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February 2019

Kanban Workshop

February 25, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 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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Toyota Kata

February 26, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center, 37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 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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Lunch & Learn – Creating Motivational and Productive Work Environments in Manufacturing

February 27, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Business Learning Center, 37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Free

Discussion on current manufacturing floor environments and work structures, and what drives employees to work more efficiently, productively and smartly. Discuss the success of implementing “Game Theory” principles, “Pain vs Gain,” in structuring processes, routines, and best practices. About the Presenter Richard Bergeron is an entrepreneur with a vision for what the workplace should be. Throughout his career, Richard has consistently witnessed a skewed perception of what productivity and efficiency should look like in the workplace. In his experience, most…

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Lunch & Learn – Engaging the Untapped Workforce

February 28, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Free

According to the 2010 US Census, 56 million Americans have a disability and 1 in 4 South Carolinians have a disability, yet they are twice as likely to be unemployed than people without disabilities. This is despite the fact that employers consistently report a more than 80 percent positive experience with employing people with disabilities. Reports also show that 92% of the American public view companies that hire people with disabilities more favorably, and 87% prefer to give their business…

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March 2019

ISO 45001:2018 Overview

March 4, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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$300

This 1 day course is designed to train organization management, and safety managers in understanding the requirements of ISO 45001 in order to implement a health & safety management system. The course is suitable for personnel wishing to develop an OH&S management system for the first time, or for personnel who are responsible to transition their management systems from OHSAS 18001. The course will be updated as the requirements of these standards change. These course notes have been developed in…

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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

March 5, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center, 37 Villa Road, Suite 500
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 You in the Everyday

March 7, 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 the focus will be on your leadership and identifying the keys you need to go to the next level. Self-awareness is the first step we will address by making sure you have a true picture of where your leadership is at today.  In doing so, we will then be able to better set your goals to reach your next level of leadership.  During the day we will unpack various skills, attitudes, and techniques that sum of…

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

March 11, 8:00 am - March 14, 5:30 pm
Business Learning Center, 37 Villa Road, Suite 500
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: 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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Front Line Leadership

March 11, 9:00 am - March 12, 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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AS 9100 Internal Auditor

March 11, 9:00 am - March 13, 4:00 pm
Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United 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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ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

March 11, 9:00 am - March 12, 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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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course – 2 Week Course

March 11, 9:00 am - March 15, 5:00 pm
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One event on April 8, 2019 at 9:00am

Business Learning Center, 37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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$3,000
Lean Sigma Six Green Belt Course

Week 1: 3/11 - 3/15 Week 2: 4/8 - 4/12 *Please note, a laptop or electronic device with Microsoft Excel is required. Course information will be provided on a flash drive with work to be completed in Minitab and Excel. Do not activate the Minitab free trial prior to the course as this will allow you to use Minitab throughout the training. Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a process improvement method that focuses on reducing errors and increasing customer satisfaction in…

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

March 11, 9:00 am - March 15, 5:00 pm
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One event on April 8, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on April 29, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on May 20, 2019 at 9:00am

Business Learning Center, 37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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$8,000
Lean Sigma Six Green Black Belt Combo Course

Four Week Event - Project Required Week 1: 3/11 - 3/15 Week 2: 4/8 - 4/12 Week 3: 4/29 - 5/3 Week 4: 5/20 - 5/24 Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm; Friday 9am-4pm *Please note, a laptop or electronic device with Microsoft Excel is required. Course information will be provided on a flash drive with work to be completed in Minitab and Excel. Do not activate the Minitab free trial prior to the course as this will allow you to use Minitab throughout the training.…

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Women in Industry Leadership Workshop

March 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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Value Stream Mapping

March 15, 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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Introduction to 5S with Simulation

March 19, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 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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Leader Standard Work

March 19, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center, 37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 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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Lunch & Learn – Engaging the Untapped Workforce

March 22, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Business Learning Center, 37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Free

According to the 2010 US Census, 56 million Americans have a disability and 1 in 4 South Carolinians have a disability, yet they are twice as likely to be unemployed than people without disabilities. This is despite the fact that employers consistently report a more than 80 percent positive experience with employing people with disabilities. Reports also show that 92% of the American public view companies that hire people with disabilities more favorably, and 87% prefer to give their business…

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Lunch & Learn – Introduction to Solution Selling

March 22, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
York County Regional Chamber of Commerce, 116 E Main Street
Rock Hill, 29730 United States
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Free

 Lunch & Learn – Introduction to Solution Selling – Set your organization apart and increase your odds of winning the sale. Join us for this free workshop and learn: - What buyers are looking for - What you can do tomorrow to differentiate yourself from your competitors - Techniques to qualify or disqualify an opportunity - How to increase your win odds Lunch provided. Enter the property at the traffic signal, park in the first lot on the left and…

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

March 25, 8:00 am - March 28, 5:30 pm
Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 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 standards and internal audit experience is…

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A3 Problem Solving

March 26, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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$300
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 communicate to…

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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

March 26, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Business Learning Center, 37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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$300
Lean Sigma Six Yellow Belt

Course Agenda: Introduction and Lean Sigma Yellow Belt Course Overview Lean & Six Sigma History DMAIC Philosophy for both Lean & Lean Sigma Lean Overview & Simulation The Project Charter – Driving Activities Voice of the Customer – Why Is It Important? Introduction to Basic Statistics & Variation Purpose of the Analyze Phase & the basic tools employed Purpose of the Improve Phase & Kaizen Events Why controls are important and the types of controls 5S & Visual Controls Work…

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April 2019

8D Problem Solving

April 2, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center, 37 Villa Road, Suite 500
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

April 11, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 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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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

April 12, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 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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QMS Lead Auditor Training with emphasis on IATF 16949:2016

April 15, 8:00 am - April 18, 5:00 pm
Business Learning Center, 37 Villa Road, Suite 500
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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Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)

April 17, 9:00 am - April 19, 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 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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VDA 6.3 – 3ª edition 2016 | Internal Process Auditor Qualification

April 22, 8:00 am - April 25, 5:00 pm
Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 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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Fundamentals of Inventory Management

April 22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center, 37 Villa Road, Suite 500
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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AS 9100 Internal Auditor

April 22, 9:00 am - April 24, 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United 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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