Training seminars are offered in the spring and fall of each year. The training seminars are Continuous Improvement using Statistical Process Control and Advanced Statistical Seminars and Data Mining. The training seminars are designed for plant managers, production managers, technical directors, continuous improvement directors, quality control managers, R&D scientists, supervisors, and operators. The training seminars have been on-going since 2000 where more than 700 representatives from almost three dozen companies have participated. More than 90% of participants of the training seminars have ranked the seminars as “Excellent,” with the majority of participants realizing substantial cost savings from course projects.

 

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2017 Corporate Seminars and Workshops at UT

 

Index of Training Seminars (click on a seminar/workshop title to view more information):


 

Statistical Process Control and Lean Manufacturing Systems

September 26-28, 2017 -- Session 1
The dates for Session 2 are determined at the end of the first session.

 

The University of Tennessee
Center for Renewable Carbon
2506 Jacob Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4570

This training course provides a comprehensive overview of the principles and analysis techniques for effective statistical process control and lean systems applications. Candidates participate in hands-on activities and develop presentations based on real-world process scenarios in their company. The course has an easy to understand text, which helps ensure a comfortable pace and fun learning experience benefitting both the student and respective employer. Fundamentals of statistics, SPC, and Lean Concepts are taught. Hands-on exercises are used to strengthen concepts related to 'natural variation,' 'cumulative variance,' Deming's funnel experiments,' 'lean push vs. pull systems,' '5S,' 'Jidoka,' and 'Glass Walls,' etc. The Center for Renewable Carbon (CRC) offers this program to maintain a focus on providing leading practical education for the bio-based manufacturers.


 

Additional Information:

 

Cost: — $2,900 (includes lodging, food, local transport, books, materials & fees for both sessions.)

Register: Register Online.

Registered: 1      Seats Open: 13

Payment: Pay Online by Credit Card (Invoicing is also payment option.)

Credits: The University of Tennessee, Division of Outreach & Continuing Education will award 4.0 CEU credits to each participant.
     The course can also be taken for 3 undergraduate and 3 graduate credit hours at UT for an additional tuition fee.

NOTE: This course requires no prior knowledge of SPC, statistics or lean thinking.

Questions: For more information contact Tim Young at tmyoung1@utk.edu.

 


 

Design of Experiments for Manufacturers

September 12-14, 2017 -- Session 1
The dates for Session 2 are determined at the end of the first session.

 

The University of Tennessee
Center for Renewable Carbon
2506 Jacob Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4570

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the principles of designed experimentation in a manufacturing setting. Robust product design is also emphasized in the course. Candidates participate in hands-on activities and work on PB-based exercises using real-world process data. The course has an easy to understand text, helping ensure a comfortable pace and fun learning experience, which benefits both the student and respective employer. CRC offers this program to maintain a focus of providing leading practical education for the bio-based products industry. Read the training brochure for more detailed information on this course.


 

Additional Information:

 

Cost: — $3,350 (includes lodging, food, local transport, books, materials & fees for both sessions)

Register: Register Online.  NOTE: This course is limited to 8 candidates.

Registered: 0          Seats Open: 8

Payment: Pay Online by Credit Card  (invoicing is also payment option.)

Credits: The University of Tennessee, Division of Outreach & Continuing Education will award 4.0 CEU credits to each participant.
     The course can also be taken for 3 undergraduate and 3 graduate credit hours at UT for an additional tuition fee.

NOTE: This course requires no prior knowledge of design experimentation.

Questions: For more information contact Tim Young at tmyoung1@utk.edu.

 


 

Advanced Statistical Seminars and Data Mining for the Bio-based Products Industry

February 6-9, 2018

 

The University of Tennessee
Center for Renewable Carbon
2506 Jacob Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4570

This training course provides a comprehensive overview of the principles and analysis techniques for advanced statistical process control, probability density functions, confidence intervals, significance testing, sampling, regression analysis, decision-trees, and data mining methods. Candidates participate in hands-on activities and work on PC-based exercises on real world process data for their company. The course has easy to understand texts which helps ensure a comfortable pace and a fun learning experience benefitting both the student and respective employer. The Center for Renewable Carbon offers this program to maintain a strength of providing leading practical education for the bio-based products industry.


 

Additional Information:

 

Cost: — $3,250 (includes lodging, food, local transport, books, materials & fees for both sessions)

Register: Register Online. NOTE: This course is limited to 8 candidates.

Registered: 8        Seats Open: 0

Payment: Pay Online by Credit Card  (invoicing is also payment option.)

Credits: The University of Tennessee, Division of Outreach & Continuing Education will award 4.0 CEU credits to each participant.
     The course can also be taken for 3 undergraduate and 3 graduate credit hours at UT for an additional tuition fee.

NOTE: This course requires some prior knowledge of statistical methods. This is a software-based course using JMP 12.0 and Minitab 17. Each candidate will be provided a PC or laptop during the training session.

Questions: For more information contact Tim Young at tmyoung1@utk.edu.

 

Listing and photos of previous seminar graduates​​​​​​​​​​​​​