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Course overview:  

The Process Design/Development and Managing Product Quality module is designed to ensure that Production Engineers have the necessary knowledge and essential skills appropriate to their role to effectively contribute to successful new product launch.

The Process Design/Development and Managing Product Quality module forms part of the NPLX (New Product Launch Excellence) Programme.


Who should attend:  

Individuals who are responsible for defining and working out how the product will be assembled on the production line including the review of efficiencies and the elimination of waste within the manufacturing process.


Benefits and Learning Objectives:  

The NPLX programme up-skills suppliers and provides the catalyst for dramatic improvements in new product launch capability.

The Process Design & Development module aims to provide Production Engineers with the necessary knowledge and skills for effective new product launch.

Learning objectives in this four day course include:

  • How to achieve Target costs & effective technology selection
  • How to implement Operation Sequence and Facility Layout
  • How to create Work content, Balance and Standard Work
  • How to operate a Stage Gate process and develop the necessary components of Part Approval

Topics covered: 

  • Business impact and programme review (roadmap)
  • Production Process Design
  • MSA planning – gauges and fixtures
  • Problem solving and visual management
  • Managing the customer relationship
  • DFMEA (Risk management in design)
  • PFMEA Control plans
  • SPC
  • Part approval process
  • Application of lessons learned and continuous improvement

Why choose Industry Forum:  

Industry Forum helps major global manufacturers understand, optimise and improve both manufacturing capability and business performance.

An integrated team of consultants and practitioners, all seasoned expert engineers with multi-sector manufacturing experience, Industry Forum brings together a world-class combination of improvement competency, insight, process and best practice.

Spanning automotive, aerospace, construction, consumer appliance, electronics and food sectors, for over 20 years Industry Forum has planned and delivered some of the world’s most consistent and successful transformations for business-critical manufacturing operations.

Our trainers are expert practitioners in New Product Introduction with hands-on industrial experience and highly developed communication skills.

They have a wealth of technical expertise and often provide on-site advice and coaching. During every course we will encourage collaboration and sharing of practical experiences, ensuring learning can be put into context and empowering delegates to apply their new skills successfully in their workplace as well as making sustainable improvements.

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