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Englewood Manufacturing Day 2019 Celebration
Date: October 24, 2019
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: Leatherneck Precision Machining
Address: 1555 W Thomas Ave, Englewood
Every October, people throughout North America take time to recognize the manufacturing industry by celebrating Manufacturing Day. This year, the Aurora-South Metro SBDC, the City of Englewood, Manufacturer’s Edge, and Leatherneck Precision Machining are coming together to host a local celebration honoring you—our Englewood manufacturing heroes!
Members from the Englewood City Council as well as local and state service providers will be in attendance to connect with you and offer support and resources to help your business grow and thrive so that every day can be Manufacturing Day.
Manufacturing Roundtable: Grants & Resources in JeffCo
Date: November 12, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am; Doors open at 8 am and a light breakfast will be provided
Location: Denver West Business Park
Address: 1626 Cole Blvd, bldg 7, ste 400, Golden, CO 80401
Are you a manufacturer in Jefferson County? Are you aware of the numerous programs, resources, and even funds that are available to help you with everything from workforce and consulting to layout and lean training?
Too often our day-to-day demands prevent us from noticing the tools and helping hands available to us. If this sounds familiar, please be sure to join us for an opportunity to learn more about a variety of vital resources and programs, including the Small Manufacturers AdvantEDGE, Enterprise and Foreign Trade Zones, work-based learning funds, the Arvada Manufacturer’s Initiative, and more.
Presented by: Manufacturer’s Edge, Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation, the Rocky Mountain Education Center, and the Jefferson County Business & Workforce Center
NOCO Lunch & Learn – Optimizing your Organization’s Performance
Date: November 12, 2019
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Address: 2602 Clover Basin Dr, Longmont, CO 80503
Businesses run much like a system of gears. The success of the entire system depends on each gear working together in synchronized alignment. When a gear is out of sync, you will have “pain points,” resulting in company-wide misalignment which will prevent you from achieving your overall strategy. The Five-Part Gear Model helps us diagnose and fix the pain points so your company can run smoothly.
Join Manufacturer’s Edge for an introduction to this simple, but powerful tool that we recently developed to address each individual gear and ensure synchronization and alignment to an organization’s overall strategy in order to achieve lasting success.
Shane Barber, Director of Client Services
Shane Barber is a respected leadership/management resource who partners to help organizations optimize their workforce strengths and systems design. He specializes in business strategy, organizational design, operations management, and innovation/problem-solving.
Shane leverages 20 years of corporate experience having worked for the Intel Corporation and as a personal business owner. His diverse skills in management/leadership, systems development, human resource management, professional training/instruction, and performance consulting offer his partners a unique set of skills to solve many common business issues.
Shane has a Production Operations Management degree from New Mexico State University. He has received specialized training in Human Resources and Organization Development from the Teachers College at Columbia University, and he is a Certified WorkStyle™ Coach.
Shane’s professional service extends into the community via his seat on Big Brothers Big Sisters Rio Rancho board, a non-profit organization providing one-to-one mentorship to children. Shane is also the Director of Development for Career Insights which helps youth and young adults establish a foundation based on the connection of their passions and career choices to enrich their life experiences.
- Managed more than 550 people and $4 billion in assets for Intel.
- Factories under Shane’s management performed 20% higher than all other Intel factories in categories of safety, quality, cost, output, and morale.
- As a Worldwide Operations Systems Developer, Shane developed production control systems that were implemented in all Intel corporate factories around the world (7 production factories and 3 assembly test sites). They are still being used 17 years later.
IRCA ISO 9001:2015 – Lead Auditor Training
Date: November 18 – 22, 2019
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Breakfast, lunch, and all materials provided
Address: 8773 Yates Dr, Westminster, CO 80031
This week-long training program is presented in collaboration between Manufacturer’s Edge and our trusted partners at Cavendish Scott who have been serving our clients’ ISO needs for many years. The consultants and training professionals at Cavendish Scott are the lead industry experts on all things ISO-related. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from the best.
This IRCA (International Register of Certified Auditors) 40-hour course recognized widely by auditor registration organizations including Exemplar Global. This training is adminstered by the team from Cavendish Scott and is necessary for all registrar auditors and essential to those involved in implementing, maintaining or auditing a quality management system – especially those who are required to interact with ISO 9000:2015 registrars and auditors. Our training is the most comprehensive and intensive learning environment available to prepare you for your own ISO 9000 projects.
Cavendish Scott was the first to have ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor and Transition training in the US. It is taught by experienced instructors who are currently working in the development, implementation, and auditing of quality management systems throughout the world. The course includes frequent exercises, group-work, role-playing and a real audit at a local company to test those theoretical skills learned during the course.
The course has been designed to incorporate Accelerated Learning Techniques and comprehensive course materials, including all presentation overheads, checklists, forms, and tools, which will be invaluable to you outside of the course. This interactive learning environment designed to help you pass the exam on the last day, undertake professional audits and provide you with practical skills to add value to your ISO 9000 program.
- Mandatory prerequisite requirements for the course are fulfilled by preparation materials covering understanding of the content, application and implementation ISO 9001 (click here for more information about prerequisites)
- Understanding and interpreting the requirements of ISO 9001
- The system-process model and the process-approach of the ISO 9001 standard
- Fundamental principles of Quality Management Systems
- Introduction to audit system requirements and a review of the ISO 19011 auditing standards
- Requirements of and purpose for a quality policy, objectives, quality manual, procedures, work instructions, forms, documentation, document control, and record retention
- Role of audits within a quality management system including implementing an audit system, planning and controlling audits, and getting value from audits
- Effective and efficient auditing techniques
- Developing and using audit checklists.
- Realistic role-playing exercises incorporating the use of electronic records
- Conducting a real, on-site audit at a third party company
- Generating meaningful, well-written audit and nonconformance reports
- Gives you an in-depth knowledge of the requirements of ISO 9001 so you will be better able to develop, implement, maintain and audit your quality management system – Makes your ISO 9001 project so much easier
- Formal recognition of the highest auditor qualification improves your professional status
- Demonstrates organizational commitment to your quality management system, especially to registrars
- Realistic role-playing and real audit experience better prepares you for auditing quality management systems and dealing with your registrars’ auditors.
Continental breakfast, lunch, and daily refreshments are included.
Fees do not include accommodation or travel costs you may incur.
Successful completion of this course (17083), certificated by the IRCA registration governing board, satisfies the formal training requirements for individuals seeking registration under the IRCA Auditor Registration Schemes. Certificates of successful completion may be used for registered auditor applications for three years from the last day of the course.
Note that class size is strictly restricted by IRCA to limit the tutor to student ratio to one tutor to 10 students or 2 tutors to 20 students.
IRCA has mandated attendees wishing to take the IRCA examination and complete the training course as part of the requirements for becoming qualified as an IRCA Registered Auditor have a basic knowledge before attending the course. This knowledge includes:
- The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle
- The core elements of a management system and the interrelationship between top management responsibility, policy, objectives, planning, implementation, measurement, review, and continuous improvement.
- The fundamental concepts and the seven quality management principles (see ISO 9000).
- The relationship between quality management and customer satisfaction
- Commonly used quality management terms and definitions (as defined in ISO 9000)
- Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 9001
This knowledge may be obtained through on the job experience, participation in training courses, self-study, and through completing the pre-course exercise Cavendish Scott will provide before the course.