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ATM Consulting

Workshops


All ATM workshops may be customized and facilitated for your company's own special needs.

Advanced FMEA Development
Follow-on to the basic FMEA course, this is meant as a workshop to develop in depth knowledge in the use of the System, Design and Process FMEA to drive continuous improvement and cost savings. Statistical methods are introduced for identifying failure modes, effects and causes are expanded on such as Block Diagrams, Brainstorming, Cause and Effect Analysis, and Fault Tree Analysis. Quantitative methods of determining Severity, Occurrence, and Detection are presented. An actual candidate FMEA helps to put learned skills to immediate use.
Seminar Length: 8 Hours

Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
This course is an overview of the APQP process as related to ISO9000, QS-9000 and the new T&E Supplement. Each phase of the Product Quality Timeline is examined with specific applications to the Automaker's requirements. Focus is on Design and Process concepts aimed at overall System Improvement. Topics include QFD, Kaizen Strategies, DFMA, VA/VE and Theory of Contstraints (TOC). Techniques for cultivating better relationships with Customer and Suppliers is also covered. Material is taught from the AIAG APQP manual.
Seminar Length: 8 Hours

Continuous Improvement Techniques
Continuous Improvement (CI) is a required part of QS-9000 and Automakers now require proof of implementation. CI is explained in terms of what Automakers are looking for. The techniques outlined in Par 2.3, Section II of QS-9000 are reviewed with actual examples of specific applications and benefits. This course focuses on the direct and indirect cost savings realized through proper implementation of CI.
Seminar Length: 8 Hours

Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA)
This course provides a basis for understanding the principles involved in applying DFMA. Topics include, how to determine DFMA canidates, Manual and Automated Assembly Analysis methods, and Cost Estimation Techniques. Actual examples from various product/assembly applications is used to support the training lessons an students are encouraged to provide actual candidate projects for a workshop.
Seminar Length: 8 Hours

Fundementals of Errorproofing
This course provides the basic principles and advantages behind ErrorProofing techniques. The focus is on low-cost, easy to install detection and prevention devices which not only can dramatically reduce the number of rejected parts but prevent defect parts from being made. Actual examples are presented to help demonstrate the application of learned concepts.
Seminar Length: 8 Hours

Introduction Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
This course covers the basic elements of the four basic types of FMEAs with concentration on the Design and Process FMEAs. The benefit of using System FEMAs to uncover assembly deficiencies and sytem issues is presented. Course covers objective methods for identifying failure modes, effects and causes such as Block Diagrams, Brainstorming, Cause and Effect, and Fault Tree Analysis. Each column of the FMEA document is clearly explained with special attention to Severity, Occurrence, and Detection. Techniques for effective Reaction Plans are also discussed. All material is taught from the AIAG FMEA Manual.
Seminar Length: 4 - 8 Hours

Introduction to Hazardous Waste Management
This course provides participants an overview of how to identify, handle, store and dispose of hazardous materials. The consequences of mismanagment, mislabeling, incorrect storage, and HAZMAT Spill Response are also covered. The basics of developing a company Safety Training Program is provided. This course is based on the DOD Hazardous Material coursebook and OSHA 1910.
Seminar Length - 8 Hours

Introduction to Robust Design
Topic Description: This course provides an overview of the techniques which are required skills per QS-9000, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), and Continuous Improvement. The focus is to introduce the key points of each of the Design techniques so as to help managers and engineers decide which techniques are best suited to their particular application.

System level topics include Benchmarking, Quality Functional Deployment (QFD), Theory of Constraints (TOC), Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VA/VE), Kaizen Strategies, Customer Satisfaction Supplier Management and Development, Life Cycle Assessment and the newer Environmental Impact Evaluation Methodology (EIME). Design topics include Robust Design, Taguchi LOSS FUNCTION, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (1994 standard), Statistical Tolerancing, Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA), Design of Experiments, Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA), Variation Reduction, and the Special Characteristic System
Seminar Length: 8 hrs

Measurement Systems Analysis
This course provides the basic knowledge needed to evaluate any gaging system in accordance with the requirements of QS-9000. Included are analysis techniques such as Long and Short Gage R&R studies, ISOPLOT, and Attribute Gaging. Also covered are techniques for improving existing Gaging systems and determining whether to use HARD or SOFT Gaging. All material developed in accordance with the AIAG MSA manual.
Seminar Length: 8 Hours


Process Control Methods
This course covers the application and design of Control methods for ensuring accurate and repeatable part quality. Use this course to help reduce high PPM product lines. Focus is on automated methods of Process Control such as automated Gaging, ErrorProofing, Vision systems, and PLC processors. Techniques for evaluating what level of process control is best suited for the application in terms of time to implement, training required and cost. Participants are encouraged to provide an actual Control Plan to review.
Seminar Length: 8 Hours

Process Control Plan
Course covers the principles behind the development of an effective Control Plan which conforms to the requirements of the AIAG Advanced Quality Planning (APQP) manual. Topics include, assessing current Control methods, frequency of inspections, developing effective Reaction Plans, and quantitative methods for determining the proper Control methods. All material is taught in conjunction with the AIAG APQP Manual.
Seminar Length: 4-8 Hours

Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
This course covers the documentation required when submitting to the Big Three Automakers and includes documents specific to each. Topics include explanation of the 5 submission levels, what goes into a PPAP submission packet, overview of Process Capability (CpK, PpK), Dimensional and Appearance Approval reports and specific requirements when resubmitting. All material is taught together with the AIAG PPAP manual.
Seminar Length: 4 Hours

Statistical Methods
Topic Description: This course introduces a sampling of cost saving techniques to objectively and effectively assess current product and process designs, as well as current quality monitoring methods. The focus is to introduce the key points of each of the Design techniques so as to help managers and engineers decide which techniques are best suited to their particular application. These techniques are key to Continuous Improvement as named in QS-9000 and include Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA), PPM, PRE-CONTROL theory, SPC for Variable and Attribute Control Charting, Trend Analysis, Process Capability (CpK, PpK), Statistical Tolerancing, Cause and Effect Analysis, Design of Experiments, Confidence Intervals, ISOPLOT, Multi-Charting, Component Search, and Measurement Systems Analysis.
Seminar Length: 8 hrs

Tolerance Analysis for Optimized Design and Assembly
This course is an extension of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. Topics include use of Statistical Tolerancing to ease assembly stack-up concerns, design techniques to avoid manufacturing and assembly problems, and Datum selection to reduce inspection and setup times. This course helps engineers and technicians at the design phase what considerations are key to avoiding processing issues at production.
Seminar Length: 4 - 8 Hours


All ATM workshops may be customized and facilitated for your company's own special needs. For more information, please contact:

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