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Technical Problem Solving for Engineers

Learn the fastest path to resolve complex, chronic and long-standing technical issues. In this course you will learn to apply a well-prescribed and systematic problem-solving methodology using an Effect to Cause, Convergent, non-Parametric and Observational approach to identify root cause with fewer required parts and less interruption to production. The simple yet powerful method and tools in this course make it suitable for everyone from the newest line operator to the most seasoned engineer.


James Squires

James Squires

James Squires is a seasoned manufacturing and quality professional with over 30 years of experience in the automotive, aerospace, medical device and military industries. He holds a BS in Applied Engineering from Michigan State University, an MBA from Eastern Michigan ... read more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the difference between typical problem-solving methodology approaches
  • Properly frame and scope technical issues into actionable projects
  • Understand opportunities for contrast – reverse engineering – and learn to leverage
  • Quickly converge to identify root cause and quantify its contribution
  • Confirm root cause for a higher statistical confidence
  • Apply the methods to issues within the student’s real-world area of responsibility

Date: Tue-Thu, Sept 28-30

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 8am-4pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: James Squires

Fee: $1,290

CEUs: 2.0, PDHs: 20

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 4820-14002

Registration Deadline: Sept 23

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