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  • 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
  • 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
  • Jun 12, 2014

    5 Tips to Secure Trade Secrets from Larry Brock, Former DuPont Cyber Security Leader

    In today's competitive and complex manufacturing environment, numerous parties both inside your organization and out have routine access to your IP and trade secrets. The World Bank estimates IP theft worldwide costs our industry about $400 billion annually. Larry Brock, former chief information security officer at DuPont, will share lessons learned from the front lines of protecting IP at a member of the Fortune 100....More
  • Jun 5, 2014

    How To Reduce IT Spending 15% or More: Realized Benefits from Cloud ERP

    Organizations that have fully or largely moved to the cloud average savings of 15% or more on IT spending as a percentage of revenue. Join us for a webinar on June 5th for a discussion with multiple manufacturers from both discrete and process industries talk about why they chose cloud ERP to run their business....More
  • Jun 3, 2014

    A Lean Journey and the Place for KATA: A Case Study, Lessons Learned and Results so Far

    The Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata are about the managerial context within which Toyota's Lean tools get used. In this webinar Wayne Meyer discusses the implementation of KATA in GKN's Lean journey, going from stabilizing operations to involving everyone everyday in a scientific process of improvement and evolution. Within one month GKN made lead time improvements in two value stream loops of 31% and 20%....More
  • May 29, 2014

    The Pulse of Performance Management: What You Need to Know for Budgeting, Reporting, and Financial Consolidation Success

    This annual web event will provide you with the information and strategies you need to confidently take the next steps with your performance management initiative. Whether you are still in research mode, have already rolled out a system, or are anywhere in between this webcast will include information that will enable you to maximize your success....More
  • May 21, 2014

    How to Use the Voice of the Customer to Improve Product and Service Quality

    Quality issues can easily go undetected in the field for months, even years. What if you could infuse the voice of the customer directly into engineering and detect emerging issues months earlier? During this webinar, you'll learn how perceptual quality can increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs....More
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