DO CMP PROJECTS SIGNIFICANTLY BENEFIT THE UNIVERSITY AND THE REGION?

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.

Training Initiatives

have included:

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?


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.

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:

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