Variation, data, precision farming and primary food production processes
A profound understanding of variability is a key consideration when achieving controlled, efficient and effective process functionality. It is an approach that has been effectively applied in manufacturing, but also has relevance in other sectors of industry, including precision farming and primary (on-farm) food production.
What does this mean?
Agri-EPI Centre’s Midlands Agri-Tech Innovation Hub will be hosting a one day awareness event on Thursday, 19th March 2020. The event will see guest speakers, Professor James Lowenberg-DeBoer, Elizabeth Creak Chair of Agri-Tech Economics at Harper Adams University, and Dr Peter Worthington, Director of PRISM Europe Consultancy, sharing their views with attendees on extracting valuable data and the understanding variation and better data requirements in precision farming and primary food production processes, respectively. They will also learn more on how this data is related to process economics and business improvement.
• The nature of variation in processes – common and special causes of variation
• Impact of variation on efficiency, wastage and cost
• Management of variability
• Looking at the needs for better data
• Introduction to Statistical Process Control (SPC)
• Nature of data and choice of control charts
• Technology and support for SPC
• Applying SPC – examples of good practice
Tickets to this event are £35. To register, please visit our Eventbrite page. Once you have done so, we will be in touch for payment.
Special membership offer
We’re delighted to offer free tickets to Agri-EPI Centre members interested in attending this event. Register now.
More about Dr Peter Worthington
Peter Worthington, Director of PRISM Consultancy Ltd, is a professional statistician. His particular expertise includes the Strategic Deployment of Improvement, the Application of Statistical Thinking to Management Processes, Statistical Process Control and Process Improvement Methods. He has applied these practical ideas to many industries including the food and drink sectors