Course Title: Apply statistics to processes in manufacturing

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: MATH5307C

Course Title: Apply statistics to processes in manufacturing

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5210 - Diploma of Textile Technology and Production Management

Course Contact : Rafael Beltran

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9197

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Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

This course covers the knowledge and skills required to apply statistical theory and principles to the analysis and control of processes in the manufacturer of textile products.

Course Description

This course covers the knowledge and skills required to apply statistical theory and principles to the analysis and control of processes in the manufacturer of textile products.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MCMT452A Apply statistics to processes in manufacturing


1. Collect process data
2. Interpret data
3. Calculate control limits

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Interpret sampling scheme
1.2 Obtain measurements in accordance with standard procedures
1.3 Handle data as required.

2.1 Plot data on appropriate control chart
2.2 Distinguish between random and non-random patterns of results
2.3 Identify results outside the control limits
2.4 Recognise situations requiring action
2.5 Take appropriate action in accordance with standard procedures
2.6 Determine cost of non-conformance

3.1 Consult relevant stakeholders to determine appropriate limits

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Lectures, tutorials, online activities, workshops where students are challenged to reflect and debate on different value positions, concepts and issues. They are required to actively engage in case study material, problem solving activities, videos, self-reflection and discussion.

Teaching Schedule

Week BeginningWeekly ScheduleElement
Performance Criteria
8 February 10Data analysis, data handling, frequency distribution1.3, 2 (MCMT452A)
15 February 10Statistical process control tools, check sheet, Root cause analysis2.4, 2.5 (MCMT452A)
22 February 10Pareto analysis, Box plot, practical trial of pareto2.4, 2.5 (MCMT452A)
1 March 10Control limits, control charts for variables3, 3.1, 2.1, 2.2 (MCMT452A)
8 March 10 (labour Day)Control charts for attributes, Run chart2.1, 2.3 (MCMT452A)
15 March 10Sampling scheme, different types of sampling1.1 (MCMT452A)
22 March 09AQL and determination of sampling size1.1 (MCMT452A)
5 April 10Cost of non-conformance2.6 (MCMT452A)
12 April 10Cost Components1.1 (MCMT230A)
19 April 10Cost analysis, constraints to cost, cost variables, cost benefit analysis1.2, 1.3, 1.4 (MCMT230A)
26 April 10 (ANZAC Day)Stakeholder analysis, Internal / external customer2.3, 2.5 (MCMT230A)
3 May 10Lean manufacturing, JIT2.1, 2.4 (MCMT230A)
10 May 10Kaizen2.1, 2.4 (MCMT230A)
17 May 105S2.1, 2.4 (MCMT230A)
24 May 10Total quality awareness, TPM, 6 sigma2.2 (MCMT230A)
31 May 10QUIZ 
7 June 10Quick revision and any Queries 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


For MCMT452A : Study material and internet

For MCMT230A: Apply Competitive manufacturing practices, Implementing a competitive manufacturing system, Improve cost factors in work practices by Aspire training and consulting,
• Rother and Shook, “Value stream mapping workshop”, Lean Enterprise Australia, 2002.
• Womack and Jones, “Learning to see”, The Lean Enterprise Institute, USA, 2003

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Students will study statistics in manufacturing, in tutorials, prescribed exercises and assessment work.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks for MCMT452A (Apply Statistics to Processes in Manufacturing)

Assessment No 1 --Quiz
Assessment No 2 --Exercise and practical example
Assessment No 3 --In class activity
Assessment No 4 --Exercise
Assessment No 5 --Test

Assessment Tasks for MCMT230A (Apply Cost Factors to Work Practices)

Assessment No 6 --Quiz
Assessment No 7 --Game, Observation, Discussion and Quiz
Assessment No 8 --Workplace activity, Observation and Quiz
Assessment No 9 --Quiz

Assessment Matrix

QuizExercisePractical Example / In class ActivityGame / ObservationWork place activity / Observation
1. MCMT452A / Collect Process DataYES    
2. MCMT452A / Interpret data YESYESYES  
3. MCMT452A / Calculate Control LimitsYES    
4. MCMT230A / Analyse cost components of team’s function YES   
5. MCMT230A / Improve cost efficiency of team processes.YES  YESYES

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