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SCMEP Columbia

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250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United States
803.252.6976

December 2019

Kata and TWI Working in Tandem

December 11, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United States
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$195

We have traditionally copied lean tools from Toyota rather than adopting the thinking used to develop these lean tools. Kata teaches us to practice a routine of experimenting known as scientific thinking to achieve a series of short-term goals (target conditions) in line with a longer-term goal (challenge). Without this focus on scientific thinking and learning through experimentation, we confine ourselves to what we already know. We apply tools we already know to processes even if they are not what…

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ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

December 19, 9:00 am - December 20, 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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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 Many times that information is either out of date or the parameters are set using “Rule of Thumb."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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Introduction to 5S with Simulation

January 23, 2020, 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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Lunch & Learn – Ten Steps Required to Effectively Manage Projects

January 28, 2020, 11:30 am - 1:30 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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February 2020

Core Tools – 3 Day

February 3, 2020, 9:00 am - February 5, 2020, 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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A3 Problem Solving

February 4, 2020, 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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VDA 6.3 – 3ª edition 2016 | Internal Process Auditor Qualification

February 10, 2020, 8:00 am - February 13, 2020, 5:00 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United 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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March 2020

QMS Lead Auditor Training with emphasis on IATF 16949:2016

March 2, 2020, 8:00 am - March 5, 2020, 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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Front Line Leadership

March 5, 2020, 9:00 am - March 6, 2020, 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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PMP Certification Examination Training / Advance Project Management Course

March 16, 2020, 8:00 am - April 24, 2020, 4:30 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United States
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$1,955
PMP Certification Examination Training Advance Project Management Course

NOTE: Required Online Intro & Prework starts March 16 and must be completed prior to classroom training starting on April 20. Must register by March 13. Prework begins: March 16 Classroom training: April 20-24 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…

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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

March 17, 2020, 9:00 am - 4:00 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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April 2020

Basic Project Management

April 20, 2020, 8:00 am - April 23, 2020, 4:30 pm
SCMEP Columbia, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia,SC29210United 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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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

April 21, 2020, 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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ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Certified Lead Auditor Training

April 27, 2020, 8:00 am - April 30, 2020, 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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May 2020

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

May 4, 2020, 9:00 am - May 5, 2020, 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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Introduction to 5S with Simulation

May 5, 2020, 9:00 am - 4:00 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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Value Stream Mapping

May 14, 2020, 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 Six Sigma Green Belt Course – 10 Day Course

May 14, 2020, 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

May 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, June 4-5, 11-12 *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 a Lean…

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SMED

May 26, 2020, 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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June 2020

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

June 1, 2020, 8:00 am - June 4, 2020, 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…

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