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Missouri Enterprise seminars, workshops and training classes are designed to help companies and individuals upgrade their skills, learn new ones, increase productivity, reduce costs, conserve energy and resources, create new products and improve existing ones. If you would like to suggest a topic, please contact your Missouri Enterprise Area Business Manager.

Refund Policy for Promotions: Those who fail to use a specific promo code during registration will not be able to recover the discount later. All promo codes MUST be used at the time of registration.

Cancellation Policy: To receive a full refund (less credit card fees), registrants must contact us 10 or more business days prior to the event. Please include the reason for the cancellation. As a non-profit, we strive to do our best to deliver top-notch service to Missouri manufacturers. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to make working with Missouri Enterprise more successful for your company.

Lean Product Development One-Day Workshop (ABB)

For the fourth workshop that is a part of the Transformation Series (which also includes Value Stream Mapping (VSM), 5S and MDI, Lean Leadership, and Lean Product Development workshops), we will cover the concepts of “Lean” and how they apply to the Product Development process. Anyone involved in the creation of new products or redesign of existing products could benefit from this class. The class will point out ways to improve the productivity of the process thus creating higher profits per manhour of design, more projects completed, greater satisfaction of customers and a more rewarding environment for the designers. Lean Product Development can help reduce Design Cycle times by 20% to 60% while giving the company a 10% to 50% increase in Gross Margins.

ABB Motors & Mechanical Inc., the leading marketer, designer, manufacturer, and service provider of industrial electric motors, generators, and mechanical power transmission products is graciously hosting these four workshops in their St. Louis training room and will offer onsite tours of the applicable areas following each session. If you sign up for the four-part series, a different course will be taught each month for four consecutive months, making it convenient, yet top of mind, for companies.

The Continuous Improvement Transformation Series Includes:

Value Stream Mapping, 5S and MDI (March 14, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.)
Lean 101 & Simulation (April 4, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Lean Leadership (May 16, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Lean Product Development (June 6, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

The individual Lean Product Development Workshop is $295 per person. Lunch is included.

The Instructor - Bob Beckmann, Project Manager for Missouri Enterprise, has worked in a wide variety of manufacturing industries, beginning his career with the General Motors industrial engineering department. Next, he was a designer with The McDonnell Douglas Corporation (now Boeing), where he did design work on both production aircraft and prototype models. He then became the Chief Engineer for American Pulverizer Company, overseeing a design team and managing the designs to meet customer requirements. He also teaches DFMA and courses in the Lean curriculum. Bob is a registered professional engineer (P.E.) in the state of Missouri and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM). He has several patents under his belt where he helped companies develop prototypes and products to add to their portfolios.

Event Properties

Event Date 06-06-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 06-06-2019 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 01-28-2019 10:00 am
Cut off date 06-05-2019 5:00 pm
Individual Price $295 p/person (lunch/materials included)
Location ABB Motors and Mechanical Inc.
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
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