at middle management in Finance, Sales & Marketing, Operations and HR Negotiation as a science, not an art
  • Participants will be taught how to use these skills effectively so as to benefit their organization
  • Case studies will be presented

Duration: 1 day

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Basic principles as outlined in the PMBOK 5th edition will be covered
  • Project Life Cycle and Phases
  • Project Management Processes – 47 nos
  • Project Management Knowledge Areas – 10 nos
  • Practical applications
  • Exercises and games

Audience: Practising managers and would-be managers in a company
Duration: Four (4) days, with an additional 1 day if an examination orientation is required
Duration: None

CONSULTING

LEAN SIX SIGMA (LSS)

  • Training in LSS will be offered ONLY with deployment
  • Before LSS training, a one-day Champions Engagement Session will be conducted for your senior leadership
  • Suggested audience for LSS training is the middle management of any company which is interested in undergoing this transformation

Duration: 7 days of training, 1 day for revision and examination and 2 days for project scoping.

Scope of our services:

❖ Usage of statistical and qualitative tools

❖ Assistance in preparing presentations

❖Compilation of dashboards for management review

QUALITY ASSURANCE

  • Preparation of ISO documentation including Quality Manual
  • 5S – training, deployment and audit
  • Internal quality reviews

HR AND STRATEGY RELATED

  • Preparation of HR policy documents including manual
  • HR Process Audits
  • Assistance in recruitment
  • Performance Management System (PMS) – design and implementation in conjunction with our partners
  • Design and implementation of Leadership Development Programs
  • Design and implementation of Team Building Workshops
  • Design and Implementation of Goal Setting Programs
  • Visioning exercise and assistance in development of strategy