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ISO 9001:2015 Transition Workshop (Austin) – September 11, 2017
When: September 11, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: TMAC Offices, Austin
9390 Research Blvd., Ste. II-300
Austin, TX 78759
Fee: $350/participant
Registration: Online Registration
Inquiries: Barbara Harding at 210-522-3923 or email bharding@swri.org
Course Description:

The ISO 9001:2015 Transition comprehensive 1-day workshop will introduce the new ISO high-level structure for management system standards (Annex SL) and review the changes between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015. Information will be provided that will enable participants to identify the key gaps in their current Quality Management System (QMS) and start planning the transition to the new requirements.

Key Session Topics:

  • Review of the new Requirements of Annex SL (Appendix 2) and how it affects the quality management system structure.
  • Workplace organization.
  • Review of the risk-based approach and its significance.
  • Explain the key changes between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015 and interpretation of these requirements.
  • Review of documentation requirements and its impact on current documentation structure, including the numbering scheme.
  • Review of the transition timeline and identifying the appropriate time for upgrade certification.

Pre-requisites:

  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001:2008 and the key principles of a QMS.
ARMA Tradeshow – September 28, 2017
When: September 28, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78704
Registration: Registration - ARMA
Inquiries: Liz Gori at liz@arma-tx.org
Course Description:

First annual ARMA Tradeshow at the Palmer Events Center, sponsored by the Business Bank of Texas. Featuring over 75 vendors showcasing advanced products, capabilities, and services as well as top procurement executives from major OEMS. Drinks and door prizes included!

Lean Manufacturing Certification Program (San Antonio) – October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2017
When: October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
“Intelligent Systems Division”
Building 68 at 303 Tom Slick Avenue
Conference Room “A12”
Registration: Registration through SAMA
Inquiries: Registration: Debbie Santos at 210-979-7530 or email debbie@sama-tx.org
Location: Barbara Harding at 210-522-3923 or email bharding@swri.org
Course Description:

This unique program provides companies the opportunity to provide their employees with a strong foundation in the Lean concepts and tools that are used to drive continuous improvement and achieve world-class business performance. A “first-of-its-kind” in the San Antonio Metropolitan Area, the certification consists of nine “Lean Tools” that can be applied in any business environment (Principles of Lean, Value Stream Mapping, 5S Workplace Organization, Cellular Manufacturing, Standard Work, Pull Systems, Setup Reduction, Total Productive Maintenance and Kaizen Events and Facilitation). Participants completing the entire series will receive a certificate of completion on Lean Manufacturing. Continuing Education Units will also be available!

Lean Manufacturing Certification Program (Austin) – October 4, 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 2017
When: October 4, 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: HID Global
611 Center Ridge Dr.
Austin, TX 78753
Registration: Registration through ARMA
Inquiries: Liz Gori at 512-225-5241 x144 or email liz@arma-tx.org
Course Description:

This unique program provides companies the opportunity to provide their employees with a strong foundation in the Lean concepts and tools that are used to drive continuous improvement and achieve world-class business performance. The certification consists of nine “Lean Tools” that can be applied in any business environment (Principles of Lean, Value Stream Mapping, 5S Workplace Organization, Cell8ular Manufacturing, Standard Work, Pull Systems, Setup Reduction, Total Productive Maintenance and Kaizen Events and Facilitation). Participants completing the entire series will receive a certificate of completion on Lean Manufacturing. Continuing Education Units will also be available!

Manufacturing Day (San Antonio) – October 6, 2017
When: October 6, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
“Intelligent Systems Division”
Building 68 at 303 Tom Slick Avenue
Conference Room “A12”
Note: Individual Registration Required.
Limited to 20 registrants
Registration: Online Registration
Inquiries: Barbara Harding at 210-522-3923 or email bharding@swri.org
Course Description:

SwRI and TMAC proudly join together to support “Manufacturing Day” as a celebration of all manufacturers in America. We salute the men and women who make the United States the world’s largest manufacturing economy. Manufacturing offers tremendous career opportunities that are technology-driven in innovative environments that also provide good-paying jobs!

Join us for a presentation and tour that highlights how we here at SwRI and TMAC support manufacturing and advanced technologies. Collectively we develop and deliver advanced technologies and processes in the field of manufacturing. We assist customers in developing and achieving strategic goals, improvement plans and superior levels of performance. We also develop and implement new automation, robotic, sending solutions for advanced manufacturing.

ISO 9001:2015 Transition Workshop (San Antonio) – October 27, 2017
When: October 27, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
Fee: $350/participant
Registration: Online Registration
Inquiries: Barbara Harding at 210-522-3923 or email bharding@swri.org
Course Description:

The ISO 9001:2015 Transition comprehensive 1-day workshop will introduce the new ISO high-level structure for management system standards (Annex SL) and review the changes between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001: 2015. Information will be provided that will enable participants to identify the key gaps in their current Quality Management System (QMS) and start planning the transition to the new requirements.

Key Session Topics:

  • Review of the new Requirements of Annex SL (Appendix 2) and how it affects the quality management system structure.
  • Workplace organization.
  • Review of the risk-based approach and its significance.
  • Explain the key changes between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015 and interpretation of these requirements.
  • Review of documentation requirements and its impact on current documentation structure, including the numbering scheme.
  • Review of the transition timeline and identifying the appropriate time for upgrade certification.

Pre-requisites:

  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001:2008 and the key principles of a QMS.
TMAC-ASQSA “Introduction to Basic Six Sigma Problem Solving Tools (San Antonio)” – November 7, 2017
When: November 7, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
“Intelligent Systems Division”
Building 68 at 303 Tom Slick Avenue
Conference Room “A12”
Fee: $ASQ Members $250.00/participant
Non-members $350.00/participant
Registration: ASQ Members Registration
Non-members Registration
Inquiries: Barbara Harding at 210-522-3923 or email bharding@swri.org
Course Description:

Are you tired of going around in circles when trying to solve a simple problem or running out of creative solutions to try? If so, this team solving class is for you. This problem solving training introduces effective approaches to problem solving and decision making that have proven to be successful in producing improvements in efficiency, performance, and productivity.

This class provides the information and skills needed to:

  • Form an effective, problem solving team
  • Identify and resolve issues
  • Create and act on new opportunities
  • Utilize excellent judgment in decision making
  • Identify, solve and prevent problems

This team problem solving course involves hands-on simulations and group exercises. Participants will return to the workplace with the knowledge and tools to creatively solve problems. Some of the tools covered are Run Charts, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, Cause and Effect Diagram and Histograms.

Attendees will receive handouts and certificate of completion with CEUs.

Take The First Step – Doing Business With The Government – December 13, 2017
When: December 13, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
“Intelligent Systems Division”
Building 68 at 303 Tom Slick Avenue
Conference Room “A12”
Registration Registration - SAMA
Inquiries: Debbie Santos at 210-979-7530 or email debbiesantos@sama-tx.org
Course Description:

In a competitive market, ever business must stay on the cutting edge. Learn how to become more profitable through new market identification, specifically working with the government.

Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program (San Antonio) – February 26, March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018
When: February 26, March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
“Intelligent Systems Division”
Building 68 at 303 Tom Slick Avenue
Conference Room “A12”
Fee: SAMA Member: posted soon
SAMA Non-member: posted soon
Registration Registration through SAMA coming soon
Inquiries: Debbie Santos at 210-979-7530 or email debbiesantos@sama-tx.org

Barbara Harding at 210-522-3923 or email bharding@swri.org
Course Description:

The Supervisor Certification curriculum targets firstline supervisors at manufacturing facilities with a comprehensive overview of supervisory principles. With a strong emphasis on continuous improvement, job instruction, employee relations, problem solving, and effective communication, the course teaches students the interpersonal strategies to become a productive and respected supervisor.

Course based on Training Within Industry (TWI). TWI is an improvement process that addresses the essential skills needed by supervisors (anyone leading others). TWI’s rich history originated in the United States in the 1940s where the program was a resounding success, boosting industrial production beyond expectations.

  • 86% of companies increased production by at least 25%
  • 100% reduced training time by more than 25%
  • 55% reduced scrap by at least 25%

During the prosperity of post-war America, the TWI program was abandoned and it soon became a faded memory. TWI is experiencing a rebirth throughout industry. Lean enterprises are increasingly turning to TWI as a means to sustain improvements and achieve standard work. TWI has been successfully applied in hundreds of companies worldwide.

Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program (Austin) – March 1, 8, 15 22, and 29, 2018
When: March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: TBD
Fee: ARMA Member: posted soon
ARMA Non-member: posted soon
Registration Registration through SAMA coming soon
Inquiries: Liz Gori at 512-225-5241 x144 or email liz@arma-tx.org
Course Description:

The Supervisor Certification curriculum targets firstline supervisors at manufacturing facilities with a comprehensive overview of supervisory principles. With a strong emphasis on continuous improvement, job instruction, employee relations, problem solving, and effective communication, the course teaches students the interpersonal strategies to become a productive and respected supervisor.

Course based on Training Within Industry (TWI). TWI is an improvement process that addresses the essential skills needed by supervisors (anyone leading others). TWI’s rich history originated in the United States in the 1940s where the program was a resounding success, boosting industrial production beyond expectations.

  • 86% of companies increased production by at least 25%
  • 100% reduced training time by more than 25%
  • 55% reduced scrap by at least 25%

During the prosperity of post-war America, the TWI program was abandoned and it soon became a faded memory. TWI is experiencing a rebirth throughout industry. Lean enterprises are increasingly turning to TWI as a means to sustain improvements and achieve standard work. TWI has been successfully applied in hundreds of companies worldwide.

Past Events

2017
  • Principles of Lean Manufacturing Highlighting 5S: Workplace Organization (San Marcos) – January 30, 2017
  • TMAC Department of Defense Assessment Seminar (San Antonio) – February 8, 2017
  • ISO 9001:2015 Transition Workshop (Austin) – February 22, 2017
  • TMAC Lunch and Learn: ISO 9001:2015 (San Antonio) February 23, 2017
  • Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program (San Antonio) – Feb 27, Mar 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2017
  • Reading Engineering Drawings (Blueprint Reading) (San Antonio) March 23-24, 2017
  • TMAC-APICS Basics of Supply Chain Management – March 24, 31, April 7, 21, 28 and May 5, 2017
  • Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program (Austin) – March 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5 2017
  • ISO 9001:2015 Transition Workshop (San Antonio) – March 29, 2017
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Fundamentals (San Antonio) April 10-13, 2017
  • TMAC-APICS Basics of Inventory Management (San Antonio) – April 19, 2017
  • TMAC-APICS (CSCP) Supply Chain Prof. Certification Review – Mar 24, 31, Apr 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12 and 19, 2017
  • TMAC Lunch and Learn: Southwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (San Antonio) – April 25, 2017
  • TMAC-APICS Basics of Cycle Counting (San Antonio) – April 26, 2017
  • Logistics, Transportation and Distribution Certification Review (San Antonio) – May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2017
  • Principles of Lean Manufacturing highlighting 5S: Workplace Organization (Austin) – May 5, 2017
  • TMAC-WHY Group - Leadercast 2017 (San Antonio) – May 5, 2017
  • San Antonio Manufacturer’s Association (SAMA) Trade Show– May 10, 2017
  • TMAC-APICS Principles of Sales, Operations and Planning (San Antonio) – June 14, 2017
  • ISO 9001:2015 Transition Workshop (San Antonio) - June 13, 2017
  • ISO Internal Audit (Austin) - June 28-29, 2017
  • Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program (San Antonio) – July 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 2017
  • Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program (Austin) – July 12, 19, 26, August 2 and 9, 2017
  • TMAC-SAMA Customer-Focused Supply Chain Management (San Antonio) – July 27, 2017
2016
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Fundamentals (Austin) – February 8-11, 2016
  • Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program (Austin) – April 4, 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 2016
  • Principles of Lean Manufacturing Highlighting 5S: Workplace Organization (San Antonio) – April 20, 2016
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Fundamentals (San Antonio) – May 3-6, 2016
  • Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program (San Antonio) – May 9, 16, 23, June 6 and 13, 2016
  • Principles of Lean Manufacturing Highlighting 5S: Workplace Organization (Austin) – June 20, 2016
  • Executive Breakfast Case Study of Strategic Planning and Policy Deployment Using the “X-Matrix” (San Antonio) – September 9, 2016
  • Hoshin Kanri: Strategic Planning and Executive Policy Deployment Using the “X-Matrix” (San Antonio) – September 30, 2016
  • Manufacturing Day (San Antonio) – October 7, 2016
  • Lean Manufacturing Certification Program (San Antonio) – October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2016
  • Lean Manufacturing Certification Program (Austin) – October 5, 13, 19, 26 and November 2, 2016
  • Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program (San Antonio) – November 7–11, 2016
  • Tolerance Stack Analysis (TSA) including GD&T and Statistical Tolerancing (San Antonio) – November 8–11, 2016
  • Corrective Action (Austin) – November 15, 2016
  • ISO 9001:2015 Transition Workshop (Austin) – December 7, 2016
  • ISO 9001:2015 Transition Workshop (San Antonio) – December 8, 2016

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