SCMEP offers a wide selection of training and courses. Funds may be available to cover up to 50% of the cost.
Additionally, most courses and training sessions can be delivered at your facility.
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October 2016
$2,760

Leadership Development Training – 11 Week Course, 1 Day a Week

October 3, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 12, 2016
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Leadership Development Training

11 Consecutive Mondays 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 and prevent problems with people; and Develop the potential of people. Successful…

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$300

Value Stream Mapping

October 4, 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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$2,760

Leadership Development Training – 11 Week Course, 1 Day a Week

October 4, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 13, 2016
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Leadership Development Training

11 Consecutive Tuesdays 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 and prevent problems with people; and Develop the potential of people. Successful…

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Free

LED Lighting – A Common Sense Approach

October 5, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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led-lighting-a-common-sense-approach

One of SCMEP's core values is helping South Carolina manufacturers implement sustainable manufacturing processes. SCMEP, in conjunction with Southpoint Solutions, is offering this seminar to educate you on the latest trends in energy efficient lighting, how LED lighting systems work, and how they can improve your company's financial performance, decrease your maintenance expenses, and improve the look and safety of your facility. Understanding the Importance of Energy Efficient Lighting This seminar is specifically designed to help you better…

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Free

What Color is Your Freight?

October 6, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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what-color-is-your-freight

Overview For many companies freight is just an afterthought. As soon as your product is complete you want to get it out the door as soon as you can. But by paying attention to some details, you can dramatically reduce your hard and soft costs while becoming more competitive in the market place. Topics that will be covered Improve Operational Control Improve Vendor Control Improve Accessorial Control Maintain or Improve Service Levels Identify inflated freight costs How do…

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Free

Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

October 6, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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analysis-of-variance

Join us for this FREE Lunch and Learn event. Lunch will be served. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) is one of the most powerful tool in Lean Six Sigma toolbox.  Unfortunately, it not explained many times and as a result, the benefits are not fully realized. Participants will learn about the basic concepts of variation and the practical application of analyzing the variation when the process data is collected in groups. Examples of the data collected in groups would be process…

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$600

APQP/PPAP/P-FMEA/Control Plans

October 10, 9:00 am - October 11, 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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APQP PPA P FMEA Control Plans

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

October 11, 8:00 am - October 14, 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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$1,295

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

October 11, 8:00 am - October 13, 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

SCMEP is partnering with the Marshall Institute to bring the Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Workshop to Greenville and Columbia! 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: This comprehensive 3-day, hands-on course, developed for both the new and seasoned planner, gives you all the tools you need to help you kick-start your Maintenance Planning and…

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$1,850

ISO 9001:2015 Certified Lead Auditor

October 11, 8:00 am - October 13, 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

October 12, 8:00 am - October 14, 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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$300

Measurement System Analysis – Gage R&R Training

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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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

Toyota Kata

October 13, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 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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Free

What Color is Your Freight?

October 13, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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what-color-is-your-freight

Overview For many companies freight is just an afterthought. As soon as your product is complete you want to get it out the door as soon as you can. But by paying attention to some details, you can dramatically reduce your hard and soft costs while becoming more competitive in the market place. Topics that will be covered Improve Operational Control Improve Vendor Control Improve Accessorial Control Maintain or Improve Service Levels Identify inflated freight costs How do…

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$500

Training Within Industry – Job Relations

October 17, 6:30 am - October 20, 8:45 am
Central Carolina Technical College – Kershaw County Campus,
80 Campus Drive
Camden, SC 29020 United States
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Training Within Industry

This is a 4-day course held from 6:30AM to 8:45AM each day. 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 of TWI is…

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$3,000

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt – 2 Week Course

October 17, 9:00 am - October 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: 10/17 - 10/21 Week 2: 11/14 - 11/18 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…

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$8,000

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

October 17, 9:00 am - October 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
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Lean Sigma Six Green Black Belt Combo Course

Four Week Event - Project Required Week 1: 10/17 - 10/21 Week 2: 11/14 - 11/18 Week 3: 12/12 - 12/16 Week 4: 1/16 - 1/20 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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$500

Training Within Industry – Job Relations

October 17, 2:30 pm - October 20, 4:45 pm
Central Carolina Technical College – Kershaw County Campus,
80 Campus Drive
Camden, SC 29020 United States
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Training Within Industry

This is a 4-day course held from 2:30PM to 4:45PM each day. 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 of TWI is the long-term…

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Free

Design of Experiments (DoE)

October 18, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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design-of-experiments

Join us for this FREE Lunch and Learn event. Lunch will be served. DoE is based on the fundamental equation that states process output is a function of process inputs. The customer desires process output that is well on the target.  This means the manufacturer must select the optimum input settings to get the desired output. The identification of key inputs and their settings are generally selected based on prior experience, R&D trials, and engineering reference books; however, only in few…

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$1,000

C-Suite Series Combo

October 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 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
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c-suite-series-combo

Are you a CEO or Company Owner? Join your peers at our C-Suite Series to learn about and discuss issues relevant for today’s manufacturing leaders. Network with other CEOs, top executives, and business owners from manufacturers in South Carolina. Take away practical tools you can use as an executive to increase your company’s competitiveness. These sessions are designed specifically for company owners, Presidents, Board Members, and C level executives. The Challenge of Change - October 20, 2016 Change is…

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$300

The Challenge of Change

October 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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the-challenge-of-change

Change is not easy, but is often necessary. How can you guide your company through implementing significant change effectively? Learn proven techniques to help you and your team rise to the challenge of successfully implementing significant change. Identify what you can do differently now, even if you are in the midst of a change effort. This session is designed specifically for company owners, Presidents, Board Members, and C level executives.

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$600

APQP/PPAP/P-FMEA/Control Plans

October 24, 9:00 am - October 25, 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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APQP PPA P FMEA Control Plans

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

A3 Problem Solving

October 25, 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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$300

Measurement System Analysis – Gage R&R Training

October 26, 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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$600

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor

October 26, 9:00 am - October 27, 5:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 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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$300

Statistical Process Control (SPC)

October 31, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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statstical-process-control

“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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November 2016
$300

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

November 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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$75

SC Lean Alliance Event: Building Your Lean Leadership Operating System

November 2, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
The Kroc Center,
424 Westfield Street
Greenville, SC 29601 United States
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sc-lean-alliance-event

Join us for the 2016 SC Lean Alliance Annual Event with speaker Jamie Flinchbaugh $75 for Non-Members and $50 for Lean Alliance Members. Members, please call our office for the discount code. Limited seating available - register now to secure your seat. Lunch will be served. Building Your Lean Leadership Operating System Leadership is well acknowledged as a critical component of lean success, but what does that mean? First, there is a huge gap in definitions for buy-in,…

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$1,395

Supervising Maintenance Training

November 8, 8:00 am - November 10, 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Supervising Maintenance Training

SCMEP is partnering with the Marshall Institute to bring the Supervising Maintenance Training Workshop to Greenville and Columbia! 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…

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$320

Fundamentals of Inventory Management

November 10, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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fundamentals-of-inventory-management

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 necessary analytical details to instill high confidence in those…

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