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January 2017
$2,295

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

January 11, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 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 Wednesdays – 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/5, 4/19, 5/3, 5/17 This 10-session, manufacturing-focused, program helps leaders spend more of your time on those activities critical to the success of your company. Excellent leaders can be the difference between succeeding and failing in today’s global marketplace. Effective leadership starts with the foundation of being able to manage yourself, your time, and your priorities. Learn how to maximize your own performance and the performance of your team by participating…

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$300

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

January 12, 2017, 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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$2,760

Effective Leadership Development – 11 Week Course, Bi-weekly

January 16, 2017, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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11 Bi-weekly Mondays - 1/16, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22, 6/5 Most managers and supervisors lack the leadership and supervisory skills necessary to fulfill their positions. For example, failing to delegate, many find themselves working long hours and fighting burn-out. LMI’s Effective Leadership Development program will help managers: Motivate people to a higher level of productivity; Get more done through time management; Learn the art of delegation and giving direction; Exercise authority effectively; Handle…

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$2,760

Effective Leadership Development – 11 Week Course, Bi-weekly

January 16, 2017, 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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11 Bi-weekly Mondays – 1/16, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22, 6/5 Most managers and supervisors lack the leadership and supervisory skills necessary to fulfill their positions. For example, failing to delegate, many find themselves working long hours and fighting burn-out. LMI’s Effective Leadership Development program will help managers: Motivate people to a higher level of productivity; Get more done through time management; Learn the art of delegation and giving direction; Exercise authority effectively; Handle…

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$300

8D Problem Solving

January 17, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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8D Problem Solving

8D is a commonly used abbreviation for the 8 Disciplines – a particular approach to problem solving. It has become a standard problem solving methodology preferred in the automotive supply chain since its initial development by engineers at Ford Motor Company. 8D is a thorough, structured problem solving process that uses a team-based approach. Objectives: -Understand how problem solving fits into a continuous improvement strategic initiative -Understand the importance of systematic problem solving -Learn a process for problem…

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$320

Fundamentals of Inventory Management

January 20, 2017, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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SCMEP and Falcon Fastening Solutions are partnering to bring you Fundamentals of Inventory Management. A discount may be offered to qualified attendees. SC manufacturers, please call 864-288-5687 to find out if you qualify. If you are located outside of SC, please call 1-800-438-0332. To allow for pre-work, registration will close on 1/6/17. Inventory has a direct correlation to both cash flow and delivery performance. Cash flow benefits from low on-hand inventory, while short lead times and high on-time delivery require…

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$1,850

ISO 9001:2015 with emphasis on IATF 16949 Lead Auditor

January 23, 2017, 8:00 am - January 27, 2017, 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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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 course teaches auditing guidelines from ISO 19011 including auditing processes and methodologies (e.g. planning and conducting an audit, writing nonconformities, preparing an audit summary and report,…

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$8,000

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

January 23, 2017, 9:00 am - January 27, 2017, 4:00 pm
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Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Lean Sigma Six Green Black Belt Combo Course

Four Week Event - Project Required Week 1: 1/23 - 1/27 Week 2: 2/6 - 2/10 Week 3: 3/6 - 3/10 Week 4: 4/3 - 4/7 Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a process improvement method that focuses on reducing errors and increasing customer satisfaction in a Lean environment. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training introduces an overview of the key concepts necessary to be a successful member of a Lean Six Sigma project team. Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training offers…

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$3,000

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt – 2 Week Course

January 23, 2017, 9:00 am - January 27, 2017, 4:00 pm
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Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Lean Sigma Six Green Belt Course

Week 1: 1/23 - 1/27 Week 2: 2/6 - 2/10 Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a process improvement method that focuses on reducing errors and increasing customer satisfaction in a Lean environment. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training introduces an overview of the key concepts necessary to be a successful member of a Lean Six Sigma project team. Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training offers a mastery level of techniques to lead projects and mentor Lean Six Sigma Green…

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$300

Metrics That Matter

January 26, 2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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This course is part of the C-Suite Series. Big data. Analytics. Business intelligence. Or not much data at all? Learn tools to identify your key company metrics, determine what you have now, and what is missing. Come away with a comprehensive understanding of how to identify the essential metrics, common methods for tracking, reporting, and using them for accountability and problem solving. This session is designed specifically for company owners, Presidents, Board Members, and C level executives.

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$600

Lean for Construction

January 26, 2017, 9:00 am - January 27, 2017, 5:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Lean Systems have revolutionized businesses all over the world. From manufacturing to healthcare, companies are taking advantage of this system and culture improvement process to change the way business is done. It’s time for the construction industry to take advantage. Jump far ahead of your competition by learning how to use Lean Construction to revolutionize your performance and become best in class in cost, delivery time, quality, and safety. Learn about the history of continuous improvement from its…

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$3,000

Lean Practitioner – 2 Week Course

January 30, 2017, 9:00 am - February 3, 2017, 4:00 pm
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Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Week 1: 1/30 - 2/3 (Mon-Thurs: 9am-4pm, Fri: 9am-2pm) Week 2: 2/13 - 2/17 (Mon-Thurs: 9am-4pm, Fri: 9am-2pm) SCMEP’s Lean Practitioner training is a robust, hands-on, multi-faceted training series for future Kaizen event leaders. It is an intensive two weeks of training that gives the future Lean Practitioner an in-depth working knowledge of lean concepts. The tools are emphasized with simulations to facilitate learning by bringing the concepts to life. Lean Practitioners will be exposed to all components of a lean enterprise and will…

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February 2017
$600

Front Line Leadership

February 2, 2017, 9:00 am - February 3, 2017, 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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$600

Core Tools

February 6, 2017, 9:00 am - February 7, 2017, 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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$300

Training Within Industry

February 7, 2017
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 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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$300

Measurement System Analysis – Gage R&R Training

February 8, 2017, 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

A3 Problem Solving

February 16, 2017, 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 the steps in the problem solving process and making the process and results easy…

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$1,850

ISO 9001:2015 with emphasis on IATF 16949 Lead Auditor

February 20, 2017, 8:00 am - February 24, 2017, 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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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 course teaches auditing guidelines from ISO 19011 including auditing processes and methodologies (e.g. planning and conducting an audit, writing nonconformities, preparing an audit summary and report,…

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$300

SMED

February 21, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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smed

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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$600

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

February 27, 2017, 9:00 am - February 28, 2017, 5:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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ISO 9001 2015 Internal Auditor

Day 1 Introduction to ISO 9001 and Quality Management Systems QMS Principles Review the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 9001 Exercise (the standard) The “Process-Approach” Process (exercise) Risk Management (9001:6.1) Auditing Principles and Practices (start) QMS Terms and Definitions Audit Preparation & Planning Checklists (exercise) Day 2: Internal Audits Auditing Principles and Practices (continued) Opening/Closing interview topics Audit Activities The Albatross (exercise) Documenting and evaluating nonconformities Nonconformity (exercise) Audit reporting Corrective action Exercise: mock audit

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$1,395

Materials Management for Maintenance

February 28, 2017, 8:00 am - March 2, 2017, 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Maintenance organizations need the right material, in the proper quantity, at the right time. If these basic conditions are not met, your maintenance effort will be ineffective. In this era of downsized industrial operations, careless material accountability is not an option. Companies typically have several hundred to several million dollars-worth of parts in a maintenance storeroom, "just in case." This is clearly a very costly practice. The availability of better data and refined control measures will help. In…

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March 2017
$300

Value Stream Mapping

March 9, 2017, 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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$300

Toyota Kata

March 10, 2017, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Toyota Kata

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 of changing behavior and establishing a habit of continuous improvement. Traditionally goals are set but there is never a path or process to achieve and sustain the goals. Kata examines the target condition, the current condition, and through steady experiment and practice, establishes new conditions. The…

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$600

Core Tools

March 13, 2017, 9:00 am - March 14, 2017, 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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core-tools

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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$300

Value Engineering Fundamentals

March 15, 2017, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Overview All manufacturers have at least some products that fail to meet expectations through a combination of high costs and poor performance. Value Engineering is a highly effective tool for reducing costs and improving product performance. VE is ideal during new product development, but is also applicable to existing products where areas for improvement have been identified. Specifically, this seminar will focus on identifying and driving down cost in mechanical assemblies while improving quality and performance. Course Topics…

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$300

Measurement System Analysis – Gage R&R Training

March 15, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 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

Good Ideas Aren’t Enough: Keys to Completing Company Initiatives

March 16, 2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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This course is part of the C-Suite Series. Does your company come up with great initiatives, but fail to execute them well? You’re not alone. Learn the common pitfalls to avoid, and practices to employ to make consistent progress on executing key strategic initiatives. This session is designed specifically for company owners, Presidents, Board Members, and C level executives.

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$2,150

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

March 20, 2017, 8:00 am - March 23, 2017, 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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$300

DMAIC

March 28, 2017, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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dmaic

DMAIC is an acronym for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control, which is the root-cause analysis methodology used in the well-known Six Sigma program. DMAIC is used in many successful businesses, originating in Motorola and made famous by GE. During this class, participants will learn the basics of the DMAIC process and learn the importance of finding the true root cause of a problem. Many companies struggle with problems, errors and defects in their businesses that never seem…

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April 2017
$300

8D Problem Solving

April 4, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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8D Problem Solving

8D is a commonly used abbreviation for the 8 Disciplines – a particular approach to problem solving. It has become a standard problem solving methodology preferred in the automotive supply chain since its initial development by engineers at Ford Motor Company. 8D is a thorough, structured problem solving process that uses a team-based approach. Objectives: -Understand how problem solving fits into a continuous improvement strategic initiative -Understand the importance of systematic problem solving -Learn a process for problem…

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