SCMEP offers a wide selection of training and courses. Funds may be available to cover a portion of the cost.
Additionally, most courses and training sessions can be delivered at your facility.
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September 2017
$300

Value Stream Mapping

September 26, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping is a lean manufacturing tool used to create a material and information flow map of a product or processes.  This tool allows companies to map the flow of products from receipt of raw materials through all manufacturing processes to shipping.  The value stream map identifies and quantifies the waste reduction opportunities that exist for a particular product or product family. Benefits of Value Stream Mapping Draw both material and information flows of the current value…

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$600

Front Line Leadership

September 28, 9:00 am - September 29, 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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Today’s modern organization requires managers to have essential skills that allow them to develop their team, communicate efficiently and effectively, and lead and manage improvement efforts. Unfortunately, most front line supervisors have been great “doers” which placed them in their management role. They often manage reactively rather than proactively. Our Front Line Leadership program is designed for individuals who are the daily decision makers and require the ability to: Challenge and motivate their team, execute more through great…

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October 2017
$600

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

October 5, 9:00 am - October 6, 5:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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ISO 9001 2015 Internal Auditor

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training Agenda Day One ISO 9001:2015 requirements for internal audit process ISO 9001:2015 requirements for internal auditors Roles of lead auditors and team members Characteristics of lead auditors and auditors Types of audits System Process Product The Audit Process Prepare for audit Collect information and working papers Create a checklist Create audit map Develop audit strategy Develop an audit plan Create and publish agenda Opening Meeting Collect Objective Evidence Asking questions Using a checklist…

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Free

Sales & Marketing in 2018: Lunch & Learn

October 5, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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What you need to know about Sales & Marketing in 2018: The latest trends and tools manufacturers should be using to increase customers and make more money. The fields of Sales and Marketing are rapidly changing, and the tactics of just a few years ago are no longer as effective. Industrial and commercial buying habits are changing. Innovative and productive new tools are being added each month. Distribution models and supply chains are being disrupted by Amazon and…

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$300

Value Stream Mapping

October 6, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping is a lean manufacturing tool used to create a material and information flow map of a product or processes.  This tool allows companies to map the flow of products from receipt of raw materials through all manufacturing processes to shipping.  The value stream map identifies and quantifies the waste reduction opportunities that exist for a particular product or product family. Benefits of Value Stream Mapping Draw both material and information flows of the current value…

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$300

A3 Problem Solving

October 12, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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A3 Problem Solving

A3 derives its name from the paper size (11×17) that is used to create the A3 storyboard. Developed by Toyota, A3s are used for problem solving, project reports, and proposing policy changes, each complete with a storyline detailing the analysis and thought process behind it. In this class, we will focus specifically on the A3 problem solving, which is ideally suited for capturing all steps in the problem solving process and making the process and results easy to…

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Free

Cybersecurity Readiness for Manufacturers: Lunch & Learn

October 17, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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According to IBM, small and mid-sized businesses are hit by cyber-attacks about 4,000 times a day. The U.S. National Cyber Security Alliance found that 60 percent of small companies are unable to sustain their businesses over six months after a cyber-attack. As a result of increased concerns about cyber-attacks, manufacturers with contracts with the Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA) or NASA must be compliant with defined cybersecurity requirements no later than December 31st, 2017. You…

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Free

Cybersecurity Readiness for Manufacturers: Lunch & Learn

October 18, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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According to IBM, small and mid-sized businesses are hit by cyber-attacks about 4,000 times a day. The U.S. National Cyber Security Alliance found that 60 percent of small companies are unable to sustain their businesses over six months after a cyber-attack. As a result of increased concerns about cyber-attacks, manufacturers with contracts with the Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA) or NASA must be compliant with defined cybersecurity requirements no later than December 31st, 2017. You…

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Free

Cybersecurity Readiness for Manufacturers: Lunch & Learn

October 19, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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According to IBM, small and mid-sized businesses are hit by cyber-attacks about 4,000 times a day. The U.S. National Cyber Security Alliance found that 60 percent of small companies are unable to sustain their businesses over six months after a cyber-attack. As a result of increased concerns about cyber-attacks, manufacturers with contracts with the Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA) or NASA must be compliant with defined cybersecurity requirements no later than December 31st, 2017. You…

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$350

Women in Industry Leadership Workshop

October 20, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Although women hold almost 52 percent of all professional-level jobs, American women lag substantially when it comes to their representation in leadership positions: They are only 14.6 percent of executive officers, 8.1 percent of top earners, and 4.6 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs (The Women’s Leadership Gap, 2015 update). SCMEP’s Women in Industry Leadership workshop is a one-day workshop aimed at the professional woman who is interested in growing her leadership skills to the next level. Course Outline:…

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$300

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

October 20, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Total Productive Maintenance

TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) focuses on getting managers, maintenance, and equipment operators working together to prevent equipment problems and prolong the life of equipment. The following will be discussed: Define relationship between TPM and lean What is TPM? TPM Goals Explore required philosophy/ culture change Getting Started with TPM Charters & Teams 5S as a foundation Current Condition Analysis Learn and apply the 8 pillars of TPM Planned Maintenance Autonomous Maintenance Early Equipment Management Focused Improvement OEE (Overall…

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Free

Advanced Manufacturing Industry Exchange: Lunch & Learn

October 20, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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SCMEP and the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) are presenting an Advanced Manufacturing Industry Exchange Lunch-and-Learn. This event introduces small and medium-sized businesses to advanced manufacturing technologies such as modular chemical process intensification, cyber security for manufacturing control systems, smart manufacturing, and robotics for harsh/unique environments. In addition, attendees will learn how they can engage with SRNL on manufacturing challenges using the lab’s unique technical competencies and capabilities. Interaction between each business and SRNL during the event will be specific…

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$3,000

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course – 2 Week Course

October 23, 9:00 am - October 27, 5:00 pm
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Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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Lean Sigma Six Green Belt Course

Week 1: 10/23 - 10/27 Week 2: 11/13 - 11/17 *Please note, a laptop or electronic device with Microsoft Excel is required. Course information will be provided on a flash drive with work to be completed in Minitab and Excel. Do not activate the Minitab free trial prior to the course as this will allow you to use Minitab throughout the training. Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a process improvement method that focuses on reducing errors and increasing customer…

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$300

SMED

October 24, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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SMED (also known as Quick Changeover) began as a technique to reduce die press machines setup time. Today this tool is commonly used to reduce all types of machinery changeover time in any industry. The principles taught in this class will teach participants how to properly collect data of the current changeovers, analyze and prioritize opportunities for improvement, implement solutions, and document the improved process. During the course, participants will learn about the main steps to conducting a…

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Free

Toyota Kata Overview

October 27, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Toyota Kata

This course is sponsored by the South Carolina Lean Alliance. Lunch is included. Class size is limited to 30 people. Attendance is limited to 2 persons per company. Below is a description of our standard one-day class.  This event will be a condensed version of this class. WHAT IS TOYOTA KATA? Toyota addresses the concept of management support through a series of behaviors that is now known as the Toyota Kata, meaning routine or practice. Kata is a way…

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$2,150

ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Certified Lead Auditor Training

October 30, 8:00 am - November 2, 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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This unique training option allows you to take 4 full days of classes and achieve certificates stating that you have successfully completed the Exemplar Global Certified Quality & Environmental Management System Lead Auditor Courses (Pillar Management Associates is the certified course provider). The course is a comprehensive training in lead auditor techniques, methodology, practices and skills. It was designed and developed by a team who created and managed an accredited Certification Body. Quality Management Systems ISO 9001:2015 Overview:…

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$600

Front Line Leadership

October 30, 9:00 am - October 31, 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Today’s modern organization requires managers to have essential skills that allow them to develop their team, communicate efficiently and effectively, and lead and manage improvement efforts. Unfortunately, most front line supervisors have been great “doers” which placed them in their management role. They often manage reactively rather than proactively. Our Front Line Leadership program is designed for individuals who are the daily decision makers and require the ability to: Challenge and motivate their team, execute more through great…

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November 2017
$320

Fundamentals of Inventory Management

November 2, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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To allow for pre-work, registration will close on 10/19/17. This course covers basic topics that must be understood in order to manage inventory effectively, such as balancing and measuring delivery and inventory performance, inventory classifications, common replenishment methods, the sawtooth curve, and how to design or analyze a value stream map to effectively manage inventory. This is the course for someone who is new to an inventory or materials role, or for leaders in the early stages of…

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$300

Project Management Made Easier

November 7, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Everyone knows most projects are both late and over budget. Employees have too many projects and tasks. There are no clear priorities, and project schedules are unreliable. The good news is that three simple Lean Project Management tools could help you transform your project management performance. In this 1-day workshop, participants will learn how to apply the three tools to their own unique situations in order to make an immediate improvement in workflow and success rates. Recommended for…

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Free

Sales & Marketing in 2018: Lunch & Learn

November 9, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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What you need to know about Sales & Marketing in 2018: The latest trends and tools manufacturers should be using to increase customers and make more money. The fields of Sales and Marketing are rapidly changing, and the tactics of just a few years ago are no longer as effective. Industrial and commercial buying habits are changing. Innovative and productive new tools are being added each month. Distribution models and supply chains are being disrupted by Amazon and…

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$2,150

ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Certified Lead Auditor Training

November 13, 8:00 am - November 16, 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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This unique training option allows you to take 4 full days of classes and achieve certificates stating that you have successfully completed the Exemplar Global Certified Quality & Environmental Management System Lead Auditor Courses (Pillar Management Associates is the certified course provider). The course is a comprehensive training in lead auditor techniques, methodology, practices and skills. It was designed and developed by a team who created and managed an accredited Certification Body. Quality Management Systems ISO 9001:2015 Overview:…

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$600

Core Tools

November 28, 9:00 am - November 29, 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) deliverables are discussed in conjunction with the PPAP (Part Approval Process) requirements. Course content discusses at high level the core tools requirements as later course content deep dives into the Core Tools: FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis), Control Plans, and the documents required for PPAP. All content is based on the AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) standards and meet the IATF TS16949 requirements. P-FMEA Overview Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) is a structured analytical…

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$300

Measurement System Analysis – Gage R&R Training

November 30, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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Measurement System Analysis Gage R&R Training

Measurement System Analysis (MSA), is a method to identify the components of variation in the measurement. It is used to quantify the impact of measurement errors and to ensure the integrity of data used for analysis. Just as a process has inherent variations, the process of measurement has variations too. Therefore, when making decisions that relies on data, it is important to ensure that the systems that collect that data are accurate and precise. Although it may not…

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December 2017
$300

Statistical Process Control (SPC)

December 1, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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Statistical Process Control (SPC) is a tool to help us understand what type of variation is present in our processes and how we should react to it. SPC can help us eliminate special causes of variation in order to make a processes stable and therefore, predictable. A predictable process can be evaluated against customer requirements and determined to be capable of meeting requirements or identified as requiring improvement. We can determine this need before the customer ever sees…

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Free

Kanban/Inventory Training

December 1, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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This course is sponsored by the South Carolina Lean Alliance. Lunch is included. Class size is limited to 30 people. Attendance is limited to 2 persons per company. If you are interested in looking at the practical aspects of implementing Kanban, this is the course for you. General outline: ·       General Overview of Kanban definition and basic concepts of a Pull System ·       Practical Exercise of current and perceived perfect materials replenishment systems ·       Comparison of Pull System…

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$1,395

Supervising Maintenance Training

December 5, 8:30 am - December 7, 4:30 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Supervising Maintenance Training

SCMEP is partnering with the Marshall Institute to bring you Supervising Maintenance Training! For over 35 years, Marshall Institute has provided world-class maintenance and asset management consulting and training services, led by experienced, knowledgeable consultants and training professionals that produce tangible, measurable, bottom line results. Overview: Supervisors are the first line of management in any organization. A simplified job description is ‘supervisors manage the performance of others to achieve the organization’s goals.’ In order for maintenance supervisors to…

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$300

Jumpstart Your Sales Pitch

December 5, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Are your marketing messages convincing? Do they differentiate you from the rest? This 1-day workshop will lead you through streamlining your messaging, making it more effective and compelling, and leading to increased sales. Through a combination of group training and 1-on-1 coaching sessions, participants will receive a firm and practical understanding of messaging and an actionable list of improvements they can make to boost lead generation and sales. Bring other coworkers to work together as a team for…

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$75

Lean Alliance Annual Event: Take a Walk to Change Your Leadership Style

December 6, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Kroc Center,
424 Westfield Street
Greenville, SC 29601 United States
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Deadline to register: November 30th Cost: $50 Members, $75 Non-members. Members, contact us for your coupon code at check-out. While it is comforting to blame senior leaders for ineffective improvement practices, they are not the primary problem. 70% of people are not fully engaged in the work they do. The number one cause of dissatisfaction? The manager to whom they report. So, change actually starts with you. Do you wish to become a more effective leader? Elite organizations have…

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$300

Scientifically Plan & Execute Your Inventory Reduction

December 7, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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This course addresses many things that can drive inventory higher than it should be, such as design flaws in the value stream map, planning and scheduling errors, data gaps, and item features such as a long lead time or high minimum order quantity. Participants will learn how to design and execute an inventory reduction plan, addressing both systemic and specific issues. This session is designed for leaders or associates who are actively pursuing inventory reduction, and particularly for…

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Free

Sales & Marketing in 2018: Lunch & Learn

December 7, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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What you need to know about Sales & Marketing in 2018: The latest trends and tools manufacturers should be using to increase customers and make more money. The fields of Sales and Marketing are rapidly changing, and the tactics of just a few years ago are no longer as effective. Industrial and commercial buying habits are changing. Innovative and productive new tools are being added each month. Distribution models and supply chains are being disrupted by Amazon and…

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