Applied Statistics for Productivity

Upcoming Course 

Course Description 

This course aims to impart to the participants basic principles of Statistical Thinking in real-world situations, as well as a collection of statistical  techniques useful for productivity enhancement in operations in government, military, manufacturing and service industries. With the availability of user-friendly application software packages (participants will have free access to a generic statistical software package), number-crunching is no longer an obstacle to the effective application of statistical tools; learning in this course is via lectures, realistic examples and interactive discussions instead of textbook mathematical reasoning. (Participants are encouraged to bring their own problems to class for discussion). At the end of the course, the participants will be able to initiate data collection and analysis in their respective areas of work to achieve higher levels of productivity.


Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

- Understand the essential concepts and principles in Applied Statistics for Business and Industry.

- Gain knowledge in statistical techniques and tools, and learn how to use them to aid decisions and improve productivity.  

- Have hands-on experience using statistical software.


Who Should Attend

Project or operations managers, planners and executives

(Pre-requisite: No prior knowledge beyond “O” level Mathematics is required.)



√ Day 1

Productivity in Business and Industry

- Quality, Productivity, Competitiveness
- Statistics in Management: Deming and others
- Customer-centricity Approaches

Essential Principles of Applied Statistics

- Data Collection and Interpretation
- Descriptive Statistics and Statistical Inference
- Decision-making under uncertainty

√ Day 2

Techniques of Data Collection and Analysis

- Probability Concepts and Calculations
- Practical Sampling Techniques
- Strategies of Information Processing

Retrospective Studies with available data

- Common Sampling Techniques
- Correlation and Causation Analysis
- Empirical models for Decision Making

√ Day 3

Common Statistics-based Methodologies

- Overview of approaches and techniques
- Use and Abuse of Statistical Process Control
- Analysis, Control and Optimization

Modern Application Frameworks in Industry

- Lean: Principles and Methods
- Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma
- Robust Design Applications

√ Day 4

Methodologies for Complex Systems

- Principles of Design of Experiments
- Description, Prediction and Control
- Potential and Limitations of Taguchi Methods

Study of Realistic Systems

- Big Data: Approach and Utilization
- Non-Manufacturing and Service Systems
- HONDA performance; the new 5S




Prof. Goh Thong Ngee
28, 29, 30 & 31 August 2017
National University of Singapore
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Course Fee
Early Bird Fee: SGD $2846.20
Standard Fee: SGD $2996.00
Special Fee: SGD $2846.20

 Fees indicated are inclusive of GST.

* Fees include materials, daily breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea break. 

* The Earlybird Rate applies to registration received by 28 July 2017.

*The Special Rate applies to group registration of at least 5, TDSI alumni and TDSI lecturers.  Registrants under special rate are not entitled to early bird discounted rate. 

* The course dates are subject to change. Please check TDSI website for programme updates. 

* Participants who fully complete the 4-day course may qualify for PDUs by the PEB.

* These courses have been approved for use with the SkillsFuture Credit. 

  • To empower Singapore Citizens (SCs) in their learning and skills development, the Government will create a SkillsFuture Credit for all SCs aged 25 and above. SCs can use the SkillsFuture Credit to deepen their skills in existing fields and to broaden their horizon in areas outside their current fields. Every SC aged 25 and above will receive an initial credit of $500. The Government will make further top-ups to their SkillsFuture Credit at regular intervals. These credits will not expire, but can only be used for education and training initiated by individuals, to offset course fees. Subsequent cohorts of SCs will similarly receive an initial credit of $500 in the year that they turn 25.
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