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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.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018, Walb Student Union Rm 226
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.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018, Walb Student Union Rm 226
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.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018, Walb Student Union Rm 226
Tuesday, June 4, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm G08
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.

Class not currently open for registration. Click here to be notified of future offerings.

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