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February 9th, 2013

Introduction to Minitab


ASQ 702 is Proud to Present “An Intro to Minitab”

Date: Saturday, March 9th

Time: 8:00am – 1 pm

Location: Biosense Webster
15715 Arrow Hwy., Irwindale, Ca 91706
Are you new to Minitab, or perhaps just need a little help in maneuvering thru the menus? Want to learn more of the capabilities that this powerful program has to offer? This may just be the perfect class for you.

And, this class will be presented by two of Section 702’s popular trainers–Larry Bartkus and Dan Gonzalez.

Space is limited to 40 participants only, so register early to hold your spot.

Special Group Rate Option now Available!

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Description about the Course:
We will walk through many of the most commonly used statistical applications for Quality work and data analysis. Topics covered will include Data Distribution, Sampling and Sample Sizes, Hypothesis Testing, Control Charts, Gage R&R, Capability Studies and perhaps a little Design of Experiments. Some actual examples will be demonstrated for the use of these tools. The step-by-step approach will be shown through the use of Minitab software. Many difficult topics will seem relatively easy by the end of this session.

Three or four Take-away:
– We will know what to do with large data sets.
– How to determine if data is normally distributed.
– How to graph and interpret results from an analysis.
– Which tool to use for applying statistics to a project or process.

About the Trainers:
Larry was named So Cal Biomedical Discussion Group’s Speaker of the year for 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 for his informative, interactive, and always humorous presentations. He is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Certified Quality Engineer with over 35 years in the Quality Profession. Larry has extensive experience having held positions such as Supplier Quality Program Manager for ev3, Master Black Belt for J & J, and currently as Distinguished Engineer at Edwards Lifesciences in Irvine, Ca. Larry is highly active in the quality community having volunteered as speaker for The Society of Plastic Engineers, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, APICS, USC, and ASQ. He is frequently called upon to be an instructor for CQE Refresher courses and has conducted seminars on subjects such as Six Sigma/Lean, Process Control, Statistical Sampling, Design of Experiments, etc.

Dan Gonzalez is the Master Black Belt for Biosense Webster, a Johnson & Johnson company. He has over eighteen years of Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Quality Engineering experience that span the Aerospace, Electronics, Medical Device, Service Consulting, and Sheet Metal industries. He holds degrees from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, the University of La Verne, and is in the process of completing his Doctoral dissertation at Pepperdine University. Dan has been guest speaker for various subjects at ASQ, Pepperdine University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly Pomona, the University of Southern California, University of La Verne, and Cal State LA.


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