Control Plan Overview & Production Part  Approval Process (PPAP)

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 8:00 p.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.

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.

This class is part of Purdue MEP’s Quality Core Tools Series (SPC, MSA, APQP/FMEA and Control Plans/PPAP) which helps you navigate requirements from IATF 16949 (final series test and Purdue University Certificate of Learning included.)

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Lunch & Learn:  Video Instruction

Friday, July 12, 2019 | 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.

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Set-Up Reduction/ Quick Changeover

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $295.00

Participants 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. Reductions in set-up time mean you can produce in smaller lots, thereby making a greater variety of products in the same amount of time.

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Productive Conflict Resolution/ Managing Across Generations

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $199.00

Productive Conflict Resolution:   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.

Managing Across Generations:   In the next 10 years, half of the work force will be made up of those identified as the millennial generation. Retiring Baby Boomers will be leaving the leadership ranks with more spaces than the Gen-Xers can fill and the work load will fall on the Gen-Y’s. This workshop explores the general perceived differences between the employees from the different generations in communication, workplace improvement, and employee effectiveness

In this full day course new and experienced managers will learn to:

  • Explain why conflict occurs.
  • Recognize effective and ineffective ways of handling conflict.
  • Apply the correct conflict style to use when in various conflict situations.
  • Apply knowledge of the three stages of conflict to prevent unnecessary escalations.
  • Explain how listening styles can affect conflict resolution.
  • List best practices for mediating and directly confronting employees.
  • Understand the characteristics of the Veterans/Traditionalist, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y
  • Explore employee motivation throughout the generations
  • Provide tips on working effectively with the Millennial Generation

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Lunch & Learn:  Indiana NextLevel Jobs Employer Training Reimbursement

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | $15.00

NextLevel Jobs Employer Training Reimbursement is a State funding initiative focused on high-priority sectors and high-demand jobs. Employers in any high-demand business sector can be reimbursed up to $5,000 for each newly trained employee, hired and retained for six months. Employer reimbursement covers occupational skills training, and more than 100 occupations are eligible for Employer Reimbursement. Join us to  learn the features of this program, how your company can benefit,  and the process to apply and receive this funding.

Leadership Skills for Success (Cohort #9)

Begins Thursday, August 1, 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:  August 1 & 22, September 11, October 3 & 24, November 14, December 5 & 19, and January 9 (2020)

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Risk Management

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $199.00

Learn about common risks facing manufacturers and the methods and tools for mitigating and managing risks.

      • Define “risk” and “risk management.”
      • Describe a risk-management process and what occurs at each step.
      • List and describe ISO standards for risk management.
      • Explain the concept of risk-based thinking.
      • List and describe risk treatment options.
      • – List and describe tools for risk management, including a risk matrix, SWOT analysis, issues log, root cause analysis, fish bone diagrams, FMEA, and control plans.

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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Training

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $295.00

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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Lunch & Learn:  Business Case for Sustainability

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 pm.m | $15.00

Are you hearing more talk of sustainability and wondering what it’s all about? Learn more about what it is, why the most profitable companies are starting to focus in on this area, and see real project results from right here in Indiana.

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Problem-Solving Training using PDCA, A3 & Root Cause Analysis

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 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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Principles of Lean Office

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $295.00

This full-day workshop combines classroom-style learning with an interactive “live” simulation, during which class participants become managers and workers within a fictitious company. Workshop participants learn lean definitions and techniques and explore the application of lean techniques in a simulated office.
Participants ultimately transform the simulated office in “stages.” At the end of the class, the office has been redesigned to improve customer and employee satisfaction and increase the speed of the order-to-cash cycle.

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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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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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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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