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March 2017
$8,000

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

March 6, 9:00 am - March 10, 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: 3/6 - 3/10 Week 2: 3/27 - 3/31 Week 3: 4/24 - 4/28 Week 4: 5/22 - 5/26 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

March 6, 9:00 am - March 10, 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: 3/6 - 3/10 Week 2: 3/27 - 3/31 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

8D Problem Solving

March 7, 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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$300

Value Stream Mapping

March 9, 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, 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, 9:00 am - March 14, 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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$995

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor

March 14, 9:00 am - March 15, 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 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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$495

ISO 9001:2015 Overview

March 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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iso-9001-2015-overview

ISO 9001:2015 Overview Agenda Cover the Sections of ISO 9001:2015 with emphasis on the changes to 9001:2008 Learn about Key Concepts Process Approach The Language of ISO PDCA Risk Based Thinking Documented Information QMS Principles

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$1,850

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

March 14, 9:00 am - March 17, 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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itaf-16949-lead-auditor

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. 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, and verifying corrective actions). Automotive exercises and case studies are used to review and develop the required auditing skills. At…

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$1,450

ISO 9001:2015 Certified Lead Auditor

March 14, 9:00 am - March 16, 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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iso-9001-2015-certified-lead-auditor

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: 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…

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$300

Value Engineering Fundamentals

March 15, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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value-engineering-fundamentals

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, 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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$320

Fundamentals of Inventory Management

March 16, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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fundamentals-of-inventory-management

To allow for pre-work, registration will close on 3/2/17. 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 adequate on-hand inventory. This balancing act is the eternal struggle for Materials and Operations Managers. Many sites have a goal to reduce inventory, but few sites have detailed plans to achieve that reduction. In too many plants, inventory plans lack the…

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$300

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

March 16, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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good-ideas-arent-enough

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, 8:00 am - March 23, 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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iso-9001-iso-14001-lead-auditor-combo-course

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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$1,850

ISO 9001:2015 Certified Lead Auditor

March 20, 8:00 am - March 22, 4:30 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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iso-9001-2015-certified-lead-auditor

This training option allows you to take 3 full days of classes and achieve a certificate stating that you have successfully completed the Exemplar Global Certified Quality Management System Lead Auditor Course (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: Highlights of…

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$1,850

ISO 14001:2015 Certified Lead Auditor

March 21, 8:00 am - March 23, 4:30 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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iso-14001-2015-certified-lead-auditor

This training option allows you to take 3 full days of classes and achieve a certificate stating that you have successfully completed the Exemplar Global Certified Environmental Management System Lead Auditor Course (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. Environmental Management Systems ISO 14001:2015 Overview: Highlights of…

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$600

8D Problem Solving

March 21, 9:00 am - March 22, 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 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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$300

DMAIC

March 28, 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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$300

Fundamentals of Inventory Management Part 2: Design & Deploy a Kanban System

March 30, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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fundamentals-of-inventory-management

This is part two in a series of three courses that are designed to improve inventory performance. Part one is not a prerequisite for part two, but if you are not familiar with the listed topics, we recommend you attend part one on March 16th prior to attending this course. This session will teach participants how to design and deploy a kanban system from the ground up. We know what you are thinking: kanban is supposed to be a simple inventory…

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April 2017
$600

Front Line Leadership

April 4, 9:00 am - April 5, 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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front-line-leadership

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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$300

8D Problem Solving

April 4, 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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$3,000

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt – 2 Week Course

April 17, 9:00 am - April 21, 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on %1$s
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: 4/17 - 4/21 Week 2: 5/8 - 5/12 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 combines the two most important improvement trends of our time: making work better (using Six Sigma) and making…

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$8,000

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

April 17, 9:00 am - April 21, 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on %1$s,
and Once on %1$s,
and Once on %1$s
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
+ Google Map
Lean Sigma Six Green Black Belt Combo Course

Four Week Event - Project Required Week 1: 4/17 - 4/21 Week 2: 5/8 - 5/12 Week 3: 6/5 - 6/9 Week 4: 6/26 - 6/30 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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$900

Core Tools – MSA

April 19, 9:00 am - April 21, 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 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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$2,150

ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001 Certified Lead Auditor Training

April 24, 8:00 am - April 27, 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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ISO 14001 OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Combo Course

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 Environmental & Occupational Health & Safety 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. ISO 14001 Overview: Highlights…

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May 2017
$1,850

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

May 1, 7:30 am - May 5, 6:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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itaf-16949-lead-auditor

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 course teaches auditing guidelines from ISO 19011 including auditing processes and methodologies (e.g. planning and conducting an audit,…

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$3,000

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course – 2 Week Course

May 1, 9:00 am - May 5, 5:00 pm
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Once on %1$s
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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Lean Sigma Six Green Belt Course

Week 1: 5/1 - 5/5 Week 2: 6/12 - 6/16 Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm; Friday 9am-4pm 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…

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$3,000

Lean Practitioner – 2 Week Course

May 1, 9:00 am - May 5, 4:00 pm
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Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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lean-practitioner

Week 1: 5/1 - 5/5 (Mon-Thurs: 9am-4pm, Fri: 9am-2pm) Week 2: 5/22 - 5/26 (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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$300

SMED

May 11, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 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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