||LEVEL: Aimed at product, process and service system design engineers and technicians, quality engineers, managers and product design innovators keen to design increasingly reliable products, low-risk processes and a quality service system, that satisfies customer requirements at a high level and at a reduced cost.
BENEFITS OF THE SEMINAR: By following the step-by-step instructions, guidelines and suggestions provided for each participant in the seminar syllabus, and by working through the knowledge content of the customized eLearning Pack, with email, Internet and optional phone syupport of your instructor, you will be able to:
- Understand the basic need and application domain of Process Failure Risk Analysis, as a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) method and toolset, within the mechanical / electro-mechanical product design engineering domain
- Appreciate the cost and customer satisfaction benefits by reducing process failures
- Understand how Process Failure Risk Analysis fits into Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), risk analysis, process modeling, requirements analysis, lean design / manufacturing / assembly and service, PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), Concurrent / Simultaneous Engineering, and some related statistical methods
- Perform Process Failure Risk Analysis, as a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) method and toolset, using our software tools (included in your eLearning Pack), by working on specific, customized real-world problems
- Analyze your results and then turn them into Action Plans for your product / process design team, as part of a continuous Total Quality Management (TQM) improvement and cost reduction effort
- Utilize effective analysis, teamwork, brainstorming, and other methods for finding and then redesigning risky parts and processes by integrating process modeling, requirements and risk analysis, within a statistical framework
- Document your findings using high quality, professional methods and tools
- Publish your results to your team and maintain the findings using continuous TQM improvement methods
- What is a failure? What are the typical failure modes of products, processes and service?
- What is a process failure risk?
- Why should we minimize process failure risks?
- What are the cost and customer satisfaction benefits of reducing process failures?
- Important definitions and some real-world examples to illustrate the scope of the problem
- What is Process Failure Risk Analysis, as a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) method and toolset, within the mechanical / electro-mechanical product design engineering domain?
- How does Process Failure Risk Analysis fit into Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), risk analysis, process modeling, requirements analysis, lean design / manufacturing / assembly and service, PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), Concurrent / Simultaneous Engineering, and some related statistical methods?
- How can you perform Process Failure Risk Analysis, as a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) method and toolset, using our software tools (included in your eLearning Pack)?
- How should you calculate the cost in our Process Failure Risk Analysis tool for your own needs?
- How should you customize the Process Failure Risk Analysis decision rules within our software (i.e. spreadsheet) tool for your own needs? Note, that we'll be working on specific, customized real-world examples, and problems. (You'll be able to use your own problems too, and then use our methods and tools for the Process Failure Risk Analysis.)
- How should you analyze your results and then turn them into Action Plans for your product / process design team, as part of a continuous Total Quality Management (TQM) improvement and cost reduction effort?
- How should you utilize effective analysis, teamwork, brainstorming, and other methods for finding and then redesigning risky parts and processes by integrating process modeling, requirements and risk analysis, within a statistical framework?
- How should you document your findings using high quality, professional methods and tools?
- What are the publishing and knowledge maintenance options regarding your Process Failure Risk Analysis / Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) results? How should you communicate the results within and outside your team and maintain the findings using continuous TQM improvement methods and tools?
HOW DOES THE SEMINAR RUN? The seminar runs in a variety of modes to support individual, customized, flexible, 'anytime/anywhere', or in other words JIT (Just-in-time), on-demand learning requirements. We are proud to offer quality services, and an extremely wide-range of delivery modes. We can practically run a high quality, professional seminar for an individual, or for a small, or large group anywhere / anytime in the World, following a variety of flexible schedules. (Please refer to our seminar delivery mode matrix below for more details.)
The success of our seminars is due to the fact that they teach up-to-date, exciting and analytical, as well as practical content, that help customers to improve their product, process and service quality, whilst reducing cost. Furthermore, we offer knowledgeable and friendly instructor support worldwide.
Please note, that each eLearning Pack is customized, and has several eBook CD-ROMs / DVD-ROMs and DVD videos in it, as well as some printed instructional and learning material. Upon purchasing a seminar, each participant receives an eLearning Pack within a few days to a week (depending on where you are in the world) in the post.
WHAT ARE THE TYPICAL DELIVERY MODES? If you choose the On-demand eLearning, Anytime, Anywhere delivery mode (see below how to purchase this option) each seminar participant purchases an eLearning Pack over this website from CIMware, then receives it in the post within a few days to a week (depending on location).
Upon receiving the customized eLearning Pack, meaning, that whilst sharing the same methods and tools, every eLearning Pack is different in content, the participant has a few days to review the syllabus and the content.
The interaction between the instructor and the seminar participants is as follows: upon receiving the eLEarning Pack, the particpant emails CIMware USA (email@example.com) course title, eLearning Pack receipt and unique serial number information, his / her name, position, specific subject-focus interest and any other important information that helps the CIMware folks to put together the technical instructor support for the individual for the duration of the seminar.
Then, the participant starts to work through the eLearning Pack by following the enclosed syllabus and step-by-step instructions and suggestions. He / she can email the instructor who will respond typically within 24 hrs, or less and support the participant by answering questions and generally guiding him / her through the eLearning material. In case email is not enough, optional phone support over regular phone lines, and even Video-Conferencing can be arranged over the Internet. (Please note, that the phone charges must be bared by the participant, and should be kept to a minimum to save cost.) The seminar fee includes all seminar materials and 30 days of instructor support over email, the Internet, and/or optional Phone. You can keep all materials offered within the eLearning Pack and use the software tools by yourself after the seminar is over. (Note, that in case you want to put any of the material, or the software tools within onto a server for wider industry access, you MUST obtain a server license from CIMware USA; see details below).
In the case of the Blended Hybrid delivery mode (see below how to purchase this option) the seminar is run in a similar fashion as above, except, that the Instructor is available for the first day of the classes on-site. Typically each seminar day starts at 9 am and with a lunch break finishes at 5 pm, nevertheless flexible schedules, including weekends can be arranged.
In the case of the On-site Face-to-face, 2 Days (min. 6 Participants required), delivery mode, the arrangements are very similar to the above, just last for two days, instead of one. Note, that in this delivery mode, usually there is a little bit more time left for solving in-house challenges with the instructor's support and understanding of all important issues.
If you want to be able to see the core technical videos whilst you are commuting, or traveling the Seminar eLarning Pack Video-1 Streamed in iPod Video Format for Just-in-time (JIT) Learning, or on CD-ROM option (see below) is useful. This way you can put the videos onto your Video iPod and watch them anywhere, anytime (in small size). Obviously if you prefer the larger size and better quality, you should use for the DVDs within the eLearning Pack that you have purchased on your laptop or desktop computer. (In other words, the Video iPod videos either streamed or on CD-ROM are optional extras, if you need them.)
CERTIFICATE: Upon successfully completing the seminar, you'll receive in the snail-mail a color, printed certificate with your name and our signature on it as a proof, that you have successfully completed the above seminar. You can frame this and display it in your office.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: The seminar eLearning Pack consists of several Internet browser readable 3D eBooks, DVD videos and some printed material too. The electronic content is designed to run on most computers anywhere in the world. You do not need to be on the Internet to be able to use our material. Our students often learn in hotel rooms without Internet access, or on the aeroplane, or overseas, where Internet access might be costly. It is really very simple! Just put in our browser readable 3D eBook CD-ROM into your drive, and open it off-line with the browser (instructions are in the eLearning Pack).
Our electronic media and system architecture design is very robust and reliable. (On average we get less than one technical support question per year!) We use international standard Internet technologies, therefore we can run on almost any PCs/ Win, Mac OS X, Mac Intel Mac OS X and even Linux machines (the faster the better, but a 500 MHz machine with 256 Mbyte memory will just about do as a minimum...)
To succeed, you will need to have Internet / email acess via a regular dial-up modem, DSL, or cable modem (better) to keep in touch with your instructor.
You'll also need a computer with a CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drive to play the 3D Interactive eBooks and DVD videos, and run the active code within. (Note, that most of the active code content in the 3D eBooks is MS-Excel-based, but for some active code you'll need a PC Win, or an Intel-CPU-based Mac, or Virtual PC on a PowerPC-based Mac; instructions can be found within the eLearning Pack). In most cases you don't have to install anything but Apple's Quicktime player (a high quality, FREE media player) on your machine, since all of our electronic content can run off the CDs/DVDs in the eLearning Pack.
Note, that the DVD videos can also run on DVD players with TV sets, but you should order the appropriate NTSC or PAL format (see below). Most computer-based DVD players will play both the NTSC standard definition (SD) DVD video, as well as the PAL SD DVD video without any trouble. Any good computer screen is fine (min. 800 x 600 resolution is required), nevertheless, as with all IT issues, the higher resolution and faster CPU and Internet connection, the better.
Note, that all videos in this package are also available in PAL format, or as streamed videos, as well as for the Video iPod. (Note, that the videos in this eLearning Pack will also be available in Hi-def DVD format as soon as the standards and players are available.)
Please note, that all of our eLearning Material are in English; nevertheless if you want to translate it we can help, and under a special agreement and price offer you this opportunity. Please contact CIMware USA (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
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