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SCMEP Columbia

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250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United States
803.252.6976

August 2019

Core Tools – 3 Day

August 5, 9:00 am - August 7, 4:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United 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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Lunch & Learn – Introduction to Project Management

August 6, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United States
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$10

Successful project management is vital to our organizations today and directly affects the bottom-line profit. Eighty-five percent (85%) of all projects are not successful, they are either delivered late, over budget, or the deliverable does not fully meet the intended scope. The purpose of this lunch & learn is to discuss the importance of project management in today’s competitive market and to provide foundational tools that will enable participants to more effectively manage their projects. The take-away from this session…

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Lunch & Learn – Basics of Business Continuity

August 7, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United States
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$10

Are your plant and business operations fully prepared for the next disruption or disaster? How does your business continuity plan measure up to current best practices? This session will answer both of these questions by walking participants through the following preparedness elements: Resilience scorecard assessment of your current level of preparedness for various disasters and crises Detailed review of best practices for your business continuity plan Tabletop exercise to test your current plan and preparedness in a mock crisis scenario…

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Effective Personal Productivity – 8 Week Course, Bi-weekly

August 14, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United States
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$1,845

8 Bi-weekly Wednesdays (8/14, 8/28, 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6, 11/20) 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 part of human…

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September 2019

A3 Problem Solving

September 10, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United 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

September 13, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United 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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Leader Standard Work

September 19, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United 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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Front Line Leadership

September 23, 9:00 am - September 24, 4:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United 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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ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Certified Lead Auditor Training

September 30, 8:00 am - October 3, 5:30 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: 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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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course – 10 Day Course

September 30, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United States
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$3,000
Lean Sigma Six Green Belt Course

September 30, October 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, November 4, 5 *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…

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October 2019

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

October 3, 9:00 am - October 4, 5:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United 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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8D Problem Solving

October 15, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United 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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Value Stream Mapping

October 17, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United 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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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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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course – 10 Day Course

October 24, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United States
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$5,000

October 24, 25, November 5, 6, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 *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. *Prior Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training is required. Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a process…

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November 2019

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

December 2, 8:00 am - December 5, 5:30 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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January 2020

Fundamentals of Inventory Management

January 13, 2020, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United 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

January 14, 2020, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United 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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