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  • Oct 23, 2014

    Human Error & Mistake Proofing: Simple Changes for Everyday Mistakes

    This 2-hour online training course will take you through a seven-step mistake proofing method that will include the 21 principles for mistake-proofing solutions, innovative brainstorming techniques complemented by examples and shared experiences from the presenters. You will learn both traditional and unconventional ways to change how any process is executed, avoiding human errors and making it easier, better and safer....More
  • Sep 25, 2014

    How Alibaba Will Change US Logistics

    The Alibaba Omni-channel platform will have the transformational power to impact all U.S. businesses and their supply chains. In this exclusive webinar, Jim Tompkins will outline the nine key components of a robust response to the business breakthroughs that have resulted from Alibaba. This presentation is not about Alibaba, but rather about your company and what you need to do to upgrade your supply chain. This webinar will cover the key steps you must take to be sure your supply chain and logistics network contribute to your organization’s overall success....More
  • Sep 24, 2014

    How to Prevent Manufacturing Downtime Costs

    Industryweek readers responded to a three year survey that asked how downtime affects their manufacturing operation and what steps have been taken to prevent critical applications from stopping production. This webinar will discuss these survey results as well as automation trends, including best strategies to prevent downtime....More
  • Sep 23, 2014

    Is Your Finance Department Data Driven? Conquering the Challenge of "Doing More with Less"

    Today's CFO is increasingly called upon to "do more with less." This means providing value-added analytics to the business that help the firm improve profitability, meet ever-increasing transparency requirements from regulators and management and simultaneously maintain or reduce Finance and IT spend....More
  • Sep 18, 2014

    A Step-by-Step Approach to Process Innovation

    This 2-hour online training course will teach you how to make process innovation possible by conducting Rapid Innovation Cycles. This approach is one anybody can use and follow to design or redesign a process. This session will guide you from a nebulous understanding of "innovation" to a crystal clear picture of when to use it, why and how....More
  • Sep 16, 2014

    Embrace Big Data and Drive Better Procurement Decisions with SAP HANA

    In the supply chain of any organization, sourcing is a complex function with often hidden insight into further efficiencies. In this IndustryWeek-hosted webinar, learn how manufacturers and retailers can leverage advanced data and predictive analytics capabilities. See how one international retailer manage over 200,000 product lines to globalize its view of 8000 suppliers and products, and reduce dashboard drill-down reporting from 30 minutes to 10 seconds....More
  • Aug 27, 2014

    Delivering Continuous Improvement with Labor Performance Measurement

    In manufacturing, labor costs are one of the biggest expenses challenging organizations. This Webinar features presenters from Joy Global Inc. demonstrating how they were able to leverage their workforce management system data to increase labor productivity, reduce labor costs, and advance their company's continuous improvement efforts....More
  • Aug 26, 2014

    Integrating the Manufacturing Value Chain: Supply and Demand Integration Via the Internet of Things

    The Internet of Things is transforming manufacturing. Machines, processes, and disparate systems can now be interconnected throughout the entire manufacturing value chain, linking end users and suppliers to an integrated network. Learn how to maximize this network for service opportunities, product differentiation, and revenue creation....More
  • Aug 21, 2014

    Beyond DOE: 7 Simple, Effective Innovation Tools

    This 2-hour online training course provides an overview of seven effective innovation tools that are easy to learn and apply. This session will walk you through these tools with simple definitions and relatable examples. The skills you acquire will enable you to not only unleash your own individual creative potential, but also inspire an innovation-focused mind-set across your business operations -- and on new streams of revenue, novel approaches to running the business and leveraging opportunities....More
  • Jun 19, 2014

    How to Use the Hoshin X-Matrix to Link Strategy, Execution and Breakthrough Performance

    This 2-hour online training course provides an overview of the seven-step Hoshin Planning Process, which links a company's major strategy objectives with the resources and action plans needed to make them happen. Attend this session to learn how you can successfully involve your entire organization in delivering a combination of breakthrough performance and daily management in order to focus on sustainable results....More
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