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Every day businesses compete in a global economy that is running faster, leaner and cheaper. Your challenge is to provide the highest customer value at the lowest cost, and still keep team members engaged and committed. Fox Valley Technical College features a range of training, individual coaching and consulting services designed to improve your bottom line. Certified instructors will create a customized training experience using classroom, applied, and online learning as well as on-site consultation. Let FVTC help you find the process improvement methodology that will improve your organization's performance.

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  • +Virtual: Lean Six Sigma Online/Virtual

    Select Lean Six Sigma topics are available virtually for your remote workforce. New options are added as demand warrants with all available in a live, interactive format.

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  • 5S/6S in the Workplace Online/Virtual

    Learn the concepts of *sort, set in order, scrub, standardize*, and *sustain* with a focus on *safety*. Gain an understanding of how 5S and 6S principles can improve effectiveness through simple organizational strategies. The accelerated training reinforces concepts with hands-on application customized to your specific workplace.

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  • Continuous Improvement Fundamentals Online/Virtual

    Continuous improvement and lean fundamentals training can be customized including tailored exercises, customized videos and vignettes and applied case studies. Both options feature an overview of lean fundamentals including specifying value, identifying value streams, developing flow, creating pull and pursuing perfection.

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  • Continuous Improvement Project Support Online/Virtual

    Accelerate your continuous improvement efforts by having employees work with Lean and Six Sigma experts that FVTC has selected specifically for your needs. Provide your project leaders with mentorship from seasoned experts who have experienced many of the problems that they face.

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  • Daily Continuous Improvement (Kata) Online/Virtual

    Kata means method and practitioners establish a routine of identifying a challenging target condition, then work step-by-step to identify and remove obstacles while learning from problems encountered. Learn the framework to create a sustainable problem-solving culture that embraces personal learning through experimentation using the improvement Kata.

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  • Gemba Management Online/Virtual

    During this 3-part series learn how to adapt your management style allowing you to focus on what really matters. Learn about the key elements of leader standard work, visual management, daily huddles and how to communicate with teams as well as organizational leaders.

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  • Lean Enterprise Project Certificate Online/Virtual

    Lean enterprise approaches are changing businesses by reducing waste and improving flow. Learn the skills you need with the *Lean Enterprise Project Certificate* from Fox Valley Technical College. This mentor-guided training includes five one-day sessions, plus two hours of one-on-one coaching to assist with a workplace improvement project of your choice

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  • Lean Facilitation Skills Online/Virtual

    Introduces a variety of basic to advanced lean facilitation tools needed to improve processes and work environments. Facilitation skills can be applied to rapid improvement activities, kaizen events, ideation sessions, as well as project planning and prioritization.

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  • Lean Metrics & Data Collection Online/Virtual

    Good data is the key to obtaining recognition of project success. Learn about the nuances of data collection how to obtain relevant information and use it to achieve project goals. Explore approaches to turn data collection into data connections.

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  • Problem Solving Using the A3 Online/Virtual

    The A3 model provides an excellent structure for problem solving and strategic planning. Learn how this tool, developed by Toyota as part of its process improvement methodology, has helped transform the way organizations address workflow problems.

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  • Six Sigma Certifications Online/Virtual

    Fox Valley Technical College offers an affordable, efficient method to achieve Lean Six Sigma white, yellow or green belt certification while understanding the demands of the working adult. Designed for manufacturing, service and healthcare industries, this program provides the concepts of Six Sigma, Lean Enterprise and Theory of Constraints.

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  • Standard Work Using Training Within Industry (TWI) Online/Virtual

    Training Within Industry (TWI) created the foundation for standard work processes adopted by Toyota and many other manufacturers. The methodology uses a learn-by-doing approach in teaching essential skills for supervisors and team leaders. During this series of four 4-hour classes, learn how to develop and enhance your job or standardized work instructions by incorporating TWI concepts.

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  • Strategy Deployment Online/Virtual

    Strategy deployment training services are designed to help an organization's executive team develop consensus and align goals. It is the leadership team's responsibility to define True North and align the organizations mission, vision and values. The course focuses on leadership's role in communicating the strategy, removing barriers, and providing a supportive environment that encourages breakthrough thinking to achieve organizational change.

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  • Total Productive Maintenance Online/Virtual

    Reducing inventory imposes a need for maximizing equipment productivity. Learn to analyze overall equipment effectiveness to determine how much of the equipment's time is being used effectively. Find out why machine operators are your first resource for maintenance and consider effective preventive and predictive maintenance tools that help you significantly reduce machine downtime and achieve autonomous maintenance.

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  • Value Stream Mapping Online/Virtual

    Benefit from gaining an understanding of organizational value streams. This customized training service focuses on how value stream mapping sets the stage for beginning a lean implementation. It also addresses why a lean transformation requires creating, building and sustaining an organization-wide improvement environment. The understanding of these foundational lean tenets will identify opportunities for improvement and ready your organization for transformation.

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  • Operations Management

    The *APICS Principles of Operations Management* program has five (5) customizable courses that are classroom-based and instructor-led for individuals new to materials and operations management. In addition to the standard course content, the sessions can be tailored into stand-alone mini-courses or can be combined with other principles course sessions to create a customized learning experience.

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  • Project Management Online/Virtual

    Project managers, members of project teams, contractors and managers will benefit from learning new project management tools and skills from FVTC. This training takes you through the entire project management cycle of planning, scheduling and controlling a major project.

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  • Team Strengths to Increase Engagement & Profitability New
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