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November 2017
$600

Core Tools

November 28, 9:00 am - November 29, 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) deliverables are discussed in conjunction with the PPAP (Part Approval Process) requirements. Course content discusses at high level the core tools requirements as later course content deep dives into the Core Tools: FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis), Control Plans, and the documents required for PPAP. All content is based on the AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) standards and meet the IATF TS16949 requirements. P-FMEA Overview Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) is a structured analytical…

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$300

Measurement System Analysis – Gage R&R Training

November 30, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 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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December 2017
$300

Statistical Process Control (SPC)

December 1, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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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 or identified as requiring improvement. We can determine this need before the customer ever sees…

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Free

Kanban/Inventory Training

December 1, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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This course is sponsored by the South Carolina Lean Alliance. Lunch is included. Class size is limited to 30 people. Attendance is limited to 2 persons per company. If you are interested in looking at the practical aspects of implementing Kanban, this is the course for you. General outline: ·       General Overview of Kanban definition and basic concepts of a Pull System ·       Practical Exercise of current and perceived perfect materials replenishment systems ·       Comparison of Pull System…

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$300

Jumpstart Your Sales Pitch

December 5, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Are your marketing messages convincing? Do they differentiate you from the rest? This 1-day workshop will lead you through streamlining your messaging, making it more effective and compelling, and leading to increased sales. Through a combination of group training and 1-on-1 coaching sessions, participants will receive a firm and practical understanding of messaging and an actionable list of improvements they can make to boost lead generation and sales. Bring other coworkers to work together as a team for…

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$75

Lean Alliance Annual Event: Take a Walk to Change Your Leadership Style

December 6, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Kroc Center,
424 Westfield Street
Greenville, SC 29601 United States
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Deadline to register: November 30th Cost: $50 Members, $75 Non-members. Members, contact us for your coupon code at check-out. While it is comforting to blame senior leaders for ineffective improvement practices, they are not the primary problem. 70% of people are not fully engaged in the work they do. The number one cause of dissatisfaction? The manager to whom they report. So, change actually starts with you. Do you wish to become a more effective leader? Elite organizations have…

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$300

Scientifically Plan & Execute Your Inventory Reduction

December 7, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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This course addresses many things that can drive inventory higher than it should be, such as design flaws in the value stream map, planning and scheduling errors, data gaps, and item features such as a long lead time or high minimum order quantity. Participants will learn how to design and execute an inventory reduction plan, addressing both systemic and specific issues. This session is designed for leaders or associates who are actively pursuing inventory reduction, and particularly for…

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Free

Sales & Marketing in 2018: Lunch & Learn

December 7, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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What you need to know about Sales & Marketing in 2018: The latest trends and tools manufacturers should be using to increase customers and make more money. The fields of Sales and Marketing are rapidly changing, and the tactics of just a few years ago are no longer as effective. Industrial and commercial buying habits are changing. Innovative and productive new tools are being added each month. Distribution models and supply chains are being disrupted by Amazon and…

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$300

A3 Problem Solving

December 8, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 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 steps in the problem solving process and making the process and results easy to…

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$1,850

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

December 11, 7:30 am - December 15, 6:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Please note: This course does include a prework assignment. Familiarization of the Standards prior to class is expected. 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…

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$995

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor

December 12, 9:00 am - December 13, 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 – Champion Module 1 – Introduction & gathering of expectations Module 2 – The importance of systems Module 3 – Overview of the ISO 9001:2015 standard (part I) Module 4 – Overview of the ISO 9001:2015 standard (part II) Module 5 – Process design & performance evaluation Module 6 – Must-have improvement tools Day 2 – Champion > Internal Auditor Module 7 – ISO 9001:2015 clause 1-4 Module 8 – ISO 9001:2015 clause 5-6 Module 9…

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$495

ISO 9001:2015 Overview

December 12, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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Day 1 – Champion Module 1 – Introduction & gathering of expectations Module 2 – The importance of systems Module 3 – Overview of the ISO 9001:2015 standard (part I) Module 4 – Overview of the ISO 9001:2015 standard (part II) Module 5 – Process design & performance evaluation Module 6 – Must-have improvement tools

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$1,850

ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 Lead Internal Auditor Training

December 12, 9:00 am - December 15, 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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This course consists of four phases – overview, standard requirements for internal auditors and process owners, lead auditor, and IATF 16949:2016. Day 1 - Champion Module 1 – Introduction & gathering of expectations Module 2 – The importance of systems Module 3 – Overview of the ISO 9001:2015 standard (part I) Module 4 – Overview of the ISO 9001:2015 standard (part II) Module 5 – Process design & performance evaluation Module 6 – Must-have improvement tools Day 2 –…

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$1,450

ISO 9001:2015 Lead Internal Auditor

December 12, 9:00 am - December 14, 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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Day 1 – Champion Module 1 – Introduction & gathering of expectations Module 2 – The importance of systems Module 3 – Overview of the ISO 9001:2015 standard (part I) Module 4 – Overview of the ISO 9001:2015 standard (part II) Module 5 – Process design & performance evaluation Module 6 – Must-have improvement tools Day 2 – Champion > Internal Auditor Module 7 – ISO 9001:2015 clause 1-4 Module 8 – ISO 9001:2015 clause 5-6 Module 9…

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$600

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

December 13, 9:00 am - December 14, 5:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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ISO 9001 2015 Internal Auditor

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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January 2018
$1,655

PMP Certification Examination Training / Advance Project Management Course

January 8, 2018, 8:00 am - February 9, 2018, 4:30 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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PMP Certification Examination Training Advance Project Management Course

NOTE: Required Online Intro & Prework starts January 8th and must be completed prior to classroom training starting on February 5th. Must register by January 5th. Prework begins: January 8 Classroom training: February 5-9 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 the…

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$900

AS 9100 Internal Auditor

January 8, 2018, 9:00 am - January 10, 2018, 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United 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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$3,225

Leadership for Women – 12 Thursdays Monthly

January 11, 2018, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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12 Thursdays Monthly (1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12, 5/10, 6/14, 7/12, 8/9, 9/13, 10/11, 11/8, 12/13 - Graduation 12pm - 1pm) All individuals within an organization take on significance as they represent the organization to the outside world and as they interact within the organization. Their personal motivation and self-image are key to how they perform, respond, and lead. There is no better time to focus on women and the remarkable strides they have made in the last century and…

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$300

Value Stream Mapping

January 12, 2018, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 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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$1,655

PMP Certification Examination Training / Advance Project Management Course

January 15, 2018, 8:00 am - February 16, 2018, 4:30 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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PMP Certification Examination Training Advance Project Management Course

NOTE: Required Online Intro & Prework starts January 15th and must be completed prior to classroom training starting on February 12th. Must register by January 12th. Prework begins: January 15 Classroom training: February 12-16 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 the intense…

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$300

8D Problem Solving

January 18, 2018, 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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$150

Understanding Total Manufacturing Costs

January 18, 2018, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Owning a manufacturing business is rewarding, but oftentimes difficult to manage and stay profitable. Understanding your company’s fully burdened manufacturing costs is critical for several reasons: they are the basis for establishing your pricing strategies, these costs determine your ability to compete, and they can be used as the basis for qualifying you as a vendor to your customer base. Pricing Strategies determine which markets you can or should target. Knowing your manufacturing costs can greatly impact your…

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$320

Fundamentals of Inventory Management

January 23, 2018, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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To allow for pre-work, registration will close on 1/9/18. This course covers basic topics that must be understood in order to manage inventory effectively, such as balancing and measuring delivery and inventory performance, 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…

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$300

Project Management Made Easier

January 23, 2018, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Everyone knows most projects are both late and over budget. Employees have too many projects and tasks. There are no clear priorities, and project schedules are unreliable. The good news is that three simple Lean Project Management tools could help you transform your project management performance. In this 1-day workshop, participants will learn how to apply the three tools to their own unique situations in order to make an immediate improvement in workflow and success rates. Recommended for…

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$300

Basic Kanban

January 25, 2018, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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This course introduces attendees to the essential concepts of kanban, an inventory management tool that is one of the primary tools in the Toyota Production System (commonly called Lean). This class is aimed at participants with little or no experience with kanban, or for those who have tried kanban with minimal success. Attendees will learn about kanban triggers (break a bin or empty a bin), key data (lead time, daily demand, minimum order quantity, target safety stock, etc.),…

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$1,850

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

January 29, 2018, 7:30 am - February 2, 2018, 6:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Please note: This course does include a prework assignment. Familiarization of the Standards prior to class is expected. 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…

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$600

Core Tools

January 30, 2018, 9:00 am - January 31, 2018, 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) deliverables are discussed in conjunction with the PPAP (Part Approval Process) requirements. Course content discusses at high level the core tools requirements as later course content deep dives into the Core Tools: FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis), Control Plans, and the documents required for PPAP. All content is based on the AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) standards and meet the TS16949 requirements. P-FMEA Overview Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) is a structured analytical tool…

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$1,295

Basics of Supply Chain Management CPIM/CSCP Part 1

January 31, 2018, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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Four sessions (January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21) APICS Certified Production and Inventory Management is designed for individuals responsible for inventory, production planning, scheduling, forecasting, and operations function in a manufacturing environment. This four-session, evening workshop offers a total of 16 Contact Hours and covers: -Understanding basic business-wide concepts, including various supply chain environments -Managing demand, including markets and customer expectations -Designing products, processes, and information systems -Understanding supply issues including inventory cost, functions, and metrics

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February 2018
$300

Measurement System Analysis – Gage R&R Training

February 1, 2018, 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

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

February 1, 2018, 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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