Quality Suite: Quality within an organization is driven by the needs of customers.

These classes address the many facets that contribute to quality. Content covers standards, auditing, and improvement for all levels of the shop. 
The MTUniversity Quality Suite with sections on Lean Manufacturing, Set-up Reduction, Metrics for Lean and Troubleshooting includes a vocabulary list, a pre-test and Final Exam. For CMTSEs who are in the process of recertifying their credential, this track of classes has the same Professional Development point value as a college course (2 points). The suite includes:

Quality Overview 100

This class identifies how each department and function of a company plays a role in producing quality products for the customer.

Lean Manufacturing Overview 101
"Lean Manufacturing Overview" is an introduction to the principles and terminology of lean strategies, including a discussion of the seven forms of waste, the definition of value-added, the difference between push and pull systems, and the importance of continuous improvement. This class also highlights other quality concepts, such as single minute exchange of dies (SMED), inventory reduction, and Five S.

Intro to Six Sigma 171
This class is a comprehensive introduction to the goals, methods, and tools used during Six Sigma initiatives. This class discusses the different roles in a Six Sigma team, DMAIC steps, and how to identify variation. Intro to Six Sigma also covers the tools practitioners use to track and analyze data.

SPC Overview 211

"SPC Overview" is a thorough introduction to the purpose and main concepts of statistical process control (SPC). This class describes different types of control charts, and how these tools are used to determine if a process is in-control or out-of-control.

Total Productive Maintenance Overview 141
"Total Productive Maintenance" introduces users to TPM concepts and principles. This class provides an overview of each key TPM pillar, including autonomous maintenance, Five S, planned maintenance, quality maintenance, kaizen, training, safety, and office TPM.

Metrics for Lean 231
This class is an introduction to the information and data used to track processes in lean manufacturing facilities, including takt time, cycle time, total time of operations, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), and first-time quality.

Strategies for Setup Reduction 251
This class presents several common strategies for decreasing setup, the activities required to prepare a product for processing

Troubleshooting: 181

This class provides a comprehensive overview of various methods and tools used to troubleshoot problems. Since Troubleshooting is an extremely important skill for all areas of the industry, other individual classes have been combined in this class to include topics as "Causes and Effects" and "Taking corrective actions."

You will receive an e-mail shortly after your purchase with instructions about login procedures to the MTUniversity e-Learning website. If you have any questions, please contact, Catherine Ross, Director of Education, Smartforce Development, at cross@amtonline.org.