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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Please note, refunds will only be issued if a cancellation notice is received at least 24-hours in advance of the course.


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June 2020
$375

Virtual Series: Leadership in Uncertain Times

June 3, 3:00 pm - July 8, 4:15 pm

This virtual series will begin on June 3rd and will occur every Wednesday until July 8th (6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8). To help manufacturers prepare for the return to work, SCMEP is providing a 6-session series for mid-level managers called Leadership in Uncertain Times:  Navigating the New Normal. This peer coaching series will be facilitated by Brian Jaudon of Catalytic Consulting. During the series, Brian will address critical issues including: Keeping your team motivated and inspired Eliciting high…

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$10

Lunch & Learn – Making Marketing Work for You

June 10, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
SCMEP Columbia,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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You’re a small manufacturing company trying to prosper and grow. You want more customers, better customers, more revenue, and better profits. But you don’t know much about marketing, and you think you probably can’t afford it anyway. Don’t give up. There are some simple but effective things you can do immediately to grow your business. You need to attend one of SCMEP’s Making Marketing Work for You lunch-and-learn sessions. We’ve packed dozens of very simple but practical tips…

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$1,350

Basic Project Management

June 15, 8:00 am - June 18, 4:30 pm

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…

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$300

Fundamentals of Inventory Management

June 15, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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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…

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$300

Learn How to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence to Increase Your Leadership Influence

June 15, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
SCMEP Columbia,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Emotional Intelligence is the new buzz word, but do you really know how emotionally mature you are? In this session, we will help you discover your Emotional IQ and take steps to find out where and how you can improve.  The great news is your EQ works like a muscle which means your growth as a leader has instant potential to get better. By having emotional self-awareness, you can guarantee both your professional and personal relationships will improve…

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$300

Kanban Workshop

June 16, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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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…

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$50

Top Strategies for Maximizing LinkedIn: 25 Secrets that Show Salespeople how to Leverage the World’s Largest Professional Network

June 17, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In recent years, social media has disrupted our traditional approach to building professional networks and engaging new clients. Did you know that LinkedIn is the largest professional network and is a platform that can provide a wealth of new opportunity for those engaged in the B2B (business to business) market space? Are you missing out? Come join SCMEP and Rusty Fox, with Sandler Training, for an informative session focused on leveraging LinkedIn for your business. Whether you are…

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$300

Value Stream Mapping

June 19, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia,
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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$2,150

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

June 22, 8:00 am - June 25, 5:30 pm
SCMEP Columbia,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Please contact us if you wish to only take 9001 or 14001. 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…

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$600

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

June 22, 9:00 am - June 23, 5:00 pm
SCMEP Greenville,
250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
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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$10

Lunch & Learn – Recruitment and Retention Strategies for 2020

June 23, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
SCMEP Columbia,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the United States is currently experiencing record unemployment, unprecedented job openings, and unfilled jobs in the national labor market. The shortage of applicants with the right skills, abilities, and experience, especially in manufacturing, has created one of the most competitive job markets in history. This highly interactive session will focus on the latest and most current workforce trends and how they impact recruitment and retention strategies for HR professionals in the…

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$10

Lunch & Learn – Using Innovation to Solve Workforce Woes

June 23, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
SCMEP Columbia,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Executives of today’s small manufacturers most often rank employee recruitment and retention as their number one concern. Employee turnover due to workload, fatigue and injury can cost a small company tens, or even hundreds, of thousands of dollars each year. But a new and rapidly growing technology is changing all that. Cobots, or collaborative robots, are inexpensive, lightweight and flexible industrial robots that safely work alongside employees to handle difficult and dangerous activities. Join SCMEP and Universal Robots’…

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$300

Statistical Process Control (SPC)

June 24, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SCMEP Greenville,
250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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“Understanding variation is the key to success in quality and business.” –Dr. W. Edwards Deming Statistical Process Control (SPC) is a tool to help us understand what type of variation is present in our processes and how we should react to it. SPC can help us eliminate special causes of variation in order to make a processes stable and therefore, predictable. A predictable process can be evaluated against customer requirements and determined to be capable of meeting requirements…

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July 2020
$2,150

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

July 6, 8:00 am - July 9, 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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Please contact us if you wish to only take 9001 or 14001. 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…

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August 2020
$1,845

Effective Personal Productivity for Non-Managers – 8 Week Course, Bi-weekly

August 3, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
SCMEP Greenville,
250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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8 Bi-weekly Mondays (8/3, 8/17, 8/31, 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, Graduation TBD) Are you looking for a better work/life balance? Do you have more work tasks than can be easily managed? Do meetings, emails, and interruptions make it difficult to plan and execute your higher payoff work? In a world with hundreds of task management options, how do you find the “one” that works for you instead of overwhelming you with work? Productivity is crucial to success and a basic…

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$2,245

Effective Personal Productivity for Managers – 10 Week Course, Bi-weekly

August 3, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
SCMEP Greenville,
250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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10 Bi-weekly Mondays (8/3, 8/17, 8/31, 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/23, 12/7) Effective leadership can make the difference between succeeding and failing in today’s global marketplace. This 10-session program helps leaders spend more time on activities critical to the success of their organization. The substance of effective leadership is a combination of self-management, prioritization and team management. Effective leadership starts with the foundation of being able to manage yourself, your time and your priorities. LMI’s Effective Personal Productivity…

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$1,850

QMS Lead Auditor Training with emphasis on IATF 16949:2016

August 17, 8:00 am - August 20, 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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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.…

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$300

Value Stream Mapping

August 24, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SCMEP Greenville,
250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping is a lean manufacturing tool used to create a material and information flow map of a product or processes.  This tool allows companies to map the flow of products from receipt of raw materials through all manufacturing processes to shipping.  The value stream map identifies and quantifies the waste reduction opportunities that exist for a particular product or product family. Benefits of Value Stream Mapping Draw both material and information flows of the current value…

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$300

A3 Problem Solving

August 25, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 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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September 2020
$2,150

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

September 14, 8:00 am - September 17, 5:30 pm
SCMEP Greenville,
250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Please contact us if you wish to only take 14001 or 45001. 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…

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October 2020
$300

A3 Problem Solving

October 5, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SCMEP Greenville,
250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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A3 Problem Solving

A3 derives its name from the paper size (11×17) that is used to create the A3 storyboard. Developed by Toyota, A3s are used for problem solving, project reports, and proposing policy changes, each complete with a storyline detailing the analysis and thought process behind it. In this class, we will focus specifically on the A3 problem solving, which is ideally suited for capturing all steps in the problem solving process and making the process and results easy to…

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$2,150

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

October 12, 8:00 am - October 15, 5:00 pm
SCMEP Greenville,
250 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Please contact us if you wish to only take 9001 or 14001. 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…

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$300

Value Stream Mapping

October 20, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia,
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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November 2020
$1,850

QMS Lead Auditor Training with emphasis on IATF 16949:2016

November 16, 8:00 am - November 19, 5:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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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.…

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December 2020
$2,150

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

December 7, 8:00 am - December 10, 5:30 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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Please contact us if you wish to only take 14001 or 45001. 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…

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