Training seminars are offered in the spring and fall of each year. The training seminars are in 'Process Analytics, Statistical Process Control and Lean Methods,' 'Design of Experiments for Manufacturing and R&D Innovation,' and 'Advanced Analytics 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 1000+ representatives from more than 40+ companies have participated. More than 95% of participants of the training seminars have ranked the seminars as “Excellent,” with the majority of participants realizing substantial cost savings from application projects.

2020/2021 Executive Analytical Training at UT

 
 

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                                                       July 2019!​                                                                                   January 2019! 
 
'Process Analytics, SPC and Lean Methods' Graduates

 

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


 

Process Analytics, Statistical Process Control and Lean Methods

October 27 to October 29, 2020 - Session 1 (Virtual Training is also an Option)

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. This course will be a hybrid training course with both in-person and virtual participants. 

Additional Information:


 

Cost 1: — $3,100 (includes lodging, food, local transport, books, materials & fees for both sessions)

Cost 2: — $1,500 (without lodging, food, local transport for both sessions; typically for local participants)

Cost 3: — $750 per session + $239 one time technology fee (Virtual training option)

Register: Register Online.

Registered: 8     Seats Open: 6

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

CEU 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 ​or call 865.946.1119.

 

 

Design of Experiments for Manufacturing and R&D Innovation

November 3-5, 2020 - Session 1 (Virtual)

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 1: — $3,350 (with lodging, food, local transport, books, materials & fees for both sessions)

Cost 2: — $1,950 (without lodging, food, local transport; typically for local participants)

Cost 3:$750 per session + $239 one time ​technology fee (Virtual training option)

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

Registered: 2          Seats Open: 6

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

CEU 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. This is a software-based course using JMP 15 and Minitab 19. Each candidate will be provided a PC or laptop, but are encouraged to bring their own laptop to the training session. 

NOTE: This course requires no prior knowledge of design experimentation, but some knowledge of elementary statistics is helpful.

Questions: For more information contact Tim Young at tmyoung1@utk.edu or call 865.946.1119.

 

 

Advanced Analytics and Data Mining

March 2-5, 2021 

The University of Tennessee

Center for Renewable Carbon
2506 Jacob Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4570

The 'Advanced Analytics and Data Mining' industry seminars are focused on predictive modeling in support of manufacturing operations. The objectives of the course are to introduce participants to 'Total Quality Data Management' and data quality assessment as precursor to predictive modeling. Key objectives are to thoroughly introduce the concepts of multiple linear regression, principal components analysis, partial least squares, logistic regression, regression trees, and neural networks (deep learning). Some advanced SPC concepts for real-time control charting will also be introduced. Sample size determination given 'false positive' and 'false negative' rates are also taught. 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 1: — $3,250 (with lodging, food, local transport, books, materials & fees for session)

Cost 2: — $2,120 (without lodging, food, local transport for session; typically for local participants)

Cost 3:$1,000 + $239 one time technology fee (Virtual training option)


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

Registered: 1        Seats Open: 7

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

CEU 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 elementary statistical methods. This is a software-based course using JMP 15 and Minitab 19. Each candidate will be provided a PC or laptop, but are encouraged to bring their own laptop to the training session.

Questions: For more information contact Tim Young at tmyoung1@utk.edu or call 865.946.1119.


 

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