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