Industrial Manufacturing Tech (623)
623-001. Prin Lean Manufacturing. (1 Credit)
This course introduces an approach to eliminating waste in manufacturing.
623-002. Value Stream Mapping. (1 Credit)
This course introduces principles and techniques of value stream mapping to reduce inefficiencies and waste.
Prerequisites: 623-001 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C
623-003. Kaizen Principle and Practice. (1 Credit)
This course covers turnaround and impact method for improving processes to reduce cost.
Prerequisites: 623-001 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C
623-004. 5S/Visual Workplace. (1 Credit)
Manufacturing improvements begin with organized, clean standards for that which is required.
Prerequisites: 623-001 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C
623-005. Lean Enterprise Culture. (1 Credit)
This course helps participants develop skills to support culture change and discover employee involvement techniques to preserve the gains by lean manufacturing.
Prerequisites: 623-001 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C
623-121. Continuous Quality Improvement. (1 Credit)
This course covers the basic philosophy, principles and tools of continuous quality improvement specifically applied at Waukesha County Technical College. The course is designed around core leadership principles to instill a culture of quality centered around three cornerstones. Student and customer focus, continuous improvement and employee engagement and empowerment with alignment to the Higher Learning Commissions Academic Quality Improvement program (AQIP) criteria for a highly performing organization.
623-123. Effect Meet Facilitation Skill. (1 Credit)
The learner will obtain skills in building productive meeting agendas, facilitating meeting stakeholders to achieve solid outcomes.
623-130. Lean for Office. (3 Credits)
This course prepares the learner with knowledge and skills to: automate wasteful processes to increase productivity, support quality in work and increase customer/stakeholder satisfaction.
623-131. Transactional Lean. (3 Credits)
Gain a practical understanding of how lean continuous improvement techniques can reduce/remove waste in transactional processes to increase productivity, support work quality and increase customer/stakeholder satisfaction. Learn to identify defects in transactional processes, including purchasing, quoting, scheduling, engineering and accounting, and explore lean enterprise concepts that apply to non-manufacturing operations.
623-161. Lean Enterprise/Intro. (3 Credits)
Learn the principles of lean through various in-class, team and individual activities. Develop a deep understanding of the value stream mapping process. Explore lean development tools at a high level, laying a foundation for more detailed study in subsequent courses.
623-162. Prin for Lean Enterprise. (3 Credits)
Explore concepts and tools for successfully implementing lean, including 5S for workplace organization and cellular manufacturing, focusing on the concept of one-piece flow and pull production to foster strategic material flow. Explore leadership-related issues that lean enterprise facilitators face in the workplace. Gain insight into how to apply these tools and concepts in manufacturing- and transactional-related fields, as well as in a continuous improvement environment. Work collaboratively to present theory, current articles and case studies, and develop a project that analyzes lean practices through a factory/organization tour. Demonstrate knowledge of 5S, cellular manufacturing and pull production to address and improve process-related inefficiencies.
Prerequisites: (623-161 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)
623-163. J-I-T Lean Enterprise. (3 Credits)
JIT Lean Enterprise explores several of the concepts/tools that are instrumental to the successful implementation of Lean. These concepts/tools include: Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) to foster quick changeover, the concept of Kanban to facilitate a pull environment, Mistake-Proofing (Poka-Yoke) and Standard Work. In addition, students will explore change management issues that are faced by lean enterprise facilitators in the work environment. Students will gain insight into how these tools and concepts can be applied in both manufacturing and transactional related fields. Students will learn firsthand how lean enterprise concepts can be applied in a continuous improvement environment. The class will incorporate theory, application and group activities where students will work collaboratively to present theory, current articles and case studies along with a project that analyzes lean practices through a factory/organization tour. The student will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of SMED, Kanban, Poka-Yoke and Standard Work to improve process related inefficiencies.
623-164. Lean Leadership Applications. (3 Credits)
Apply the principles of lean through a comprehensive lean project. Demonstrate your ability to apply the value stream mapping process. Determine which lean improvement tools are appropriate for your chosen project, and demonstrate how to apply the selected tools effectively. Identify lean leadership strategies to successfully complete your project.
Prerequisites: 623-163 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C
623-170. Intro to Continuous Improvment. (3 Credits)
This course is an application-based introduction to leadership in facilitating and championing a quality environment within an organization. Theories and approaches to improvement of systems and processes are examined to identify opportunities for improved efficiency.
623-171. Introduction to ISO. (3 Credits)
Explore interpretations of the ISO 9001:2015 standard's clauses in detail, providing a base for understanding the quality management principles and auditing requirements of the standard. Learn how to audit internal process documentation effectively, using appropriate communication techniques. Learn how to document audit findings/nonconformities correctly. Apply the concepts you learn through a practice audit.
623-173. GD&T/Solidworks. (3 Credits)
Learn the symbols, modifiers, rules, and concepts of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. Based on material conditions, the student determines feature tolerance zones for location, form, orientation, runout and profile tolerances as specified on drawings. The student utilizes part function in the development of datums and feature tolerances while creating dimension drawings per ASME Y14.5 – 2009 using SolidWorks.
623-175. Computer Assisted Prog Process. (3 Credits)
Learn about how to utilize computer-assisted programming software that drives various manufacturing equipment to produce a given product. In this course, the student will use Mastercam for machine tools and SigmaNEST for automated laser/plasma cutting processes.
623-180. Manufacturing Eng Capstone. (4 Credits)
This course takes the student through the product manufacturing process. Starting with a product or part to produce, the student applies knowledge of material properties in the development of manufacturing process plans. GD&T theory is applied in the development of efficient fixed gauging and inspection techniques. Lean concepts are applied and students prepare financial justifications for improvement projects.
623-400. Workplace Productivity. (0.4 Credits)
This course discusses the causes of inefficiencies at work.
623-401. CCMS Follow Directions. (0.4 Credits)
This course provides skills in active listening.
623-402. CCMS Safe Work Environment. (0.4 Credits)
This course addresses skills in safety around the work area.
623-403. CCMS Think Critically. (0.4 Credits)
This course provides skills in problem solving.
623-403A. CCMS Think Critically Overview. (0.2 Credits)
This course will provide an overview of problem solving.
623-404. A3 Problem Solving. (0.4 Credits)
This course discusses problem resolution through a variety of tools.
623-404B. A3 Problem Solving Overview. (0.1 Credits)
Receive a brief overview of the Systematic Problem Solving approach known as A3 Problem Solving.
623-406. Numbers in the Workplace. (0.4 Credits)
This course provides an analytical approach to problem resolution.
623-407. Lean & Cont Improvement Train. (2 Credits)
This course focuses on how to develop effective written documents or instructions detailing all steps and activities of particular processes or procedures. Specifically, this course will focus on development of safety and manufacturing process standard operating procedures (SOPs).
623-409. CCMS Work Cooperatively Team. (0.4 Credits)
This course discusses the importance of being a contributing member to a team.
623-409A. CCMS Work Cooperatively Ovrw. (0.2 Credits)
This course will discuss and overview the importance of team work.
623-410A. Facilitator. (0.8 Credits)
This course provides an understanding of facilitation skills to improve team effectiveness.
623-412. Communicate Clearly. (0.4 Credits)
This course provides an insight on how to communicate a message to others to gain understanding.
623-412C. CCMS Communicate Clearly Ovrw. (0.2 Credits)
This course will provide an overview in communicating messages with others.
623-413. Listen Effectively. (0.4 Credits)
This course provides skills in active listening to better understand others.
623-413A. CCMS Listen Effectively Ovrw. (0.2 Credits)
This course will provide an overview of active listening skills to better understand others.
623-414. Demonstrate Integrity. (0.4 Credits)
This course discusses the importance of valuing diversity in perspectives.
623-415. Basic Lean. (2.7 Credits)
This course provides an understanding of how to analyze systems and processes, creating efficiencies and eliminating waste.
623-416. Demonstrate Positive Attitude. (0.4 Credits)
This course discusses the importance of valuing work and the impacts you have to an organization.
623-417. Adapt to Change. (0.4 Credits)
This course will provide skills necessary to adapt to changes in the work force.
623-418. Maintaining A Safe Workplace. (0.4 Credits)
This course provides competency in safety and risk potential assessment.
623-421. OSHA Principles. (1 Credit)
This course provides competency in the OSHA standards.
623-422B. Problem Solving Strategies. (0.4 Credits)
This course provides the skills to assess work problems and apply resolutions.
623-424A. Work Cooperatively Teams. (0.4 Credits)
This course provides the skills to work as individuals in a team setting to solve problems.
623-424C. Listen Effectively. (0.4 Credits)
This course provides the skills to focus on another's communication.
623-424D. Team Boards/Communication. (1.5 Credits)
This training will enable participants to fully understand the purposes of team boards, why and how they are utilized, what information should be displayed, and how to effectively communicate departmental improvements.
623-428. CCWS Reframing Conflict. (0.4 Credits)
This course provides insights on the benefits in maximizing causes for conflict.
623-429. Generational Differences. (0.4 Credits)
This course provides insights on generation differences that can cause conflict.
623-430A. Lean Overview. (1.2 Credits)
Participants in this course will be able to understand and apply basic problem solving tools to foster process related improvements in their organization.
623-434A. Kaizen Principles & Practices. (0.4 Credits)
This course teaches the principles and practices to successfully plan a Kaizen event.
623-439. Basic Problem Solving - Lean. (0.8 Credits)
Students will gain an understanding of how an organization can use new manufacturing practices to improve customer-perceived value. These practices include total quality management, employee empowerment, appropriate technology and just-in-time practices. Strategies and tools for implementation will be presented.
623-443A. Intermediate Lean Office. (0.4 Credits)
Learn how to streamline and eliminate waste from your office using Lean concepts, tools, and methods.
623-444. Process Improvement. (0.8 Credits)
This course is designed to held build "infrastructure" to keep process improvements active, increasing, and effective. Small teams of mostly front-line employees are formed to manage activities like vibrant suggestion systems, continuous internal training, assistance in data collection and analysis, communication of successful improvements and appropriate recognition.
623-445. Fund of Prod & Invent Control. (4 Credits)
Participants gain practical essential skills that help them become more effective and productive in their jobs. This course is for people that aspire APICS certification.
623-445A. APICS Core Fundamentals. (1.6 Credits)
This workshop covers Inventory/Stores Control, Purchasing, Production and Inventory Control, and Material Requirements Planning.
623-445B. APICS Extended Fund-Part 1. (1.2 Credits)
This workshop covers Bill of Material Structuring, Overview and Forecasting, and Lean Manufacturing in the subject of Production and Inventory Control.
623-445C. APICS Extended Fund-Part 2. (1.2 Credits)
This workshop covers Master Scheduling, Capacity Planning, and Managing the Total System in the subject of Production and Inventory Control.
623-445D. Sourcing Best Practices. (0.4 Credits)
Participants in this course will learn to identify the best approaches used to select and qualify suppliers, how to prepare for a contract negotiation with a supplier by studying the steps in the process, determine the advantages and challenges with implementing a Supplier Relations Management (SRM) strategy, and identify the best practices used to measure supplier performance.
623-446. APICS -Basics of Supply Chain. (3.6 Credits)
Learn the basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers.
623-446F. APICS CPIM Part 1. (2.4 Credits)
This course covers the basics of supply chain management, demand management, and supply.
623-447B. Process Mapping for Business. (1.1 Credits)
623-450B. Preparation for Internal Audit. (0.2 Credits)
Preparation, conduct, and evaluation of audit results will be presented. Working papers, interviewing techniques, and assessment of non-conformance will be addressed.
623-453. Systematic Problem Solving. (1.1 Credits)
Learn how to approach solving problems utilizing tools designed for effectiveness.
623-453A. Problem Solving DMAC Method. (0.6 Credits)
623-453B. Strtgc Thnkng Prob Slvng Mthd. (0.4 Credits)
Break out of your business-as-usual methods and enhance your strategic approach to problem-solving and decision-making using these tools. You will learn to look at problems with an open mind, flex beyond your typical comfort zone, and develop an aptitude for exploring beyond what is immediately in front of you.
623-454B. Failure Modes Effect Analysis. (0.3 Credits)
Failure Modes and Effects Analysis is a step-by-step methodology used for identifying all possible failures in a design, manufacturing or assembly process, or a final product or service. “Failure modes” means the ways, or modes, in which something might fail. Failures are any errors or defects, especially ones that affect the customer, and can be potential or actual. “Effects analysis” refers to studying the consequences, or effects, of those failures.
623-455. Building a Lean Culture. (0.8 Credits)
Sustaining the productivity gains that can be achieved with lean manufacturing methods requires cultural changes involving both leaders and workers. A lean culture works to harness the complete brainpower of the workforce to build a continuous improvement process. This workshop provides information about specific methods to develop leadership and employee involvement, along with techniques you can use to manage changes. In addition to the presentation, you will have an opportunity to try out these methods in hands-on exercises.
623-455A. Lean Culture. (0.4 Credits)
This course provides depth in the understanding of the characteristics of lean within an organization.
623-456. Lean Culture Facilitator. (2.4 Credits)
This six-session learning opportunity is focused on coaching experienced Harley-Davidson facilitators on how to effectively facilitate the culture change process at Harley-Davidson. This coaching is intended to occur over a six-month period, and participants should be actively facilitating lean implementation/improvement projects. During these coaching sessions the group will discuss how to facilitate the culture change process and apply the concepts to the improvement projects. The facilitator group will also focus on understanding and developing leadership behaviors that support the change to a continuous improvement culture/learning organization that is essential to effectively implementing a lean enterprise strategy.
623-456A. Lean Facilitator. (2.4 Credits)
This learning opportunity is focused on coaching experienced facilitators on how to effectively facilitate the culture change process. During these coaching sessions, groups will discuss how to facilitate the culture change process and apply the concepts to the improvement projects. The facilitator group will also focus on understanding and developing leadership behaviors that support the change to a continous improvement culture/learning organization that is essential to effectively implementing a lean enterprise strategy.
623-456B. Failure Mode Effects/Analysis. (0.7 Credits)
Understand the different types of Design and Process FMEAs, create and manage action plans, process flow charts, and control plans, and understand root cause analysis.
623-464. APICS Supply Chain Management. (4.2 Credits)
This is a program with sequenced courses that educates professionals on supply chain terminology, concepts and strategies to support their effectiveness in business operations.
623-464A. APICS Basics of Supply Chain. (2.1 Credits)
This course is an application and introduction to supply chain based on the APICS standards.
623-464B. APICS Supply Chain. (2.1 Credits)
623-465. ISO Internal Auditor Training. (3.2 Credits)
Participants will learn a project management approach to implementing ISO 9000 or QS 9000.
623-465A. ISO Corrective Action Request. (0.4 Credits)
This training will assist with identifying and implementing corrective action steps that can be taken to eliminate the causes of existing nonconformities to prevent recurrence.
623-465B. ISO and the Internal Auditor. (0.6 Credits)
Learn to interpret current ISO standards properly and apply those standards effectively during an actual audit within an organization. Gain a thorough understanding of internal auditing activities, including preparing for an audit, the audit process and audit reporting.
623-465C. ISO 9001:2015 QMS. (0.4 Credits)
This course will address what you need to know to transition from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO9001:2015. It will introduce you to the new ISO high level structure for quality management system standards and explore the changes from ISO 9001:2008 to 2015.
623-465D. ISO 9001: 2008 Standards. (1.2 Credits)
This course will provide participants with an overview of the purpose and requirements related to ISO 9001:2008 as a tool for business improvement.
623-468. APICS CPIM Part 2. (4.8 Credits)
This is the second part of the new streamlined CPIM certification workshop. This workshop is designed for comprehensive professional development and exam preparation for CPIM certification and consists of four modules: Master Planning of Resources, Detailed Scheduling and Planning, Execution and Control of Operations, and Strategic Management of Resources.
623-472A. Quality Tools Basics. (0.8 Credits)
This one day class teaches participants how to develop quality tools with actual data and how to apply the tools in process improvement.
623-474. Kepner Tregoe Problem Solving. (1.6 Credits)
If a group is going to be successful, all members need to know how to function effectively. In this workshop, participants will learn how to increase their skills in identifying and analyzing problems and ability to function on a problem-solving work group. The workshop focuses on group communications, the basics of group dynamics and a systematic approach to solving problems.
623-474A. Process FMEA. (0.4 Credits)
Participants will learn how to measure risk and determine the points of risk that cause mitigation actions. Action plans derived from FMEAs and methods to manage FMEA data for future purposes are also covered.
623-475. Lean for Government. (2.1 Credits)
623-476. 5S Workplace Organization. (3.6 Credits)
This class teaches the 5S method of workplace organization to reduce waste and optimize productivity through maintaining an orderly workplace. Use the 5S steps of sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain to develop and maintain an organized work environment.
623-476A. 5S Training. (0.8 Credits)
This 8-hour course will provide each participant with the ability to recognize and eliminate waste, understand and implement the five steps to improvement, introduce a 5S audit process, sustain a 5S program, and create a culture for change.
623-476B. Workplace Org Max Prdctvty. (0.4 Credits)
Discover workplace organization principles to quickly and dramatically transform your operation. Create a pleasant and efficient work environment for you and your colleagues. Practical, hands-on learning activities will demonstrate the ease at which effective organizing principles can be applied and show how it leads to improved visual management, workplace control and focus.
623-476C. 5S Training. (1.6 Credits)
Learn the workplace organization method that uses a list of five S terms; Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.
623-477A. Maximizing Throughput. (0.2 Credits)
Organizations can be measured and controlled by variations on three measures: throughput, operational expense, and inventory. Throughput is the rate at which the system generates money through sales. Inventory is all the money that the system as invested in purchasing things which it intends to sell. Operational expense is all the money the system spends in order to turn inventory into throughput. Walk through the steps to maximize throughput at a fictional 2-product company. Sound easy? During this workshop a number of faulty assumptions that lead to poor decisions will be challenged. Explore the Theory of Constraints approach and how it is used to optimize business performance.
623-479. Mgmt of Lean Manufacturing. (0.3 Credits)
Participants experience the principles of lean in this overview. Those in attendance will experience and understand at a very high level the basics of lean manufacturing and the eight wastes of manufacturing by exposure to the concepts in both lecture and simulation.
623-481A. A Lean Enterprise Culture. (0.2 Credits)
Sustaining the productivity gains that can be achieved with lean manufacturing methods requires cultural changes involving both leaders and workers. A lean culture works to harness the complete brainpower of the workforce to build a continuous improvement process. This workshop provides information about specific methods to develop leadership and employee involvement, along with techniques you can use to manage changes.
623-488A. VSM & 5S Overview. (0.4 Credits)
This course provides depth in the understanding of the coordination of VSM activity and 5S initiatives.
623-489. Value-Stream Mapping II. (1.5 Credits)
Learn how to create a map of the entire value stream of your organization product/processes. The course will have you map the current state of a product or process with the entire current data and non-value added and then map the future state. Your employees will learn the steps necessary to eliminate the waste in the system via the power of a value stream map in order to achieve the enhanced future state.
623-489A. Enterprise VSM. (1.2 Credits)
This course provides the knowledge and the tools to assist the organization in improving processes using Value Stream Mapping
623-492. Prin of Lean Manufacturing. (0.8 Credits)
Principles of Lean Manufacturing with live simulation is the first step to learning the principles of lean manufacturing. No previous experience is required. The course is a mix of classroom and live simulation. Participants begin by manufacturing simulated circuit boards in a traditional manufacturing setting. The results of the first simulation round will provide the setting for continuous improvement applying lean manufacturing principles. Participants will walk away understanding the eight wastes in manufacturing. A mixture of lecture and hands-on simulations teach lessons in standardized work, workplace organization, visual controls, set-up reduction, batch size reduction, point of use storage, quality at the source, workforce practices, and pull systems. Each designed to eliminate waste in the manufacturing process.
623-492A. Lean Manufacturing/Princ. (0.4 Credits)
Principles of Lean Manufacturing is the discussion and analysis of systems and processes efficiency to meet and support organizational goals.
623-492B. Intermediate Lean for Mfg. (0.4 Credits)
Intermediate Lean for Manufacturing continues the discussion and analysis of systems and processes efficiency to meet and support organizational goals.
623-492C. Inventory Best Practices. (0.4 Credits)
Manufacturing companies often depend on inventory to operate or fill client orders. Inventory is a major company asset that helps a company with tasks such as planning and staying within budget. Keeping accurate inventory records is a major management tool that has multiple benefits. The focus of this workshop is to provide an overview of current best practices in inventory management and its impact on the organization’s supply chain.
623-493. Value-Stream Mapping I. (0.8 Credits)
Learn how to create a map of the entire value stream. This course teaches how to map the current state of a product or process with the entire current data and non-value added and then map the future state. Participants will learn the steps necessary to eliminate the waste in the system via the power of value stream map in order to achieve the enhanced future state. Real company examples and case studies to be presented. Participants will bring their own examples and create their own current and future state maps.
623-493A. Value Stream Mapping Overview. (0.2 Credits)
In this overview, you will learn how a map of the entire value stream is created. You will learn how a map is created for the current state of a product or process with the entire current data and non-value added and then map the future state. Participants will cover the steps necessary to eliminate the waste in the system via the power of value stream map in order to achieve the enhanced future state.
623-493B. Value Stream Mapping Processes. (0.6 Credits)
This course prepares the learner in VSM tool that determines existing processes ineffiencies and opportunities for waste/cost reduction.
623-494A. 5S Training. (0.6 Credits)
This course provides depth in the understanding of VSM processes.
623-497B. Kanban/Materials. (0.4 Credits)
Learn how to facilitate Kanban events for material handling.
623-498. Kaizen Event. (4.8 Credits)
This 43-hour course is comprised of instruction and small-group exercises around pre-event planning, including event selection/scoping, team composition and initial strategy formulation, as well as the review of the host company's kaizen event management.
623-498A. Kata Training. (0.6 Credits)
This course introduces the concepts of the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata in an engaging hands-on format helping the participants learn how to apply them in their organizations to create the culture of continuous improvement and learning.
623-499A. Assessing Your Supply Chain. (0.4 Credits)
It is likely that you are familiar with the metrics associated with your company's financial performance, but how versed are you in another indicator of financial performance - your company's supply chain? Do you know how well your supply chain is performing in terms of inventory accuracy? On-time delivery? Many companies have overlooked the importance of supply chain performance measurements. This situation exists despite the fact that supply chain performance is the leading indicator of excellent financial performance.
623-499B. Sourcing Best Practices. (0.2 Credits)
Identify approaches used to select and qualify suppliers. Prepare for a contract negotiation with a supplier by studying the steps in the process. Discuss the advantages and challenges with implementing a Supplier Relations Management (SRM) strategy. Understand the valuable role strategic alliances play in your organization’s supply chain. Identify best practices used to measure supplier performance.
623-500. Statis Proc Control - Apprent. (1 Credit)
Understand and use statistical process control in a production environment. Team problem solving, statistical problem solving, basic statistics, X-R charting, process capability, and design of experiment will be addressed.