SCMEP offers a wide selection of training and courses. Funds may be available to cover a portion of the cost.
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October 2019

Lean 101 – Introduction to Lean Manufacturing

October 18, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United States
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$300

Join us for a one-day workshop that mixes classroom and hands-on activity to teach or refresh knowledge of lean principles. A simple simulation allows participants to experience waste and lean solutions in an assembly process first-hand. This makes for an informative interesting day of training. We begin the day with a process that cannot meet customer demand. Participants learn to ‘see the waste’ and apply lean tools to better utilize resources to create value for the customer. The SCMEP instructor draws…

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Front Line Leadership

October 21, 9:00 am - October 22, 4:00 pm
SCMEP Greenville, 250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville,SC29615United States
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$600

SCMEP’s Front-Line Leadership program will prepare Front-line leaders to be more transformational. It is a course 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, communicate effectively and delegate when required, learn to become coaches and mentors in developing employees, and exercise their authority with positive outcomes. Course Content: What does a Successful Leader Look Like? Why Develop Front Line Leaders? What does success…

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Maintenance and Reliability Bootcamp

October 23, 8:00 am - October 24, 4:30 pm
The Institute at Patriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Road
Mt Pleasant,SC29464United States
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$1,495

The Maintenance and Reliability Bootcamp or Asset Management Excellence (AMEx) as it is sometimes called, is designed for companies that want to begin to create site level resources that can improve availability, throughput, quality, and fundamentally corporate profit using the tools of maintenance, reliability and asset management. The goal of the two-day course is to provide the individual with awareness of the reliability practices and a desire to gain additional knowledge and ability. The course is a comprehensive overview reinforced…

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AS 9100 Internal Auditor

October 23, 9:00 am - October 25, 4:00 pm
SCMEP Greenville, 250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville,SC29615United States
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$900

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 aim to…

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Lunch & Learn – Cutting the Red Tape

October 23, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston,SC29405United States
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Free

Cutting The Red Tape: Federal and State Incentives to Recruit and Retain Your Workforce The war to find…and keep…a productive and engaged workforce has never been fiercer, with the lowest unemployment rate in fifty years. If you are like most manufacturing managers, workforce concerns keep you up at night. Hiring and training the right people are crucial to your business and you don’t take that lightly. Amazon recently announced they would be spending $700M to retrain over 100,000 workers in…

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Women in Industry Leadership Workshop

October 28, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston,SC29405United States
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$250

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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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

October 28, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston,SC29405United States
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$200
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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Front Line Leadership

October 31, 9:00 am - November 1, 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston,SC29405United States
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$600

SCMEP’s Front-Line Leadership program will prepare Front-line leaders to be more transformational. It is a course 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, communicate effectively and delegate when required, learn to become coaches and mentors in developing employees, and exercise their authority with positive outcomes. Course Content: What does a Successful Leader Look Like? Why Develop Front Line Leaders? What does success…

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Safety Event Root Cause Analysis

October 31, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SCMEP Greenville, 250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville,SC29615United States
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$320

This workshop provides a tactical approach to identifying the root cause of a safety related event. The instructor will teach participants to apply proven techniques that will help them learn the context of the safety related event. Once participants can understand the context, they have a better chance to influence the future. How do you put a safety related event in CONTEXT? Step 1: Start with the Storyboard - Map the critical steps that lead to the safety related event. Tell me…

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Lunch & Learn – Building a Sales Structure for Superior Results

October 31, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
SCMEP Greenville, 250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville,SC29615United States
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$10

This seminar is specifically designed to address the sales challenges small and mid-size companies face. Participants will learn the top 10 reasons why sales are not increasing as planned and the actions that must be undertaken to create the foundation for dramatic sales growth. Targeted at companies from all industries, where sales leadership is not a core strength. In other words, anyone in leadership position that is responsible for leading the company's sales efforts: Owners Presidents C-level executives Do any…

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November 2019

Lunch & Learn – Steps to Sales Success

November 5, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston,SC29405United States
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$10

During this lunch and learn workshop, participants will learn the six steps to sales success in order to identify buyers' decision styles and find prospects that turn activities into sales. This brief session will also provide an overview to the six steps to sales success, filling your sales funnel, and increasing sales through networking. Instructor Bio: Liz Ashley has extensive experience driving results as a leader in business, education, and professional development. Her career started as one of youngest faculty…

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Lunch & Learn – Cutting the Red Tape

November 6, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Family Trust Federal Credit Union, 225 W White St
Rock Hill,SC29730United States
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Free

Cutting The Red Tape: Federal and State Incentives to Recruit and Retain Your Workforce The war to find…and keep…a productive and engaged workforce has never been fiercer, with the lowest unemployment rate in fifty years. If you are like most manufacturing managers, workforce concerns keep you up at night. Hiring and training the right people are crucial to your business and you don’t take that lightly. Amazon recently announced they would be spending $700M to retrain over 100,000 workers in…

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PMP Certification Examination Training / Advance Project Management Course

November 7, 8:00 am - December 20, 4:30 pm
SCMEP Greenville, 250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville,SC29615United States
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$1,955
PMP Certification Examination Training Advance Project Management Course

NOTE: Required Online Intro & Prework starts November 7th and must be completed prior to classroom training starting on December 16th. Must register by November 4th. Prework begins: November 7 Classroom training: December 16-20 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 forty…

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Fundamentals of Inventory Management

November 7, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston,SC29405United 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

November 8, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston,SC29405United 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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Basic Project Management

November 11, 8:00 am - November 14, 4:30 pm
SCMEP Greenville, 250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville,SC29615United States
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$1,350

The Basic Project Management Course covers the entire 10x5x49 project management structure as defined by PMI.  It includes 30 hours of project management training. Students will gain: - Fundamental knowledge of the project management framework provided by PMI - Working knowledge of how to calculate earned value, determine schedule position, calculate schedule and cost forecast, and other import indexes used for managing projects - Working knowledge of how to complete network diagrams - Example forms to use in developing your…

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QMS Lead Auditor Training with emphasis on IATF 16949:2016

November 11, 8:00 am - November 14, 5:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United 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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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

November 12, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
SCMEP Greenville, 250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville,SC29615United 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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Lunch & Learn – Building a Sales Structure for Superior Results

November 13, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United States
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$10

This seminar is specifically designed to address the sales challenges small and mid-size companies face. Participants will learn the top 10 reasons why sales are not increasing as planned and the actions that must be undertaken to create the foundation for dramatic sales growth. Targeted at companies from all industries, where sales leadership is not a core strength. In other words, anyone in leadership position that is responsible for leading the company's sales efforts: Owners Presidents C-level executives Do any…

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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

November 14, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United 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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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course – 10 Day Course

November 18, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston,SC29405United States
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$3,000
Lean Sigma Six Green Belt Course

November 18, 19, 25, 26, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 *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…

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Introduction to 5S with Simulation

November 19, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United States
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$300

The 5s seminar is a one-day, 7-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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OpExChange Annual Event: Recruit, Train, and Retain Employees

November 19, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Kroc Center, 424 Westfield Street
Greenville,SC29601United States
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$75

Cost: $50 Members, $75 Non-members. Members, contact us for your coupon code at check-out. Lunch is included. In an economy where labor shortages nation-wide are impacting businesses' bottom line, South Carolina is building a skilled talent pipeline in partnership with business and industry. True workforce solutions require private-public partnerships and South Carolina is incorporating innovative models designed and tested by businesses to train, recruit and retain workers. Businesses have been inundated with government funded programs only to find cumbersome requirements that stymie…

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December 2019

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

December 2, 8:00 am - December 4, 4:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United States
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$1,200

GD&T is a practical method for product definition that effectively communicates the design intent for manufacturing and quality verification. It is governed by the technical standard ASME Y14.5M-2018 and some other Y14 engineering product definition and related documentation practices. The course introduces participants to the GD&T method, 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…

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

December 2, 8:00 am - December 5, 5:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United 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 standards and internal audit experience is…

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SMED

December 3, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United States
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$300

SMED (also known as Quick Changeover) began as a technique to reduce die press machines setup time. Today this tool is commonly used to reduce all types of machinery changeover time in any industry. The principles taught in this class will teach participants how to properly collect data of the current changeovers, analyze and prioritize opportunities for improvement, implement solutions, and document the improved process. During the course, participants will learn about the main steps to conducting a SMED event,…

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ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

December 5, 9:00 am - December 6, 5:00 pm
SCMEP Greenville, 250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville,SC29615United 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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Safety Event Root Cause Analysis

December 5, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United States
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$320

This workshop provides a tactical approach to identifying the root cause of a safety related event. The instructor will teach participants to apply proven techniques that will help them learn the context of the safety related event. Once participants can understand the context, they have a better chance to influence the future. How do you put a safety related event in CONTEXT? Step 1: Start with the Storyboard - Map the critical steps that lead to the safety related event. Tell me…

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

December 9, 8:00 am - December 12, 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston,SC29405United 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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Core Tools – 3 Day

December 11, 9:00 am - December 13, 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston,SC29405United States
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$900

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, Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA), 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…

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