Our Managing for Continuous Improvement (MCI) program is a blended, prescriptive, expert-led training program that will provide you with an opportunity to learn world class business transformational methodologies.  By scheduling one 8 hour module per month over a 5 month period, the components of the program will prepare you to transition to a more thoughtful and “purpose driven” approach to managing your company’s continuous improvement efforts.

The monthly modules are designed to guide you through a natural progression toward sustained competitive growth. The first module is designed to help you understand your role within your company and give you the tools to develop effective mentoring skills. During the second module, you will be setup with the foundation of success from 15 lean manufacturing tools. The third module will help you learn to identify your company’s current state and visualize where it can go. During the fourth module, you’ll work on how to manage and sustain a change culture. During the final model, you’ll work on standardizing the training process within your company to sustain the competitive growth.

Course Components
  • Module One: Engaged Leadership, establishes a focus that involves everyone within the workforce organization and clarifies your role in developing the skills required to mentor organizational improvement efforts.
  • Module Two: Principles of Lean, utilizes lecture and simulation to provide a fundamental understanding of the definition of Lean, the 8 Wastes and the 15 Tools.
  • Module Three:  Value Stream Mapping, creates a detailed understanding  of the current value proposition in order to achieve consensus and plan a future direction.
  • Module Four: Toyota Kata, is a simple, scientific and systematic 4-step daily improvement methodology that ensures working on the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason.
  • Module Five: Training Within Industry Job Instruction, utilizes a simple breakdown sheet to establish a standard way to complete a task and a 4-step method for training all involved to do so safely, correctly and conscientiously
  • Module Six: On Site Assistance, one day in support of company’s continuous improvement efforts by providing one-on-one coaching and assessing to help identify improvement opportunities.
Who Should Attend

CEO’s Managers, Supervisors, Technical Managers, Operators, Manufacturing Engineers, Process Engineers, Quality Coordinators, Mechanics, Lean Champions, Kaizen Facilitators, Team Leaders, anyone in your organization can benefit from this program. Continuous Improvement requires participation by all levels of an organization (i.e., Leadership, Management and Value Adders).

Course Cohort Locations
  • Hot Springs – February 12 – June 11th
  • Dardanelle – February 14 – June 13th
  • Stuttgart – February 26 – June25th
  • Jonesboro – February 28 – June 27th
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April 2019


Collaborative Robots in Manufacturing Lunch and Learn

April 3rd @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
National Park College – Innovation Technologies Center
2233 Albert Pike Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913 United States
Collaborative Robot

 Is your company faced with a workforce shortage? Are you having difficulties finding qualified people to work in your factory? Come learn how collaborative robotics can help solve your workforce challenges.You will learn how collaborative robots (also referred to as “cobots”) can add value to your company, boost productivity, and improve reliability. Cobots are industrial robots designed to work with and among employees without the need for costly safety infrastructure. This free event will include demonstrations of cobots and the…

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