SCMEP offers a wide selection of training and courses. Funds may be available to cover a portion of the cost.
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December 2018

Introduction to 5S with Simulation

December 11, 9:00 am - 3:00 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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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

December 13, 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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Core Tools

December 17, 9:00 am - December 19, 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United 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, 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 tool used…

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A3 Problem Solving

December 18, 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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January 2019

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

January 7, 2019, 9:00 am - January 11, 2019, 5:00 pm
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One event on February 4, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on March 4, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on April 1, 2019 at 9:00am

Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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$8,000
Lean Sigma Six Green Black Belt Combo Course

Four Week Event - Project Required Week 1: 1/7 - 1/11 Week 2: 2/4 - 2/8 Week 3: 3/4 - 3/8 Week 4: 4/1 - 4/5 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…

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course – 2 Week Course

January 7, 2019, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on February 4, 2019 at 9:00am

Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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$3,000
Lean Sigma Six Green Belt Course

Week 1: 1/7 - 1/11 Week 2: 2/4 - 2/8 *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 a…

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Leadership for Women – 13 Bi-Weekly Thursdays

January 10, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on January 24, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on February 7, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on February 21, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on March 7, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on March 21, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on April 4, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on April 18, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on May 2, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on May 16, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on May 30, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on June 13, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on June 27, 2019 at 10:00am

Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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$3,225

13 Thursdays Bi-Weekly (1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16, 5/30, 6/13, 6/27 - Graduation 10am - 12pm) 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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Effective Leadership Development – 11 Bi-Weekly Mondays

January 14, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on January 28, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on February 11, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on February 25, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on March 11, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on March 25, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on April 8, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on April 22, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on May 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on May 20, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on June 3, 2019 at 10:00am

Business Learning Center, 37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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$2,760

11 Bi-Weekly Mondays (1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 5/6, 5/20, 6/3) Managers and supervisors often lack the leadership and supervisory skills necessary to successfully fulfill their positions. They want to perform well, but are not always given the tools they need to motivate people to a higher level of productivity; get more done through time management; delegate and give direction; exercise authority effectively; handle and prevent problems with people and develop the potential of their team. LMI’s Effective…

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Effective Leadership Development – 11 Bi-Weekly Wednesdays

January 16, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on January 30, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on February 13, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on February 27, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on March 13, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on March 27, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on April 10, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on April 24, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on May 8, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on May 22, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on June 5, 2019 at 10:00am

York County Regional Chamber of Commerce, 116 E Main Street
Rock Hill, 29730 United States
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$2,760

11 Bi-Weekly Wednesdays (1/16, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22, 6/5) Managers and supervisors often lack the leadership and supervisory skills necessary to successfully fulfill their positions. They want to perform well, but are not always given the tools they need to motivate people to a higher level of productivity; get more done through time management; delegate and give direction; exercise authority effectively; handle and prevent problems with people and develop the potential of their team. LMI’s Effective…

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Lunch & Learn – The Future Is Now: Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Operations

January 16, 2019, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Free

Manufacturers in South Carolina are already using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve quality, decrease downtime and increase throughput. It may sound intimidating, but getting started with AI is easier and more cost-effective than you might think – and uses data you are already collecting. Our featured speakers are Rick Oppedisano, CEO of Delta Bravo AI and Ben Warren, Director of North American Plant Operations for Atlas Copco. Their AI experience is the cover story of Smart Manufacturing Magazine’s November 2018 edition.…

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Leadership & Productivity Development – 10 Week Course, Bi-weekly

January 16, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on January 30, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on February 13, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on February 27, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on March 13, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on March 27, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on April 10, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on April 24, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on May 8, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on May 22, 2019 at 1:00pm

York County Regional Chamber of Commerce, 116 E Main Street
Rock Hill, 29730 United States
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$2,295

10 Bi-weekly Wednesdays (1/16, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22) 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 Leadership & Productivity Development will help…

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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

January 18, 2019, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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$300
Lean Sigma Six Yellow Belt

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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PMP Certification Examination Training / Advance Project Management Course

January 21, 2019, 8:00 am - March 1, 2019, 4:30 pm
Business Learning Center, 37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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$1,955
PMP Certification Examination Training Advance Project Management Course

NOTE: Required Online Intro & Prework starts January 21 and must be completed prior to classroom training starting on February 25. Must register by January 18. Prework begins: January 21 Classroom training: February 25 - March 1 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…

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Core Tools

January 21, 2019, 9:00 am - January 23, 2019, 4:00 pm
Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United 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, 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 used by…

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QMS Lead Auditor Training with emphasis on IATF 16949:2016

January 22, 2019, 8:00 am - January 25, 2019, 5:00 pm
Business Learning Center, 37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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$1,850

This course is comprehensive training in lead auditor techniques, methodology, practices, and skills. It was designed and developed by a team who created and managed accredited registrars. On successful completion of this course and post course assessment, participants will receive a Certificate of Attainment for the following internationally recognized competency units: EXEMPLAR GLOBAL-QM (Quality Management Systems) EXEMPLAR GLOBAL-AU (Management Systems Auditing) EXEMPLAR GLOBAL-TL (Leading Management System Audit Teams) The modules above are certified under the EXEMPLAR GLOBAL Training Provider Examination…

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Core Tools

January 22, 2019, 9:00 am - January 25, 2019, 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center, 37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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$1,200

APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) deliverables are discussed in conjunction with the PPAP (Part Approval Process) requirements. Included in the PPAP requirements are in depth instruction on other Core Tool subjects such as FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis), Control Plans, Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA), and Statistical Process Control (SPC). 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 tool used…

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt – 2 Week Course

January 28, 2019, 9:00 am - February 1, 2019, 5:00 pm
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One event on February 25, 2019 at 9:00am

Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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$3,000
Lean Sigma Six Green Belt Course

Week 1: 1/28 - 2/1 Week 2: 2/25 - 3/1 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. Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a process improvement method that focuses on reducing…

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

January 28, 2019, 9:00 am - February 1, 2019, 5:00 pm
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One event on February 25, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on March 18, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on April 15, 2019 at 9:00am

Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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$8,000
Lean Sigma Six Green Black Belt Combo Course

Four Week Event - Project Required Week 1: 1/28 - 2/1 Week 2: 2/25 - 3/1 Week 3: 3/18 - 3/22 Week 4: 4/15 - 4/19 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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8D Problem Solving

January 31, 2019, 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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February 2019

Front Line Leadership

February 4, 2019, 9:00 am - February 5, 2019, 4:00 pm
Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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$600

Today’s modern organization requires managers to have essential skills that allow them to develop their team, communicate efficiently and effectively, and lead and manage improvement efforts. Unfortunately, most front line supervisors have been great “doers” which placed them in their management role. They often manage reactively rather than proactively. Our Front Line Leadership program is designed for individuals who are the daily decision makers and require the ability to: Challenge and motivate their team, execute more through great project/time management,…

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Value Stream Mapping

February 5, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center, 37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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$300
Value Stream Mapping

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

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Lunch & Learn – The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

February 12, 2019, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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Free

There are many reasons teams fail. There's one proven way to help them succeed. The New York Times best-selling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni and the acclaimed Everything DiSC model come together in a breakthrough team development program proven to deliver business results. Based on the hit fable, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team takes self-awareness to the next level - across workplace teams. You'll walk away with: 1. An overview of The Five…

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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

February 13, 2019, 9:00 am - February 15, 2019, 5:00 pm
Headquarters, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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$1,200

GD&T is a tool that effectively communicates the design intent for manufacturing and inspection. It is governed by the technical standard ASME Y14.5M-2009. The course introduces participants to the GD&T methodology. The course provides a working knowledge of the correct interpretation and application of each symbol, general rules, the datum system, and 'bonus' tolerance and highlighting some of the changes in the updated Y14.5 standard. The material is reinforced with some practical exercises. Learning Objectives Explain the benefits of geometric…

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ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor

February 14, 2019, 9:00 am - February 15, 2019, 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 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 Yellow Belt

February 18, 2019, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 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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World Class Maintenance

February 19, 2019, 8:00 am - February 21, 2019, 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center, 37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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$1,495

SCMEP is partnering with the Marshall Institute to bring you World Class Maintenance! For over 35 years, Marshall Institute has provided world-class maintenance and asset management consulting and training services, led by experienced, knowledgeable consultants and training professionals that produce tangible, measurable, bottom line results. Overview: Recent competitive trends have been pushing manufacturing executives to reconsider the impact and importance of increasing equipment availability and utilization, increasing maintenance productivity and resource utilization, and increasing quality and responsiveness of maintenance services in achieving…

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ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

February 21, 2019, 9:00 am - February 22, 2019, 5:00 pm
Business Learning Center, 37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 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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Kanban Workshop

February 25, 2019, 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, 2019, 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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Women in Industry Leadership Workshop

February 28, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center, 37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 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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