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  • Apr 24, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
  • Aug 28, 2013

    Forrester Research Results: The Importance of Industrial Wireless Solutions to Manufacturing

    Manufacturers are aggressively embracing the increased use of wireless solutions across their industrial facilities. But operations leaders and IT leaders have differing opinions about their business and technology priorities, according to research by Forrester. Learn about the top 5 questions manufacturers must ask themselves when it comes to wireless technologies....More
  • Predictable Innovation: How to Use a ‘Rapid Innovation Cycle’ to Drive Results
    Aug 15, 2013

    Predictable Innovation: How to Use a ‘Rapid Innovation Cycle’ to Drive Breakthrough Results

    90 percent of innovations fail, and for most organizations, there's a disconnect between the demand for innovation and the ability to execute successfully. Learn how to apply a predictable and systematic approach to design or redesign process, product and business models....More
  • Aug 14, 2013

    Managing Labor Cost to Serve: The Lean Path from Product to Profit

    Costing is the ultimate measurement system for manufacturers, since it drives pricing, discounting, product, and plant investment. Yet many manufacturers accept standard costs as the fast, easy way to calculate pricing. Find out how lean-driven manufacturers have found a better way to understand their labor's actual impact on product cost, and how they were able to justify change to measure it....More
  • Aug 8, 2013

    The Industrializing of Additive Manufacturing: How Technologies Like 3D Printing are Supporting Faster, More Efficient and More Competitive Factories

    Manufacturers are increasingly using additive manufacturing (3D printing) alongside traditional production technologies to speed up product design and time to market, and to achieve true mass customization....More
  • Conducting end-to-end value stream assessments
    Jul 11, 2013

    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

    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
  • May 22, 2013

    Manufacturing Competitiveness Online Conference 2013

    Continuous improvement is critical to all manufacturers. Learn which strategies and tactics can make your company more prepared to compete. This free online conference will bring you practical operations advice from industry experts, plus real-world best practices from other manufacturers. It's 5 sessions in one day -- attend as many sessions as you'd like....More
  • Online training course: The Harada Method: The World's Best Method to Develop Pe
    May 8, 2013

    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
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