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Definitely. CMP projects enable staff and affiliated University faculty and students to acquire vital "hands-on" experience working on issues and problems facing Massachusetts industry today. University graduate students often are hired by companies to work on the projects growing out of CMP collaborations or consultations. And, important to strengthening the region's economy and general well-being,CMP programs help Western Massachusetts industries become more efficient and competitive.
DO CMP PROJECTS SIGNIFICANTLY BENEFIT THE UNIVERSITY AND THE REGION?
Moving Massachusetts Ahead: An Integrated Framework Towards ISO 9000
"This program combines the faculty and student resources at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with the world renowned knowledge and expertise of the British Standards institution (BSi) to give a select group of motivated local companies a proven jump start towards ISO 9000 registration.
WHAT MAKES THIS ISO PROGRAM EFFECTIVE?
- Quality System development broken into manageable pieces
- Rigorous program curriculum involves all levels of company personnel
- Comprehensive structure motivates companies to focus resources on developing an effective Quality Management System
- Ongoing and on-site expert assistance
- Trained students offer valuable resource support
- Critical feedback from a world renowned ISO registrar ensures that the auality System being developed is on track for ISO 9000 registration"
SHOPFLOOR KAIZEN AND THE TOYOTA PRODUCTION SYSTEM
Discover how to improve your company's competitive position by performing an actual Shopfloor Kaizen under the guidance of the experts of the Danaher Corporation and Shingijutsu Company, Ltd.
You will learn how to reduce inventory, shrink lead-time, improve quality and increase productivity by applying Lean Manufacturing and Kaizen principles in selected areas of the Danaher Tool Group manufacturing plant. After one day of classroom training, you will go onto the shop floor and immediately begin timing operations, redefining work sequences and eliminating waste. As you perform the shop floor improvement activities, you will work side by side with Danaher managers, workers and a Shingijutsu consultant.
As a result of this workshop you can expect to:
By participating "hands on", you will be prepared to implement change at Your company and play a leadership role in assuring your company's long term success. These breakthrough experiences will provide the foundation upon which to build your own leadership blueprint.
- Recognize the impact of lead-time reductions on operating strategy and market position.
- Understand the process for involving your organization in continuous improvement.
- Learn how to spot wasteful, non-value adding activities and eliminate them.
- Realize the importance of producing to demand.
- Learn the importance of grouping equipment and operations in cellular configuration.
- Understand how to redefine work sequences such that workers are more fully utilized.
- Comprehend the notion of synchronizing your operations.
- Discover ways to immediately increase cash flow and profitability.
- Have opportunities for follow-up sessions and a network for consultations with your classmates.
What your company can expect from successfully implementing a Kaizen or Continuous Improvement manufacturing strategy. Kaizen will help you accelerate the rate of productivity improvement, inventory reduction and product quality enhancement. Originally, Japanese companies like the Toyota Motor Company created the Kaizen process to maximize their utilization of scarce resources. By employing the same process to implement Lean Manufacturing and the Toyota Production System, your company can join other companies worldwide in realizing:
- Inventory reductions of more than 90%.
- Lead-time reductions from weeks to days!
- Increases in space utilization of up to 50%.
- Productivity improvements of up to 25% annually.
- Quality improvements of 50% per year.
- A continuous improvement culture with a bias for results and use of creativity before capital.