Ray Harkins is a senior manufacturing professional with over 25 years of experience in manufacturing engineering, quality management, and business analysis.
During his career, he has toured hundreds of manufacturing facilities and worked with leading industry professionals throughout North America and Japan.
He is a senior member of the American Society of Quality and holds the Quality Engineering, Quality Auditing and Calibration Technician certifications.
Ray has written extensively for national trade publications and taught over 7,000 students on the topics of quality engineering, business finance, and career management.
Ray writes the The Manufacturing Academy article series. The articles explore the core of process capability analysis in detail, illuminating the interpretations and explaining the differences between the various capability indices such as Cpk, Ppk, and Cpm.
Ray offers an online course titled Reliability Engineering Statistics to Accendo Reliability visitors.
The course is designed to teach the foundational analytical skills needed to advance your career in reliability engineering.
Ray offers an online course titled Quality Engineering Statistics to Accendo Reliability visitors.
The course is designed to teach the foundational analytical skills needed to advance your career in quality engineering.
Ray offers an online course titled An Introduction to Reliability Engineering to Accendo Reliability visitors.
This class is designed for the quality, manufacturing or engineering professionals looking to expand their skill set into this important field of study.
Ray offers an online course titled Process Capability Analysis to Accendo Reliability visitors.
It explores the core of process capability analysis in detail, illuminating the interpretations and explaining the differences between the various capability indices such as Cpk, Ppk and Cpm.
Ray offers an online course titled Root Cause Analysis and the 8D Corrective Action Process to Accendo Reliability visitors.
You’ll learn how to conduct a root cause analysis and use the 8 Disciplines (8D) process effectively.
Ray covers the process from problem definition, creating a team, to sampling and verification techniques.
Ray offers an online course titled Return on Investment (ROI) Analysis for Manufacturing
This course teaches the basics of ROI analysis such as estimating revenues, on-going expenses, and the initial investment. It also explores more advanced aspects of capital investment justification such as adjusting for risk, changes to net working capital, and estimating overhead.
In a Dare to Know: Interviews with Quality and Reliability Thought Leaders podcast episode, Tim interviews Ray about professional development, which is the focus of The Manufacturing Academy.
In this episode, Tim and Ray discuss:
- What is The Manufacturing Academy and how it got started
- The evolution of continuing education for manufacturing professionals
- An overview of courses offered by The Manufacturing Academy
You can learn more about Ray and his course offerings at his website, The Manufacturing Academy. The Manufacturing Academy helps you maximize your results with exceptional online training.
Ray offers courses on Udemy and Skillshare and Accendo Reliability offers a few of his courses most likely of interest to you.