Chapter Tutorial Program (CTP)

CTP

Chapter Tutorial Programs (CTP's) are one-day technical events hosted by local chapters that feature a single instructor on a topic that is suited to that particular region. The purpose is to address the latest information or most recent issues on a specific technology.

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Cancellation Policy: Registration fees will be refunded (less a $75 processing fee) if written notice is postmarked two weeks prior to the event date. Cancellations received within two weeks prior to event date will not be refunded to cover costs incurred.


Upcoming Chapter Tutorial Programs

October 30 - 31, 2014
LA/Orange County Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Chapter Tutorial Program

November 6, 2014
Huntsville Chapter Tutorial Program: ESD for Engineers & Technicians



LA/Orange County Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Chapter Tutorial Program

Instructor: Albert Clary, TheSixSigmaWay
October 30 & 31, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Paradigm Contract Manufacturing LLC
11562 Knott Street, Unit 13-14
Garden Grove, CA 92841-1843
PH - 714-889-7074
FAX - 714-893-1801

Price:
Members $400 (US)
Non-Members $475 (US) (A one-year individual SMTA membership is included in the non-member price)
LA/Orange County Chapter Officers $200

This 2-Day Course includes a FREE Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification!

Great Value! Half the cost of a tutorial at SMTA International and offered right in your backyard. Lunch each day, coffee breaks, course handouts, and a certificate of completion are all included in the cost, along with instruction by one of our best!

Introduction:
Lean six sigma methodology continues to gain popularity in various sectors. It is well documented that the tools of lean and six sigma had been used successfully to save companies and other organizations, large and small, millions of dollars and to realize breakthrough improvements in quality and cycle time. Surface mount technology companies regularly use lean six sigma tools that include value stream mapping, 5S, Pareto charts, fishbone diagrams, house of quality, and DOE.
Nowadays, professionals are required to have at least some lean six sigma training. For instance, TheSixSigmaWay had trained professionals from the electronics industry, aerospace, healthcare, banking, hospitality, military, agriculture sector, and state and federal governments.
Attendees of This lean six sigma yellow belt class will receive a complete overview of the five Lean Six Sigma phases (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) with emphasis on the Define and Measure phases. An understanding of the focus differences between Lean and Six Sigma, their history, and their primary objectives. Key tools used for both Lean and Six Sigma will be discussed; however, only tools from the Define and Measure phases will be comprehensive.

PLEASE NOTE: White Belt Certification is not a Prerequisite for this course.

Course Objectives:
Attendees will understand:

Define Phase – Day 1

  • Understanding Six Sigma
  • Understanding LEAN
  • Six Sigma Fundamentals
  • Selecting Projects : Voice Of Customer (VOC)
  • Process Mapping : Macro and Micro Level
  • Pareto Charting
  • LEAN concepts : Elements of Waste
  • Wrap Up and Action Items

    Measure Phase – Day 2

  • Introduction to Process Discovery
  • Introduction to Six Sigma Statistics
  • Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
  • Cause and Effect (Ishikawa Fishbone)
  • X Y Matrix
  • Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA)
  • Process Capability - Cpk
  • Wrap Up and Action items

    Analyze Phase

  • Overview of concepts discussed on Day 1
  • Details covered in the Green Belt Class

    Improve Phase

  • Overview of concepts discussed on Day 1
  • Details covered in the Green Belt Class

    Control Phase

  • Overview of concepts discussed on Day 1
  • Details covered in the Green Belt Class

    Who Should Attend:
    This course is intended for all levels of business operation personnel who are concerned about and wish to become familiar and comfortable with Lean Six Sigma and obtain a yellow belt certification. This course will be of benefit to all levels of business operations. White Belt Certification is not a prerequisite for this course.

    About the Instructor:
    Albert Clary is an experienced Master Black Belt who has been involved with teaching and deploying lean six sigma for over 15 years. He has held various engineering, management and teaching positions at companies including Nortel and Hewlett Packard.

    He is knowledgeable in areas such as:

  • Manufacturing process metrics and controls
  • Marketing process metrics and controls
  • Call center operational metrics and controls
  • Network operations metrics and controls
  • Continuous Improvement tool set (DMAIC/PDSA/DFSS/DOE)
  • Complex statistical analysis
  • Data mining on large complex data sets
  • High impact market research
  • Albert holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and an MBA, in addition to various certifications, including lean six sigma black belt and master black belt.



    PLEASE NOTE: Albert will be providing instruction via webinar rather than in person.

    Contact Karen Frericks at 952-920-7682 with questions.

    Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.






    Huntsville Chapter Tutorial Program: ESD for Engineers & Technicians

    Instructor: Roger J. Peirce, Simco-Ion

    November 6, 2014
    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Educator Training Facility
    U.S. Space and Rocket Center
    One Tranquility Base
    Huntsville, AL 35808
    Price:
    Members - $200
    Non-Members - $275 (A one-year Individual SMTA Membership is included in the non-member price)
    Huntsville Chapter Officers - $100
    Student Members - $50
    Student Non-Members - $55 (A one-year Student SMTA Membership is included in the non-member price)

    Great Value! Half the cost of a tutorial at SMTA International and offered right in your backyard. Lunch, coffee breaks, course handouts, and a certificate of completion are all included in the cost, along with instruction by one of our best!

    General ESD Theory and 2014 Status:

  • Static Charging and ESD
  • Q=CV
  • Sensitivity of Devices in 2014
  • Faraday Effect
  • HBM and CDM Failure Modes – Charged Board Model (CBM)
  • General Handling Principles – 4 Golden Rules – S20.20 Requirements
  • Packaging Materials
  • Ionization
  • Latent ESD Failures – Case Studies
  • Class Zero Devices
  • Most Common Causes of ESD Events
         o Electronics Manufacturing
         o Semiconductor Manufacturing
         o Case Studies
  • Most Common Problems with ESD Controls
         o Wrist Strap- Constant Monitors
         o Ionizers
         o ESD Work Surfaces
  • How to Measure ESD Controls and Events
         o Resistance Measurements
         o Voltage Measurements
         o Capacitance Measurements

    Electrostatic Attraction (ESA) Causing Particle Contamination Issues:

  • The Role of ESA in Particle Contamination
  • Eye-opening Videos of Normally Unseen Particle Attraction to Charged Surfaces
         o Airborne Particle Attraction
         o Attraction From Surfaces
  • Using Ionization to Combat ESA
  • The Importance of Ionizing Gown Up Rooms
  • Ionized Air Blow-off Techniques
  • Studies of Particle Counts versus ESA
  • Case Studies in Medical Device Manufacturing (Catheters, Syringes, etc.)

    Roger J. Peirce About the Instructor:

    Roger J. Peirce
    Roger Peirce is Simco-Ion’s Manager of Technical Services and provides ESD/ESA consulting services to the semiconductor, electronics assembly, and medical electronics markets. He is an expert in the field of ESD/ESA failure mechanisms and yield enhancements. He holds ten US patents, has authored and published more than 20 technical papers on ESD/ESA, and has traveled extensively throughout North America and Asia since 1986. He is an active member of both the ESD Association’s WG-3 Ionizer and WG-17 Process Evaluation Standards Committees.

    Prior to joining Simco-Ion, Mr. Peirce was President of ESD Technical Services from 1986 to 2006, an ESD/ESA consulting company he founded. He has provided a variety of ESD/ESA related services for more than 2,500 facilities worldwide. In 1983, Mr. Peirce co-founded Voyager Technologies. Voyager designed and manufactured industry-leading ESD monitoring and test equipment. Prior to Voyager, he worked 13 years at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ, as an electronic research engineer.

    Roger is married with one daughter. His wife Toni is a renowned artist in Bucks County, PA, and his daughter Melissa is an established singer/songwriter in Nashville, TN…penning hits for Reba McIntire, Leann Rimes, David Nail, Eli Young Band, Joss Stone, Garth Brooks, Hunter Hayes, and Carrie Underwood to name a few.

    Mr. Peirce’s publications since joining Simco-Ion in 2006 include:

  • “ESD Hardening of Processor-Controlled Paper Bundling Equipment”, with Eric Peterson and William Moritz (Quipp Systems), Newspapers & Technology, July 2006

  • “ESD Susceptibility of Precision Film Resistors”, with Jim Colnar and Ken Ladd (General Dynamics), Surface Mount Technology, September 2006

  • “Improving ESD Program Discipline”, with James Colnar (General Dynamics), Circuits Assembly, January 2007)

  • “Limitations of ESD Gloves and Finger Cot”, with Craig Zufelt (Xerox Corporation), Surface Mount Technology, February 2007

  • “CDM ESD Failure Modes in the Semiconductor Industry”, Solid State Technology, May 2007

  • “Evolution of Clean Room Ionization and Peak Reduction Technology”, with John Gorczyca and Brad Williford (Simco Electronics), Evaluation Engineering, November 2007

  • “ESD Control For Class 0 ESDS Devices”, Circuits Assembly, April 2008

  • “Applying E78 to Semiconductor Wafer Chambers”, with Brad Williford (Simco Electronics), Conformity, November 2008

  • “ESD Hazards in Semiconductor IC Handlers”, with Brad Williford (Simco Electronics), Evaluation Engineering, Dec 2009

  • “Die Attach Equipment and ESD”, with Brad Williford (Simco Electronics), Advanced Packaging, Mar 2010

  • “Decreased CDM Ratings for ESD-Sensitive Devices in Printed Circuit Boards”, with Jim Colnar and John Trotman (General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems), In Compliance magazine, June 2010

  • “Confronting Static Attraction in Medical Plastics Manufacturing”, Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD&DI), August 2011

  • “Reducing Particle Contamination via Ionization in Gown-Up and Product Transfer Rooms”, Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD&DI), November 2013




    Contact Karen Frericks at 952.920.7682 with questions.

  • Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.