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Monday, September 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM - Friday, September 22, 2017 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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IATF 16949 GO LEAN GO Quality
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Sep 17, 2017 $1,975.00 $19.95


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Go Lean, Go Quality 

Designed With IAFT 16949:2016 In Mind



This pre- apprenticeship training program offers a combination of classroom and manufacturing examples in planning, controlling and improvement of products, process and systems. The course blends all core tools in several workshop exercises around the same product and processes. The correct utilization of these core tools will lead to continuous improvement, defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste. 5 days of training, using our Learn-See-Do-Act training process. This combo-coursecovers:


Subject 1: Standardized Job Elements & Workplace Organization Learn the best practices to establish a repeatable, predictable baseline for continuous improvement involving the highest levelsofsafety,qualityandproductivitythrough5S.Additionaltoolsincluded:


  • StandardizedTraining
  • ManagingChange.
  • Visual Management(5S)


 Subject 2: Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) w/ Control Plans Case: Participants will highlight and prevent future failures from occurring. FMEA focuses on reducing risk of failure occurrences by making design and process changes, which has proven to save organizations significant amounts of money by prevention of failures/product recalls. Additional toolsincluded:


  • Process Control Plan(PCP)
  • LabelingControls
    • PlannedMaintenance


 Subject 3: Problem Solving(8D)

Case: Participants will conduct a root cause analysis using problem-solving tools presented and demonstrated in this session. Both internal and external field failure, customer complaints is introduced. Teams use these tools to identify, analyze and determine root cause and ultimately solve the issues. Understanding is gained through practical, hands-on exercises using common measurement gauges. Problems are introduced to demonstrate the typical formats for reporting the findings, applying solutions, corrections and improvements. Additional tools included:


Subject 4: Statistical Process Control(SPC)

Case: Participants run a group of sequentially produced parts and then measure them to determine average, range and sigma. Control limits are calculated using these same parts and additional samples are measured and plottedtodeterminewheretheprocessisgoingandwhy.Interpretationsofresultsarepartofthiscourseaswell as capability studyexercises.


·          Common CauseVariation

  • Special CauseVariation

: Measurement Systems Analysis(MSA)


Case:ParticipantscompleteaGRRinthecourse.We'veallheardtheexpression"garbagein,garbageout".The same can be applied when process control decisions or product acceptance are based on invalid data. MSA examines the sources of variation in the measurement process as well as information about measurement characteristics based on accuracy, precision, and stability. Additional toolsincluded:


·         Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing(GD&T)


  • GagePlan


 Subject 5: Lean Manufacturing is a structured methodof


Defining and establishing the steps necessary to ensure that a product satisfies the customer in an effective and efficientway.Additionaltoolsincluded:


Types ofWaste

  • Overproduction
  • Correction
  • MaterialMovement
  • Processing
  • Inventory
  • Waiting
  • Motion
  • Energy




:AdvanceProductQualityPlanninganimportantpartoftheproductdevelopment process and lean. It allows producers to evaluate the components and sub-systems which they receive from suppliersandestablishesconfidenceinthesupplier'smanagementsystems.




Additional Tools Included(Overview):




ISO 9001 & IATF16949

Integration Standardized Work Elements Visual Management Standardized Training ManagingChange

Control of nonconforming Contamination Controls Verification / Build-In StationIT Dissater & RecoveryPlan


Layered Process Audit Material Flow Management ExternalLogistics

Planned Maintenance Geometric Dimensioning& tolerancing (GD&T) LabelingControls

Emergency ContingencyPlan





Have questions about GO LEAN, GO QUALITY: PRE-APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING? Contact L. Louis Garrett

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Mott Community College Regional Technology Center (physical location)
138 Kensington Ave
Flint, MI 48503

Monday, September 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM - Friday, September 22, 2017 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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L. Louis Garrett

 President: NEXUS GSN / Founder SDI, Louis graduated from Prairie View A & M University in 1983 (Summa Cum Laude) with a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering Technology.Over 30+ years experience in lean manufacturing, quality controls, advanced quality program launch and training.

 June 1984 L. Louis Garrett began his career with General Motors Corporation. He held various positions; Supervisor of Production, Statistical Process Control Coordinator, Reliability Engineer/Lean Manufacturing Administrator, General Supervisor of Production/Reliability, Quality Manager at Flint Metal Fabricating, and Quality Director of Pontiac East Truck Assembly during GM’s GMT800 launch (Chevolet Silverado & Serria). Louis later attended Central Michigan University for his Master of Science in Administration Degree.

 Louis  was certified in 1988 by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) as a Quality Engineer and Quality Auditor, from 1988 to 1999, Louis was trained by, Dorian & Peter Shainin, J. M. Juran, Merle Noates. He was trained on;  W. E. Deming, Taiichi Ohno, Shigeo Shingo,  Seiichi Nakajima,  Kaoru Ishikawa, Richard Levin, Genichi Taguchi and other techniques.

In June of 1999, after 15 successful years with GM, he formed GCC-Quality Engineering Services LLC with a focus on supplier development. Mr. Garrett has successfully worked with hundreds of Tier II automotive supplies and over sixty two automotive Tier I suppliers. He has serviced and coordinated hundreds of APQP program launches that impact General Motors Corp, Chrysler, Ford, BMW, and Mazda, covering the United States, Canada, EU, Germany, Africa, Mexico, South Korea and Brazil. In 2008 the economy and the automotive industry worldwide stalled and started to decline. Mr. Garrett said, he will never forget and will always keep it as a reminder, "nothing is always".

In February of 2008, he formed NEXUS GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK, INC a network of over 40 companies into seven strategic business units with $13.2M in new, network contracts. One of the seven SBUs, NEXUS QUALITY SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT GROUP, LLC (The Supplier Development Institute) his family owned and operated enterprise built on dependability, integrity, resolve, integration and pragmatic quality management services.

His Motto: Quality Management systems have not significantly changed since 1941. Learn the quality fundamentals and define your QMS. If you dont, others will define it for you.

His belief: "A company exists to solve problems for its customers and the community at-large, focus on that one thing and you will be successful and a good steward"

Louis is married, wife in graduate school, with a daughter in undergrad and he enjoys the history channel



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