Auburn University to offer short course for area manufacturers

Published: Sep 19, 2008 1:14:51 PM
Media Contact: Sally Credille,, 334.844.3447

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University will host a short course for area manufacturers September 23-25. The workshop is aimed at employees responsible for the design and optimization of new products and manufacturing processes; evaluation of new technologies, processes or materials; and problem solving. It will also cover the use of statistically designed experiments for maximum competitive advantage in manufacturing.

Participants will gain the skills to design, perform, analyze and interpret statistically designed experiments for process modeling and simulation, optimization, trouble shooting and product and process development and improvement. They will also learn to use powerful and efficiently designed experiments to optimize products and manufacturing processes for maximum functionality, manufacturability, productivity and quality; reduce problem solving lead times from months to days; and master the understanding of cause and effect relationships between process, materials and functionality.

Short course attendees will receive 2.4 continuing education credits and a free 180-day user license for Design Expert version 7, a powerful software tool used for design of experiments (DOEs) and analysis. DOE is a key methodology for any continuous improvement strategy such as Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma or 8 D's.

The short course will be co-hosted by Auburn Engineering Continuing Education, the Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering and the ZDM Group of Atlanta.

Register for the short course by visiting or calling 800-446-0382.