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AuburnWorks! . . . ATAC - Works for You

Whatever your organization's operational, quality or growth challenges are, Auburn works to help your organization improve its competitiveness, increase efficiency, explore market expansions and gain business improvement.


Auburn Technical Assistance Center (ATAC) is how Auburn works in these areas. Through hands-on partnerships with its clients in manufacturing, business, government and non-profit organizations, ATAC provides nationally recognized assistance, training and education in the key service areas of:


Rapid changes in a global economy dictate that businesses and organizations improve and innovate. As Alabama's first university assistance for existing industry, ATAC is a business consultant and training group that helps manufacturers and service industries improve their performance utilizing the expertise and resources of Auburn University. Since 1976, ATAC has served thousands of manufacturers and organizations.

For more than three decades, our project work has been recognized by the National Association of Management and Technical Assistance Centers and the Southern Growth Policies Board.


Our business consultant expertise is in Lean Manufacturing training and implementation, Six Sigma training and assistance, business growth, and community festival development. We are an affiliate of the Alabama Technology Network and an Economic Development Administration University Center. As an arm of the Auburn University College of Business Outreach program, ATAC provides business and technical assistance, customized instruction, and consultation in implementing value-added strategies to manufacturers and other businesses, not-for-profit organizations and government agencies in Alabama and the Southeast.

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Transitioning to ISO 9001:2015: Requirements, Approaches, and Methods at Auburn, AL

November 29, 2016 at 8am to December 2, 2016 at 5pm
Purpose:The purpose of the training course is to present to the learner an overview of the ISO 9001:2015 standard while contrasting and comparing the 2015 standard to the 2008 version, and to present approaches and methods for transitioning and/or repurposing 2008 quality system documentation to the to 2015 version.Duration:3.5 Days. Scheduled class time is 8:00 to 5:00 PM.Training Overview:This course is intended for experienced quality management practitioners who have been tasked by their…See More
Nov 3, 2016
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Six Sigma Green Belt #1 at Auburn, AL

May 15, 2017 at 8am to June 23, 2017 at 11am
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
Nov 3, 2016
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Six Sigma Black Belt at Auburn, AL

July 10, 2017 at 8am to August 11, 2017 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
Nov 3, 2016
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Lean Healthcare Excellence Certificate Series at CASIC Building

January 10, 2017 at 8am to January 13, 2017 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
Nov 3, 2016

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Lean manufacturing: the balance of costs versus productivity

Posted on March 11, 2016 at 9:00am 0 Comments

"... 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…

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Dean's Status Report Spotlights ATAC's Work

Posted on February 26, 2016 at 9:48am 0 Comments

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:

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- ATAC:

o Submitted 103 proposals resulting in $1.3 million in contracts. ...…

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Auburn observing 'Manufacturing Day' Oct. 3 with ATC Open House

Posted on September 4, 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Auburn Manufacturing Day is Friday, Oct. 3.  In support of the National Manufacturing Day, the public is invited to an open house and tour at the…

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ATAC NEWS: ATAC AWARDED EDA UNIVERSITY CENTER GRANT

Posted on August 10, 2012 at 9:42am 0 Comments

The Auburn Technical Assistance Center (ATAC), an outreach arm of Auburn University’s College of Business, has been re-funded as Auburn University’s EDA University Center. The designation carries a $129,000 operating grant, which ATAC is required to match up to $100,000 through its outreach services.

EDA-funded University Centers conduct applied research, provide technical assistance to public and private-sector organizations, and conduct other activities with the goal of enhancing…

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ATAC NEWS: ATAC's David Mixson to talk 'innovation' to Mobile manufacturers

Posted on August 10, 2012 at 9:22am 0 Comments

 

David Mixson of the Auburn Technical Assistance Center (ATAC) is the guest speaker for the Business Retention and Expansion Committee meeting Aug. 14 in Mobile.

Mixson, one of the trained "Innovation Engineering" facilitators with the Alabama Technology Network (ATN), of which ATAC is a member center, will…

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