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In this exam prep course, you will learn basic definitions and concepts for planning and controlling the flow of materials into, through and out of an organization. You also will gain an understanding of the fundamental relationships among the activities that occur in the supply chain from suppliers to customers.
This training option allows you to take 4 full days of classes and achieve both certificates- Exemplar Global Certified Quality & Environmental Management System Lead Auditor.
Learn the principles of Lean Manufacturing: applying Lean concepts such as standardized work, batch-size reductions, pull systems and more. You'll experience firsthand how Lean improves quality, delivery, performance, reduces time and Work-in-Process (WIP) and increases profits. Most important, learn how Lean makes the job easier!
This program offers you an opportunity to experience first- hand how the 5S System reduces waste in the mounting plate assembly area of a simulated production facility.
During this program you use the powerful Value Stream Mapping tool to create a current state map of Acme Stamping, a real-world firm featured in a detailed case study. Use the VSM icons and learn the common language of Lean as you draw your current state map for Acme. Next, you analyze Acme's current state, find the non-value-added activities, and then draw a future state map for Acme that eliminates those activities. You also develop a plan for attacking those non-value-added activities.
The goal of setup reduction is to reduce and eventually eliminate setups and changeovers as a consideration in production scheduling planning, making processes highly flexible. QCO can be done anytime and is a powerful key element to make Lean work.
Gain knowledge of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and how it relates to capacity. You will 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.
Discover how to link and balance operations to reduce lead times, minimize WIP, optimize floor space usage and improve productivity using a five-step process for designing and implementing work cells.
Control resources in a production process by replacing only what has been consumed. Applies principles of Pull System/Kanban in a life-like simulation and demonstrates how principles can be applied to a variety of situations.
In this course, participants will learn about the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) problem solving method. In addition, participants will learn about problem solving tools and activities, including A3, root cause analysis, process mapping, cause and effect diagrams, and others.
Standard Work: Learn to implement standardization and standard work in your workplace. This workshop presents an approach to eliminate waste from production processes. The methods and goals discussed in this workshop are closely related to the lean manufacturing system.Error Proofing: Using simple, usually low-cost devices, fixtures, and procedures to reduce/eliminate errors. Stops errors before defective parts are created. Frees up the need for human vigilance and memory.
This continuous improvement methodology combines Lean Manufacturing Tools such as the 5S system of Workplace Organization and Standardization, Cells, Pull/Kanban, Set-up Reduction, and Line Balancing. Each tool incorporates team empowerment, brainstorming, and problem solving to rapidly make improvements to a specific product or portions of work processes.
Prerequisite: Interest in and beginning knowledge of conventional machinery.

In this course on machine shop safety, discussion will center on proper usage and care of conventional machinery. Participants also will learn about the use of measuring tools used in the machine shop, and practice defining feed and speed, as well as how to arrive at the proper thought process to achieve accurate cutting conditions.

Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic machining methods and the fundamentals of CNC machining.

This course for shop owners, engineers, industrial workers and CNC operators will cover fundamental operations and safety procedures. Topics to be covered include horizontal/vertical band saw, drill press, lathe operation, using the lathe to form threads, mill operations, CNC coordinate systems, tool offsets and functions, and other introductory CNC topics.

Prerequisite: Knowledge of professional machining and the fundamentals of CNC machining equivalent to the Introduction to CNC Machining course.

This course is designed to provide more detailed theoretical and practical knowledge of CNC machining and will cover more advanced topics using the IPFW Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC). Advanced M and G code programming, fourth and fifth axis machining, and an introduction to CAD/CAM systems will be covered, followed by hands-on experience in the HTEC.

Simplify the process of integrating APQP into the overall product and process implementation scheme and review the critical components of the Production Part Approval Process.
Increase productivity and predict potential process and design problems. This program will review effective methods of performing FMEA analysis. Learn how FMEAs and control plans work together to address potential failure modes and to focus on high-risk areas. Participants may bring parts, problems, and examples for group discussion.
This course will review the background, purpose, and intent of IATF 16949:2016 requirements. Participants will gain an understanding of the standard and learn practical strategies for applying overall principles to auditing and implementation. Highlights include transition strategies, typical documentation, process approach, customer-specific requirements, and how to avoid common pitfalls.
Prerequisite: Understanding IATF 16949:2016. Learn why strong internal auditing skills are essential to your company's success and acquire the training and practical knowledge necessary to develop and maintain an effective IATF 16949:2016 internal audit program. Specially-prepared training materials and exercises will allow participants to experience simulated audit situations.
Based on the AIAG Statistical Process Control (SPC) manual, this program provides practical, effective, and statistical monitoring of process metrics. Topics include control charting, histograms, scatter diagrams, and interpretation.
Based on the AIAG Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) manual, this program introduces participants to measuring and gauging systems. Concepts of bias, repeatability, reproducibility, stability, and linearity are introduced in a practical workshop format.
Methods for resolving problems in an effective, repeatable, and rapid way will be addressed. The course will emphasize the process of root cause analysis and 8-D for team-oriented problem solving.
Expedite the effective applications of mistake proofing methodology to improve and maintain processes. You will examine defect prevention techniques, explore zero-defect measures, work with various mistake proofing techniques, and understand how to deploy practical mistake-proofing measures.
This program includes audit management, non-conformity writing, closing meetings, and the eight management principles. Specific emphasis is given to the process approach to auditing, continual improvement, and customer satisfaction.

For anyone concerned with complying with ISO 9001:2015. In this one-day workshop, key clauses of the ISO 9001: 2015 requirements are reviewed and the intent explained. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the requirements and practical strategies for developing and implementing an ISO 9001:2015 quality system.
Understand ISO 9001 requirements and interpretation and learn the process approach to auditing and ways to align business strategies to operational performance indicators. Address and understand various methods for risk-based thinking and understand the activities of corrective action, customer complaint handling, and continual improvement.
Understand Environmental Management Systems and the concepts of aspect and impact identification and management. In addition, you will learn historical and regulatory perspectives of Environmental Management (conformance vs. compliance) and learn how to address and understand various methods of risk-based thinking.
Participants should have a strong working knowledge of algebra and basic computer skills. This course will provide current and future managers effective technology tools and skills to identify and analyze business problems, create and test solutions, and devise a plan to manage the project's completion. Participants will work in teams on projects for Northeast Indiana companies through the study and implementation of tools and strategies.
Participants should have a strong working knowledge of algebra and basic computer skills. This course will provide current and future managers effective technology tools and skills to identify and analyze business problems, create and test solutions, and devise a plan to manage the project's completion. Participants will work in teams on projects for Northeast Indiana companies through the study and implementation of tools and strategies.
Learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process,data collection techniques, and statistical methods used in Six Sigma projects.
This program offers a cost-effective method to train and certify in Six Sigma techniques. Learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process aided by the advanced statistical methods used in Six Sigma projects.(Includes Green Belt.) Successful Six Sigma projects produce measurable results and help increase a company's skill in process optimization and continuous improvement.
This workshop focuses on the distribution network model and its objectives, activities, and distribution inventory management decisions. Included are interactive exercises to present the fundamental concepts associated with the distribution environment.
This course provides attendees with knowledge and skills to understand the ISO 13485:2016 requirements for the medical device industry and to manage the risk-based quality management system.