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Gain a working knowledge of basic machining practices as well as a knowledge of CNC code that will allow you to write programs and make program edits rather than just loading a part and hitting the start button. Upon completion of this certificate, you will become more versatile and more valuable to a prospective employer and you will obtain a new skill set to build on as you continue to grow in your career.

January 8, 2022 to April 16, 2022, Engineering, Technology & Computer Science Bldg. CNC Lab 137
In this two-day workshop, you will gain the knowledge and skills you need to audit your quality system to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. Course topics include updates the ISO 9001 standard, requirements, auditing principles, and conducting effective audits.You will also receive hands-on practice using auditing tools and techniques and have ample opportunities to get answers to questions you have about conducting ISO audits.

August 17-18, 2021, Online Course
Learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process, data collection techniques, and statistical methods used in Six Sigma projects.

September 1, 2021 to October 6, 2021, 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 1, 2021 to November 17, 2021, 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.

Thursday, September 9, 2021, Kettler Hall Rm G22
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.

Thursday, September 16, 2021, Kettler Hall Rm G22
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.

Thursday, September 23, 2021, Kettler Hall Rm G22
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.

Thursday, September 30, 2021, Kettler Hall Rm G22
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.

Thursday, October 7, 2021, Kettler Hall Rm G22
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.

Thursday, October 21, 2021, Kettler Hall Rm G22
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.

Thursday, October 28, 2021, Kettler Hall Rm G22
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.

Thursday, November 4, 2021, Kettler Hall Rm G22
Learn to implement standardization and standard work in your workplace to eliminate waste from production processes. Discuss simple, usually low-cost devices, fixtures, and procedures to reduce/eliminate errors and stop them before defective parts are created.

Thursday, November 11, 2021, Kettler Hall Rm G22
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.

Thursday, November 18, 2021, Kettler Hall Rm G22
This course aims at learning, understanding, and discussing several topics related to epidemiology and specifically the COVID-19 pandemic. The main tools we will use will dig into Data Analysis at different levels and participants in the course will develop tools suitable to their individual backgrounds.

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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.

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