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IRCA ISO 9001:2015 Transition Training in Thessaloniki

IRCA ISO 9001:2015 Transition Training in Thessaloniki

On 19th & 20th October 2015, IQCS Certification has launched its series of accredited seminars for IRCA ISO 9001:2015 International Auditors’ Transition Training. The first course has been hosted in Thessaloniki, Greece, with delegates from 17 different countries over the world who joined the training and experience exchange course. The main purpose of the courses is the knowledge transition from ISO 9001:2008 to the new advanced requirements of ISO 9001:2015 version. A comprehensive insight of Annex SL (framework for management systems certification) has been provided by international certified tutors from Serbia and Greece. In addition, the course had a focus on the risk- based approach and processes by stimulating and enriched case studies’ activities. Delegates had the opportunity to exercise audit process of ISO 9001:2015 based QMS, through “workshop-based training” using comprehensive notes and practical examples, by working in groups. IQCS continues in planning to organize a series of new IRCA Approved training in year... read more
DOE Simplified, 3rd Edition, Just Published!

DOE Simplified, 3rd Edition, Just Published!

Our principal Stat-Ease Inc. is happy to announce the publication of DOE Simplified, 3rd Edition, coauthored by Mark Anderson and Pat Whitcomb and published by Productivity Press. http://www.statease.com/publicatio…/…/doe-simplified-3.html… This new edition has been updated throughout and includes a whole new chapter on factorial split plots for handling hard-to-change factors. It is now also available in e-book format, which is a great option for e-readers or when shipping costs are prohibitive. The book ties in with version 9 of Design-Expert® software. Readers can freely download a trial of the software for use while working through the practice problems. Although it’s intended for self-study by industrial experimenters, DOE Simplified, 3rd Edition also works well for computer-intensive courses and workshops. It can be purchased in paperback or e-book format from the publisher or via Amazon and other major booksellers. It is also available from Stat-Ease (in paperback). If you are looking for a fun, practical guide to learning DOE, this book is for... read more
Why a dedicated DOE program makes sense for experimenters

Why a dedicated DOE program makes sense for experimenters

Unlike a general-purpose statistics package, Design-Expert is a statistics package strictly used for design of experiments (DOE). This focus has allowed us to create a very easy to use “wizard-style” interface designed for non-statisticians to build DOE’s and then properly analyze the results. General-purpose packages require that experimenters know how to properly create a model, evaluate diagnostics, and then create graphics for interpretation. Design-Expert’s interface allows the experimenter to click on buttons from left to right across the top of the screen to complete an analysis. This is not to say that no DOE analysis education is needed, but the learning curve is much shorter. We provide tutorials to get clients started. Also, since many engineers and technical professionals only complete a few experiments a year, Design-Expert is much easier to pick up again every few months as it is needed. Because of our focus only on DOE, Design-Expert offers a much wider range of experimental options and customization features than general-purpose stats packages can offer. We are the only ones to offer Minimum-Run Resolution IV designs for screening and Minimum-Run Resolution V designs. These Min-Run Res V designs have also been turned into bases for Central Composite designs. We offer a full range of factorial, multi-level factorial, response surface, mixture, and combined designs. The combined designs allow you to combine mixture components with process variables into a single design. In many companies it is not a case of Design-Expert replacing a general-purpose stats package, but rather being an easier-to-use supplemental package specifically for design of experiments needs. There will also be other company needs for general stats, but... read more