Welcome to CAVS Extension, a unit of Mississippi State University focused on delivering solutions to industry.
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"We're committed to advancing technologies and practices so that Mississippi industries can compete successfully in a global market."
- Clarion Ledger, 2003
In this course, using interactive business simulation where you will be immersed in setting and running your own business, you will develop a new ability to visualize corporate financial information as a single landscape of interacting forces. You will experience how other departments affect how you do your job, and how you do your job affects other departments.
Instructor(s): Steve Puryear
Date(s): April 11, 2017 (Biloxi, MS)
Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: Coastal Research and Extension Center 1815 Popps Ferry Road Biloxi, MS 39532
Please contact Jill Sellers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.
This two-day course is structured to teach the participant how to determine the effectiveness of a company's SPC process. Each participant is encouraged to bring a project for discussion and coaching. This class also explores additional topics like non normal data, process capabilities indexes and the effect of measurement error.
Pre-Requisite: Completion of SPC 101 (or equivalent).
Who Should Attend? Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineers, Managers, Supervisors, and other professionals.
Instructor(s): Clay Walden, Ph.D., Judy Johnson and Sara Fuller
Date(s): April 18-19, 2017
Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046
This two day course will provide an introduction to the concepts of Measurement System Analysis (MSA), which is often referred to as Gage Repeatability & Reproducibility (Gage R&R). Participants will hone their individual skills during a step-by-step, instructor led interactive example using sample demonstration parts.
Who Should Attend? Engineers practicing in any discipline, managers, other technical professionals, and anyone responsible for collection and/or analysis of measurement data.
Participant Involvement: This workshop will provide attendees with basic instruction in the statistical analysis of measured data for the purpose of measurement system validation. Each participant should have a working knowledge of the typical measuring system(s) used in their work or professional environment and an understanding of how related data measurements are collected. The participant's basic understanding of mathematics (average, percentage, & square root, etc.) is assumed. A prior understanding of basic descriptive statistics such as mean, range, and standard deviation is desirable, but these topics will be also be defined and explained during the workshop. Participants will benefit from instructor led lecture, individual hands-on activity, and general discussion on related topics.
Instructor(s): Clay Walden, Ph.D., Judy Johnson and Jenna Sanders
Date(s): May 9-10, 2017 (Biloxi, MS)
This two day class will provide a practical understanding of geometric tolerancing that conforms to the ASME Y14.5M-2009 standard.
The class will include lecture, videos, classroom discussion and workbook exercises which become an excellent resource for review and reference information upon completion of the class.
Students will come away with an understanding of GD&T principles and applications, and will know how to interpret GD&T on engineering drawings. This course is ideal for design engineers, manufacturing and quality engineers and technicians, machinists, and quality control inspectors.
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Instructor(s): Steven E. Drennon Sr.
Date(s): May 10-11, 2017
This workshop focuses on the visual exploration of data and problem solving using Minitab statistical software. We will use the Minitab to generate and interpret graphs to help analyze real-world industrial problems. The workshop will be highly interactive and include many hands-on practical examples. Topics will cover basic statistical principles and the application and use of statistical analysis methods.
Who Should Attend? The participants are expected to have some basic statistical experience since it is not possible to cover the details of probability and statistics during the workshop.
Instructor(s): Sara Fuller, Travis Hill and Jenna Sanders
Date(s): May 23, 2017 (Mississippi State, MS)
Location: Mississippi State, MS 39760
This 3 day course teaches the fundamentals of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and focuses on preserving equipment functions by identifying appropriate Preventive Maintenance (PM) tasks, Predictive Maintenance (PdM) tasks, failure finding tasks, and other actions that protect against failure or mitigate the consequences of failure. Examples and exercises give participants "hands on" experience to help them begin to master RCM concepts and refine facility maintenance strategies.
Date(s): May 23-25, 2017 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Additional Information: eruditiollc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/EruditioLLC_Public-RCM-Class-CAVSE.pdf
This is an interactive 3-day workshop designed to demonstrate reliability and asset stewardship in the context of reducing risks within your operating process and your business. Participants will gain an understanding of the requirements of Asset Management based on the tenets of ISO 55000.
Date(s): June 6-8, 2017
153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046