BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo Center for
Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) is offering an early-bird discount
of $200 until Dec. 21 for its Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Transactional (CLSSGBT) training.
The 54-hour course is part of TCIE’s spring lineup of
business improvement courses for professionals, which feature
topics in continuous improvement, manufacturing operations and
management operations. Registration is on a first-serve basis, with
the deadline being one week before the respective start date.
Courses are as follows:
- Certified Logistics
Technician (CLT) — This 76-hour training, which is a
blend of online learning supported by instructor-led assessment
preparation, provides core knowledge and skills required in supply
chain operations, from entry level through supervisor. Classroom
dates are 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Jan. 20, Feb. 10 and March 10 at
UB’s Educational Opportunity Center, 555 Ellicott St.,
- CLSSGBT –
This course – which is a blend of online education,
classroom-based instruction and learning remotely through webinars,
all from a Master Black Belt – enhances candidates’
problem-solving abilities and engages them in the data-driven, Lean
Six Sigma industry-tested system for process variation reduction.
While applicable across all disciplines, it was developed with
service industry businesses in mind and incorporates finance,
government and health care examples. The schedule is as follows:
Classroom dates at the Hyatt Place, 5020 Main St., Amherst. 8 a.m.
to noon on Jan. 24, Feb. 28 and March 28. Two-hour webinars: 1-3
p.m. on Feb. 7 and March 14. Three-hour webinars: 1-4 p.m. on April
18, May 16, June 6 and June 27.
- Certified Lean
Professional — 6-9 p.m. on Thursdays, Jan. 26 to April 6
(except Feb. 23 and March 2), and March 1, May 11 and 18, and June
15 at UB’s Baird Research Park, 1576 Sweet Home Rd., Amherst.
This course educates participants in the Lean method of saving
money and reducing waste by identifying unnecessary processes.
Software — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Feb. 1 at Hyatt Place. This
training navigates participants through the statistical tools of
Minitab software so that they may comfortably manipulate data and
- Kaizen and
VSM — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Feb. 7 at Hyatt Place. This course
explores two Lean tools: Kaizen, an activity aimed at streamlining
a select process, and value stream mapping, an analysis tool used
to improve the flow of information or materials.
- Lean Product
Design – 8 a.m.-noon on Feb. 15 at Hyatt Place. This
workshop engages participants in a hands-on simulation to discover
how applying the Lean methodology to product design decreases cycle
- Intro to
Document Control — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on March 21 at Hyatt
Place. This course explores characteristics of effective
instructional documentation (such as procedures, work instructions
and standard operating procedures) and the process of document
- Finance for
Non-Financial Managers — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on March 22 at
Hyatt Place. This course is for the manager or engineer who does
not possess a significant financial background, but would benefit
from a working knowledge of financial statements and related
concepts, including commonly used financial terminology and
Cause Analysis and Corrective Action — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on
April 3 at Hyatt Place. This course is designed to improve
problem-solving skills by providing an understanding of the
processes and techniques for determining the root cause of a
nonconformance and the corrective action needed to prevent the
problem from occurring again.
- 5S and Standardized
Work — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on April 25 at Hyatt Place. This
course explores two Lean tools: 5S, a technique for organizing
one’s physical environment, and Standardized Work, a
technique for organizing process steps.
9001:2015 Transition Training — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on April 27
at Hyatt Place. This training is for anyone who is already familiar
with the ISO 9001:2008 Standard and is involved in transitioning
their company to ISO 9001:2015.
- 3-Day ISO
9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on
May 2-4 at Hyatt Place. This training prepares participants with
the skills necessary to perform internal process audits in
manufacturing, service and public service sectors.
Supply Chain Management — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on May 8-9 at
Hyatt Place. This workshop focuses on global best practices in
supply chain integration, as well as how to organize and implement
Course details and registration are available at http://www.tcie.buffalo.edu/what-we-do/professional-development/.
For more information, contact Mariah Glass, UB TCIE training
program coordinator, at 716-645-8840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UB TCIE is Western New York's bridge to excellence; it provides
a dynamic link between UB’s expert resources and the
region’s business community. Its core focus on engineering
solutions and operational excellence drives continual improvements,
and ignites innovation and technological advantages. For more
information on how TCIE can assist Western New York businesses,
visit www.tcie.buffalo.edu or call 716-645-8800.