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Welcome to CAVS Extension, a unit of Mississippi State University focused on delivering solutions to industry.

  • Strong track record of results working with teams across wide variety of industries.
  • Engagement occurs through professional development training and on-site engineering support with experienced staff.

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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
Economic Impact: $5,946,013,661
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Upcoming Training and Events

PFMEA - Control Plan
Jul 12, 2016

Course Objective:

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): Glenn Dennis

Date(s): July 12, 2016

Cost: $250.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 to register or if you have any questions.

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8D Problem Solving
Jul 13, 2016

Course Objective:

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

Date(s): July 13, 2016

Cost: $250.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 to register or if you have any questions.

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Minitab Statistical Software for Engineers
Jul 19, 2016

Course Objective:

This workshop focuses on the visual exploration of data and problem solving using Minitab statistical software. We will use the Minitab to generate and interpret graphs to help analyze real-world industrial problems. The workshop will be highly interactive and include many hands-on practical examples. Topics will cover basic statistical principles and the application and use of statistical analysis methods.

Who Should Attend? The participants are expected to have some basic statistical experience since it is not possible to cover the details of probability and statistics during the workshop.

Instructor(s): Travis Hill

Date(s): July 19, 2016

Cost: $250.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 to register or if you have any questions.

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Excellence in Asset Management
Jul 19, 2016

Description:

This is an interactive 3-day workshop designed to demonstrate reliability and asset stewardship in the context of reducing risks within your operating process and your business. Participants will gain an understanding of the requirements of Asset Management based on the tenets of ISO 55000.

Key Success Measures
  • Manage assets effectively at the lowest life cycle cost
  • Reduce asset-related risks that may impact organizational objectives
  • Maximize Return On Assets.
Learning Objectives:
Lesson
Evaluating the Asset Management System
PDCA Improvement Methodology
Performance Monitoring Statistics
Identifying Asset Risks
Asset Management Plans
Managing Organizational Change
Understanding
List the asset management objectives for your organization and identify the limitations of your current asset management practices.
Define the risks associated with asset management system implementation.
Describe the PDCA method used to develop effective asset management plans.
Explain how to calculate OEE, MTBF and process reliability.
Practice Failure Mode Analysis to identify asset risks.
Practice Root Cause Analysis techniques to resolve asset risks.
Discuss the "P-F Management" philosophy to extend asset life and improve maintainability.
Discuss how vibration analysis, infrared thermography, ultrasonic testing and oil analysis technologies improve maintenance effectiveness.
Explain how resistance to change, compliance and individual performance impacts stakeholder asset management expectations.
Who should attend?
  • Asset Managers
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Reliability Managers
  • Operations Managers

Date(s): July 19-21, 2016

Cost: $1495.00

Additional Information:

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
Aug 02, 2016

Course Objective:

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., Glenn Dennis and Les Goff, Ph.D.

Date(s): Fall (August 2-3, August 30-31, September 27-28, October 25-26, November 29-30, December 14, 2016)

Cost: $3500.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 to register or if you have any questions.

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Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
Aug 02, 2016

Course Objective:

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.

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 Green Belt Certification.

Instructor(s): Clay Walden, Ph.D. and Glenn Dennis

Date(s): Fall (August 2-3, August 30-31, September 27-28, October 25-26, November 29-30, December 14, 2016)

Cost: $3000.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 to register or if you have any questions.

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Lean Certificate - Healthcare
Aug 09, 2016

Program Description:

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.

Objective:

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.

Synopsis:

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:

  • Session 1 - Customer Focus: Lean Concepts, Implementation Strategies, Kaizen, "A3" problem solving, Lean Leadership, Class project planning, and Clinic Kaizen Simulation
  • Session 2 - Eliminate Waste: "5S", Workplace Design, Visual Controls, Standard Work, Poka-Yoke (error proofing), Class project review, and Process Flow Simulation
  • Session 3 - Improve Flow: Pull Systems, "Supermarkets", Kanban, Takt Time (capacity planning), Paced Operations, Investment Efficiency, Heijunka (load leveling), Planned Maintenance, Class project review, and FMEA
  • Session 4 - Continuous Improvement: Value Stream Mapping, Class project review, Strategic Planning, CI Measurement Systems, and CI Project Management
Required Reading:

Lean Hospitals by Mark Graban, This books will be provided for each participant.

Certificate:

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.

Attendees:

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 9-10, August 30-31, October 4-5, November 8-9, 2016)

Cost: $2900.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 to register or if you have any questions.

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