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  • May 1, 2014

    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

    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

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