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Courses
Learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process,data collection techniques, and statistical methods used in Six Sigma projects.


January 22, 2019 to February 26, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm G08
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.


January 22, 2019 to April 16, 2019, Various locations
In this 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.


March 14-22, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm G21
This series involves comprehensive supply chain training for internal operations. Topics include: Module 1: Strategic Management of Resources, Module 2: Master Planning of Resources, Module 3: Detailed Scheduling and Planning, Module 4: Execution and Control of Operations


April 18, 2019 to May 17, 2019, Various locations
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!


Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm 222, 224, 226
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, March 13, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm 222, 224, 226
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, March 20, 2019, IDEASpace - Helmke Library - Room 137
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, March 27, 2019, IDEASpace - Helmke Library - Room 137
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, April 3, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm 222, 224, 226
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.


Tuesday, May 7, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm G08
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.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm G08
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.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm G08
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.


Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm G08
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.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm G08
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 5, 2019 to February 9, 2019, 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 16, 2019 to March 16, 2019, 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 23, 2019 to April 20, 2019, Engineering, Technology & Computer Science Bldg. CNC Lab 137
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry is a part of an OSHA outreach program that results in a valid OSHA 10-Hour Card. This OSHA10 training course teaches recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety, and health hazards in workplaces.

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OSHA 30-Hour General Industry is a part of an OSHA outreach program that results in a valid OSHA 30-Hour Card. This OSHA30 training course teaches recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety, and health hazards in workplaces. The OSHA 30-hour General Industry Outreach Training course is a comprehensive safety program designed for general industry workers and supervisors.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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 on projects for Northeast Indiana companies through the study and implementation of tools and strategies.

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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.

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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.

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Understand IATF 16949:2016 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.

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