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April 2019

Fundamentals of Inventory Management

April 22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center, 250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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$300

Small to Medium Size companies are often doing the best they can with managing and reordering materials and products with the information they have. Many times that information is either out of date or the parameters are set using “Rule of Thumb." The results can be harmful to the operation in the form of numerous stock-outs and excess inventory at the same time. This course is meant to help the attendee understand and use a more scientific, yet simple way…

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Kanban Workshop

April 23, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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$300

During this workshop, classroom training will give participants the background and understanding of the Kanban philosophy, approach, and implementation steps. There are some basic fundamentals of Kanban and its implementation. We need to trust those fundamentals, use them as our guide and not try to “overthink” and complicate the design and implementation of our Kanban system. Simplicity is actually “OK” sometimes. We will discuss the fundamentals and include in this discussion some of the common pitfalls to watch for in…

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Front Line Leadership

April 25, 9:00 am - April 26, 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center, 250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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$600

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 project/time management,…

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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

April 29, 9:00 am - May 1, 5:00 pm
Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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$1,200

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 of geometric…

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course – 2 Week Course

April 29, 9:00 am - May 3, 5:00 pm
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One event on April 20, 2019 at 9:00am

Business Learning Center, 250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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$5,000

Week 1: 4/29 - 5/3 Week 2: 5/20 - 5/24 *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. *Prior Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training is required. Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a process improvement method…

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Introduction to 5S with Simulation

April 30, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center, 250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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$300

The 5s seminar is a one-day, 6-hour, hands-on training that offers the participant the opportunity to experience how the 5s system reduces waste in areas of a simulated production facility. Participants learn the concepts of the 5s system and then apply them to transform a cluttered, disorganized production area into a clean, organized, and orderly workplace. This workshop is specially designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. The Lean Tool of 5s is a system of tools designed to improve…

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May 2019

Toyota Kata

May 3, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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$300
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 new condition…

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Front Line Leadership

May 6, 9:00 am - May 7, 4:00 pm
Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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$600

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 project/time management,…

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Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

May 7, 8:00 am - May 9, 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center, 250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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$1,495
Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

SCMEP is partnering with the Marshall Institute to bring you the Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Workshop! 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 Scheduling system. In our increasingly competitive…

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Value Stream Mapping

May 7, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center, 250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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$300
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 stream Allow…

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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

May 10, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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$300
Lean Sigma Six Yellow Belt

Get answers to all your questions about Lean Six Sigma, DMAIC, Green Belts, Black Belts, and Kaizen. This course equips you to be a valuable member of a process improvement team with an overview of lean concepts and basic statistics, as well as explanations of the DMAIC steps and purpose. 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…

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8D Problem Solving

May 10, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center, 250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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$300
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 solving (8D…

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Women in Industry Leadership Workshop

May 14, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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$350

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: Social Styles…

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Lunch & Learn – The Forgotten Workforce and How to Leverage Them

May 15, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Free

The Forgotten Workforce and How to Leverage Them: An in-depth look at the Human Capital Theory There is a labor shortage in the state of South Carolina. A lot of companies are now reliant on staffing agencies to meet their workforce needs. Employees come and go every day, some not lasting past lunch time. Some companies have even reached out to prison officials to help with workforce needs. With all of these concepts and ideas not working the way it was…

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Fundamentals of Inventory Management

May 17, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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$300

Small to Medium Size companies are often doing the best they can with managing and reordering materials and products with the information they have. Many times that information is either out of date or the parameters are set using “Rule of Thumb." The results can be harmful to the operation in the form of numerous stock-outs and excess inventory at the same time. This course is meant to help the attendee understand and use a more scientific, yet simple way…

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Business Continuity – Preparing for the Unexpected

May 17, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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$300

Over the past five years South Carolina has endured a series of natural disasters, including floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and winter storms.  Yet these natural disasters comprise a small percentage of the crisis events that businesses face every day, including fires, active shooter threats, sudden loss of key employees,  supply chain disruptions, data breaches, technology outages, and many others.  Increasingly, many interested parties such as insurance carriers and large companies that you may currently or in the near future serve as…

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Leader Standard Work

May 17, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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$300

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 When you…

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

May 20, 8:00 am - May 23, 5:30 pm
Business Learning Center, 250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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$2,150

Attendees successfully completing the examinations provided in conjunction with this course receive a Certificate of Attainment for these Exemplar Global knowledge competency units: EM – Environmental Management Systems AU – Auditing Management Systems TL – Leading Management Systems Audit Teams OH – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems The Certificate of Attainment provides evidence of knowledge competency defined by Exemplar Global for certification as a Environmental Management Systems Lead Auditor. A prior review of the ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018…

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Value Stream Mapping

May 24, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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$300
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 stream Allow…

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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

May 28, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center, 250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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$300
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 Equipment Effectiveness)…

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Next Level Leadership: Mastering Your Team

May 28, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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$450

In this one-day course we will look at the key areas you need to tackle in order to manage and master your team to greater effectiveness and efficiency.  You will learn the tools and techniques to develop your team and grow their potential by understanding the coaching and mentoring process. As we know, communication is crucial so we will take time to identify your communication style, barriers you need to overcome and other ways to increase your influence.  As you…

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Lunch & Learn – Successful Project Management

May 31, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Business Learning Center, 250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Free

Successful project management is vital to our organizations today and directly affects the bottom-line profit. Eighty-five percent (85%) of all projects are not successful, they are either delivered late, over budget, or the deliverable does not fully meet the intended scope. The purpose of this lunch & learn is to discuss the importance of project management in today’s competitive market and to provide foundational tools that will enable participants to more effectively manage their projects. The take-away from this session…

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June 2019

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

June 3, 8:00 am - June 6, 5:30 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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$2,150

Attendees successfully completing the examinations provided in conjunction with this course receive a Certificate of Attainment for these Exemplar Global knowledge competency units: QM - Quality Management Systems  EM - Environmental Management Systems AU - Auditing Management Systems TL - Team Leader The Certificate of Attainment provides evidence of knowledge competency defined by Exemplar Global for certification as a Quality Management Systems Lead Auditor. A prior review of the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards and internal audit experience is suggested for this course. This course…

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QMS Lead Auditor Training with emphasis on IATF 16949:2016

June 3, 8:00 am - June 6, 5:00 pm
Business Learning Center, 250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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$1,850

Attendees successfully completing the examinations provided in conjunction with this course receive a Certificate of Attainment for these Exemplar Global knowledge competency units: QM – Quality Management Systems including Automotive AU – Auditing Management Systems TL – Leading Management Systems Audit Teams The Certificate of Attainment provides evidence of knowledge competency defined by Exemplar Global for certification as a Quality Management Systems Lead Auditor. A prior review of the IATF 16949:2016 standard and internal audit experience is suggested for this course. This course…

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

June 4, 8:00 am - June 7, 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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$1,995

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 Personnel designated…

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QMS Lead Auditor Training with emphasis on IATF 16949:2016

June 10, 8:00 am - June 13, 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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$1,850

Attendees successfully completing the examinations provided in conjunction with this course receive a Certificate of Attainment for these Exemplar Global knowledge competency units: QM – Quality Management Systems including Automotive AU – Auditing Management Systems TL – Leading Management Systems Audit Teams The Certificate of Attainment provides evidence of knowledge competency defined by Exemplar Global for certification as a Quality Management Systems Lead Auditor. A prior review of the IATF 16949:2016 standard and internal audit experience is suggested for this course. This course…

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Front Line Leadership

June 10, 9:00 am - June 11, 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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$600

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 project/time management,…

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Principles of Lean Manufacturing

June 10, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rock Hill – York County Airport, 550 Airport Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732 United States
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$300

Principles of Lean Training Lean 101                             SCMEP instructors are certified trainers for the Lean Manufacturing workshop series sponsored by the National Institute of Standards & Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST-MEP). Workshop participants gain hands-on experience that validates lean manufacturing principles. Principles of Lean Manufacturing: A Live Simulation (1 Day Workshop) This one-day course is a mix of classroom and live manufacturing simulation that illustrates the power of implementing Lean Manufacturing techniques. Participants begin by manufacturing a product in a traditional manufacturing…

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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

June 14, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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$300
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 Equipment Effectiveness)…

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ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor

June 17, 9:00 am - June 18, 5:00 pm
Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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$600
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 Summary Meetings…

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