Continuous Improvement Training


The University of Tennessee, Forest Product Center strives to provide industry professionals with innovative continuous improvement training seminars focused on quality and increased productivity. You will learn the fundamentals of statistical process control, capability analysis, root-cause analysis and other variation reduction techniques. Candidates will participate in hand -on activities and develop projects within their companies that lead to direct implementation of methods that result in cost savings.  The seminars are led by Dr. Timothy M. Young who has 18 years of experience and has worked with numerous companies which include Brown Forman Corp., Georgia-Pacific Corp., Flakeboard Ltd., Roseburg Inc., Temple-Inland Corp., Louisiana- Pacific, Weyerhaeuser, J.M. Huber, and others.  Register online at and let them know that Top Wood Jobs sent you!
  • Seminar 1: Continuous Improvement using Statistical Process Control

    -Foundation for Variation Reduction
    -Linking Process Variables with Critical Product Attributes
    -Quantifying Variation
    -Sampling Manufacturing Processes
    -Control Charts for Data
    -Statistical Tolerance (% Out of Spec)
    -Descriptive Statistics
    -Taguchi Loss Function
    -Correlation Analysis
    -Gage R & R
    Seminar 2: Advanced Statistical Methods and Data Mining
    -Exponentially Weighted Moving Average (EWMA) & EWMA control charts
    -Control chart for Coefficient of Variation
    -Confidence Intervals
    -Significance Testing
    -Decision Trees
    -Data Mining (Neural Networks, Partial Least Squares, etc.)
    Seminar 3: Design of Experiments
    -Modern Design and Fundamentals (Key Assumptions)
    -Factorial Designs
    -Randomized Complete Block Design and the Philosophy of Blocking in Experimentation
    -Response Surface Designs
    -Nested and Split-plot designs
    -Signal-to-Noise Ratios
    -Quality Counter measures against noise and Uncontrollable Variation
    -Regression Trees

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    Industries Include:

  • All Wood Products and Forest Industry
  • Biomass Energy
  • Cabinets
  • Furniture
  • Flooring
  • Hardboard
  • I-Joist
  • Laminating
  • LVL
  • Pulp & Paper
  • OSB
  • OSL
  • MDF
  • Particleboard
  • Plywood
  • Sawmills and Lumber
  • Wood Pellets
  • WPC - Wood Plastic Composites

Continuous Improvement Training

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