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College Offers Quality Training for Executives

Published: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 21:00

Henry Ford Community College is planning a “Surviving To Thriving” training event in quality performance, lean principles and performance benchmarking on Sept. 16.

The event will feature representatives from the community college, along with the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, Southeast Michigan Community Alliance, City of Detroit Workforce Development Department, Michigan HRDI, Small Business Development Center and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. It will offer business executives an opportunity to gather and learn about new resources that will vault their companies to the next level of success.

The event will feature workshops and discussions on ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949 implementation and transition programs, activity-based quoting, lean business solutions (i.e., kaizen, value-stream mapping, organizational change), lean process design, Six Sigma and performance benchmarking.

In addition to the process improvement initiatives, companies will learn about resources that can help them with automotive technology, plant maintenance, new hires, training, health and safety regulations, exporting, worker’s compensation cost control and other general business counseling. The event is free and will last from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

For more information, visit www.mmtc.org.


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