Related Courses

Purdue offers a wide range of onsite training and public workshops related to Six Sigma.

Basic and Advanced Problem Solving

This course provides the background and skills necessary to lead an effective, structured, team-based, analytical approach that detects potential problems and thus alleviate chronic failure problems within an organization. Participants will learn how to detect, identify, analyze and solve performance problems by understanding variation using the Lean Six Sigma DMAIC problem solving approach.

Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA)

FMEA is a procedure in operations management for analysis of potential failure modes within a system - classified by severity or determination of the effect of failures on the system. Widely used in manufacturing industries in various phases of the product life cycle, it’s now finding its way into the service industry. We’ll talk about what FMEA is, and then we’ll work on an exercise to actually perform an FMEA.

Gage R & R:

Gage R & R (Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility) is the amount of measure variation introduced by a measurement system, i.e., the measuring instrument itself and the individual using the instrument.

Lean Practitioner I & II:

Lean services focus on eliminating non-value-added activities from a company's processes while streamlining its value-added activities. It is a people-oriented approach that empowers a team to take action to achieve improvements. Lean tools and implementation are the best way to effectively utilize a company's most valuable resource... its people.


Our Minitab classes are task-based and focus on real-world scenarios and challenges that students face in their day-to-day environments. This training is intended for both beginners to Minitab and individuals who want to sharpen their Minitab skills. The emphasis of this two-day program will be to provide you with the understanding needed to begin using Minitab to solve everyday issues. Register for one day or both - depending upon your needs.

Project Management:

Learn the essential tools and techniques required to fit all the pieces of a project together properly.

Risk Management:

Risk management is a process to identify, assess, reduce, accept and control risks in a systematic, proactive, comprehensive and cost effective manner. The process runs throughout the company's business, is led by top management, and is embedded into corporate culture. This course is based on the principles stated in ISO 31000 – the International Standard for Risk Management.

Root Cause Analysis:

Root cause analysis is one of the essential problem solving steps. Root cause is the fundamental, underlying reason for a problem. This course allows you to identify the cause of a problem, solve it, and prevent it from occurring again. This saves your organization time, money, and resources.

Statistical process control (SPC)

SPC is the application of statistical methods to the monitoring and control of a process to ensure that it operates at full potential to produce conforming product. Under SPC, a process behaves predictably to produce as much conforming product as possible with the least possible waste. While SPC has been applied most frequently in manufacturing, it applies equally well to any process with a measurable output. Key tools in SPC are control charts, a focus on continuous improvement, and designed experiments.


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