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Training & Certifications

 

Leadership Training

Manufacturing Leadership Institute

For more than a decade, MRC has provided a leadership certificate program for the region’s current and up-and-coming leaders.
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Supervisor Skills Development

Every supervisor has untapped potential. The challenge lies in realizing and optimizing that potential.  MRC’s Supervisor Skills Development courses provide first-level managers, team leaders, group leaders, and others with many of the tools needed to handle the increasingly complex performance issues found in today’s organizations.
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Industry Training & Certifications

ISO Certification

MRC’s ISO Certification gives participants insight into the content and spirit of the new ISO 9001:2015 standard.  Participants learn what to anticipate in the new standard and the changes that may be required for conformity.
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HACCP

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) is a systematic approach to the identification, evaluation, and control of food safety hazards. It has been a mandatory standard in the seafood and juice industry for since [Year], and it is intended for use in any food processing and handling facility.
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Quality Systems – Six Sigma

MRC’s Six Sigma/Lean6 courses bridge the gap between instruction and implementation – While online courses seek only to educate, MRC goes beyond training to assist in actual project implementation; drive real change – Case studies don’t cut it here. You select a Six Sigma project that will create genuine organizational change. Successful completion means you are improving product quality, enhancing customer service, and saving your company money.
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Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

MRC’s two-day Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) course is designed to familiarize participants with the rules and symbols associated with this practice.
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Lean Master Certification

MRC’s Lean model emphasizes Strategic Lean transformation through cultural engagement. The Lean Master Certification Program helps prepare your team to manage your organization’s Lean journey. Our program focuses on change-agent skills by developing personal relationship, system design, and strategy deployment competencies.
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Maintenance Master

MRC’s Maintenance Master Certification is taught by Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (CMRPs), and all sessions are held at on-site with local manufacturers to enhance learning with real-life examples.  The workshops stress hands-on exercises and teamwork in order to improve equipment effectiveness, and participants become part of a maintenance professionals’ peer group to encourage networking and the sharing of best practices.
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Project Management Concepts

If you need to better manage projects, MRC’s Introduction to Project Management Concepts is for you! Whether you work with small-, medium-, or large projects, the concepts and strategies are the same.  Think of the Introduction to Project Management as an affordable investment meant to jump-start your efficiency an effectiveness.
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LEAN Training

Value Stream Mapping

In their book, Lean Enterprise, Jim Womack and Daniel Jones established a set of principles necessary to transform traditional enterprise systems into Lean enterprise systems.
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5S

A problem-solving culture requires processes that behave in predicable ways.  Standard work sets the requirements for process outputs, as well as process inputs of skill, method, material, machine, measurement and environment.
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Standard Work

Standard work is the centerpiece of a Lean Enterprise as it creates process requirements and its expectations for those processes.   Standard work establishes a single method to use enterprise processes and minimizes process variation caused by people, machines, materials, and the environment, enabling predictable results.
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Setup Reduction

Every day, businesses large and small lose tremendous amounts of productivity to poorly coordinated process setups that add waste to value streams.  Setup is the time required to change the production process from the last good product produced to the first good new product produced.  Long setup times often go unnoticed, as they are not typically viewed as part of a primary process to build products.
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Total Preventative Maintenance

Manufacturing and service organizations use various types of equipment to add value to material and information in the creation of products or services.  When equipment performance is unpredictable, the ability for that process to achieve stability is diminished.  And when a process is unstable, it becomes difficult to implement improvements and proactively solve problems.
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Maintenance Excellence

If you are a newly hired maintenance manager in need of a plan forward, or a seasoned maintenance expert looking to optimize your crew’s operation, MRC’s Maintenance Excellence program is for you.  Participants will learn how to assemble a step-by-step plan to take equipment reliability to the next level.
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Problem Solving

The Lean philosophy requires an organization to create and sustain a problem-solving culture.  Within these cultures, visual systems enable employees at all levels to understand the goals for all enterprise processes.  If the standard work for a given process does not achieve the expected goals, problem-solvers identify the nature of the process failure and the root cause of performance gap.
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LEAN Enterprise

In this workshop you will learn about the history of Lean and the principles that define Lean philosophy.  As a production team member within our simulated factory, you will experience firsthand the difference between traditional manufacturing and Lean manufacturing practices.
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Gemba Walks

In the problem-solving culture that Lean requires, leadership must develop their ability to “see” process waste.  Gemba is a Japanese phrase that roughly translates to “where the work is done.”
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LEAN Office

The concept of Lean manufacturing is gaining acceptance beyond the shop floor.  Now, attendees can gain hands-on experience through a live simulation in a traditional office environment.
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LEAN Leadership Culture

Many companies embarking on Lean journeys soon become frustrated with Kaizen events and isolated improvement projects that yield great short-term results but lack the ability to deliver sustainable improvement.
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