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New employee onboarding is a continuous, comprehensive, and organized process of integrating new employees physically, emotionally, and professionally into the new workplace. Intended audience: Human resources, organizational development professionals, and other individuals responsible for new employee onboarding.

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The Certificate in Production and Inventory Management is offered in cooperation with the Fort Wayne Chapter of APICS. This certificate is designed to build an in-depth view of materials management, master scheduling, production planning, forecasting, and quality improvement within the confines of the internal operations of a company.

September 9, 2020 to November 13, 2020, Online Course
Learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process,data collection techniques, and statistical methods used in Six Sigma projects.

September 8, 2020 to October 13, 2020, Online Course
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.

September 8, 2020 to November 24, 2020, Online Course
Apply 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. Through the use of simulation, transform a plant into a Lean Assembly facility. Most important, learn to identify the 8 wastes in manufacturing.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, Online Course
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.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, Online Course
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.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020, Online Course
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.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Online Course
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.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, Online Course
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.

Monday, November 2, 2020, Online Course
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.

Monday, November 9, 2020, Online Course
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.

Monday, November 16, 2020, Online Course
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.

Monday, November 23, 2020, Online Course
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.

Monday, November 30, 2020, Online Course
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.

January 9, 2021 to February 6, 2021, Engineering, Technology & Computer Science Bldg. CNC Lab 137
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.

February 13, 2021 to March 13, 2021, Engineering, Technology & Computer Science Bldg. CNC Lab 137
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 Purdue University Fort Wayne 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.

March 20, 2021 to April 17, 2021, Engineering, Technology & Computer Science Bldg. CNC Lab 137