Lunch & Learn:  Video Instruction

Date TBD

TBD | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | $15.00

New technologies have allowed significant advances in how employees are trained.  In the past we had paper procedures/work instructions residing in binders on a shelf, and then those were improved by digital photographs.

Now operator training can be video work instructions, available on-demand via cell phones, tablets, or computers through wireless internets and intranets. These work instructions include pictures, video, and voice narration, which significantly improve the quality of the training and the effectiveness of the learning experience.

Print Reading in Manufacturing

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $199.00

This workshop provides an introduction to reading and interpreting engineering prints and technical drawings used for manufacturing. You will then practice what you have learned through multiple realistic hands-on activities.


  • – Describe the basic structure and elements of a manufacturing print.
  • – Describe and identify the types of lines used on prints and the purpose of each.
  • – Describe and recognize the views typically included on prints.
  • – Explain how dimensions are indicated on prints.
  • – Explain the purpose and contents of assembly drawings.
  • – Recognize and identify symbols included on drawings, including screw threads, holes, and surface finishes.

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Lunch & Learn:  Additive Manufacturing Applications

Thursday, August 29, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | $15.00

If you’re like of  a lot of manufacturers, 3D printing seems like cool technology, but you’re just not sure how it fits your business.

Join us on August 29, as we talk about some of the most common applications:  Pre-Production Samples, Production Aides, Tooling, and Supply Chain.

No sales pitch . . .  just an informative session on real-life manufacturing applications that can be transformed immediately through additive manufacturing

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Supplier Quality Management

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $199.00

Learn the benefits of having a formal system for selecting, developing, monitoring and evaluating suppliers as well as the associated requirements from ISO 9001 and IATF 16949. Gain hands-on practice developing your supplier quality management plan.

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Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $295.00

In this course, you will learn how to create a value stream map (VSM) of current-state and future-state processes. Value stream mapping is a lean technique that allows you to document, analyze, and improve the events that take a product or service from its beginning through to the customer. This technique helps the manufacturer understand the total flow of the value stream, see the sources of waste, determine common language about the process, show links between information and processes, develop an improvement plan, and prioritize activities. Through creation of a VSM, you will learn how to eliminate the waste in the system and achieve dramatic improvements to your processes.

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Effective Employee Onboarding

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $199.00

New employee onboarding is a continuous, comprehensive, and organized process of integrating new employees physically, emotionally, and professionally into the new workplace. However, new employees are typically asked to fill out forms, complete some “read and sign” training, meet a few people, and then asked to get to work. Unfortunately, studies have shown that most new employee orientation programs and inadequate and contribute to turnover, quality and safety issues, and poor workplace morale

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Corrective Action & Preventive Action (CAPA) Training

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $199.00

In this one-day course, we’ll guide your organization in developing and writing effective corrective and preventive actions (CAPA) reports. An effective CAPA system allows your organization to not only eliminate problems, but also ensure they don’t occur again.

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Six Sigma Green Belt

Begins on Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $2,000.00

Purdue MEP’s Six Sigma Green Belts are trained in a subset of Black Belt tools and methodologies.

Green Belts assist Black Belts with major projects and can independently lead minor projects.

At many companies, Green Belts have a part-time continuous improvement role.

Participants will leave the training with a thorough understanding of the DMAIC process, data collection techniques, and the statistical methods used in Six Sigma projects.

Our Six Sigma Green Belt program consists of a six-day curriculum.

12 Seats are available for this course.

Class Dates:  September 26, October 10, 17, 31, November 7 & 21

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Leadership Skills for Success (Cohort #10)

Begins Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $1,995.00

A 9- Day leadership training series for Team Leads/Supervisors.

New supervisors and team leads need new tools and skills to successfully lead within your organization. In this 6-month, intensive course, participants will learn and practice key skills every supervisor/team lead needs. Each session introduces new topics with an emphasis on how to apply these skills in the workplace. The course facilitator will provide a forum for discussion of impact and results. Each participant will also select a project to complete in the workplace with assistance from course instructor and sponsors, AND, depending on the project, the course may pay for itself!

Class Dates:  October 2 & 23, November 20, December 4 & 18, January 8, February 5 & 26, March 18

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Supplier Auditing

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $199.00

Learn techniques and strategies for auditing suppliers to requirements. You’ll also develop a tool for auditing suppliers and develop a supplier scoring system.

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Basic Contract Negotiations

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $199.00

Learn techniques and tactics to become a more effective, successful, and collaborative negotiator.

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