**October 12, 2011 Seminar in
Collaboration with the Silicon Valley ASQ**

http://www.asq-silicon-valley.org/

The ASQ has a monthly statistics seminar. The Bay Area Chapter and the ASQ are
cosponsoring a short course in January 2012 (registration below).

We invite our members to attend the monthly ASQ
Q&A on Statistical Process Control.
The ASQ meets monthly at Applied Materials offices in Santa Clara

Applied Materials Bowers Cafe (aka Campus Cafe) 3090
Bowers Ave. Santa
Clara, CA. 95054

Friends,
Please
forward this invitation to your friends and colleagues,
and RSVP to me (johnflaig@yahoo.com)
if you plan to attend.

The Statistics & Reliability
Discussion Group cordially invites you to
attend an outstanding FREE
presentation:

Topic: SPC and Sampling Panel
Discussion (Bring your questions)
Baseball Batting Averages

Speakers: Mr. Lester Wollman, Mr Ed Russell, and Dr. John Flaig
Chair
and Moderator: Dr. John Flaig
Assistant Chair:
Dr. Don Mintz

Sponsor: Mr. Ravi Chandra from Applied
Materials

6:00 to 6:30 pm Introductions and
Networking

6:30 to 7:30 pm Presentation

7:30 to 8:00 pm Question and Answer
Session

The ASQ has a monthly statistics seminar.The Bay Area Chapter and
the ASQ are cosponsoring a short course in January 2012 (registration
below).

We invite our members to attend the monthly ASQ
Q&A on Statistical Process Control. The ASQ meets monthly at
Applied Materials offices in Santa Clara

Suggested Questions:

1. What is Statistical Process
Control (SPC)?

2. How can I tell which variables
to track?

3. How do I know if I picked the
right variables?

4. What do I do if my variables are
correlated?

5. How does autocorrelation affect
my SPC control procedure?

6. Do I need a gage capability
study for each SPC variable?

7. Does it make much difference if
the variables are discrete or continuous?

8. What does "in-control"
mean?

9. What is the difference between
static control and dynamic?

10. Is it possible for a process to
be in-control and produce defects?

11. When should you look for causes
of unusual process behavior?

12. Is a control chart the same as
a hypothesis test?

13. What does
"out-of-control" mean?

14. If the process is out-of-control
should you fix it?

15. Is an Assignable Cause the same
as a Special Cause?

16. What is the probability that a
point will fall outside 3 sigma limits?

17. If a point is inside the
control limits can it have a special cause?

18. If a pattern does not violate
any of the Test Rules can it still be the result of a special cause?

19. How many possible ways can a
process show instability?

20. On a multivariate chart how can
you tell which x caused the signal?

21. Is the mean chart more
"sensitive" than the x chart?
22. Is
the individuals chart invalid if the data is non-normal?

23. Is the reason control chart
work because of the Central Limit Theorem?)

24. How were Shewhart
control limits derived?

25. Do Shewhart
control charts assume that the data is normally distributed?

26. If the data is not normal
should you transform it before putting it on a control chart?

27. Are Shewhart
control limits based on statistical or economic considerations?

28. If a process is stable for some
time and then shifts to a new level and is stable there, is this a common cause
variation?

29. Does everybody use 3 sigma
limits?

30. Are there charts to address
multivariate SPC?

31. Can you do SPC on reliability
data e.g., returns per calendar interval?

32. Is sampling inspection obsolete?

33. Which is more sensitive
attribute or continuous variables sampling?

34. What are Continuous Sample
Plans (CSP 1) and how do they work?

35. What are single, double, and
multiple sample plans?

36. What is the AQL, AOQ, AOQL, RQL
or LTPD, ATI or ASN, ARL

37. Is random sampling always best?
38. What is the break even point for sampling?

39. Or whatever interests you.

Please try to RSVP to johnflaig@yahoo.com
at least two days prior
to the meeting if you plan to attend.

Directions to the Oct 12 ASQ
Statistics Seminar in Santa Clara

Applied Materials

Bowers Cafe (aka Campus Cafe)

3090 Bowers Ave.

Santa Clara, CA. 95054 (see map
link below)

http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?

** From 101 (Going South from Palo
Alto):

* Take the Bowers Ave exit and turn
right at the

light (i.e., go west -- away from Great America).

* Go about 1/2 mile, you will cross
Scott Blvd.

* Turn right at the second driveway
after passing

Scott Blvd. and park in the
multistory car park in

the rear. There is a bike trail sign near the driveway

entrance. If you cross Central Expressway, you

have gone too far.

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