Root-cause analysis, maximizing inventory subjects of upcoming training courses
School’s back in session, and not just for the kids. The three-day and five-day classes, respectively, will be held in the first two weeks of September.
The Life Cycle Institute is accepting registrations for its upcoming Root-Cause Analysis (RCA) and Materials Management Best Practices courses. Both courses will be held at LCI’s Charleston, SC-based training facilities.
The RCA course is a three-day course designed for those responsible for problem-solving and improving processes. Participants will learn and practice a method to approach daily problem-solving with proven root-cause tools. Instructors will help participants understand the advantages and disadvantages of ten different RCA tools and how to use the right tool at the right time. Click here for a detailed course outline. The next course is scheduled for Sept. 4-6.
Attendees of the Materials Management Best Practices Course, a five-day course, should be able to improve the return on their inventory investment by applying the storeroom operations principles they will learn. Instructors will help participants create a materials management master plan that includes key elements such as kitting best practices, KPIs for storerooms and purchasing, ABC analysis and effective work control processes. The course is designed for materials managers, maintenance managers, storeroom supervisors, storekeepers and maintenance supervisors, planners and schedulers within global manufacturing organizations. Click here for a detailed course outline. The next course is scheduled for Sept. 15-19.
To register for either course, visit www.lce.com or call 800/556-9589.
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