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  • May 1, 2014
    webinar

    The Secret to My Success: How Mid-Market Manufacturing Leaders Are Using the Cloud to Drive Growth

    Optimism and growth plans are driving the agendas of mid-market manufacturers, and cloud computing is one of the tools manufacturing leaders are using to set themselves up for success. During this webinar we’ll discuss the findings of a recent IndustryWeek study, as well as the latest cloud selection data....More
  • Apr 24, 2014
    Education

    The Nuts and Bolts of Value Stream Assessments

    An end-to-end value stream assessment provides data-driven guidance on where to focus continuous improvement efforts. This 2-hour online training course is a practitioner's guide to the details of an end-to-end value stream assessment, with an emphasis on how your company can apply it to actual processes....More
  • Apr 17, 2014
    webinar

    Integrated Business Planning (IBP): The Next Generation of Sales & Operations Planning

    Integrated Business Planning is the way to reap the tremendous benefits that come from achieving supply chain excellence. It's the next generation of Sales & Operations Planning. Learn the step-by-step actions to advance your supply chain maturity....More
  • Apr 9, 2014
    webinar

    Engineering in the Cloud: Faster, Better, More Secure

    Learn about the future of engineering Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. A dedicated, secure product development and engineering environment can allow you to collaborate, innovate, and speed time to market -- while being flexible to meet your changing business needs....More
  • Mar 19, 2014
    webinar

    Big Data for Big Decisions: Converting Challenge into Operational Opportunity

    Today's manufacturers are dealing with more data, an increasing number of people in the organization who need to use data, and less time to make decisions. Learn how to convert your company's Big Data challenge into opportunity, and how Big Data is creating value for manufacturing organizations....More
  • Mar 13, 2014
    webinar

    Game On! Sony Plans for Profitability in its PlayStation Business with S&OP Technology

    Hear how Sony successfully launched the PlayStation 4 videogame console in November 2013 -- connecting all the crucial people, processes, and data to help it navigate its biggest product launch ever. Learn how the company overcame challenges by using sales & operations planning (S&OP), helping it forecast demand, deal with global volatility, and reduce risk....More
  • Feb 6, 2014
    webinar

    A Lean Six Sigma-based Engineering Model That Delivers Agility, Quality and Cost Advantages

    A new operating model based on Lean Six Sigma can help "industrialize" engineering research & development activities. Companies can improve scale, lower costs, boost delivered quality, and make their enterprise more agile. During this webinar, learn how the right target operating model can help your company reduce design cost and get to market faster....More
  • Jan 23, 2014
    webinar

    Continuous Flow or Right Piece Flow?

    What should you do when you cannot implement a totally one piece flow? Attend this special webinar featuring Rick Reed, a Lean Master and certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Learn what causes one piece flow to not work well in certain situations, and how to use "right piece flow" to solve your company's flow issues....More
  • Dec 11, 2013
    webinar

    The Top 5 Labor Management Strategies For 2014

    Attend this crash course on labor strategies in shift work environments and learn how to capture real cost savings for your 2014 calendar year. You'll learn about overtime optimization, government-mandated policies like the Affordable Care Act in the U.S., HR policy alignment, and employee morale improvement through benchmarking....More
  • Ethnographic Studies
    Nov 14, 2013
    Education

    People Watching: How to Use Ethnographic Studies to Discover Unmet Customer Needs

    Ethnography can be used to discover unmet customer needs and gain a deeper understanding of your customer. During this 2-hour online training session, you'll learn to apply ethnography so you can launch the right products at the right time and continuously fine-tune your existing product portfolio....More
  • Nov 5, 2013
    webinar

    How Predictive Analytics Is Transforming the Auto Industry

    The auto industry is facing an unprecedented number of challenges, including intense competition, macroeconomic challenges, and energy and commodity volatility. Learn why auto companies are turning to predictive analytics to address needs related to production quality, asset utilization, cost and profitability, services, and part optimization....More
  • Oct 30, 2013
    webinar

    Instant Insight for Manufacturers: How Maps Can Help with Better Decision-Making

    Give your team the tools to make better decisions, by visualizing data on a map to get deeper insights. Whether it's making strategic supply chain decisions, locating a new factory, or optimizing your sales force, find out how mapping technologies are helping manufacturers make decisions more efficiently....More
  • Oct 15, 2013
    webinar

    Manufacturing Intelligence: Bring Greater Visibility to Your Enterprise to Drive Proactive, Clearly Aligned Manufacturing Decisions

    Discover how manufacturing intelligence can transform your plant floor data into a valuable decision-making tool for your enterprise -- bringing greater visibility to drive proactive, clearly aligned manufacturing decisions....More
  • Oct 10, 2013
    webinar

    How Predictive Analytics is Changing the Game for High Tech Companies

    Run your business with real time insight! Predictive analytics is helping manufacturers adapt their processes to changing conditions. Find out how it can transform the way you bring products to market and serve your customers....More
  • Mistake Proofing
    Oct 3, 2013
    Education

    Mistake Proofing: Achieving Perfection Through Simple Changes

    Learn about the most effective, yet simple process controls -- poka yoke, or mistake proofing. During this 2-hour online training session, you'll learn about a four-step mistake proofing process. This training is an easy, affordable way to turn your team into a solid group of mistake-proofing developers....More
  • Sep 19, 2013
    webinar

    Executive Briefing: How to Speed Time to Value from Idea to Performance

    Find out how your company can speed innovation cycle rates and respond to changing demand with flexible and efficient manufacturing. Ensure the operational integrity of plant operations, and enhance margins through aftermarket services from idea to performance....More
  • Sep 10, 2013
    webinar

    Why Leading Manufacturers Mobilize: How Successful Companies Are Optimizing Business Processes and Uncovering Untapped ROI

    You've invested in just-in-time, lean manufacturing, and lean inventory processes, but there is still untapped ROI in your enterprise systems that can be uncovered through mobile technology. Hear how mobility can uncover ROI and extend key enterprise functions, and learn how you can leverage existing systems for maximum impact and economy of scale....More
  • Sep 5, 2013
    webinar

    Inside Comau's "Plug-and-Play" Digital Factory: How Collaborative Innovation is Making Auto Manufacturing More Efficient and Flexible

    Learn about Comau, a truly innovative factory, and how advanced manufacturing is taking center stage with its "ComauFlex" digital production solution....More
  • Conducting end-to-end value stream assessments
    Jul 11, 2013
    Education

    Conducting End-to-End Value Stream Assessments

    This interactive training session will take you beyond the textbook theory of value stream mapping to the End-to-End Value Stream Assessment, demonstrating how you can dissect a process and create a workable improvement plan, from start to finish, that can be applied in your everyday workplace....More
  • Hoshin Planning: Connecting Strategy Creation With Strategy Execution
    May 30, 2013
    Education

    Hoshin Planning: Connecting Strategy Creation With Strategy Execution

    Organizations often lack a way to connect their strategy with the resources to properly execute. That's where Hoshin Planning comes in. Through a back-and-forth refinement system known as "catchball," the entire company becomes involved in delivering a combination of breakthrough performance and daily management. In this online training session, you'll learn how to make Hoshin Planning a fundamental part of your business....More
  • Online training course: The Harada Method: The World's Best Method to Develop Pe
    May 8, 2013
    Education

    The Harada Method: The World’s Best Method to Develop People

    You will learn the tools to achieve your individual goal as well as be a better leader and coach. The method can also be used to build a winning company. It meshes perfectly with Lean, Six Sigma, Hoshin Planning, and other continuous improvement efforts, and gives real substance to what Toyota calls “Respect for People.”...More
  • Everyday Innovation, Part 3: Achieve the Impossible Through Process Innovation
    Nov 15, 2012
    Education

    Everyday Innovation, Part 3: Achieve the Impossible through Process Innovation

    This online training session will challenge you to move beyond doing business better to achieving breakthrough process improvement. You'll learn to apply a repeatable approach, tools, and techniques to simultaneously fulfill the promises of today and meet the challenges of tomorrow....More
  • Everyday Innovation, Part 2: Unleash Your Company's Creative Potential
    Nov 1, 2012
    Education

    Everyday Innovation, Part 2: Unleash the Unlimited Creative Potential in Your Company

    Innovation belongs everywhere within a company -- not just in R&D. To unleash your company's true potential, you must include all employees' creativity, since they are the ones who are most in touch with customers, suppliers, and the environment. Learn about 7 everyday innovation tools that can be used throughout your company, including Random Stimulus, Brain Writing 6-3-5, SCAMPER, and more....More
  • Everyday Innovation, Part 1: Look Beyond the Voice of the Customer
    Sep 27, 2012
    Education

    Everyday Innovation, Part 1: Look Beyond the "Voice of the Customer" and Discover Unarticulated Customer Needs

    Learn tools and techniques that will help you shift from the old paradigm of understanding the voice of the customer to the new paradigm of identifying unmet and unarticulated needs of your customers. For example, Sony had virtually no competition in the portable music space for more than 20 years. How did it miss the opportunity of the iPod?...More
  • Build a World-Class Safety Operation: An Executive Discussion
    Aug 28, 2012
    Education

    Build a World-Class Safety Operation: An Executive Discussion

    Learn the fundamental strategies behind the safety culture at Milliken & Co., a manufacturer that has 90% fewer safety incidents than the national average. During this 3-hour online training course, you'll learn about the role of leadership in the safety process, how to create and train safety sub-committees, and how to sustain this system and keep driving continuous improvement. This online training program applies to CEOs, COOs, VPs, as well as site management, corporate safety directors, and other managers....More
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