BASICS® Lean Value Stream Mapping: An interactive, self-paced, modular, virtual training teaching the importance of value stream mapping as well as instructing how to create them. You will learn how to transform from the current state to the ideal state. You will also be given a tool to help align kaizen bursts into a prioritized project matrix to make sure you are improving the entire value stream.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
MWCC Special Offer - Buy Three Trainings, Get One Free
Standard Online Course: $99 per person
VIP Value Stream Mapping Online Course: $149 per person
In addition to the standard course content, spend one-on-one time with a member of the Business Improvement Group reviewing your Value Stream Maps and providing feedback during the course.
This online program is offered through our consulting partner, the Business Improvement Group.
Buy Three, Get One Free!
If you buy (3) registrations, we'll send you a coupon code that can be used to register a fourth person for free! It will be applied to the same tier you registered for and must be used by someone at your same organization.
BASICSâ Lean Foundations Course: A comprehensive, self-paced, modular, virtual training instructing how to use Lean analysis tools, and certifying you to implement Lean in your company based on the Business Improvement Group’s Shingo winning BASICS® Lean Implementation Model.
Standard Online Course: $495 per person
Interactive, self-paced, modular, virtual training
VIP Lean Foundations Online Course: $650 per person
BASICS® Lean Foundations + 2 Hours of Private Coaching
Take the Lean Foundations course and learn one-on-one during two hours of virtual coaching with one of the BIG Team Members.
Virtual Lean Peer Group #23
February 2022 – January 2023
Due to the impact COVID-19 has had on our clients,
we will split the $3,000 cost for this Cohort in two payments:
$1500 upon registration and $1500 will be due on May 16, 2022.
Choose your preference in the registration.
Build a Lean Culture to Ensure Long-Term Success
MWCC has held regional Lean Peer Groups throughout Maryland since 2012. This program is now available to organizations regardless of company location. Lean applies to any type of organization and processing environment. Whether you are a manufacturer, distributor, service organization, or a non-profit, this program should be part of your Continuous Improvement plan. Revamp and re-energize your Lean strategy by networking with and learning from others who are committed to creating a Lean culture.
Facility Tours - Due to COVID-19, in the past year, we have instituted adjustments and enhanced the program. All Lean Peer Group meetings are being held via (Zoom) videoconference. However, as company travel and meeting restrictions are lifted, MWCC will coordinate facility tours for members within travel distance of each other. These gatherings will be in addition to the monthly videoconference meetings.
Each Lean Peer Group meets monthly. Group #23 meetings will typically fall on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. (Refer to the registration page for the tentative schedule.) However, if anyone is unable to attend on this date, they may attend one of the other Group meetings which typically fall on the 2nd Thursday and 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Following are some recent enhancements:
Who Should Attend?
Not just for manufacturers, our Lean Peer Groups have a mix of companies from a broad range of industries and Lean maturity levels, from those who are just getting started to some who would be considered Lean-mature organizations. All of these organizations have been able to learn and grow. The only real requirement is a sincere desire and commitment to moving forward on this never-ending journey of excellence. To assure open communication, no competitors are placed within the same group. Participation is limited to 12 companies.
What is the cost?
Lean Peer Group participation includes a one-year MWCC membership, a $1250 value. In addition, Maryland manufacturing and technology companies qualify for grant reimbursement of 50% of the $3000 fee at the end of the Peer Group round. (This reimbursement is subject to availability of funding and adequate appropriation.) The effective cost for MWCC manufacturing members would be $250 for the whole organization for this year-long program.
Your Lean Peer Group Facilitator
Dave Rizzardo has been the Associate Director of MWCC since 2014. In 2012, he co-developed the Lean Peer Group service and has been facilitating multiple groups since that time. His Lean experience predates the time when Lean became synonymous with business excellence. His recently published book, "Lean - Let's Get It Right! How to Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement", dives into many of the topics discussed and debated during the MWCC Lean Peer Group meetings.
If you have questions about this program, contact MWCC Associate Director, Dave Rizzardo (717-855-0765) , or MWCC Managing Director, Joyce La Padula (410-960-3785).
Our 24th Lean Peer Group kicked off on June 14th; however, space is still available so registration will remain open until July 13th.
If you register by June 30th, a make-up session covering session #1 topics will be held.
Virtual Lean Peer Group #24
June 2022 – May 2023
MWCC has held regional Lean Peer Groups throughout Maryland since 2012. This program is now available to organizations regardless of company location.
Lean applies to any type of organization and processing environment. Whether you are a manufacturer, distributor, service organization, or a non-profit, this program should be part of your Continuous Improvement plan. Revamp and re-energize your Lean strategy by networking with and learning from others who are committed to creating a Lean culture.
In-Facility Meetings/Tours - Due to the improved COVID-19 situation, we will pursue returning to member facilities for tours and/or full Lean Peer Group meetings. Multiple options are being considered to blend the virtual approach which enables more participants with no restrictions on company location, with the desire to return to in-facility gatherings for those in the same region.
Schedule - Each Lean Peer Group meets monthly. Group #24 meetings will fall on either the 2nd or 3rd Tuesday of each month. (Refer to the registration page for the tentative schedule.) However, if anyone is unable to attend on this date, they may attend one of the other Group meetings which are on Wednesday of the same week, and the previous Thursday.
Organizations – Not just for manufacturers, our Lean Peer Groups have a mix of companies from a broad range of industries and Lean maturity levels, from those who are just getting started to some who would be considered Lean-mature organizations. The only real requirement is a sincere desire and commitment to moving forward on this never-ending journey of excellence.
Meeting Attendees – There are no restrictions as to company position, but typical attendees include Lean facilitators and company leaders. Specifically, front-line leaders would gain greatly from ongoing participation. Though anyone in the organization who wants to learn more about Lean is welcome to participate.
Lean Peer Group participation includes a one-year MWCC membership, a $1250 value. Maryland manufacturing and technology companies qualify for grant reimbursement of 50% of the $3000 fee at the end of the Peer Group round. (This reimbursement is subject to availability of funding and adequate appropriation.) Considering these factors, the effective cost for Maryland manufacturing members would be $250 for the whole organization for this year-long program. (Non-Maryland organizations should check grant availability in their states.)
REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR FALL 2022
Lean Facilitator Certification Program
(Qualifies for 50% training reimbursement. See ** below for details.)
Since 2005, the Maryland World Class Consortia has trained and certified hundreds through our flagship program, the Lean Facilitator Certification Program (LFCP). LFCP is designed to grow your internal lean transformation specialists. This intensive four month curriculum is aimed at developing the abilities of your employees to identify, plan, execute, and sustain continuous improvement activities and projects.
Our curriculum is aligned to the national Lean Certification's Body of Knowledge, and LFCP students can optionally pursue their Lean Bronze Certification through the course, which is jointly sponsored by ASQ/AME/Shingo Institute/SME. More information about SME Lean Certification is available online at www.sme.org/leancert.
Join the hundreds of LFCP graduates who are delivering millions of dollars of improvement value to their organizations. Build your personal lean leadership and continuous improvement capabilities!
This course can be taken "in-house" by one company or conducted with a minimum of 10 participants and hosted at participating companies for the four-week course.
Contact Joyce La Padula for more information at email@example.com or 410-960-3785.
Complete program description can be found here.
**We are excited to announce that through a grant from the Maryland Department of Commerce, this training is eligible for 50% reimbursement of the program training costs if you are a Maryland manufacturing or technology company. Certain eligibility requirements must be met. (This reimbursement is subject to availability of funding and adequate appropriation.) Please contact Joyce La Padula at 410-960-3785 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
LEAN SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT CERTIFICATION
(See below re Training Funds)
The Maryland World Class Consortia is pleased to bring you the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification in partnership with the Dr. Mikel J. Harry Six Sigma Management Institute (SSMI).
The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program of Study is intended to develop technical leaders that are capable of propelling their respective organizations toward best-in-class status by reducing costs, improving cycle times, eliminating defects, eliminating variation and significantly increasing customer satisfaction.
Green Belts are highly trained practitioners who possess the technical knowledge and skills that are necessary to facilitate breakthrough improvements in key processes that support the overall business aims and operational goals of an enterprise.
This 20-week Green Belt Course will require a five (5) hour weekly commitment. The actual task-time will vary. The program's webinar schedule for the Blended Learning model will be assigned by the facilitator and the students based on their availability.
The fee for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program is $1995 per person and includes a free one-year membership to the MWCC (a $1250 value). This tuition covers all academic modules and course training material. Students will receive a training guide in the form of Summary Slides that review each module in the form PDF files.
Ø Participants who successfully complete the program will be presented with a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate.
COMPLETE COURSE DESCRIPTION HERETRAINING FUNDS
Maryland manufacturing & technology companies can be eligible for 50% reimbursement of the program training costs. Please contact Joyce La Padula at 410-960-3785 or via email at email@example.com for reimbursement criteria.
Who Should Attend?
The LSSGB Program is appropriate for workers at all levels in the organization. This structured program provides guidance for change agents the organization may be underutilizing. No prior exposure to Lean Six Sigma is required. Candidates would enjoy solving problems, working with data as well as working in a project-based, team-oriented environment.
Basic arithmetic skills are essential (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals). Basic computer skills are also essential. In this context, a rudimentary understanding of Excel is highly recommended.
If you have questions about this program, contact MWCC Managing Director, Joyce La Padula (410-960-3785).
EIGHT O'CLOCK COFFEE PLANT TOUR
Located in Landover Maryland, Eight O’clock Coffee is a Company that has been roasting, grinding and packaging coffee in our current location since 1965. Our major customers include Walmart, Publix, and Amazon. We are part of the Tata Consumer Products group which includes well known international brands such as Tetley Tea, Good Earth, Tea pigs and Eight O’clock Coffee. Although we are a small facility we have a wide variety of equipment and automation. You'll see Lean practices and principles as applied in an equipment-based processing environment.
DUE TO LIMITED SPACE, REGISTRATION MAX IS
TWO PEOPLE PER COMPANY
9:00 a.m. - Meet in Lobby/Introductions
9:10 a.m. - Refreshments
9:15 a.m. - Facility Overview Presentation
9:45 a.m. - Bring your own safety shoes (steel or composite toe) and safety glasses
9:50 a.m. - TOUR
11:20 a.m. - Wrap Up
Optional Networking Lunch following tour
If you have any special dietary requirements, please contact us to arrange alternative dining selections.
Substitutions for registrants is permitted. Refunds for cancellations will not be available after October 4, 2022.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Virtual Lean Peer Group #25
October 13, 2022 to September 14, 2023
Schedule - Each Lean Peer Group meets monthly. (Refer to the registration page for the tentative schedule.) However, if anyone is unable to attend on these dates, they may attend one of the other Group meetings.
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Introductory Lean Overview Course
(without lean simulation) Held Virtually
• Date: To
• Event time: To be determined
• Training: Lean Overview
• Training attendance: estimated 15 persons. Training numbers may increase (within reason),
and fee will not be impacted.
• ½ day workshop: $250 pp (minimum 15 persons)
Course Length: Four hours held virtually
Purpose: Introduce Strategic and Competitive Advantages inherent in Lean Thinking Concepts. Ensure that upon leaving, attendees are comfortable to use “the appropriate language” and gain an understanding of lean tools such as 5S and Value Stream Mapping.
Prerequisites: No prior Lean knowledge needed
Who should attend: Business Executives, Owners, Senior Leadership Team, Prospective Lean Team members (In this case, whomever NCI has selected for their training.)
Benefits: Demonstration of lean principles at work. Shows tremendous
opportunities for process improvements and proven implementation approach which yields tremendous labor savings opportunities, streamlined processes and improved quality, and increased customer satisfaction.
This workshop will be led by Joyce Kerpchar of the Business Improvement Group (BIG).
HUB LABELS PLANT TOUR
Hub Labels has always been on the forefront of advances in the label printing industry, having been among the first to introduce four-color process, computer-to-plate technology, digital printing, servo-driven presses, linerless labels and many other innovations. While Hub has grown to be one of the largest label companies in the US, it steadfastly maintains its family-owned tradition and dedication to quality and service making it one of the industry’s top success stories.
The company is involved in many programs to increase the use of renewable energy, decrease all waste in and outside of the plant, improve lean manufacturing practices, and always exploring environmentally responsible materials and manufacturing procedures. Their unique approach involves printing with eco-friendly water-based and UV inks, and recycling inks, liner waste, and water.
The team seeks to utilize their innovative and creative culture to engage the entire workforce, allowing them to capture continuous improvement ideas at every level of the company as they propel into the future.
9:45 a.m. - Safety glasses will be provided
Substitutions for registrants is permitted. Refunds for cancellations will not be available after November 8, 2022.
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