Problem Solving & Process Improvement Training
One of the keys to success in a competitive industry is the ability to maintain and improve efficiency through effective problem solving and process improvement.
The BRC offers courses on a wide range of subjects, from Root Cause Analysis to Process Mapping, GD&T, Design of Experiements and more.
Introduction to Root Cause Analysis
An introductory course that provides a brief overview of the theory and techniques used to localize the occurrence of a problem before attempting to identify its root causes, as well as hands-on practice with basic problem solving tools.
Intended for front-line employees who are tasked with quickly solving minor problems as part of their everyday job description.
Root Cause Analysis
An in-depth training on the Root Cause Analysis problem solving techniques and approaches, as well as detailed instruction on the different tools and techniques used as part of the Root Cause Analysis approach.
Intended for cross-functional team members who are responsible for using more advanced tools to solve complex and elusive problems.
8D Problem Solving
Eight Discipline (8D) Problem Solving is a method pioneered by the Ford Motor Company to identify, correct and eliminate recurring problems. Particularly useful in product and process improvement, 8D focuses on identifying the root cause of a problem and establishing a permanent corrective action.
This course the basics of the 8D Problem Solving technique through a combination of lecture and team exercises.
What is a process is and how do you define it? How is Process Mapping used as a tool for process analysis and improvement?
Learn process analysis techniques used to create process maps, and how to look for new opportunities to rationalize change and continually improve your processes.
As one of the tools included in the “Lean Tool Kit”, the 5S methodology strives to establish a stable manufacturing environment through creation of an organized, clean, safe and high-performance workplace, and is a prerequisite for many of the other waste reduction tools.
Participants will learn the basics of using 5S as a tool to improve cleanliness, reduce waste, and increase efficiency in the workplace.
GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing)
Discover cost savings at the design, manufacturing and inspection stages of the organization as a result of the proper application and implementation of the GD&T system. Learn how to recognize and apply bonus geometric tolerances, rework parts to meet requirements, use functional gauges to effectively verify geometric requirements, and more.
Training is based on the ASME Y14.5M-2009 standard and can be customized to different lengths (from 1 – 3 days).
Design of Experiments
In-depth training on the Design of Experiments (DoE), a structured method for determining the relationship between factors affecting a process and the output of that process.
Using the classical experimental approach, participants will be guided from the strategy of experimentation through to the implementation of fractional factorial experiments.
TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) & Set-Up Reduction
Training on the removal of waste from the production process through Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Set-Up Reduction.
Examine the role of TPM in eliminating waste associated with production equipment and machinery by engaging all levels and functions within an organization, as well as the process of Set-Up Reduction as a way to help organizations identify and eliminate waste associated with preparing manufacturing processes for a new part.