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Six Sigma Black Belt at Auburn, AL

August 8, 2016 at 8am to September 9, 2016 at 5pm
NOTE: Completion of the two - week Six Sigma Green Belt is a pre-requisite for Black Belt Training. Six Sigma training creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization (''Green Belts'' ''Black Belts'') who are experts in these methods. Each Six Sigma project carried out within an organization follows a defined sequence of steps and has quantified financial targets (e.g. cost reduction or profit increase). Black Belts are the people trained to lead and manage these often…See More
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Six Sigma Green Belt #2 at Auburn, AL

May 23, 2016 at 8am to June 24, 2016 at 12pm
Six Sigma training creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization who are experts in statistical process control and improvement methods. The training consists of lectures, exercises, and team-learning competitions. There is no project for Green Belt. The course follows the five-phase DMAIC approach. Students learn how to first DEFINE opportunities. The next step is to MEASURE the performance of the process. The third phase is how to ANALYZE the opportunity, and seek out the…See More
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CLASS FULL: Lean Leadership Boot Camp - Guntersville at Kappler Inc

April 25, 2016 at 8am to April 29, 2016 at 12pm
This Class is Full. The next available session is scheduled for June 6-10 at GKN Aerospace in Tallassee, AL.Lean is a systematic approach to eliminating waste and creating flow within an organization to improve overall customer value. The foundation for success with lean is a problem-solving culture, based on coordinated process improvement and people development.   Leaders from…See More
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Lean Leadership Boot Camp - GKN Aerospace at GKN Aerospace

June 6, 2016 at 8am to June 10, 2016 at 12pm
Lean is a systematic approach to eliminating waste and creating flow within an organization to improve overall customer value. The foundation for success with lean is a problem-solving culture, based on coordinated process improvement and people development.   Leaders from manufacturing, to service industries, to medical organizations have benefited from the techniques pioneered by Toyota. This series of classes teaches not only the tools of lean, but also offers proven leadership techniques…See More
Mar 31
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Lean Bronze Review at Pharmavite, Opelika, AL

July 20, 2016 at 8am to July 22, 2016 at 12pm
This course is intended to prepare participants to take and pass the Lean Bronze Certification Examination, which will be offered on the third day for those who sign up for the exam separately with SME. This 3-hour multiple choice exam is designed to test understanding of the Lean Certification Body of Knowledge. The review course helps participants understand the body of knowledge that test questions are drawn from, provides practice exams and exercises to give students a good idea of what…See More
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Lean for the Library

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The Ralph Brown Draughon Library has enlisted the services of ATAC as the first organization on campus to institute lean training.
Mar 26
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Lean manufacturing: the balance of costs versus productivity

"... if you place inventory management, energy management and knowledge management at the heart of your strategy, it is possible to both decrease expenditure and improve efficiency..."In industry, an increased need for budget cuts can put even the best manufacturing efficiency plans under pressure. European manufacturers are estimated to spend over €400 billion every year on maintenance. With this figure in mind, could it be possible to decrease expenditure while improving efficiency? John…See More
Mar 11
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Lean Healthcare Excellence Certificate Series at Children's Hospital

June 27, 2016 at 8am to June 30, 2016 at 5pm
Our Lean Healthcare Excellence Certificate Series is designed as an intense 4-day course focused on the role of the lean leader; a vision for improvement; a strategy for effectively implementingWho Should Attend:Senior LeadershipDepartment ManagersNursesPhysiciansSupervisorsTrainersAgenda:Day 1: Learn the Basics & Practical Application -- Lean Healthcare 101: The leader’s role in using fundamental lean principles and tools are demonstrated and reinforced using a hands-on Emergency…See More
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Lean Leadership Boot Camp - Guntersville at Kappler Inc

April 25, 2016 at 8am to April 29, 2016 at 12pm
This Class is Full. The next available session is scheduled for June 6-10 at GKN Aerospace in Tallassee, AL.Lean is a systematic approach to eliminating waste and creating flow within an organization to improve overall customer value. The foundation for success with lean is a problem-solving culture, based on coordinated process improvement and people development.   Leaders from…See More
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Dean's Status Report Spotlights ATAC's Work

Dr. Bill Hardgrave, dean of our parent college, the Harbert College of Business, spotlighted our center today in his monthly status report on accomplishments within the college. Following is his ATAC excerpt : February 26, 2016 HCOB colleagues: ... - ATAC: o Submitted 103 proposals resulting in $1.3 million in contracts. ... o Generated 21,812 client contact hours (through training and coaching). o ATAC clients reported $15 million in increased sales, and more than $5 million in cost…See More
Feb 26
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Lean Bronze Review at Auburn, AL (venue TBD)

July 20, 2016 at 8am to July 22, 2016 at 12pm
This course is intended to prepare participants to take and pass the Lean Bronze Certification Examination, which will be offered on the third day for those who sign up for the exam separately with SME. This 3-hour multiple choice exam is designed to test understanding of the Lean Certification Body of Knowledge. The review course helps participants understand the body of knowledge that test questions are drawn from, provides practice exams and exercises to give students a good idea of what…See More
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Lean Leadership Boot Camp Testimonial - Hutson Inc

Client testimonial about our Lean Lean Leadership Boot Camp
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JoAnn LBC

ATAC's Lean Leadership Boot Camp is underway this week at the Jo-Ann Distribution Center in Opelika, Al. Participants are shown here in one if the hands-on process simulations.
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Class Closed: ISO 9001 Internal Auditor at Auburn, AL

March 14, 2016 at 8am to March 16, 2016 at 5pm
Purpose: The purpose of this training course is to prepare learners to plan and conduct internal audits within their organization. Duration: 3 Days. Scheduled class time is 8:00AM. to 5:00 PM. Training Overview: The training is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to successfully plan and prepare for an audit, perform an audit, document an audit, reporting on the results of an audit, and manage corrective actions.. Specific Key topics to be addressed: .The purpose and…See More
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Class Closed: OSHA 10-HR Standards for General Industry at Auburn Center for Developing Industries building

July 19, 2016 at 8am to July 20, 2016 at 5pm
This course is designed to give the student an understanding of the  29 CFR part 1910, General Industry Standards.  This course will utilize  these standards as a guideline for instruction:OSHA Background & General Coverage/Introduction to OSHA Standards;OSHA Citations/Inspections/Penalties/OSHA Record Keeping Requirements-Machine Guarding;Hazard Communication (HAZCOM);Electrical/Lockout Tag-out;Walking & Working Surfaces/Fall Protection; Means of Egress - Fire Protection; Personal…See More
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2016 Bank Directors’ College at Auburn University

Update on the 2016 Bank Directors’ College at Auburn University:The 6th annual conference will be held on February 18th & 19th, 2016 (Thursday & Friday of President’s Day Week).  This year’s event will be held at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, downtown Auburn, AL.We have an exceptional slate of speakers that includes regulators, examiners, industry consultants plus legal, accounting and financial experts:        Mike Dean:  FDIC                              …See More
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AS 9100 Internal Auditor Training at ATC, Auburn, AL

October 10, 2016 at 8am to October 13, 2016 at 5pm
Purpose: The purpose of the training course is to prepare learners to plan and conduct internal audits within their organization with emphasis on aerospace requirements.Training Overview: The training is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to successfully plan and prepare for an audit, perform an audit, document an audit, reporting on the results of an audit, and manage corrective actions.Specific Key topics to be addressed: The purpose and importance of Internal Audits…See More
Nov 20, 2015

Training recognized by the National Association of Management & Technical Assistance Centers & the Southern Growth Policies Board.

 

Lean Leadership Boot Camp - GKN Aerospace, Tallassee, Ala., June 6-10 -- Tour a leading aerospace manufacturing plant during the training week

Lean is a systematic approach to eliminating waste and creating flow within an organization to improve overall customer value. The foundation for success with lean is a problem-solving culture, based on coordinated process improvement and people development. Leaders from manufacturing, to service industries, to medical organizations have benefited from the techniques pioneered by Toyota. This series of classes teaches not only the tools of lean, but also offers proven leadership techniques for implementing lean in your organization, managing culture change, and developing continuous improvement engagement throughout your workforce. This training will assist companies in saving time, money, and precious resources through creating the most efficient team possible. Benefits of implementing these techniques include coaching and developing team members who actively pursue improvement in safety, quality, productivity, and intentional employee engagement.

Topics include:

• Introduction to Lean & Toyota Kata

• Lean Management System

• 8 Step Problem Solving

• 5S, Standards and Training Within Industry

• Teambuilding & Culture

• Value Stream Mapping

• Quick Changeover

 AGENDA

Toyota Kata – Improvement & Coaching: Leaders need the dual ability to improve processes and develop people to create and sustain a culture of improvement. A Kata is a discipline through which the lean leader serves as a coach/mentor to develop team members. This training introduces the Improvement & Coaching Katas. In the Improvement Kata, participants follow a four-step, scientific pattern which challenges team members to strive for improvement. Through the Coaching Kata, participants learn to follow a mentoring methodology that develops a leader’s skill to coach while simultaneously developing team members’ knowledge. The Kata process is based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) scientific method through which actions are planned, tested, measured, and adjusted towards achievement of a target condition. Teambuilding exercises reinforce the improvement Kata process and the communication skills essential for the Coaching Kata.

Creating a Foundation of Stability and Value Stream Mapping (VSM): The foundation of Lean is standardization and stability. The 8 wastes are introduced coupled with lean tools & countermeasures. Value Stream Maps provide the Plan in the PDCA improvement cycle. Value-stream mapping gives leaders a picture of the entire production process, both value and non-value-creating activities. The VSM process consists of identifying value streams/product groups, mapping a current state of material and information flow, assessing waste in the process, and designing a desired process. With this knowledge, leaders can direct the application of precious resources toward the creation of a sustainable process and culture.

Leading & Sustaining w/8-Step Problem Solving: Leading and Sustaining Lean requires a framework of strategic alignment, disciplined culture and operational transparency. The Lean Management System is comprised of elements including process metrics, leader standard work, A3 problem solving, accountability boards, suggestion systems and Gemba walks. This training is designed to provide leaders a disciplined process to foster a problem-solving culture, to build accountability and to reinforce PDCA thinking and management. Combining the Kata process with the Leading and Sustaining Lean system builds the disciplined structure for successful lean implementations. Participants then apply these tools in an exercise that guides them through the problem solving system.

Importance of Standards – 5S, TWI Job Methods & Job Instruction: The foundation of continuous Improvement is Stability & Standardization. Before a problem – a gap from a standard – can be identified, a standard must be in place. Utilizing a stamping press simulation, participants use the TWI Job Methods questioning process to breakdown the changeover. Stability is introduced via the 5S methodology (Sort, Set-In-Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain). PDCA Kata iterations are used to improve towards the target conditions. The 4 step Job Instruction is demonstrated stressing important steps, key points & reasons for key points as the standard for consistency in training methods. This class provides leaders with a structured approach they can apply within their own organizations to reinforce a culture of discipline and process improvement.

Lean Culture & DiSC Profile: Sustaining a continuous improvement efforts requires defining the company culture and developing team members. The lean philosophy and process must be systematically aligned with the organizations core values in order to seamlessly cultivate a problem solving culture. Lean Culture exposes the participants to the systems necessary to prepare lean leaders, to foster the sustained process of continuous improvement and to permeate continuous improvement throughout the organization. The DiSC profile assessment is used for participants to better understand behavioral and communication preferences within themselves and among others.

Where: GKN Aerospace, Tallassee, AL

Cost: Per seat price is $1,749. Pre-registration required, no cancellations allowed, substitutions permitted. Invoice issued upon registration. (Refreshments & Lunch provided)

Registration: Registration can be accomplished by web at www.AuburnWorks.org

Information: Contact Mitch Emmons at 334-844-3881 (office direct), 334-524-2102 (cell), emmonmb@auburn.edu (e-mail)

Click here for a detailed description of each training element.

Six Sigma Green Belt Training Starts March 28

Register now for Six Sigma Green Belt training. The first session starts March 28.

Six Sigma training creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization who are experts in statistical process control and improvement methods. The training consists of lectures, exercises, and team-learning competitions. There is no project for Green Belt. The course follows the five-phase DMAIC approach. Students learn how to first DEFINE opportunities. The next step is to MEASURE the performance of the process. The third phase is how to ANALYZE the opportunity, and seek out the potential causes of variation. Students learn how to apply statistical methods to identify and root out these causes. The steps then are to IMPROVE and CONTROL the performance of the process.

Dates: Week #1 March. 28 - April 1; Week #2 April 25 - April 29

Where: Auburn, AL

Cost: Per seat price is $2,600. Pre-registration required, no cancellations allowed, substitutions permitted. Invoice issued upon registration. (Refreshments & Lunch provided)

Registration: Registration can be accomplished by web at www.AuburnWorks.org


Information: Contact Mitch Emmons at 334-844-3881 (office direct), 334-524-2102 (cell), emmonmb@auburn.edu (e-mail)

Accreditation: Continuing Education Credit applies to this course.

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