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University at Buffalo

Advanced Manufacturing Process Analysis

University at Buffalo and State University of New York via Coursera


Variability is a fact of life in manufacturing environments, impacting product quality and yield. Through this course, students will learn why performing advanced analysis of manufacturing processes is integral for diagnosing and correcting operational flaws in order to improve yields and reduce costs.

Gain insights into the best ways to collect, prepare and analyze data, as well as computational platforms that can be leveraged to collect and process data over sustained periods of time. Become better prepared to participate as a member of an advanced analysis team and share valuable inputs on effective implementation.

Main concepts of this course will be delivered through lectures, readings, discussions and various videos.

This is the fourth course in the Digital Manufacturing & Design Technology specialization that explores the many facets of manufacturing’s “Fourth Revolution,” aka Industry 4.0, and features a culminating project involving creation of a roadmap to achieve a self-established DMD-related professional goal. To learn more about the Digital Manufacturing and Design Technology specialization, please watch the overview video by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser:


  • Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing Process Analysis
    • The purpose of this module is to introduce the concept of advanced analysis in improvement of manufacturing processes. Also, this module will help you to understand the difference between discrete manufacturing and continuous manufacturing.
  • Data Collection
    • Storing big data is quite different from handling traditional data. This difference is explained in this module. The purpose of this module is to introduce various steps involved in data analysis. Data Collection, Data Storage, Data Organization and Data Pre-processing concepts are explained.
  • Data Analysis: Computational Techniques and Platforms
    • The purpose of this module is to introduce various techniques used in advanced analysis, like Determination of Significant Variables/Factors, Data Visualization, and Anomaly Detection. Also, this module will introduce various computational platforms (HPC, Cloud computing techniques) that exist for carrying out advanced analysis.

Taught by

Rahul Rai


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