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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Please note, refunds will only be issued if a cancellation notice is received at least 24-hours in advance of the course.


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January 2018
$300

Project Management Made Easier

January 23, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 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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$300

Basic Kanban

January 25, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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This course introduces attendees to the essential concepts of kanban, an inventory management tool that is one of the primary tools in the Toyota Production System (commonly called Lean). This class is aimed at participants with little or no experience with kanban, or for those who have tried kanban with minimal success. Attendees will learn about kanban triggers (break a bin or empty a bin), key data (lead time, daily demand, minimum order quantity, target safety stock, etc.),…

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$1,850

ISO 9001:2015 with emphasis on IATF 16949:2016 Lead Auditor

January 29, 7:30 am - February 2, 6:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Please note: This course does include a prework assignment. Familiarization of the Standards prior to class is expected. Monday - Thursday: 7:30am-6:00pm Friday: 7:30am - 12:00pm This course covers all requirements of both the ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 standards, including the requirements for Internal and Second Party Auditors, as well as Core Tools and Customer-Specific Requirements. This five-day lead auditor course with a final examination is certified by Exemplar Global and provided by Pillar Management Associates. The…

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$600

Core Tools

January 30, 9:00 am - January 31, 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 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 TS16949 requirements. P-FMEA Overview Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) is a structured analytical tool…

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$1,295

Basics of Supply Chain Management CPIM/CSCP Part 1

January 31, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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Four sessions (January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21) APICS Certified Production and Inventory Management is designed for individuals responsible for inventory, production planning, scheduling, forecasting, and operations function in a manufacturing environment. This four-session, evening workshop offers a total of 16 Contact Hours and covers: -Understanding basic business-wide concepts, including various supply chain environments -Managing demand, including markets and customer expectations -Designing products, processes, and information systems -Understanding supply issues including inventory cost, functions, and metrics

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February 2018
$300

Measurement System Analysis – Gage R&R Training

February 1, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 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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$300

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

February 1, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 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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$300

Statistical Process Control (SPC)

February 2, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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“Understanding variation is the key to success in quality and business.” –Dr. W. Edwards Deming 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…

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$600

Front Line Leadership

February 5, 9:00 am - February 6, 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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$600

Front Line Leadership

February 8, 9:00 am - February 9, 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 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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$350

Women in Industry Leadership Workshop

February 9, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 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

Jumpstart Your Sales Pitch

February 13, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 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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$300

Scientifically Plan & Execute Your Inventory Reduction

February 15, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Scientifically Plan & Execute Inventory Reduction 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…

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$300

Training Within Industry

February 16, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Training Within Industry

Developed during WWII, TWI was used to train replacements when an industrial workforce left to fight in the war. It provided rapid and consistent training and is recognized as one of the factors in boosting industrial production. TWI consists of fundamental tools that provide immediate results in reducing training time, improving processes, and building cooperation. While immediate results are crucial, the real power in TWI is the long-term benefit of creating a culture with respect, solid communication, and…

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$2,760

Effective Leadership Development – 11 Bi-Weekly Mondays

February 19, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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11 Bi-Weekly Mondays (2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14, 6/11, 6/25, 7/9, 7/23) Managers and supervisors often lack the leadership and supervisory skills necessary to successfully fulfill their positions. They want to perform well, but are not always given the tools they need to motivate people to a higher level of productivity; get more done through time management; delegate and give direction; exercise authority effectively; handle and prevent problems with people and develop the potential of their team.…

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$2,295

Leadership & Productivity Development – 10 Week Course, Bi-weekly

February 19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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10 Bi-weekly Mondays (2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14, 6/11, 6/25, 7/9) Effective leadership can make the difference between succeeding and failing in today’s global marketplace. This 10-session program helps leaders spend more time on activities critical to the success of their organization. The substance of effective leadership is a combination of self-management, prioritization and team management. Effective leadership starts with the foundation of being able to manage yourself, your time and your priorities. LMI’s Leadership & Productivity…

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$300

SMED

February 20, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 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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$2,760

Effective Leadership Development – 11 Bi-Weekly Tuesdays

February 20, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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11 Bi-Weekly Tuesdays (2/20, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15, 5/29, 6/12, 6/26, 7/10) Managers and supervisors often lack the leadership and supervisory skills necessary to successfully fulfill their positions. They want to perform well, but are not always given the tools they need to motivate people to a higher level of productivity; get more done through time management; delegate and give direction; exercise authority effectively; handle and prevent problems with people and develop the potential of their team.…

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$2,760

Effective Leadership Development – 11 Bi-Weekly Wednesdays

February 21, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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York County Regional Chamber of Commerce,
116 E Main Street
Rock Hill, 29730 United States
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11 Bi-Weekly Wednesdays (2/21, 3/7, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16, 5/30, 6/13, 6/27, 7/11) Managers and supervisors often lack the leadership and supervisory skills necessary to successfully fulfill their positions. They want to perform well, but are not always given the tools they need to motivate people to a higher level of productivity; get more done through time management; delegate and give direction; exercise authority effectively; handle and prevent problems with people and develop the potential of their…

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$2,295

Leadership & Productivity Development – 10 Week Course, Bi-weekly

February 21, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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York County Regional Chamber of Commerce,
116 E Main Street
Rock Hill, 29730 United States
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10 Bi-weekly Wednesdays (2/21, 3/7, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16, 5/30, 6/13, 6/27) Effective leadership can make the difference between succeeding and failing in today’s global marketplace. This 10-session program helps leaders spend more time on activities critical to the success of their organization. The substance of effective leadership is a combination of self-management, prioritization and team management. Effective leadership starts with the foundation of being able to manage yourself, your time and your priorities. LMI’s Leadership & Productivity…

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$300

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

February 26, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Lean Sigma Six Yellow Belt

Course Agenda: Introduction and Lean Sigma Yellow Belt Course Overview Lean & Six Sigma History DMAIC Philosophy for both Lean & Lean Sigma Lean Overview & Simulation The Project Charter – Driving Activities Voice of the Customer – Why Is It Important? Introduction to Basic Statistics & Variation Purpose of the Analyze Phase & the basic tools employed Purpose of the Improve Phase & Kaizen Events Why controls are important and the types of controls 5S & Visual…

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$3,000

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course – 2 Week Course

February 26, 9:00 am - March 2, 5:00 pm
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Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Lean Sigma Six Green Belt Course

Week 1: 2/26 - 3/2 Week 2: 3/12 - 3/16 *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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$8,000

Lean Six Sigma Green/Black Belt Combo – 4 Week Course

February 26, 9:00 am - March 2, 5:00 pm
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Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Lean Sigma Six Green Black Belt Combo Course

Four Week Event - Project Required Week 1: 2/26 - 3/2 Week 2: 3/12 - 3/16 Week 3: 3/19 - 3/23 Week 4: 4/16 - 4/20 Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm; Friday 9am-4pm *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…

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$2,295

Leadership & Productivity Development – 10 Week Course, Bi-weekly

February 26, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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10 Bi-weekly Mondays (2/26, 3/12, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4, 6/18, 7/2) Effective leadership can make the difference between succeeding and failing in today’s global marketplace. This 10-session program helps leaders spend more time on activities critical to the success of their organization. The substance of effective leadership is a combination of self-management, prioritization and team management. Effective leadership starts with the foundation of being able to manage yourself, your time and your priorities. LMI’s Leadership & Productivity…

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$1,395

World Class Maintenance

February 27, 8:00 am - March 1, 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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SCMEP is partnering with the Marshall Institute to bring you World Class Maintenance! 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: Recent competitive trends have been pushing manufacturing executives to reconsider the impact and importance of increasing equipment availability and utilization, increasing maintenance productivity and resource utilization, and increasing quality and responsiveness of maintenance services…

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$300

A3 Problem Solving

February 27, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 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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March 2018
$600

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

March 1, 9:00 am - March 2, 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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$300

Lean for Human Resource Professionals

March 2, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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In partnership with GSHRM, join us for a one day course focusing on the Lean principles used by successful organizations across multiple industries. Lean for Human Resources is a fundamental change in how you, and the people in your organization, approach problems. Participants will learn how lean methods may be applied to HR processes, participate in hands on interactive simulations, and develop an easy to use strategy to apply the tools in your organization. When rigorously applied, Lean for…

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$1,850

ISO 9001:2015 Certified Lead Auditor Training

March 5, 8:00 am - March 7, 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Quality Management Systems ISO 9001:2015 Overview: Highlights of the session include: Quality management systems as required by ISO 9001:2015 The process approach and the alignment of business strategies to operational performance indicators How to address and understand various methods for risk-based thinking Business leadership requirements ISO 9001 requirements and interpretation QMS historical perspective and regulations Understanding documentation requirements QMS audit programs (planning, scheduling, documenting, & reporting) Evaluating system effectiveness Evaluation of conformance and performance indicators of management systems…

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$2,150

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

March 5, 8:00 am - March 8, 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Please note: This course does include a prework assignment. Familiarization of the Standards prior to class is expected. 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…

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