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"We're committed to advancing technologies and practices so that Mississippi industries can compete successfully in a global market."
- Clarion Ledger, 2003
This two day workshop is structured so that participants gain a solid understanding of the use of Statistical Process Control to drive process improvement. The class is taught through a balance lecture, class discussion, class exercises, and follow-on participant projects. Specific topics include both variables and attribute control charting. Specific variables control charting tools include X-BAR and R charts, as well as X and Moving R. Specific Attribute charting techniques are also presented including P, C, and U Charts. Also process capability indexes are presented and explained (i.e., Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk). Throughout the class a strong emphasis is placed on how to connect SPC with root causes oriented problem solving. Key concepts are reinforced through the use of catapults to simulate the real world linkage between SPC and process improvement.
Who Should Attend? Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineers, Managers, Supervisors, and other professionals.
Instructor(s): Clay Walden, Ph.D., Judy Johnson and Sara Fuller
Date(s): July 18-19, 2017
Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046
Please contact Jill Sellers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.
The intent of the workshop is to provide the participants with the capability to use simulation to analyze and improve organizational performance. The workshop will be hands-on, practical, and project focused. Participants will learn how to use FlexSim, a state-of-the-art simulation modeling environment, to address problems in their organization. During the workshop, participants are expected to develop a real, albeit simple, model, conduct the appropriate analysis, and present their findings to the class. The workshop is structured so that there is significant time for the participants to interact on a one-on-one basis with MSU modeling experts to facilitate the development of real models.
Instructor(s): Travis Hill
Date(s): Fall 2017 (July 25-26, August 8-9, August 31, 2017)
This 11 day workshop requires each student to demonstrate mastery of the Six Sigma Body of knowledge and is accomplished through the participant leading a black belt project which illustrates the DMAIC methodology, use of appropriate statistical tools, and substantial business results. Upon project completion and after successfully passing a written examination participants will receive a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.
Participant Involvement: The training will consist of 11 days scheduled during a five month period. Each participant is required to implement techniques and tools on an approved project that targets substantial benefits to their respective organizations. Each participant will receive consulting support both in and outside the classroom to assist with the successful completion of their project. It is anticipated that significant work outside the classroom will be expected in order to ensure maximum results from the student project.
Who Should Attend: Manufacturing and Quality Engineers and Technicians, Industrial Engineers, individuals supporting Six Sigma projects, and/or individuals looking to achieve their Black Belt Certification.
Instructor(s): Clay Walden, Ph.D., Les Goff, Ph.D. and Jenna Johnson
Date(s): Fall (August 1-2, August 29-30, September 26-27, October 24-25, November 21-22, December 19, 2017)
Course objective is to develop participant skills in problem solving techniques that have been popularized under the banner of Six Sigma. Participants will apply these techniques on an approved project. Upon project completion participants will receive a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.
Who Should Attend: Manufacturing and Quality Engineers and Technicians, Industrial Engineers, individuals supporting Six Sigma projects, and/or individuals looking to achieve their Green Belt Certification.
Our team of lean experts ensure that you gain the skills and training necessary to plan and launch a lean healthcare initiative in your organization. You will receive kaizen project experience and certification training in essential Toyota Production System (TPS) tools, which will benefit your hospital, physician practice, nursing home, clinic, laboratory, or health service.
The "Healthcare Lean Certificate" course objective is to prepare participants for successful deployment of projects that improve the cost, quality, and speed of delivery of healthcare services. Each participant will develop skills in the recognition and elimination of "Wasteful practices", and the improvement of the "Flow" of service in hospital operations. Participants will also demonstrate the capability deploying systems improvement methodologies in the workplace on an approved project.
The training will be delivered in 4 two-day sessions (i.e., 64 hours of class time) scheduled during a four month period. Training will cover a broad spectrum of lean topics.
The four segments of Lean Certificate training are:
Lean Hospitals by Mark Graban, This books will be provided for each participant.
To earn a certificate of completion, participants will be required to complete all eight days of training. In addition, each participant is expected to implement techniques and tools provided in this training on an approved project that provides tangible benefits to their respective organizations.
Each participant will receive consulting support both in and outside the classroom to assist with the successful completion of their project. "Healthcare Lean Certificates" of program completion will be awarded to each participant on the completion of the project implementation.
CEU's are available if requested prior to the start of class. An additional fee may be required.
This training is designed for all healthcare professionals: doctors, clinicians, support staff, and administrators are encouraged to attend. Class size is currently limited to 18 participants.
Instructor(s): John Moore and Susan Moore
Date(s): Fall (August 2-3, September 6-7, October 4-5, November 1-2, 2017)
This one day workshop will discuss the 8D problem solving process which has become a standard in the Auto, Assembly and other industries worldwide. It is a disciplined and effective approach to solve chronic and recurring problems. 8D provides excellent guidelines to identify the root cause of the problem, implement containment actions, develop and then implement corrective and preventive actions to eliminate the problem permanently.
Instructor(s): Glenn Dennis and Tonya McCall
Date(s): August 15, 2017
Course objective is to develop participant skills in the recognition and elimination of Waste, and to improve Flow in their operations. Participants will apply these techniques on an approved project.
Who Should Attend? Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Engineering Managers, Plant Managers
Participant Involvement: The training will consist of 4 two-day sessions (i.e., 64 hours of class time) scheduled during a four month period. Each participant is required to implement techniques and tools on an approved project that targets substantial benefits to their respective organizations. Each participant will receive consulting support both in and outside the classroom to assist with the successful completion of their project. It is anticipated that significant work outside the classroom will be expected in order to ensure maximum results from the student project. The goal of each participant is to develop project results that are commensurate with satisfying the project requirements of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Bronze Certification. SME conducts certification examination independently of this training.
Instructor(s): John Moore and Clay Walden, Ph.D.
Date(s): Fall (August 16-17 (Starkville), September 20-21 (Canton), October 18-19 (Starkville), November 15-16, 2017 (Canton))
Location: Thad Cochran Research Park - 1 Research Blvd Starkville, MS 39759 &
MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046
This one day workshop will provide an introduction to "Mistake-Proofing Solutions" following a 10 step process combining Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, Root Cause Analysis, Poka-yoke Principles and Process Control Plans with a systematic team driven approaching process.
Instructor(s): Tonya McCall and Glenn Dennis
Date(s): August 16, 2017
153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046