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July 10, 2024

AZ MEP Overview of Lean with Simulation - July

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

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THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS! REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS!

 

The focus of this 4-hour workshop is to educate/train employees in a short, concentrated manner, on 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.

 

Who Should Attend
Business and manufacturing leaders and anyone who would like to understand the basic Lean concepts and start on the road to Lean Manufacturing. Companies that are interested in reducing their inventory, improving their overall quality, improving their on-time delivery performance, improving their productivity and lowering their manufacturing costs.

 

Time:  8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost:  $100.00 per person

 

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July 11, 2024

Supply Chain 101: Supply Chain Risk Management

Virtual Webinar

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Please join the AZ MEP in coordination with the California MEP (CMTC) and the Colorado MEP (Manufacturer’s Edge) for Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM).

 

Supply Chain Risk Management is crucial for maintaining business continuity, financial stability, and quality standards. It helps in compliance, cost efficiency, strategic planning, and strengthening supplier relationships. Ultimately, it protects a company's reputation and supports competitive advantage and innovation, ensuring long-term success.

 

During this third and final 1-hour webinar, you will learn about:

  • Risk management strategy & planning
  • Risk identification, analysis, & response
  • Available supply chain management resources

This webinar is brought to you at no cost due to funding for the Supply Chain Optimization and Intelligence Network (SCOIN) from National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) MEP.

 

Time:  10:00 am (Arizona and Pacific Time)

 

 

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July 18, 2024

Cybersecurity and CMMC Webinar Series: Blueprint for Security - Essential Policies and Procedures for Cyber Defense

Virtual Webinar

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The Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership has partnered with Core Solution to co-sponsor monthly webinars to provide you with straightforward, timely information on how CMMC will impact small businesses and how you can prepare.


July:
Blueprint for Security: Essential Policies and Procedures for Cyber Defense


Establish a solid cybersecurity foundation with the right policies and procedures. This webinar guides you through the essential documents your business needs, from incident response plans to data protection policies.

 

There is no cost to participate in this webinar series but you must register for each one separately.

 

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July 25, 2024

AZ MEP Workshop: ISO 9001:2045 Standard and Internal Process Auditing Workshop

Arizona Commerce Authority, 100 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix AZ, First Floor Conference Center

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NEW DATE! REGISTRATION EXTENDED!

 

Join us for this informative workshop on the ISO 9001: 2015 Standard and Internal Auditing Process.

 

The morning session will be an ISO 9001:2015 Overview:

• High level summary of the ISO 9001:2015 Standard
• Overview of Documentation and Record Requirements
• Internal Audit Requirements

 

The afternoon session will be on the Internal Audit Process:

• Review of Process Audit Forms and how to conduct effective process audits
• Actions that come from Audits
• Audit Plan, Process Matrix, Process Audit Questions
• Audit overview training for company /employees

 

Handouts include electronic copies of Internal Process Audit Forms, ISO 9001:2015, Sample audit schedule and management process matrices. Certificates of Internal Auditor training provided as well.

 

Time:  8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cost:  $300.00 per person

 

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August 5, 2024

AZ MEP Lean Green Belt Certification - TUCSON

AGM Container Controls, Inc. 3544 E Fort Lowell Road, Tucson AZ

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NEW DATES! rEGISTRATION EXTENDED!

THERE ARE STILL A FEW SEATS LEFT FOR THIS EVENT! rEGISTER SOON!

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 18 PARTICIPANTS!

 

 

About the Lean Green Belt Certification Program:

Successful Lean Transformations require leaders that have both a solid comprehension of the lean philosophy, as well as the lean tools. They must understand their function and the role lean leaders play in crafting the culture that ensures lasting change. The Lean Green Belt course will empower company leaders to both support improvement efforts and become advocates for change. The 5-day course is loaded with practical examples, breakout sessions, and hands-on exercises to engage students and practice the concepts learned throughout the class.


Lean Green Belt covers a multitude of lean methodologies and tools including:

• 5S
• Plant Layout
• Lean Deployment
• Training Within Industry
• Mistake Proofing
• Kaizen
• Value Stream Mapping

• TPM
• Cellular Flow
• Pull Systems
• Lean Performance Measures
• Leadership Roles
• Strategic Planning
• Building a Lean Culture

Engaging exercises are included to apply the skills in a structured environment incorporating data collection forms, videos and case studies. A test is administered on day 4 with a panel review on the final day.

 

Schedule: 

Monday & Tuesday August 5 & 6 (days 1 & 2)

Monday, September 9 (day 3)

*AZ MEP Site Visit & Project Progress Review Between Days 3 & 4

Monday & Tuesday, October 7 & 8 (days 4 &5)

Times: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm first 4 days/8:00 am - 1:00 pm last day (with a graduation ceremony and celebratory luncheon)

 

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August 15, 2024

Cybersecurity and CMMC Webinar Series: Beyond Your Borders - Ensuring Vendor Compliance with CMMC & NIST 800-171

Virtual Webinar

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The Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership has partnered with Core Solution to co-sponsor monthly webinars to provide you with straightforward, timely information on how CMMC will impact small businesses and how you can prepare.


August:
Beyond Your Borders: Ensuring Vendor Compliance with CMMC & NIST 800-171


Explore strategies to extend your cybersecurity standards to third-party vendors. Learn how to assess vendor compliance, address gaps, and maintain a secure supply chain in line with CMMC and NIST 800-171 standards.

 

There is no cost to participate in this webinar series but you must register for each one separately.

 

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August 20, 2024

Arizona Manufacturing Collaboration Opportunities with the University of Arizona Webinar

Live Webinar

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As an Arizona manufacturer, do you find you need more tools in your toolbelt? If so, join us online to explore exciting partnerships and collaborations with the University of Arizona in the manufacturing industry. Discover how your business can benefit from cutting-edge research, resources, and expertise available at the university. Don't miss this chance to learn more from our academic experts. Register now to secure your spot for this live webinar.

 

This webinar will be 1 hour and include 45 minutes of presentation and 15 minutes of Q&A

 

Date:  August 20, 2024

Time:  9 - 10 am 

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August 27, 2024

AZ MEP Lean Green Belt Certification - Cohort 5

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

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THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS!

REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS!

 

Successful Lean Transformations require leaders that have both a solid comprehension of the lean philosophy, as well as the lean tools. They must understand their function and the role lean leaders play in crafting the culture that ensures lasting change. The Lean Green Belt course will empower company leaders to both support improvement efforts and become advocates for change. The 5-day course is loaded with practical examples, breakout sessions, and hands-on exercises to engage students and practice the concepts learned throughout the class.


Lean Green Belt covers a multitude of lean methodologies and tools including:

• 5S
• Plant Layout
• Lean Deployment
• Training Within Industry
• Mistake Proofing
• Kaizen
• Value Stream Mapping

• TPM
• Cellular Flow
• Pull Systems
• Lean Performance Measures
• Leadership Roles
• Strategic Planning
• Building a Lean Culture

Engaging exercises are included to apply the skills in a structured environment incorporating data collection forms, videos and case studies. A test is administered on day 4 with a panel review on the final day.

 

Schedule: 

Tuesday & Wednesday, August 27th and 28th (days 1 & 2)
Tuesday September 24th (day 3)
Tuesday and Wednesday October 22nd and 23rd (days 4 &5)

 

Times: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 1st 4 days/8:00 am - 12:00 pm last day

Cost:  $1500.00 per person 

 

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September 9, 2024

AZ MEP Leadership Development Program - Cohort 9

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

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Many manufacturing employees are promoted from operators to lead and supervisor positions but are not given / taught the soft skills to succeed. Sometimes the result is not only the loss of a good operator by moving them into the leadership role, but if that employee struggles in their new role it can cause dissatisfaction for that employee and the employees who they are responsible for leading. Ultimately that can lead to employee turnover.

This program will consist of 7 essential classes for new leaders. The course will be delivered in 4 hour increments, every two weeks, September 9th- December 2nd, 2024.. The topics are listed below along with class dates. To view the course descriptions download the flyer using the link below.

  • Session 1: New Supervisor Essentials (September 9th)
  • Session 2: Effective Communication (September 23rd)
  • Session 3: Conflict Resolution (October 7th)
  • Session 4: Coaching for Success (October 21st)
  • Session 5: Time Management (November 4th)
  • Session 6: Team Dynamics (November 18th)
  • Session 7: Change Management (December 2nd)

Who Should Attend:

Recently promoted employees who are leading others (new line or cell leads, supervisors, engineers) or anyone aspiring to move into a leadership role in the future.

 

Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (all 7 days)

Cost: $950.00 per person (for all 7 sessions)

 

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September 11, 2024

AZ MEP - Problem Solving Techniques and Root Cause Solutions - September Workshop

Arizona Commerce Authority, 100 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix AZ, First Floor Conference Center

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The first step to solving any problem is to define the problem and identify the root cause. Root cause analysis is the second important element of problem-solving. The reason? If you don't know WHAT the problem is, you can never SOLVE the problem.


There are a variety of problem-solving tools available, however, you need to know when to use which tool in a manner that is appropriate for the situation.


Join us for this workshop and learn about:

 

  • Familiarization of industry wide ‘best practice” techniques for problem solving
  • Creating confidence in using root cause analysis techniques through hand-on exercises
  • Gaining the A-Z ability for problem identification, root cause analysis, and corrective action implementation
  • Discovering the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) model for communicating and organizing improvement projects
  • Coaching and guidance for selecting the best format and problem-solving model for your company

Time:  8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost:  $149.00 per person

 

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September 19, 2024

Cybersecurity and CMMC Webinar Series: Tackling the Tough Ten - Strategies for the Hardest CMMC Requirements

Virtual Webinar

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The Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership has partnered with Core Solution to co-sponsor monthly webinars to provide you with straightforward, timely information on how CMMC will impact small businesses and how you can prepare.


September:
Tackling the Tough Ten: Strategies for the Hardest CMMC Requirements


Break down the ten most challenging aspects of CMMC compliance. This session offers practical strategies, expert tips, and resources to turn these hurdles into milestones on your compliance journey.

 

There is no cost to participate in this webinar series but you must register for each one separately.

 

Download the flyer.

 

Register

October 17, 2024

Cybersecurity and CMMC Webinar Series: Ready, Set, Respond - Your 72-Hour Plan for Cyber Incidents

Virtual Webinar

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The Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership has partnered with Core Solution to co-sponsor monthly webinars to provide you with straightforward, timely information on how CMMC will impact small businesses and how you can prepare.


October:
Ready, Set, Respond: Your 72-Hour Plan for Cyber Incidents


A step-by-step guide to crafting a comprehensive response strategy that kicks in when a cyber incident strikes. Learn how to mobilize your response team, communicate effectively, and mitigate damage within the first 72 hours.

 

There is no cost to participate in this webinar series but you must register for each one separately.

 

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Register

 

November 5, 2024

AZ MEP Overview of Lean with Simulation - November 2024

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

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THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS! REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS!

 

The focus of this 4-hour workshop is to educate/train employees in a short, concentrated manner, on 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.

 

Who Should Attend
Business and manufacturing leaders and anyone who would like to understand the basic Lean concepts and start on the road to Lean Manufacturing. Companies that are interested in reducing their inventory, improving their overall quality, improving their on-time delivery performance, improving their productivity and lowering their manufacturing costs.

 

Time:  8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost:  $100.00 per person

 

Download the flyer for more information

 

Register

 

November 21, 2024

Cybersecurity and CMMC Webinar Series: Meeting Cyber Insurance Compliance - A Guide for Small Businesses

Virtual Webinar

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The Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership has partnered with Core Solution to co-sponsor monthly webinars to provide you with straightforward, timely information on how CMMC will impact small businesses and how you can prepare.


November:
Meeting Cyber Insurance Compliance: A Guide for Small Businesses


Navigate the prerequisites for cyber insurance compliance, understanding the specific safeguards and protocols insurers require. This session emphasizes actionable steps to meet compliance standards, enhancing your eligibility and positioning your business to effectively mitigate cyber-related risks.

 

There is no cost to participate in this webinar series but you must register for each one separately.

 

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