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Quality Training

A workforce well-trained in quality topics can ensure your products meet the needs of your customers.

Workplace Skills

The work of all employees has an effect on the quality of your products and whether your products meet customer expectations. Develop and improve the foundational workplace skills of your workforce through MEP’s quality training. Offerings include:

  • Math for Manufacturing
  • Print Reading for Manufacturing
  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Measurement for Manufacturing
  • Quality Tools & Techniques

Continuous Improvement

A commitment to continuous improvement allows manufacturers to reduce waste, lower costs, and grow the business. In addition to our entire suite of Lean Manufacturing courses, we also offer the following courses on continuous improvement topics:

  • Error Proofing
  • Standard Work
  • Risk Management

Quality Technician Training

Are you seeking concise and comprehensive training for your quality technician or employees who perform quality tasks? Our quality technician training courses can help improve the skills and knowledge of your quality workforce and include the following:

Statistical Process Control

Knowledge of statistical process control can help your quality team efficiently monitor your processes and identify needed improvements. We offer SPC training at a basic level for quality technicians or experienced manufacturing personnel as well as advanced training that includes Minitab. Offerings include:

  • Basic Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Basic Statistical Process Control (SPC) in Excel
  • Introduction to Minitab and SPC
  • Advanced Statistical Quality Analysis with Minitab

Problem Solving

Does your workforce know how to solve problems using a structured problem-solving process? Our problem-solving training can help your employees develop and refine problem-solving skills that can lead to increased efficiency in your operations. Offerings include:

  • Problem Solving Using PDCA, A3, and Root Cause Analysis
  • 8D Problem Solving

Quality Core Tools 

Do your suppliers expect you to be IAFT 16949 certified? If so, your employees need to know how to use the AIAG Quality Core Tools, which are foundational to an effective quality management system. Our offerings include:  

  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Control Plans 

Food Safety

Food manufacturers must ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing, and holding of food products for human consumption. Our three-day FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food course is the standardized curriculum recognized by FDA and completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.”

Corrective Action & Preventive Action Training (CAPA)

In this one day course, Purdue MEP experts will guide your organization in developing and writing effective corrective and preventive action (CAPA) reports. An effective CAPA system allows your organization to not only eliminate problems but also ensure they don't occur again. However, most organizations lack a systematic or efficient CAPA process and therefore end up dealing repeatedly with the same or similar problems.

Quality Core Tools Series

Day 1: Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Day 2: Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)
Day 3: Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
Day 4: Design and Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
Day 5: Control Plans 

Five-Day Manufacturing Training Boot Camp for Quality Professionals. Candidates will receive a Purdue University Certificate of Learning.




Sharon Ohman
Sharon Ohman
Senior Services Manager, Management System Standards

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