Dan Medford

We have been providing training workshops for quality-related and industry-related topics since 1986. We now provide over 60 training titles in more than 35 cities nationwide. Our training packages vary from introductory 1-day workshops to week-long training sessions within topics such as Technical Workshops, ASQ Certification Review, Core Tools/Lean Workshops and Quality Auditing workshops. Our delivery options are: On-site, Public Open-Enrollment, Online Training and Self-Directed Learning (DVDs). You can visit our website www.qctraininginc.com or call us at 952-746-5725 for more information on any of our classes.


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  • COURSES: Coordinate Measuring Machine

    This program covers everything from the program interface, probe selection and qualification to programming. Also included is measuring common features such as planes, lines, points cylinders, etc. Alignments and constructing common features such as bolt circles and intersections are covered in detail as well as simple dimensioning and GD&T. A greater benefit of this CMM class is the option to have your current programs edited and used in production! Depending on the experience of the participants, patterns, loops, curves and scanning (as well as other advanced topics) may be included. Our instructors are well-versed in PC-DMIS, Calypso, Measure Q / X and MeasureMind. Whether you’ve got a FARO, Zeiss, Brown & Sharpe or OGP application, QC Training Services can improve your CMM performance.
  • COURSES: Blueprint Reading for Industry

    This course is a practical, application-based program that is based on current ANSI standards and includes input from a broad cross-section of industries. This basic print reading program explains the importance of engineering drawings in manufacturing and thoroughly describes the generation and duplication of such drawings. It discusses the basic elements of a blueprint and introduces the concepts which students must master to successfully interpret engineering drawings. No prior knowledge of drafting or drawing is assumed. This blueprint reading training covers the principles of shop sketching, basic review of shop mathematics, and use of common measuring tools. Reference the complete Course Description and Agenda for additional details. This basic print reading program explains the importance of engineering drawings in manufacturing and thoroughly describes the generation and duplication of such drawings.
  • COURSES: Basic Dimensional Measurement Tools (BDMT)

    QC Training Services's Basic Dimensional Measurement Tools and Methods (BDMT) class is an introduction to some of the most common gages used on the shop floor. The purpose is to provide practical instruction on the different tools available and their proper use to build workers' skill and knowledge.This program provides a fundamental and practical review of Basic Dimensional Measurement Tools and Methods, including variable gages such as steel rules, depth and dial gages, micrometers, and calipers. In addition, attribute gages such as plug, ring and screw thread gages are covered. Basic Dimensional Measurement Tools and Methods builds a solid foundation of skills that workers can use across a broad spectrum of applications. It forms the basis for mastering more advanced measuring tasks to ensure that you’ll get the most accurate measurements possible.
  • COURSES: Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) – PC-DMIS Advanced

    This course will help to equip you for a rewarding and challenging position in the quality field. It is perfect for those who have a working knowledge of certain brands of CMM and would like to learn additional brands, as well as for those who would like to enter the CMM field (if prerequisites are met). In this training, participants will expand on their existing knowledge with tips and tricks as well as seldom-used functions to improve performance with respect to productivity (more data in less time) and quality (better data). Special alignments, auto features, constructed features and patterns are all areas of focus. CAD model manipulation and applied GD&T round out the planned topics, always adjusting the training to the skill and experience levels of the participants. Each registrant will need to complete and pass a pre-skills examination to determine his/her experience and knowledge. If you do not pass the test, we offer various courses that will give you the knowledge necessary.
  • COURSES: Lean Enterprise Basics

    This introductory fast-paced workshop is tailored for individuals who will be helping their organization to make the transition to a lean operating philosophy. It explains the history, basic principles, terminology and philosophies of lean. It also provides guidelines for value stream mapping and converting a process to a lean operation. Understanding the language of “Lean” and the why and how this has become a proven approach that aligns everything in the business to deliver increasing customer value. Elimination of waste and deficiencies has become the mantra of “doing more with less” in today’s competitive world.
  • COURSES: Kaizen Event

    The Kaizen Event or "Blitz" is an intentional, focused, usually short-term project to improve a process. Substantial resources- Engineering, Maintenance, Cell Operators, and others are available for immediate deployment. After a brief review of the basics of Lean, this workshop conveys you to the essentials of Kaizen and prepares you for the traditional 5-day event. The goal of Kaizen is to eliminate waste in the value stream. This is performed through just-in-time delivery, leveling “production” output, achieving standardized work, pacing (takt time), equipment sizing, reducing inventory, and much more. Kaizen is done as incremental process improvement to improve quality and safety, and to reduce cost.
  • COURSES: Cost of Poor Quality

    This problem solving training introduces unique, effective approaches to problem solving and decision making. These approaches have been employed successfully in establishing improvements in processes, performance, and productivity. Significant aspects of quality costs are normally overlooked or unrecognized simply because most accounting systems are not designed to identify them. Examining the Costs of Waste (the hidden CoW in your company) and how to measure and use them to direct problem solving and continuous improvement in your organization will be featured in this class. Use these metrics to help drive “Lean” initiatives!
  • COURSES: Root Cause Analysis (RCA) with Corrective Action - Preventive Action (CAPA)

    This highly effective CAPA workshop instills the basics on how to use a simple, yet proven approach to correcting and preventing problems or nonconformities that exist anywhere in the organization. We discuss the philosophy, problem solving approaches, continuous improvement and more. This training can help lead to establishing procedures that satisfy quality management requirements for establishing a system for corrective action. What are some of the wasted steps or unneeded processes or errors that contribute to excessive and unnecessary expenses, or costs? Analysis of these costs is essential in identifying the financial benefits gained from your improvement efforts. This analysis also helps to prioritize just where you need to exert your effort to get the most return for your investment of time or resources.
  • COURSES: Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)

    OBJECTIVES:This Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) class is a comprehensive introduction to the APQP process – its planning, strategy and benefits. Learn the structure and information sources for effective use of APQP and its correlation to the rest of the AIAG core tools. TARGET AUDIENCE: Anyone involved in any aspect of automotive product quality planning, including management, sales, engineering, quality, purchasing, and manufacturing. Prerequisite: It is desirable but not absolutely necessary that participants should have some degree of basic understanding of FMEA, SPC and other continuous improvement tools. Participants will learn the general application of the APQP process, its five distinct phases and correlation to the P-D-C-A cycle. Understanding the inputs and outputs of each phase will lead to improved communication within your company and your customers. The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) APQP training manual is used for this class.
  • COURSES: Basic Statistical Process Control (SPC)

    Basic Statistical Process Control (SPC) is an introduction to statistics and the data collection process. The purpose is to provide practical instruction on the fundamental statistical tools used in modern process control methods, including the purpose, concepts and parameters associated with control charts and process capability. Participants will study effective methods to remove guesswork from quality metrics, eliminate or reduce inspection levels, and increase overall knowledge to improve production processes. Learn the different tools used to analyze data, approaches for variable vs. attribute data, as well as performance vs. capability.
  • COURSES: Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)

    Attendees will discover the amounts and types of variations that exist in measurement systems, to ensure that product acceptance or process control decisions are based on "good data." In this 1-day (8-hour) class, attendees will learn how to conduct studies to evaluate variability due to bias, repeatability, reproducibility, stability, and linearity. This program provides a fundamental and practical review of Measurement Systems Analysis. MSA is an excellent quality tool to use with any quality system and has direct application to ISO/TS 16949:2002. This course is recommended for anyone involved in quality planning or involved in the implementation of ISO/TS 16949:2002 and third-party auditors. Reference the complete Course Description and Agenda for additional details.
  • COURSES: Design of Experiments (DOE)

    QC Training Services's Design of Experiments (DOE) class will detail a proven way to identify and understand how process factors affect output. With this information, you can develop the optimum balance between factors and achieve major improvements in quality, cost, and productivity. Today's highly competitive environment leaves no time for trial and error. This course will take the mystery out of DOE. You will understand the DOE essentials; learn how to plan, set up, conduct, and analyze a two-level factorial experiment; work with fractional factorial designs; identify the variables that have the greatest impact on product-level quality; and build on test results to continuously improve all product stages. DOE (Design of Experiments) is a proven way to identify and understand how process factors affect output. With this information, you can develop the optimum balance between factors and achieve major improvements in quality, cost, and productivity.
  • COURSES: Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)

    Introduction to the PPAP process within an APQP system, its planning, strategy and benefits. Learn the structure and its correlation to the rest of the AIAG core tools as well as ISO/TS 16949. Participants will become familiar with the work required before an actual PPAP can be performed, the process of developing and submitting a Part Submission Warrant (PSW), the forms that must be used, and the PPAP requirements of the major auto, truck and tire manufacturers. Become more adept at resolution of new problems because of the rigorously-documented product history, track quality enhancements over product life-cycles and improve relations with suppliers and customers.

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