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February 26, 2020

KATA Practitioner Day

Arizona Commerce Authority 100 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007 / First Floor Conference Center

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Kata Practitioner Day (KPD) gathers those practicing and those interested in Kata in one location, to explore, learn and share ideas about a powerful methodology that can bolster continuous improvement efforts and help an entire organization learn a shared way of thinking and doing by engaging everyone as problem-solvers. 

 

KPD provides a fast, easy forum for learning about Kata, best practices, and sharing first-hand experiences from real work with the Improvement Kata (IK) and Coaching Kata (CK) patterns.

 

Time:  7:00AM-4:00 PM

Cost:  $150.00

Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch

 

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March 4, 2020

Overview of Lean with LEGO's Simulation

Arizona Commerce Authority, 100 N 7th Ave., Phoenix AZ / First Floor Conference Center

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The focus of this 4-hour workshop is to educate/train employees in a short, concentrated manner, a number of the Basics of Lean Principles. This training will help those participating to see how continuous improvement can be applied through the utilization of Lean concepts throughout the company.

 

Topics to be covered include:

  • Lean Definitions (Lead time, Cycle time, Value Added vs Non-value added)
  • The 8 Wastes
  • Selected Tools from the House of Lean (i.e. 5S, Standard Work, Visual Control, POUS, Pull, KanBan).
  • Two rounds of Hands-on simulation (Legos)
  • An example of how to value stream a process and how to begin attacking real problems.

Limited to 12 Participants!

Time:  8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Noon)

Cost:  $100.00 (Pastries and Coffee provided)

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March 4, 2020

2020 AmCon Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo

Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix AZ / West Hall 1,

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The AmCon Show puts contract manufacturing and job shop solutions right at your fingertips.

 

Join us on March 4th and 5th at the Phoenix Convention Center where you can visit knowledgeable exhibitors, meet face-to-face with suppliers of custom parts and components and find resources to help solve your needs on the spot. There will be great seminars to participate in as well.

 

Be sure to stop by Booth 412 and meet your Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership (AZMEP) Senior Client Advisor and see how we can help your company be more successful!

 

 

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March 9, 2020

Basics Of Lean Manufacturing at Assa Abloy March 2020

Assa Abloy, 10027 S 21st Street, Phoenix. AZ 85004

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SPECIAL LOCATION! INCLUDES PLANT TOUR OF ASSA ABLOY! SPACE IS LIMITED!

Basics of Lean is a hands-on workshop that guides participants through the transition from a traditional manufacturing environment to a Lean, world-class enterprise. By introducing and implementing Lean principles, your company can improve efficiencies, reduce waste, increase profitability and provide customers with high quality products at competitive prices. The end results are well worth your investment. Participants in our workshops have reported significant results after implementing Lean principles in their own businesses, including:


• 90% reduction in lead times
• 85% reduction in work-in-process
• 85% improvement in quality
• 50% increase in productivity
• 50% reduction in floor space

 

 

 

Time:  8:00AM-5:00 PM

Cost:  $300.00 (Lunch Provided)

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March 10, 2020

ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D Standard & Internal Process Auditing Combined Overview Seminar

Arizona Commerce Authority 100 N. 7th Ave., First Floor Conference Center

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Come join us for this full-day workshop on the AS9100D / ISO 9001:2015 Standard and how to conduct process audits in a simple format to get the most out of your internal audit program.

 

Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Cost: $300.00/person

 

 

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March 17, 2020

The Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS): Are You Running Your Business or Is It Running You?

Arizona Commerce Authority, 100 N 7th Ave, Phoenix AZ / First Floor Conference Center

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It's 2020... Ask yourself this... Are you running your business? Or, is your business running you? Many of the most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders work longer hours and get less return on their investments of time and money.

 

Maybe you grapple with some of these challenges:
- Lack of control over time, markets or your company.
- People who don't listen, understand or follow through.
- Profit that's inconsistent and/or there's not enough.
- Growth is happening, but you can't break through to the next level

- Quick fixes that come-and-go, bringing little change with continued frustrations

 

If you are a business owner or a senior-level executive and want to see your business consistently run better and grow faster, join us for this presentation by Tom Wesner as he delivers a powerful introduction to The Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) and the Six Key Components™ of a successful business. You will walk away with a set of simple, practical tools that you and your leadership team will use immediately!

 

Time:  8:30 am - 10:00 am (Registration from 8:00 - 8:30)

Cost:  $39.00 (Pastries and Coffee provided)

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March 24, 2020

QuickBooks for Manufacturers: Tips & Tricks to Streamline Operations

Arizona Commerce Authority 100 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007 / First Floor Conference Center

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Whether you are an experienced QuickBooks user or new to using the program, this workshop will give you the opportunity to learn some new ideas and tips and tricks of the trade.

Join us and learn about some features you can implement to help streamline operations, saving time, money and resources.

 

 

Time: 9:00AM - 11:30AM

Cost:  $49 (Coffee, pastries & fruit provided)

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April 8, 2020

Business Continuity Planning .. Can Your Company Survive a Disaster?

Arizona Commerce Authority, 100 N 7th Ave, Phoenix AZ / First Floor Conference Center

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If you are a typical manufacturing company, you are focused on keeping your customers and employees happy, managing profitability and cash flow, and chasing new business.

You manage some risk with various forms of insurance – fire, casualty, works comp, liability – but you don’t think much, if at all, about major catastrophes. Ever think, “That could never happen to me”?

 

How about
               - A broken water main that floods your shop
               - An electrical fire in the middle of the night
               - A cyber attack that destroys all your records
               - Your major supplier shuts down without warning

 

Chances are you don’t have a plan in place to keep your business running. Come to our workshop and learn

               - What is a Business Continuity Plan?
               - What are the critical functions to address
               - What documentation to have in place
               - Who should take action and how
               - How do I handle employees, customers, vendors, media?
               - And much more

 

You will take away an outline of a Business Continuity Plan, templates for collecting critical information, and a list of references and resources to help with your preparation…just in case.     

 

 

Time:  8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Cost:  $49.00 (Pastries and Coffee provided)

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April 16, 2020

4 - Day OSHA 30 Workshop - General Industry 29 CFR 1910

Arizona Commerce Authority, 100 N 7th Ave / 1st Floor Conference Center

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4 DAY EVENT! APRIL 16 & 17 AND APRIL 23 & 24!!! SPACE IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS

 

If you are fully dedicated to safety in your company, attending this OSHA 30 General Industry 29 CFR 1910 training is the next step in reaching your goals. 

 

Some topics to be covered:

  • Introduction to OSHA
    OSHA Inspections
  • HazCom
  • Machine Guarding

For a full list of covered topics and to register, download the flyer below!

 

Cost:  $595.00 per person

Includes Continental Breakfast each day / Lunch on Your Own

 

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May 6, 2020

Revenue Is Vanity, Profit Is Sanity, Cash Flow Is King

Arizona Commerce Authority, 100 N 7th Ave., Phoenix AZ / First Floor Conference Center

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Do you ever wonder why you need cash, although your Income Statement shows a profit? Which of your products and customers actually contribute to your Gross Profit? How do you improve your cash flow without asking your banker for a loan?

Attend this workshop and you will get a better understanding of cash flow and how critical it is for your business’ success. We'll cover the three areas of cash flow and discuss operating cash flow

 

 

Time:  8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Cost:  $49.00 (Coffee, Pastries and Fruit Provided)

 

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May 13, 2020

How to Leverage Arizona Based Resources to Find Qualified Employees - Glendale

Brown Public Library, 5959 W. Brown Street, Glendale AZ 85302 / Auditorium & Main Wing

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Statistics say there are over 500,000 manufacturing jobs going unfilled right now in our country.  Is your business booming but now you are wondering how to find the people to do the work?  You are not alone.  Our workshop will help you to think of outside the box and show you resources to help you fill your openings. 

 

Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Cost:  $49 (Coffee, pastries & fruit provided)

 

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May 20, 2020

The Strategic Role of the Simple Job Description!

Arizona Commerce Authority 100 N. 7th Ave., First Floor Conference Center7

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Is your organization poised for growth in the near term?

Is your organization structured correctly, so your growth plans are reflected in your organization chart?

Are your job descriptions detailed and robust enough to outline the tasks, competencies, skills and interactions that are necessary to ensure your jobs align to your business strategy?

Do you consistently review your job descriptions to ensure that they are current and relevant?

 

As organizations position themselves for growth, it is not uncommon to focus on product and process, and then just assume that the people component will take care of itself.  Here’s a reality check.  As organizations move forward, often their people are trapped in survival mode clinging to the ‘status quo’.  Since people are behind products and processes, your organization may be experiencing negative ‘organizational drag’, limiting growth potential, sub-optimizing productivity and capacity, and compromising the ability to take advantage of competitive market opportunities. 

Join us for this informative workshop and learn how to address these issues at your company.

 

Time: 8:30AM-11:30AM

Cost:  $49 (Coffee, pastries & fruit provided)

 

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June 11, 2020

ISO 9001:2015 Standard & Internal Process Auditing Combined Overview Seminar June 2020

Arizona Commerce Authority 100 N. 7th Ave., First Floor Conference Center

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Come join us for this full-day workshop on the ISO 9001:2015 / AS9100D Standard and how to conduct process audits in a simple format to get the most out of your internal audit program.

 

Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Cost: $300.00/person

 

 

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June 17, 2020

How to Leverage Arizona Based Resources to Find Qualified Employees - Gilbert

Arizona@Work, 735 N. Gilbert Rd, Ste 134, Room 4, Gilbert, AZ

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Statistics say there are over 500,000 manufacturing jobs going unfilled right now in our country.  Is your business booming but now you are wondering how to find the people to do the work?  You are not alone.  Our workshop will help you to think of outside the box and show you resources to help you fill your openings. 

 

Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Cost:  $49 (Coffee, pastries & fruit provided)

 

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September 9, 2020

Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA): Protecting Customers, Company and Brand

Arizona Commerce Authority, 100 N 7th Ave, Phoenix AZ 85007 / First Floor Conference Center

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Lowering the risk of a product recall not only makes good business sense, but all manufacturers involved in the production of food, including both human and animal food, must now comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The FSMA regulation focuses on a preventive approach to food safety. It deals with the requirements of current good manufacturing practices, hazard analysis, and risk-based preventive controls.

Join us for this workshop and we'll help you identify areas of your business that meet the new FDA FSMA requirements and which ones may need enhancement.

 

 

Time:  8:30 AM-11:30 AM (registration from 8:00 - 8:30)

Cost:  $49.00.00 

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September 23, 2020

Human Capital and the Continuous Improvement Process

Arizona Commerce Authority 100 North 7th Ave., First Floor Conference Center

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Would you build a house without a sturdy foundation? When we speak with growth companies about how they value robust organizational structures, the first response is typically, “We don’t want to introduce anything into our organization that makes us look like big, old-fashioned companies.”

By simply dismissing anything that appears to be ‘big company focused’, are you eliminating fundamental best practices that work for all organizations.

Come to our workshop to find out more about the six organizational structures. Download the flyer below to read more on these structures.

 

Time:  8:30 am - 11:30 am

Cost:  $49.00/person

 

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October 7, 2020

Cross-Generational Management: Engaging the Millennial Workforce

Arizona Commerce Authority, 100 N 7th Ave., Phoenix AZ / First Floor Conference Center

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Being a manager is never easy; understanding the dynamics and motivations of different generations makes it that much harder!  By 2025, the U.S. will have 4-5 generations in the workforce, all expecting the work environment and engagement they signed up for.

 

In this session, we’ll learn about the differences between generations, and how those differences impact employee engagement, productivity, and retention. 

 

Join us as we explore the ways to integrate your company’s senior employees with the younger generation to enhance overall performance.

 

Time:  8:00 am - 10:30 am (8:00 - 8:30 is registration)

Cost:  $49.00 per person (coffee, fruit and pastries provided)

 

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