Do you want a more efficient output with your current number of employees? The Utah-MEP Alliance offers training to motivate your organization toward the implementation of industry best practices and procedures. This training encourages growth-inspiring tactics while also eliminating wasteful behaviors, helping you get the most out of your teams and employees.

A3 Problem Solving

A LEAN Tool. A3 is a structured problem-solving and continuous-improvement approach that teaches a simple and strict procedure that guides problem solving by workers.

Complete Lean Transformation

Customized transformation using the Shingo Model and the principles of organizational excellence to guide ideal behaviors that are driven by systems and tools to produce ideal results.

Cost of Quality

Most organizations have no idea what poor quality costs them. Learn to understand the vital link between quality and finance.

DFMEA (Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)

Risk management has become the focus of most Quality Management Standards including ISO 9001, AS9100 and ISO 13485. This course demonstrates the basics of creating a Design FMEA—a critical step in assessing product design risk.

Kanban Workshop, Pull

Learn how to control shop floor inventory and production schedules by implementing pull systems.

Kaizen. The Power of Kaizen

Participants learn about Kaizen as a change strategy. How kaizen is different from traditional “innovation” and how making small, incremental changes can have big impacts on businesses, careers, relationships and health.

Kaizen RIP – Rapid Improvement Project

Do you need a problem solved now? Maybe even yesterday? This 4-day Kaizen Rapid Improvement Project approach has helped hundreds of companies make dramatic improvements to On Time Delivery, quality, customer satisfaction, and production costs. We use a custom 5 step DMAIC process that consistently helps teams identify the true root cause of the problem, eliminate waste, and reduce variation to find improvements that are both measurable and significant. More importantly team members learn our unique 5 step DMAIC problem solving process which they then use for future improvements. Regardless of the area, production, supply chain, order management, warehouse, etc…, a Kaizen RIP event will deliver the results your business needs, right now.

Lean 101 / Buzz

An introductory course for your business workforce overviewing the processes and practices that are known as Lean Tools. Includes an interactive hands-on simulation designed to convey Lean concepts and benefits in an appealing, informative, and entertaining format.

Lean 202 / Value Stream Mapping

Analyze the flow of materials, labor and information necessary to build and bring a product or service to a customer. Create a map of an entire value stream within their organization.

Lean Consortium

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Yellow Belt

Yellow Belt creates problem solvers and includes instruction on the foundations of Lean, basic Quality Tools, metrics and project planning.

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt with Custom Project

Not all Lean Six Sigma learning offerings are the same! Don’t let cheap costs or short courses, that can only leave participants with general knowledge of the concepts, fool you. Build on the knowledge and skills acquired in the Yellow Belt course. The course includes a guided project. Includes a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Black Belt with Custom Project

Not all Lean Six Sigma learning offerings are the same! Don’t let cheap costs or short courses, that can only leave participants with general knowledge of the concepts, fool you. Build on the knowledge and skills acquired in the Green Belt course. The course includes a guided project. Includes a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification.

Poke Yoke / Mistake Proofing

Learn ways to manufacture or assemble products that have zero defects by catching and fixing human mistakes and machine errors before they can cause defects. The mistake-proofing approach used is called Zero Quality Control (ZQC).

Project Management

Learn preparation, managing completion and post mortem of any project.

Quality 101

Create an organization based on problem solvers by preparing participants with the knowledge to use basic quality tools including fishbone diagrams, check sheets, control charts, histograms, pareto charts, scatter diagrams and flowcharts.

Root Cause and Corrective Action

Gain a thorough understanding of using corrective action and root cause analysis in response to product and process nonconformance.

Scrum (Agile)

Introduction to this powerful project management tool that is effective in any type of organization.

SMED – Single Minute Exchange of Die

SMED is the practice of reducing the time it takes to change a line or machine from running one product to the next. The successful implementation of SMED is the key to a competitive advantage for any manufacturer that produces, prepares, processes or packages a variety of products on a single machine, line or cell.

SPC (Statistical Process Control)

Learn a methodology used to monitor, control and improve process performance over time,
study variation in the process and evaluate ways to solve process variation problems as they arise for overall improvement of the process.

Standardized Work

Standard Work For Leaders – Building a Culture of Accountability

This is a Daily Continuous Improvement System (DCIS) follow-on course for mid-level managers. This course helps managers support the DCIS by developing daily, weekly and monthly standard work that will focus on meeting the critical company goals and objectives.

Supervisor Bootcamp

Supply Chain—Introduction to Mastery

This comprehensive course covers analysis and Improvement, warehouse management, supplier negotiations, metrics, auding, logistics, order management, inventory management, vertical integration, demand planning, and risk reduction.

Toyota Kata

Are you searching for the answer to, “How can our continuous improvement process survive and thrive?” Toyota Kata addresses this challenge by providing the framework for a sustainable problem-solving culture incorporating targeted experimentation and personal learning utilizing two specific behavior routines or katas.

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Event

Learn how to maximize equipment effectiveness including the right way to develop a system of productive maintenance for the life of the equipment.

Training Within Industry, Job Instruction

TWI is a proven and dynamic process of hands-on learning, practice, coaching and certification. It develops frontline supervisors, team leaders and workers as the foundation for sustainable results in the workplace. TWI consists of core programs that build skills, stability and safety.

Visual Workplace

Learn how to make human and machine performance safer, more exact, more repeatable, and more reliable.

Workforce Training

Working with Utah’s academic community, innovative programs support a skilled and trained workforce to meet industry needs.

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