Kaizen Facilitation


ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

Wednesday, December 11 & Thursday, December 12, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $398.00   2 spaces left!

In this two-day workshop, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to audit your quality system to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. Course topics include updates to the ISO 9001 standard, requirements, auditing principles, and conducting effective audits. You’ll also get hands-on practice using auditing tools and techniques, and have ample opportunities to get answers to questions you have about conducting ISO audits.

Please bring a copy of the ISO standard with you to class.

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Team Building

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $99.00

Teamwork is recognized as an important aspect of modern manufacturing. It is well known that people working together can accomplish more than individuals working in isolation. This session provides practical methods to help teams become more effective and successful. Once you understand basic team dynamics, you’ll be able to recognize specific areas where teams need help and you’ll have sound methods to help them improve. You’ll also have the opportunity to select key skills that you can practice to improve the team performance.

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Effective Communication & Listening

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | $99.00

Organizations today want employees with effective communication skills, or the ability to clearly send and receive messages to and from others. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to effectively communicate verbally and non verbally as well as how to listen for maximum understanding. You can expect to leave this workshop with a better understanding of your own communication strengths and opportunities as well as practical ideas for improving your own communication.

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Principles of Lean

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $398.00

In this workshop, you will learn how to transition from a traditional manufacturing approach to that of a lean manufacturing environment. Waste is eliminated, productivity increased, and you gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. Topics discussed include the principles of lean manufacturing and how to apply them, standardized work, visual signals, batch-size reduction, pull systems and more. Experience firsthand how lean improves quality, reduces cycle time, improves delivery performance, reduces WIP and enables the “company” to show a profit.
A second topic covered at this workshop is lean culture. An organization’s culture involves roles, beliefs, assumptions, and values that influence what gets done and how things get done. Successfully implementing lean manufacturing practices includes developing a culture of engaged employees and continuous improvement. This is no easy task. In this workshop, you’ll learn about organizational culture and how developing a “lean” culture plays a key role in overall improvements. In additional to exploring the benefits of a lean culture, you’ll also learn about the challenges and barriers related to culture and culture change.

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Statistical Process Control

Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $199.00

Statistical process control (SPC) involves using statistics – numbers and data – to measure and control the quality of a process. Manufacturers use SPC to reduce reject rates, save money and time, and ultimately consistently deliver products that meet customers’ requirements.   In this workshop, which includes numerous hands-on activities and realistic examples, you’ll learn about SPC concepts that you can easily apply to your everyday work in manufacturing or quality.

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Leading & Coaching for Superior Performance

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $99.00

Modern manufacturing practices have required leaders to transition from a traditional style of top-down supervision into leaders who can lead and coach individuals and teams for improved performance. The essence of a successful leader is the person who can make sure that the work gets done while developing individuals and the teams at the same time. In this course, participants will learn effective processes for leading and coaching individuals and teams. Participants will have the opportunity to identify the key skills that they can practice on the job to get the best performance possible from the individuals and teams they lead.

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Project Management

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $199.00

Project management, with its many tools, techniques, and activities, can be intimidating and complex. In this workshop, you’ll learn project management basics and gain a solid foundation to (or continue to) build your project management skills.

Topics covered: project life cycle; key tasks and tools for project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling; and keys to project success. You’ll also have an opportunity to assess your project management skills as well as practice using key project management tools.

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Risk Management

Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $199.00

In today’s ever-changing business world, risk is an inherent component that must be accounted for. In this workshop, you will learn how to identify the general categories and events that most adversely affect manufacturers and the benefits of developing an effective overall risk mitigation strategy. In addition, you will also learn about ISO standards that relate to risk management, and you’ll learn about multiple tools that can be used to identify and assess risks.

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Becoming a Leader

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – Noon | $99.00

Effective leadership is a key component to organizational success. But what does it mean to lead effectively?In this workshop, you’ll learn the keys to effective leadership and assess your own leadership strengths and weaknesses.

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Leadership Skills for Success Cohort #11

Begins February 11, 2020 | 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:  February 11, March 3 & 31, April 21, May 12, June 2 & 23, July 14, August 4.

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5S- The Visual Workplace

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 8:  a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $398.00

This workshop offers participants an opportunity to experience first-hand how a 5S System can reduce waste in a simulated production facility. Participants learn the concepts of the 5S System – Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain – and then apply them to transform a cluttered, disorganized, inefficient production area into an orderly and productive workplace.

The outcome is more than just a clean work area. The workshop shows participants how a 5S System can increase the value-added output per worker, with improvements in productivity, safety, and quality with savings going right to the bottom line.

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Problem Solving using PDCA, A3, & Root Cause Analysis

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $295.00

Join us to learn about the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) problem-solving method . . .   AND problem solving tools: A3, RCA, process mapping, cause & effect diagrams, and others. PLUS hands-on activities, you’ll even practice implementing these newly learned methods and tools in class!

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Managing Stress

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | $99.00

Today’s managers typically have too much to do and too little time to do it, a situation that commonly leads to stress. In this workshop, you will learn about how stress affects the body and assess your own stress level. You’ll also learn tools for identifying sources of stress and learn proven techniques for managing stress.

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Supplier Selection

Tuesday, February 27, 2020 | 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

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $398.00

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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Advanced Product Quality Planning & Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $199.00

Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) Overview

APQP is a structured method of defining and establishing the steps necessary to ensure that a product satisfies the customer. APQP is commonly used in the automotive industry. In this workshop, you’ll obtain a solid understanding of APQP as described by AIAG by learning about the APQP process as well as tools and activities, including FMEA and control plans.

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Overview

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, or FMEA, is a structured approach used to identify ways in which a product or process can fail , estimate risk associated with specific causes, and prioritize actions that should be taken to reduce risk. In this workshop, you’ll learn about FMEA as described by AIAG, including the format and content of FMEAs.

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Effective Time Management

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | $99.00

The manufacturing workplace is complex and demanding, which can make it difficult for managers, leaders, and others to get things done. However, as a leader in  manufacturing, how you spend you time directly affects the business.

In this workshop, you will learn tools and techniques you can implement immediately that will help you get things done, making you a more valuable resource to your organization.

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Print Reading in Manufacturing

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 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.

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Second Party Auditing and Supplier Development

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $199.00

Second-party audits are performed to ensure that suppliers are meeting contractual obligations and providing quality products. A solid second-party auditing program can help eliminate the shipment of nonconforming products, promote supplier relationships, and reduce waste and costs.

In this workshop, you will learn about requirements in IATF 16949 related to supplier auditing and development as well as process and tools for supplier auditing and development. The workshop also includes hands-on activities that will prepare you for developing your own supplier audit resources and program.

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Building Self-Confidence & Trust

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – Noon | $99.00

It’s been said that a true leader has no fear. Self-confidence is a critical trait for every leader to possess in the right balance. Trust is the glue that holds every relationship together. While trust is a simple thing, it’s not always easy to accomplish. In this course, participants will learn reliable principles and methods for building trust that every leader can use. Participants will have the opportunity to select the key skills that they can practice to gain the ease of genuine self-confidence and use reliable methods for building trust with others.

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Total Productive Maintenance

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $398.00

Learn about Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and how it relates to capacity. Apply TPM principles and techniques to equipment in a hands-on simulation and experience how applying TPM can achieve dramatic improvements in uptime and increased capacity.

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Control Plan Overview and Production Part Approval Process

Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $199.00

Control Plan Overview

A control plan is a written description of the systems used to minimize process and product variation. In this workshop, you’ll learn about control plans as described by AIAG, including the benefits of control plans, their format and content, and how they relate to APQP.

 

Objectives:

– Define “control plan” and describe the purpose of a control plan.

– List the types of control plans.

– List the benefits of control plans.

– In general terms, describe the information on a control plan and what it means.

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Production Part Approval Process Overview

Production Part Approval Process, or PPAP, is standardized process that helps manufacturers and suppliers communicate and approve production designs and processes before, during, and after manufacture. It is commonly used in the automotive and aerospace industries. In this workshop, you’ll obtain a solid understanding of PPAP as described by AIAG by learning about the PPAP process and requirements.

 

Objectives:

– Define production part approval process (PPAP) and describe its purpose.

– List the benefits of PPAP.

– Describe the PPAP process and requirements.

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Team Building in Manufacturing

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | $99.00

Teamwork is recognized as an important aspect of modern manufacturing. It is well known that people working together can accomplish more than individuals working in isolation. This session provides practical methods to help teams become more effective and successful. Once you understand basic team dynamics, you’ll be able to recognize specific areas where teams need help and you’ll have sound methods to help them improve. You’ll also have the opportunity to select key skills that you can practice to improve the team performance.

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Basic Contract Negotiations

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – Noon | $99.00

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

Outline:

  • Productively enter into negotiations.
  • Develop a collaborative process with other parties in the negotiations.
  • Deal with aggressive, more tenured, or “polished” sales people.
  • What to look for in contracts with “got you” clauses.
  • How to deal with (i.e., take a break from) a contentious negotiation process while not damaging the relationship.
  • How to close a successful negotiation.

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Intro to Geometric Dimensioning & Tolearancing (GD & T)

Friday, April 24, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $199.00

Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) is a symbolic language that is used on engineering drawings to specify features of a part, including the size, shape, form, and orientation. GD&T was created to improve quality, reduce cost, and ensure that mating parts are assembled properly.

In this course, participants will learn the language of GD&T, interpret GD&T drawings, and perform hands-on exercises to practice what they have learned.

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Leading & Coaching for Superior Performance

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – Noon | $99.00

Modern manufacturing practices have required leaders to transition from a traditional style of top-down supervision into leaders who can lead and coach individuals and teams for improved performance. The essence of a successful leader is the person who can make sure that the work gets done while developing individuals and the teams at the same time. In this course, participants will learn effective processes for leading and coaching individuals and teams. Participants will have the opportunity to identify the key skills that they can practice on the job to get the best performance possible from the individuals and teams they lead.

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Set-Up Reduction/Quick Changeover

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $295.00

Quick changeover is a lean manufacturing technique that can improve manufacturing efficiency by significantly decreasing changeover time. Quicker changeovers can reduce manufacturing costs and increase flexibility.

In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of set-up reduction in applying quick-change thinking to any type of setup or industry. This training focuses on attaining quick changeover through the systematic elimination of the internal components of a setup, while streamlining the final procedure.

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Corrective Action/Preventive Action

Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 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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Leadership Through  Change

Thursday, May 21, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – Noon | $99.00

As the saying goes, “change is the only constant in life.” This is especially true in today’s competitive business environment, where organizations must constantly adapt and improve to maintain a competitive edge. In this course, you’ll learn about how change affects both our personal and organizational lives and the organizational issues that impact change. We’ll also examine the techniques for driving organizational change and how to make that change meaningful for both the supervisor and the employee. The overall goal:  better equip yourself to successfully navigate the changes you face every day at work.

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Basic Application of GD & T

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $199.00

Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) is a symbolic language used on engineering drawings to specify features of a part, including the size, shape, form, and orientation. By implementing GD&T, manufacturers can more clearly and precisely define part requirements, improve inspection, gain business flexibility in today’s global economy, and save money.

This course continues to build upon the topics and concepts from the Purdue MEP workshop “An Introduction to GD&T,” which includes the history of GD&T, datums, and basic GD&T symbols. In this course, participants will obtain additional practice recognizing and interpreting basic GD&T on drawings.

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Productive Conflict Resolution

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – Noon | $99.00

Conflict . . . a common problem in any organization that has people. Often, leaders are uncomfortable dealing with conflict because they do not have a process that keeps emotions under control. The good news is that an understanding of conflict, why it occurs, and how to manage it can help you turn a conflict situation into a positive opportunity for improvement.   Participants will have the opportunity to identify the key skills that they can practice to improve their ability to handle conflict in a productive way.

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Kaizen Facilitation

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 8:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $295.00

A Kaizen event, sometimes referred to as a Kaizen blitz, is a focused, short-term project to improve a process. Tools implemented during a Kaizen event include value stream mapping, 5S, and TPM. In this workshop, you will learn how to facilitate and implement Kaizen events within your organization.

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Ethics in Leadership

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – Noon | $99.00

Ethical leaders are concerned for the greater good, are honest and straightforward, strive for fairness, show respect for the individual, and take responsibility for their decisions. They also serve as role models in their organization. Evidence also suggests that over time, “ethical” organizations outperform those that do not operate ethically.

In this workshop, you’ll learn why ethics are important in organizations and how ethical leaders behave on a daily basis. You’ll also evaluate real-world workplace situations from an ethical standpoint.

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