Quality Control in Wood Products Manufacturing

Quality Control in Wood Products Manufacturing
December 18th-19th, 2018
Corvallis, OR

This workshop will introduce participants to many of the key tools of quality control – brainstorming, Pareto charts, checksheets, flowcharts, cause-and-effect diagrams, design of experiments and statistical process control (SPC). Particular emphasis will be given to SPC. The workshop will involve a mix of lecture and 'hands on' so that participants will gain experience using the tools introduced in the course.

Program Highlights

  1. Participants will use numerous tools of quality to solve a specific wood products industry case example
  2. Participants will work 'hands-on' in a computer lab to gain experience using Microsoft Excel to use the tools introduced in the course

Cost: $450


December 18th
 9:00 Welcome & Introductions
 9:15 Workshop Objectives & Approach
 9:30 Introduction to SPC - Roots & development; philosophy & benefits
 10:15  How & Why SPC works - variability; basic statistics intro using Excel; SPC in a nutshell (histograms)
 12:00  Case Example Intro ("the problem")
 12:15  Pareto analysis & checksheets
 1:15  Flowcharts
 2:00  Cause-and-Effect Diagrams
 3:00  Intro to Design of Experiments
 4:00  Control charts - data collection; anatomy of a control chart
5:00 Adjourn


December 19th
 8:00 Recap of Day 1; Q&A
 8:30 Control charts - for variables data; for attributes data; process capability analysis
 12:30 Control chart examples
 1:30 Lumber/panel size control
 3:30 Continuous process improvement
 4:00 Where to start?
 5:00 Adjourn

OSU Richardson Hall

Parking permits are available for purchase. For more information on how to purchase a permit, please go to the Parking Services website.


Registration limited to 20 participants.  Workshop fee: $450.  Click here to register.

Lodging will be available at the Hilton Garden Inn. Guests wishing to stay at the Hilton can use this link to book a room. Questions can be directed to the Hilton Garden Inn at 541-752-5000. Corvallis does offer a number of other lodging options, which can be found here.