SCMEP offers a wide selection of training and courses. Funds may be available to cover a portion of the cost.
Additionally, most courses and training sessions can be delivered at your facility.
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    September 2018
    $2,150

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

    September 24, 8:00 am - September 27, 5:30 pm
    Business Learning Center,
    37 Villa Road, Suite 500
    Greenville,SC29615United 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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    $320

    Fundamentals of Inventory Management

    September 24, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Business Learning Center,
    37 Villa Road, Suite 500
    Greenville,SC29615United States
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    Fundamentals of Inventory Management covers basic topics that must be understood in order to manage inventory effectively, such as balancing and measuring delivery and inventory performance, assigning inventory classifications, common replenishment methods, the sawtooth curve, and how to design or analyze a value stream map to effectively manage inventory. This is the course for someone who is new to an inventory or materials role, or for leaders in the early stages of planning inventory improvement activity. Instructor Bio:…

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    $300

    Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

    September 28, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Headquarters,
    250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
    Columbia,SC29210United 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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    October 2018
    $600

    ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

    October 1, 9:00 am - October 2, 5:00 pm
    Headquarters,
    250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
    Columbia,SC29210United 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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    $150

    Pricing for Profitability

    October 2, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Business Learning Center,
    37 Villa Road, Suite 500
    Greenville,SC29615United States
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    How does a manufacturer stay competitive, yet maximize the bottom line? It starts with cost. Determining the actual costs specific to your whole business (not just labor and material) allows you to make the best decisions about pricing, market, and competitiveness. Knowing total cost allows you to develop pricing strategies which, legitimately, may differ depending on the markets you serve. Understanding your costs will enable your company to make strategic changes and be competitive in current and future…

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    $600

    Front Line Leadership

    October 4, 9:00 am - October 5, 4:00 pm
    Headquarters,
    250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
    Columbia,SC29210United 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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    $300

    Value Stream Mapping

    October 4, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Business Learning Center,
    37 Villa Road, Suite 500
    Greenville,SC29615United 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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    $3,000

    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt – 2 Week Course

    October 8, 9:00 am - October 12, 5:00 pm
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    Once on %1$s
    Headquarters,
    250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
    Columbia,SC29210United States
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    Lean Sigma Six Green Belt Course

    Week 1: 10/8 - 10/12 Week 2: 10/22-10/26 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 Six Sigma (LSS) is a process improvement method that focuses on reducing…

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    $8,000

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

    October 8, 9:00 am - October 12, 5:00 pm
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    Once on %1$s,
    and Once on %1$s,
    and Once on %1$s
    Headquarters,
    250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
    Columbia,SC29210United States
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    Lean Sigma Six Green Black Belt Combo Course

    Four Week Event - Project Required Week 1: 10/8 - 10/12 Week 2: 10/22 - 10/26 Week 3: 11/12 - 11/16 Week 4: 11/26 - 11/30 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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    $1,995

    VDA 6.3 – 3ª edition 2016 | Internal Process Auditor Qualification

    October 15, 8:00 am - October 18, 5:00 pm
    Lowcountry Graduate Center,
    3800 Paramount Drive
    North Charleston,SC29405United States
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    Objective Utilizing the process approach and the respective customer specific requirements, this training delivers the basis to qualify VDA 6.3 process auditors. The delivery of the basis of process auditing includes the general requirements, methods, principles, evaluation schemes, and risk analysis rational.  Furthermore, the VDA 6.3 questionnaire is explained according to the elements attributed to the process so that, through the process audit, the trained auditor can identify the respective and potential risks throughout the supply chain. Public…

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    $900

    AS 9100 Internal Auditor

    October 15, 9:00 am - October 17, 4:00 pm
    Headquarters,
    250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
    Columbia,SC29210United States
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    This course is designed to enhance your understanding of process auditing techniques. Using interactive workshops, simulated audits, tutorials, and exercises, you will develop practical audit skills, improve evaluation and communication skills, refine reporting skills, and sharpen your ability to implement corrective action programs. This course is designed to train internal auditors in the principles and practices of the auditing of quality management systems for conformance with recognized national and international standards in the aerospace industry. The course will…

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    $300

    Leader Standard Work

    October 26, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Business Learning Center,
    37 Villa Road, Suite 500
    Greenville,SC29615United States
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    Through implementing Lean, we have changed the way our workers are doing things – but we haven’t changed how our managers do things. As a result, we are struggling with sustaining our Lean gains. This class will help you move from working on your Lean production system to working on your Lean management system. We’ll discuss the key components of Leader Standard Work and review examples of each: -Visual tools -Process focus vs results focus -Gemba walks -Kata -LSW Structure…

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    $1,955

    PMP Certification Examination Training / Advance Project Management Course

    October 29, 8:00 am - December 7, 4:30 pm
    Headquarters,
    250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
    Columbia,SC29210United States
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    PMP Certification Examination Training Advance Project Management Course

    NOTE: Required Online Intro & Prework starts October 29th and must be completed prior to classroom training starting on December 3rd. Must register by October 26th. Prework begins: October 29 Classroom training: December 3-7 This is a comprehensive project management course that exceeds the PMI educational prerequisites for taking the CAPM and PMP exam. Prior to attending the five day formal course, approximately twenty-four hours of web-based training must be completed by each candidate. This web-based training provides the foundation for…

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    $1,850

    QMS Lead Auditor Training with emphasis on IATF 16949:2016

    October 29, 8:00 am - November 1, 5:00 pm
    Headquarters,
    250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
    Columbia,SC29210United States
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    This course is comprehensive training in lead auditor techniques, methodology, practices, and skills. It was designed and developed by a team who created and managed accredited registrars. On successful completion of this course and post course assessment, participants will receive a Certificate of Attainment for the following internationally recognized competency units: EXEMPLAR GLOBAL-QM (Quality Management Systems) EXEMPLAR GLOBAL-AU (Management Systems Auditing) EXEMPLAR GLOBAL-TL (Leading Management System Audit Teams) The modules above are certified under the EXEMPLAR GLOBAL Training…

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    $600

    Lean Healthcare 200H: Applying the Fundamentals

    October 29, 8:30 am - October 30, 4:30 pm
    HGTC Grand Strand Business & Conference Center, Room 601,
    950 Crabtree Lane
    Myrtle Beach,29577United States
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              In partnership with Horry Georgetown Tech, Lean Healthcare 200 is a two-day course focusing on the fundamental Lean principles used by successful organizations. You will be led through an interactive simulation of a healthcare process that allows for hands-on practice with Lean tools and methodology. Upon successful completion of Lean Healthcare 200, you will have the knowledge to apply Lean techniques in your own organization, across a variety of healthcare settings, giving you…

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    November 2018
    $350

    Women in Industry Leadership Workshop

    November 1, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Headquarters,
    250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
    Columbia,SC29210United 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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    $600

    ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

    November 1, 9:00 am - November 2, 5:00 pm
    Lowcountry Graduate Center,
    3800 Paramount Drive
    North Charleston,SC29405United 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

    Leader Standard Work

    November 2, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Headquarters,
    250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
    Columbia,SC29210United States
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    Through implementing Lean, we have changed the way our workers are doing things – but we haven’t changed how our managers do things. As a result, we are struggling with sustaining our Lean gains. This class will help you move from working on your Lean production system to working on your Lean management system. We’ll discuss the key components of Leader Standard Work and review examples of each: -Visual tools -Process focus vs results focus -Gemba walks -Kata -LSW Structure…

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    $300

    Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

    November 5, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Lowcountry Graduate Center,
    3800 Paramount Drive
    North Charleston,SC29405United 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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    $600

    Front Line Leadership

    November 8, 9:00 am - November 9, 4:00 pm
    Business Learning Center,
    37 Villa Road, Suite 500
    Greenville,SC29615United 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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    $1,200

    Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)

    November 14, 9:00 am - November 16, 5:00 pm
    Lowcountry Graduate Center,
    3800 Paramount Drive
    North Charleston,SC29405United States
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    GD&T is a tool that effectively communicates the design intent for manufacturing and inspection. It is governed by the technical standard ASME Y14.5M-2009. The course introduces participants to the GD&T methodology. The course provides a working knowledge of the correct interpretation and application of each symbol, general rules, the datum system, and 'bonus' tolerance and highlighting some of the changes in the updated Y14.5 standard. The material is reinforced with some practical exercises. Learning Objectives Explain the benefits…

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    December 2018
    $2,150

    Management Systems Lead Auditor Training – ISO 45001:2018 & ISO 14001:2015

    December 3, 8:00 am - December 6, 5:30 pm
    Business Learning Center,
    37 Villa Road, Suite 500
    Greenville,SC29615United States
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    Management Systems Lead Auditor Training ISO 45001:2018 & ISO 14001:2015 TPECS Modules: OH, AU, TL & EM Day 1 OH 8:00 am – 9:00 am Introduction - Course Objectives & Overview (Sect. A) 45001 Management Systems – Fundamentals (Sect. B) Terms & Definitions (Sect. C) Eval “Terms & Definitions” Introduction to OHSAS 18001 Concepts (Sect. D) OH 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm ISO 45001 - The Requirements (Sect. E) 45001 Hazards & Risk (Sect. F) History of ISO…

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    $1,850

    QMS Lead Auditor Training with emphasis on IATF 16949:2016

    December 3, 8:00 am - December 6, 5:00 pm
    Lowcountry Graduate Center,
    3800 Paramount Drive
    North Charleston,SC29405United States
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    This course is comprehensive training in lead auditor techniques, methodology, practices, and skills. It was designed and developed by a team who created and managed accredited registrars. On successful completion of this course and post course assessment, participants will receive a Certificate of Attainment for the following internationally recognized competency units: EXEMPLAR GLOBAL-QM (Quality Management Systems) EXEMPLAR GLOBAL-AU (Management Systems Auditing) EXEMPLAR GLOBAL-TL (Leading Management System Audit Teams) The modules above are certified under the EXEMPLAR GLOBAL Training…

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    $600

    Front Line Leadership

    December 6, 9:00 am - December 7, 4:00 pm
    Lowcountry Graduate Center,
    3800 Paramount Drive
    North Charleston,SC29405United 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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    $2,150

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

    December 10, 8:00 am - December 13, 5:30 pm
    Headquarters,
    250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
    Columbia,SC29210United 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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    $900

    Core Tools

    December 17, 9:00 am - December 19, 4:00 pm
    Lowcountry Graduate Center,
    3800 Paramount Drive
    North Charleston,SC29405United States
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    APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) deliverables are discussed in conjunction with the PPAP (Part Approval Process) requirements. Course content discusses at high level the core tools requirements as later course content deep dives into the Core Tools: FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis), Control Plans, and the documents required for PPAP. All content is based on the AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) standards and meet the IATF TS16949 requirements. P-FMEA Overview Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) is a structured analytical…

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    January 2019
    $8,000

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

    January 7, 2019, 9:00 am - January 11, 2019, 5:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Once on %1$s,
    and Once on %1$s,
    and Once on %1$s
    Lowcountry Graduate Center,
    3800 Paramount Drive
    North Charleston,SC29405United States
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    Lean Sigma Six Green Black Belt Combo Course

    Four Week Event - Project Required Week 1: 1/7 - 1/11 Week 2: 2/4 - 2/8 Week 3: 3/4 - 3/8 Week 4: 4/1 - 4/5 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…

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    $3,000

    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course – 2 Week Course

    January 7, 2019, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Once on %1$s
    Lowcountry Graduate Center,
    3800 Paramount Drive
    North Charleston,SC29405United States
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    Lean Sigma Six Green Belt Course

    Week 1: 1/7 - 1/11 Week 2: 2/4 - 2/8 *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 satisfaction…

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    February 2019
    $600

    ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor

    February 14, 2019, 9:00 am - February 15, 2019, 5:00 pm
    Lowcountry Graduate Center,
    3800 Paramount Drive
    North Charleston,SC29405United 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 Six Sigma Yellow Belt

    February 18, 2019, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Lowcountry Graduate Center,
    3800 Paramount Drive
    North Charleston,SC29405United 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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