If you’ve wanted to gain more information about manufacturing-related topics to help your company, Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) has some upcoming classes to explain the basics.

Using Six Sigma Tools

Small organizations often don’t have the resources (time, people, and money) for Six  Sigma and the training  required. An upcoming program offered by Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) teaches how to leverage basic elements of the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) methodology of Six Sigma without significant investments, including the expense of training belts. Instructor Jerry Sobrowski, a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, will review what the ‘belts’ are and when you need them, how to use DMAIC as a stand-alone problem solving model, when DMAIC works without a project and when a project is needed, and take a look at DMAIC beyond Six Sigma.

Sobrowski has held positions in training and education, operations management, and quality engineering, spending most of his career at LORD Corporation. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Gannon University.

The program is scheduled for February 22, 2017 from 8:30am-11:30am at the Knowledge Center, 5240 Knowledge Parkway in Erie, PA. Cost is $49.00. Register Here.

Introduction to ISO 14001

Tour through the world of environmental management systems and get answers to some of the most common questions:
•What is an Environmental Management System (EMS)?
•What is ISO and ISO 14001?
•What are the differences between an EMS and an ISO 14001 EMS?
•What are the benefits of an EMS and is it really worth the time and money?
•How much will an EMS cost now and long term? When will I see a return on investment?
•How will an EMS affect my company?
•Do the regulators really care if I have an EMS or not?
•How do I go about implementing an EMS?

Instructor is Korin Giles, an Environmental Practice Leader for Urban Engineers, Inc. She has been a certified ISO 14001 Environmental Auditor since 1999 and assists clients with EMS planning, development, implementation, auditing and training. Ms. Giles has a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Health, Safety and Environmental Engineering from Gannon University.

The course is scheduled for March 15, 2017, 8:30 am – 10:30 am at the Knowledge Center (Behrend Campus), 5240 Knowledge Parkway, Erie. Cost is $25. Click here to register.