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Manager of Plastics Processing (MPP) Certificate Program

The MPP Certificate Program is a collaboration between The Polymers Center of Excellence (PCE) and NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions (IES).

The MPP Certificate program is the only one of its kind in the United States, and sets standards for establishing and demonstrating technical expertise in the field of injection molding. The MPP Certificate Program was developed by PCE and IES in response to the manufacturing sector’s need for highly qualified plastics professionals. Professionals who are awarded the Certificate are able to establish their credentials, while their employers may enjoy increased workplace safety and decreased risk of damage to expensive machinery, owing to their highly skilled machine operators.

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MPP Certificate Program

NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) and the Polymers Center of Excellence (PCE) have developed a unique, flexible program accessible to all injection molding technicians, engineers, operators and managers seeking to acquire the highest quality of industry knowledge and recognition. The MPP certificate establishes a standard for technical expertise in injection molding and helps advance both core and advanced competencies in the field.

Injection Molding Manager of Plastics Processing Certificate Program
The IM-MPP certificate is a self-paced, well-rounded program aimed directly at the issues affecting molding operations. Participants complete the required 126 hours of coursework and projects at their own pace, and may take up to five years to finish the program.

To qualify for the IM-MPP Certificate, you must take all 16 courses listed below. Note: six courses are offered at The Polymers Center and eight courses are offered at NC State University.

Courses offered at The Polymer Center
> How to Design a Plastic Part
> Choosing the Right Plastic
> Injection Molding Fundamentals
> PCE Math for Molders
> Advanced Scientific Molding
> Paulson ProMolder II
> Paulson ProMolder III

Courses offered at NC State University
> Intro to OSHA
> Effective Problem Solving and Root Cause Analysis
> Lean 100 with Simulation for Manufacturers
> Measurement Systems Analysis
> Statistical Process Control
> Design Failure Mode Effects Analysis for Risk Management
> Process Failure Mode & Effects Analysis for Risk Management
> Practical Project Management

NC State Detailed Course Listing

What does MPP stand for?
Manager of Plastics Processing – an educational program designed for professionals in the plastics manufacturing industry.

How does the program work?
Earning a MPP certificate requires no specific educational background or previous training. Individuals begin the program by registering. The certificate is awarded after successful completion of all required courses listed in the certificate program. Some courses may be offered online. However, the majority of courses are held in person at sites throughout North Carolina, in particular the Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte areas.

Which courses may I apply to the MPP certificate program?
Only courses listed in the program apply to the MPP certificate program. There are no equivalent courses or test-out options that may be applied as a substitute for any course. To receive program credit, MPP participants must demonstrate proof of attendance by submitting their certificate of completion, provided by the course facilitator, to the MPP program sponsor.

What if I took some required courses previously?
Applicable courses may be counted toward MPP credit if they have been completed within five years of registering for the program.

What is the cost?
In addition to standard course registration fees, the Injection Molding MPP certificate program cost is $199. An additional $49 fee will apply for participants seeking an Advanced Injection Molding MPP certificate. These fees cover MPP program administrative costs, as well as preparation and delivery of MPP plaques.

Will class registration fees change once enrolled in the program?
Class and course registration fees are subject to change.

How am I accepted into the program?
To apply for the MPP program, you must complete the free registration form. Upon submission of your registration, participants will receive a confirmation e-mail detailing further program information and instructions.

How soon may I complete the program?
Please refer to course descriptions for dates and locations provided by course program sponsors. Courses are offered year-round — some are offered several times each year — at various locations.

May I complete the MPP program online?
While certain courses may be offered online, many of the MPP-required courses are hands-on and require interaction that cannot be adequately achieved online. Please refer to the MPP class requirements page to learn more about the required courses.

Who maintains a record of which courses I have taken?
Upon receipt of a participant’s program registration, the program sponsor will send a MPP certificate log. As courses are completed, participants can use the log to document their progress, and then submit the course certificates of attendance to mpp_certificate@ncsu.edu.

What happens when I have completed all of the necessary courses?
After participants submit all course records and the program sponsor has verified them, they will be sent a web link where the $199 program and/or $49 filing fees may be paid. Once paid, the program will produce a framed MPP certificate bearing the participant’s name and completion date. The certificate will be presented either during class or shipped directly to the recipient. Certificate recipients are given an opportunity to provide a supervisor’s name and contact information so an announcement describing their accomplishment may be sent. The program sponsor will also prepare a press release that may be submitted to a company newsletter or local media.

What’s the difference between a certificate program and a certification program?
The Manager of Plastics Processing certificate program DOES NOT issue an official certification of the plastics processing discipline and does not certify that an individual is qualified to practice in a particular area. The program sponsors recognize that this is typically the responsibility of professional organizations formed to set and maintain such standards. These professional organizations typically require individuals to meet specific academic and experience requirements, and to achieve a passing mark on written and/or oral examinations. The MPP certificate program is designed to serve individuals needing to stay current in the workplace or those who find themselves responsible for processing plastics who may not have the necessary training or experience in that area.

Is there a Plastics Processing Governing Board or professional organization?
No, there is no governing board that is directly associated with plastics processing.

What financial resources are available to cover the cost of the program?
Each participant has the responsibility to secure financial resources to cover the cost of their course enrollment and participation. However, many companies and organizations may have financial resources to help employees meet professional goals. The program sponsor encourages all participants to educate their supervisor about program registration and payment guidelines. If help is needed in initiating the conversation, we can provide you with an editable justification letter template. This editable, sample letter can help start a conversation with the employee’s company and/or supervisor. In addition, other local resources and organizations similar to NCWORKS may offer grants and additional financial resources to assist in covering the costs associated with the certificate program.

An MPP certificate is designed to assure an employer that the certificate holder has the right mix of knowledge, skills and experience to improve quality and enhance safety in the workplace. It also demonstrates the employee’s commitment to the field. In pursuing an MPP certificate, a student may:

  • Improve knowledge and skills – The program is designed to expand the student’s knowledge in the science of injection molding, lean manufacturing and safety
  • Eliminate inapplicable course – The MPP certificate program is designed to address only injection molding operations, not general plastics processing, saving the student time and money
  • Earn credit for past classes – The MPP certificate program consolidates past, approved training so students receive credit for previously taken classes relevant to the certificate program
For employers looking to grow and develop in-house experts this unique program addresses those needs. With MPP certificate holders working in a business, employers may experience:

  • Reduced production errors, resulting in lower manufacturing costs
  • Increased productivity, resulting in faster time to market and sustainable higher profits
  • Improved quality, resulting in greater customer satisfaction
  • Increased safety, contributing to a lower EMR and resulting in reduced insurance rates
  • Decreased risk of damage to machinery, reducing repair costs or capital expenditures

How to Register for the MPP Certificate Program

To sign up for the MPP Certificate Program:
First, let us know that you intend to sign up for the MPP Certificate Program by clicking here and filling out the form.

Then, you will need to register for each class individually. To do this, click on the Register button under the course descriptions below. You will be taken to the registration page that corresponds with that course. Applicants have a five year window to complete the courses and earn the MPP Certificate.

Please note: NC State University requires a $199 registration fee for the IM-MPP Certificate and a fee of $49 for the AIM-MPP Certificate. This will be due after you complete all the courses and before you are granted the certificate.

Contact Amanda Hurd, 704-602-4105, contact-us@polymers-center.org with questions or to learn more.

Course Descriptions

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Courses offered at The Polymers Center

How to Design a Plastic Part for Injection Molding

1-Day

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the process of plastics injection molding and is designed for technicians, process engineers, design engineers, quality auditors, supervisors, design project managers, and anyone who needs to create, approve, or modify the design of injection molded plastic parts.

This seminar will cover a review of the key components needed for a successful plastic application so that parts have a higher probability to be injection molded consistently. This course provides an excellent introduction to polymers and their relation to component design and processability. Attendees are encouraged to bring examples of their design challenges to the course for group discussion. The primary focus of this course is on injection molded applications.

Course Objectives:

  • The cardinal rule of plastic part design
  • Designing ribs, holes, gussets, and bosses
  • Design for assembly
  • Design for moldability
  • The injection molding process for the designer
  • Determine the gate location, weld line area and draft
  • Various surface finishes
  • Structural design
  • When to use computer analysis
  • Rapid prototyping

Instructor(s):
Plastics Selection, Design, and Processing course facilitators are from the Polymers Center of Excellence. Each course facilitator is an experienced Plastics Processing facilitator and auditor . PCE facilitators have assisted many companies with the training and implementation of their plastics selection, product design and processing systems. They have developed and conducted material selection, product design and processing system assessments and improvement techniques including the demonstrated specific understanding and implementation techniques related to scientifically based design and processing methodology.

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Choosing the Right Plastic

Hours of Instructions:
1-Day

Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the process of plastics injection molding and is designed for technicians, process engineers, design engineers, quality auditors, supervisors, and design project managers. Choosing the right plastic for an application is often a daunting task. When one considers all the polymer families, the available fillers, reinforcements, modifiers, and the various manufactures there are literally thousands of grades to choose from.

This course helps the participant focus through an extensive discussion of the attributes of each of the major polymer families including the most common material properties and test methods used in the plastics industry. This course will help to de-mystify the resin suppliers Material Datasheets and give the student confidence in choosing the right material. The primary focus of this course is on injection molded applications although other processes are mentioned. The student will gain a working knowledge of the course objectives upon course completion.

Course Objectives:

  • Why Use Plastic?
  • Advantages and disadvantages of plastics
  • Molecular Structure of plastics
  • Thermoset Polymers
  • Thermoplastic Polymers
  • Understanding the Various Fillers and Additives
  • Understanding a Material Data Sheet
  • Understanding the various Test Methods and Results

Instructor(s):
Plastics Selection, Design, and Processing course facilitators are from the Polymers Center of Excellence. Each course facilitator is an experienced Plastics Processing facilitator and auditor. PCE facilitators have assisted many companies with the training and implementation of their plastics selection, product design and processing systems. They have developed and conducted material selection, product design and processing system assessments and improvement techniques including the demonstrated specific understanding and implementation techniques related to scientifically based design and processing methodology.

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Injection Molding Fundamentals

Hours of Instructions:
2-Day

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to the process of plastics injection molding and is designed for operators, technicians, process engineers, quality auditors, supervisors, and maintenance personnel. This course covers fundamental aspects of the injection molding industry, how the these processes flow through the plant, and is intended to give students the information necessary to understand molded products.

Day 1 of the Injection Molding Fundamentals course explains step-by-step what occurs in the injection molding process from the feed hopper to the mold. It addresses all areas of injection molding plant operation, from receipt of raw materials to packaging of the final product. Focus is placed on the equipment used in each operation, emphasizing safety hazards and preventative maintenance.

Day 1 Course Objectives

  • Introduction to Injection Molding as an Industry
  • General Plastic Processing Methods
  • Common Injection Molding Defects
  • How the Injection Molding Process Flows Through the Manufacturing Facility
  • Material Handling, Drying and Feeding
  • Safety Hazards Focused on the Injection Molding Process
  • Preventative Maintenance of Injection Molding Equipment

Day 2 focuses on designing the mold for moldability, fundamentals of plastic part design, the four plastic variables, injection molding machine operation, and establishing a set of startup process conditions. Focus is placed on the equipment used in each operational phase with emphasis on areas important in process troubleshooting and problem solving.

Day 2 Course Objectives

  • Key Components and Function of the Injection Molding Machine
  • Design and Function of the Injection Mold
  • Designing runner systems and gating methods
  • Plastics Behavior During all Phase of the Injection Process
  • The Four Plastic Variables
  • Establishing Processing Conditions
  • Process Monitoring and Quality Assurance
  • Problem Solving and Troubleshooting

Instructor(s):
Plastics Selection, Design, and Processing course facilitators are from the Polymers Center of Excellence. Each course facilitator is an experienced Plastics Processing facilitator and auditor. PCE facilitators have assisted many companies with the training and implementation of their plastics selection, product design and processing systems. They have developed and conducted material selection, product design and processing system assessments and improvement techniques including the demonstrated specific understanding and implementation techniques related to scientifically based design and processing methodology.

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PCE Math for Molders

Hours of Instructions:
1-Day

Course Description:

We find that a large percentage of people in the injection molding field are intimidated by the math required to take molding classes. This class will use presentations to shed light on the equations that govern the injection molding process, group work to learn how those equations can be used in the plant, and individual work to verify that each student walks away with a solid understanding of the material. This course will strengthen individual’ math skills and allow them to better understand any future PCE injection molding courses.

We will help you answer the following questions:

What is my plastic injection pressure?

– Calculating intensification ratio

Is my machine injecting as fast as it says it is?

– Calculating expected and actual fill speeds

Is my screw design correct for the resin I’m molding?

– Calculating compression ratio and L/D

How much tonnage should I use for my mold?

– Calculating projected area of the mold

Discussing the relationship between force (tonnage), pressure and area

Instructor(s):
Plastics Selection, Design, and Processing course facilitators are from the Polymers Center of Excellence. Each course facilitator is an experienced Plastics Processing facilitator and auditor. PCE facilitators have assisted many companies with the training and implementation of their plastics selection, product design and processing systems. They have developed and conducted material selection, product design and processing system assessments and improvement techniques including the demonstrated specific understanding and implementation techniques related to scientifically based design and processing methodology.

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Advanced Scientific Molding

Hours of Instructions:
3-Day

Course Description:
3 Day Advanced Scientific Processing Hands-On Workshop is designed to provide students with valuable hands-on machine time to reinforce the methodologies they have learned in the Fundamentals of Injection Molding or the RJG Systematic Molding class. Attendees will acquire the knowledge they need to dissect a process, rebuild the process using data driven methodologies, improve on it and document the return on investment, or indicate potential improvement areas using the current condition of the machine and mold.

The results will vary class to class depending on your machine and mold conditions, but the end result will be the most robust process possible with the current conditions. The instructor will give recommendations on ways to further improve the process by improving the condition of a machine, mold or procedures that may be hindering performance.

Course Objectives:

  • Machine Qualification Tests
    – Load sensitivity
    – Pressure response
    – Injection speed linearity
    – Clamp/Mold deflection study
    – Perform a dynamic check ring repeatability test
  • Mold Performance Requirements & Identify Mold Weaknesses
    – Pressure loss test
    – Perform a gate seal study to determine optimal hold time
    – Identify the cavity balance at all injection speeds
    – Create a temperature map of the mold
  • Validate Machine & Mold Capabilities
  • Build and document a robust Scientific Method Process and with the current machine and mold conditions
  • Machine Qualification Tests

Course Prerequisites:
The PCE Fundamentals of Injection Molding or RJG Systematic Molding class must be successfully completed prior to participating in the Advanced Scientific Processing Hands-On Workshop. You may also be interested in our RJG Math for Molders course which may be on our schedule the day before your Systematic Molding class and the Fundamentals of Injection Molding.

Instructor(s):
Plastics Selection, Design, and Processing course facilitators are from the Polymers Center of Excellence. Each course facilitator is an experienced Plastics Processing facilitator and auditor . PCE facilitators have assisted many companies with the training and implementation of their plastics selection, product design and processing systems. They have developed and conducted material selection, product design and processing system assessments and improvement techniques including the demonstrated specific understanding and implementation techniques related to scientifically based design and processing methodology.

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Course Description

Paulson ProMolder™ 2 is a 5 day classroom and hands-on injection molding seminar. ProMolder 2 is taught in 2 modules:

Module 1 explains the plastics used in injection molding, their properties and behavior, how these affect part quality, the scientific basis and the technology of molding. This is followed by a detailed analysis of common injection molded part defects, their causes and solutions. The seminar explores not just A solution, but challenges you to find the best solution (attendees may bring molded part examples from their plants for analysis).

Module 2 is hands-on injection molding practice using SimTech, the Paulson injection molding simulator to provide each student hands-on practice in setting and observing the effects of each machine control on the plastic and the molded parts and problem-solving. This is followed by a molding laboratory on an actual machine to demonstrate the concepts and principles taught over the previous 4 days.

Complete descriptions and pricing for Paulson courses are provided by Paulson Training Programs. Registration for this course must be completed through Paulson Training Programs.

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Course Description

Paulson’s most advanced injection molding course. Through intensive machine time and use of our unique injection molding simulator SimTech™, ProMolder 3 is the most thorough and technically accurate training available in the industry. Based on the science of injection molding, Paulson’s focus is on the four basic variables as they interact with machine controls. Paulson teaches molding from the “plastic’s point of view” as running a series of machine capability tests is only a beginning step in becoming a molding expert. If you are a user of Scientific Molding techniques ProMolder 3 will take you to the next level in truly understanding molding from a scientific perspective. All Paulson seminars and courseware are vendor neutral.

ProMolder 3 will teach you the “why” behind injection molding. Featuring 20+ hours of machine and simulator time, ProMolder 3 will make you an expert molder. Cycle optimization and advanced problem solving skills require knowledge and the practice. ProMolder 3 provides plenty of both. The skills you acquire will allow you to confidently make production floor decisions that decrease downtime and increase productivity.

Course Objectives

  • A review of ProMolder 2 preparatory, simulator and molding machine operations
  • Advanced, four plastic variables analysis of part properties and the machine solutions
  • Setting machine controls for start-up and optimizing cycle times and the reasons for each
  • Obtain practical hands-on application experience in machine settings
  • Molding machine start-up, operation and problem solving using both SimTech and actual molding machines
  • Establishing UCL and LCL and trend analysis

Complete descriptions and pricing for Paulson courses are provided by Paulson Training Programs. Registration for this course must be completed through Paulson Training Programs.

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Courses offered at NC State University

Intro to OSHA

Hours of Instructions:
Online, 2.0 Instructional Hours

Introduction to OSHA explains the importance of OSHA in providing a safe and healthful workplace to workers. This interactive, online course will help you to understand your rights as an employee to a safe and healthful working environment, as well as your employer’s responsibilities, thereof. This course will also teach you about valuable resources available to keep safety and health a priority in your workplace.

This course also provides you an invaluable overview of how OSHA conducts workplace inspections.

Contact Hours:
2 MESH Contact Hours
2 Professional Development Hours (PDH)
NC State University is certified by the North Carolina Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (NCBELS) as a provider of PDH Continuing Education Units.

Duration:
Two (2) contact hours represents the estimated time to complete the online course, including a final quiz. However, actual times may vary from user to user.

Recommended Audience:
This course is ideal for workers and employers in a number of non-construction industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, retail, construction, and government.

Topics:

  • Why is OSHA important to you?
  • What rights do you have under OSHA?
  • What responsibilities does your employer have under OSHA?
  • What do the OSHA standards say?
  • How are OSHA inspections conducted?
  • Where can you go for help?

Availability:
This course is available online, 24/7.

Upon approval of your purchase and successful check-out, you will be securely linked to this online course. You will then have 12 months to complete this course to earn your professional development hours.

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Effective Problem Solving and Root Cause Analysis

Hours of Instructions:
1 day

About This Event:
In this workshop you will learn a systematic approach to solve problems within an organization. Using the cross-function team approach, you will learn to apply disciplined and proven root cause analysis methodologies.

Recommended For:

  • Quality and regulatory professionals
  • Management executives
  • Process owners and supervisors
  • Continuous improvement team leaders
  • Representatives from key functional groups
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to solve problems

You Will:

  • Clearly define problems that need evaluation
  • Learn a systematic team approach to problem solving using Plan-Do-Check-Act
  • Apply methods to investigate and analyze problems
  • Understand methods for developing and implementing solutions
  • Identify and eliminate root causes to your problems to prevent recurrence
  • Learn best practices for monitoring action plans for success and replication

Topics Covered Include:

  • Team based problem solving
  • Problem definition and evaluation
  • Root cause analysis methods
  • Implementing appropriate actions to eliminate root causes
  • Analyzing effectiveness of problem solutions
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Lean 100 with Simulation for Manufacturers

Hours of Instructions:
1 Day

About this Course:
This is a lean basics course designed specifically for manufacturers. This course will introduce participants to the lean philosophy and the application of basic lean tools. There are 4 rounds of a hands-on manufacturing process simulation.

The objective of the course is to introduce lean concepts and tools then have the participants demonstrate the tools during each round of the simulation.

Recommended For:
All levels of production managers, engineers, line supervisors, work team members, and production workers.

Participants Will:

  • Learn the basics behind Lean Manufacturing
  • Experience a hands-on simulation to better understand lean concepts

Topics Covered Include:

  • 8 Wastes
  • 5 Why’s
  • Pareto Analysis
  • Value-Add versus Non Value-Add
  • 5S
  • Standard Work
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness
  • Spaghetti Diagrams
  • Kaizen
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Measurement Systems Analysis

Hours of Instructions:
1 day

About This Event/Product:
MSA is the critical first step that should precede statistical data-based decision making. Prior to installation of SPC or conducting any capability and process improvement approach, it is imperative that the measurement system is adequate. This course will provide a road map to identify and measure components of variation. Learn how to evaluate correlation of gages (customer, supplier). Recommended additional course: Statistical Process Control.

Participants will learn:

  • This course provides the learner with methods to qualify a measurement system.
  • Accuracy/Bias
  • Resolution/Discrimination
  • Linearity
  • Stability
  • Repeatability & Reproducibility (Gage R&R)

Topics:

  • MSA Tools
  • Types of Gage Study
  • Types of gage R&R Study
  • Steps in Full Gage R&R Study
  • Gage correlation study (Supplier, Customer)
  • Template & Examples

Recommended For:
Engineers, Technicians, Managers, Line leaders, operators.

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Statistical Process Control

Hours of Instructions:
1 day

About This Event:
This one-day workshop will develop your understanding of key SPC methodologies as needed within a quality management system through group activities and individual participation. After this event, you will be able to identify the need for SPC tools within your organization; select the appropriate tool for an identified purpose or recognize a more complex methodology; apply the selected tools; interpret the results of the application; and make correct decisions based on the interpretation. This hands-on event will provide you with both functional and applicable skills.

Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) is highly recommended as a prerequisite prior to attending Statistical Process Control.

Recommended For:

Quality managers
Quality team leaders
Anyone involved in the implementation of a quality management system
Anyone involved in the engineering, manufacturing, quality control or sales of a product

You Will Learn:

  • The concepts of this course is the application of statistical methods to monitor control of the manufacturing process as well as any process with a measurable output.
  • About the distinct advantages SPC over quality methods, such as inspection, that apply resources to detecting and correcting problems after they have occurred.

Topics Covered Include:

  • SPC Rationale
  • SPC Tools: Control Charts, etc.
  • SPC Implementation
  • Process Capability Analysis
  • Prevention vs. detection
  • Capability vs. control

Statistical Process Control will be broken down into three sets of activities:

  • Understanding the process
  • Understanding the process variation
  • Elimination of the sources of special cause variation
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Design Failure Mode Effects Analysis for Risk Management

Hours of Instructions:
1 day

About This Event:
This course identifies the benefits of failure mode effects analysis (FMEA) as a preventive tool for design development. The course provides practical experience and skills in completing DFMEAs.

Recommended For:
Design Engineers, product development, quality managers, quality engineers, manufacturing managers, engineering, managers, manufacturing engineers and shop floor leaders.

You Will Learn:
Participants will leave with a clear understanding of the steps required to produce DFMEAs.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Relationship between DFMEA, APQP and PFMEA
  • Defining DFMEA customers
  • Boundary diagram
  • Functions and related potential failure modes
  • Root causes and potential failure effects
  • Prevention and detection controls
  • Severity, occurrence and detection ranking
  • Corrective actions for critical items
  • Signs of a successful FMEA

Instructor(s):
Quality systems facilitators are from the NC State University Industrial Extension Service. Each facilitator is an experienced Quality Management System facilitator and auditor. NCSU-IES facilitators have assisted many companies with the training and implementation of their quality management system. They have developed and conducted quality system assessments and improvement techniques and demonstrated specific understanding and implementation techniques related to other ISO 9001 based quality management systems, such as, ISO/TS 16949 Automotive; AS 9100 Aviation, Space and Defense; ISO 14001 Environmental; ISO 22000 Food Safety, etc.

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PFMEA
Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis for Risk Management

Hours of Instructions:
1 day

About This Event:
This course identifies the benefits of failure mode effects analysis (FMEA) as a preventive tool for process development. The course provides practical experience and skills in completing PFMEAs.

Recommended For:

  • Quality managers
  • Quality engineers
  • Manufacturing managers
  • Engineering
  • Managers
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Shop floor leaders

You Will Learn:
Participants will leave with a clear understanding of the steps required to produce PFMEAs.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Relationship between PFMEA, APQP and DFMEA
  • Defining PFMEA customers
  • Process flow diagram
  • Functions and related potential failure modes
  • Root causes and potential failure effects
  • Prevention and detection controls
  • Severity, occurrence and detection ranking
  • Risk Priority Number (RPN)
  • Corrective actions for critical items
  • Signs of a successful FMEA

Instructor(s):
Quality systems facilitators are from the NC State University Industrial Extension Service. Each facilitator is an experienced Quality Management System facilitator and auditor. NCSU-IES facilitators have assisted many companies with the training and implementation of their quality management system. They have developed and conducted quality system assessments and improvement techniques and demonstrated specific understanding and implementation techniques related to other ISO 9001 based quality management systems, such as, ISO/TS 16949 Automotive; AS 9100 Aviation, Space and Defense; ISO 14001 Environmental; ISO 22000 Food Safety, etc.

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Practical Project Management

Hours of Instructions:
2 days

About This Course:
In today’s competitive business world, organizations are having to take on an increasing number of projects without the luxury of increasing headcount. More and more, personnel from every industry, without fundamental project management skills, are being thrust into the role of project manager.

If you are one of these “accidental” project managers, Practical Project Management will give you fundamental project management tools so that you and your current staff/team can “hit the floor, running.” This course will give you the skills to effectively and efficiently manage and complete more projects, successfully, on time, and under budget.

Recommended For:
This course was designed for any organization that desires to “work smarter and not necessarily harder.” This course will benefit anyone who is currently working on projects or will be working on projects and would like to learn the fundamental tools for successfully managing projects. This course is also an excellent refresher for those who have already had project management training.

While this course is aligned with the Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), it is not designed to prepare participants to become certified in project management.

Training will provide knowledge to:

  • During this challenging but enjoyable two-day course you will learn how to:
  • Meet project objectives, scope, schedule, and budget
  • Establish and maintain high-performing project teams
  • Prepare a project charter and/or project A3
  • Develop a work breakdown structure, sequence, and critical path
  • Identify, evaluate, and manage project risks

Topics Covered Include:

  • Define: Prepare the project’s objectives and scope, budget, milestones, deliverables and success criteria
  • Plan: Establish the project team, the project schedule, and critical path
  • Execute: Coordinate team tasks and assignments and manage variances to plan
  • Monitor & Control: Facilitate effective team activities and manage communicationsClose: Conduct the final project review with stakeholders and customers.
  • Analyze lessons learned, replicate and improve, and celebrate
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