Training Certificate Program. MSU’s Industrial Outreach Service (IOS), and The Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension (CAVS-E) will begin a Lean Certificate Program starting in September 2008. The training will consist of 4 two-day sessions, over a 4-month period. Classes will be offered at 2 locations: One series of classes will be held on the Mississippi State University campus in Starkville, MS, and another series of classes will be held at CAVS Extension in Canton, MS. Slots are open for the Starkville class only. The Canton, MS class is full.
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Lean Enterprise Training. Presented by Pearl River Community College and The University of Southern Mississippi. A Lean Enterprise produces more with existing resources by eliminating non-value added activities. Businesses are facing increased worldwide competition and the stakes are high. The winners in the competition work to eliminate wasteful activities and to only produce exactly what customers want when the customer wants it.
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New China Syndrome:
Strategies for Competing in a Low-Cost Manufacturing World
In this global market where low-cost countries are gaining market-share
in manufacturing, some U.S. companies are not just surviving but
actually thriving. Whats their formula?
Through a mix of speakers, case studies and discussion, well
share key insights from our latest round of company intersection
and research. Learn why some companies are highly successful when
competing with low-cost regions.
Youll not only get the big picture on low-cost manufacturing
around the world, youll also learn strategies you can leverage
to compete smarter in your world. Specifically, you will:
Identify the elements of your business which will increase your competitiveness in this world manufacturing environment
Discover 9 proven strategies successful companies use to compete effectively with low-cost manufacturers and explore the combination of strategies that might work best for you
Understand why China and other low-cost regions are emerging as threats
Learn how corporations are taking advantage of low-cost regions, particularly China
360vu industry experts will be available to help you determine your strategy and next steps.
Who should attend: A must for CEOs and upper management of manufacturing companies facing offshore competition.
DATE: March 25, 2004
TIME: 9:00 AM-3:30 PM
LOCATION: Advanced Education Center
Itawamba Community College
IMPORTANT: Pre-registration required. Call 662-620-5240.
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Presenters for The New China Syndrome Seminar
NIST Manufacturing Futures Group
Ben Vickery is Senior Analyst with the National Institute of Standards and Technologys Manufacturing Futures Group. Prior to joining the Futures Group, he served for over two years as Product Line Manager for Lean Enterprise at NIST MEP and managed the development and rollout of a number of Lean products services. Mr. Vickery also worked for four years as a Program Manager at the Modernization Forum, where he co-wrote Smaller Manufacturers: Building a Stronger America. Prior to that, he spent three years as a Policy Analyst at the Southern Growth Policies Board/Southern Technology Council, where he co-wrote Information Tools for Industry.
Melissa Kelly-McCabe has worked with industrial and corporate leaders for 20 years to create clear strategy, to foster vision and to make positive and lasting change in their organizations. She has worked with manufacturing, engineering and private and public organizations to coach them in applying techniques aimed at creating and implementing real strategy.
Ms. Kelly-McCabe has been manager and consultant to manufacturers and industrial development groups in 50 states and Puerto Rico. She has held positions with General Motors, Price Waterhouse LLP, the WNY Technology Development Center, Inc. and is a guest lecturer at George Washington University and University of Buffalo
She was an assistant to Dr. W. Edwards Deming for five years researching thinking processes, and teaching groups about Deming management principles. She holds a Masters of Science in Organization Systems, focusing on Change Processes, from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelors Degree in Statistics, minor in Industrial Engineering, from the University of Buffalo.
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