7Epsilon for ISO9001:2015

One day course for foundry industry


Foundries can privately request the following one day on-site course. p-matrix Ltd also conducts this course with the help of local foundry trade associations, at significantly lower costs, in order to stimulate a cultural change within foundry industry. Please contact your local foundry trade association if you would like to attend this course in your country.


Course Organisers

p-matrix Ltd


Course Instructors

Drs Meghana Ransing and Rajesh Ransing, 7Epsilon Coordinators (www.7epsilon.org).


Who Should Attend

Plant Managers, Quality Managers, Process Engineers, Metallurgists, Supervisors and Operators from either ISO9001:2008 certified foundries or foundries who wish to acquire ISO9001:2015 certification.


Participants need to bring their laptop to perform a study.


Learning Outcomes

After completing the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand 7 Steps of 7Epsilon and relate to ISO 9001:2015's various requirements on in-process quality improvement, risk based thinking and organisational knowledge management
  • Use Excel and the free version of p-matrix software to measure the deviation from 'Expected Results' and translate it into 'opportunities' as required by the clause 6.1 of the ISO 9001:2015 standard


Course Contents




8:30am - 9am:

Registration and Tea/Coffee

9am - 10am:

Presentation and Exercise 1: Scatter, Bubble Diagrams and Penalty Matrices 7 steps of 7Epsilon with

10am - 10:45am:

Presentation and Exercise 2: Risk, uncertainty and expected results: How to quantify deviation from expected results with penalty values

10:45am - 11am:

Tea/Coffee Break

11am - 11:30pm:

Presentation: Sampling rates, traceability and linking factor data to process response data

11:30am - 11:50pm:

Presentation: Potential in-process quality improvement projects

11:50am - 12:30pm:

Exercise 3: Define an in-process quality improvement project

12:30pm - 1:15pm:


2:30pm - 3:30pm:

Presentation: Generate possible solutions or new potential opportunities for continual improvement by discovering trends and indicators in the organization’s in-process data

3:30pm - 3:50pm:

Tea/Coffee Break

3:50pm - 4:20pm:

Exercise 4: Interpret sample results (or participant’s case study results)

4:20pm - 4:45pm:

Presentation and Q&A: How to build a 7Epsilon organisational knowledge repository to create evidence on the effectiveness of actions taken to address risks and opportunities

4:45pm - 5:30pm:

Participant’s feedback, certificates and group photograph