Engineering Training


MSU CAVS Extension is dedicated to helping improve and advance the engineering knowledge within the state. CAVS Extension offers a variety of engineering professional development courses in such topics as Lean, Six Sigma, Simulation Modeling and Analysis and many more...

These courses are offered at one of the CAVS Extension training facilities or can be done at your site to meet your needs. Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 to request pricing and scheduling for on-site training.

Training List (Select a course for more details)

8D Problem Solving in an Industry 4.0 Environment [Non-Nissan Suppliers]

Course Objective:

This two-day workshop will discuss the 8D problem solving process in an Industry 4.0 environment. 8D Problem Solving is a disciplined and effective approach to solve chronic and recurring problems. 8D provides excellent guidelines to identify the root cause of the problem, implement containment actions, develop and then implement corrective and preventive actions to eliminate the problem permanently. This is accomplished by utilizing a simulated Industry 4.0 Factory and completing a hands on walk through of the 8D disciplines. Attendees will also complete an 8D long form during the simulated activity.

Course Content:
  • Industry 4.0 Overview
  • Process Mapping
  • 8 Disciplines of Problem Solving
  • 8D Long Form
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Real-world Problem-Solving Simulation
Who Should Attend?

Engineers, supervisors, and managers who want to take a more proactive, systematic approach to problem solving.

Instructor(s): Jonathan Howell and Montrell Marshall

Date(s): May 30-31, 2024 (Canton, MS)
September 18-19, 2024 (Canton, MS)

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $700.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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AutoCAD

Course Objective:

This two day workshop is structured so that participants gain a solid understanding of the use of AutoCAD computer aided design software. The class is taught through a balance lecture, class discussion, and in-class exercises. Time will also be allocated to discuss user specific needs and solutions. Specific topics include basic sketching, dimensioning, block creation and editing and proper usage of layers.

Instructor(s): Jonathan Curtis and Jonathan Howell

Date(s): March 27-28, 2024 (Canton, MS)
October 16-17, 2024 (Canton, MS)

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $700.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Basic Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

Course Objective:

This two day class will provide a practical understanding of geometric tolerancing that conforms to the ASME Y14.5M-2009 standard. The class will include lecture, videos, classroom discussion and workbook exercises which become an excellent resource for review and reference information upon completion of the class. Students will come away with an understanding of GD&T principles and applications, and will know how to interpret GD&T on engineering drawings. This course is ideal for design engineers, manufacturing and quality engineers and technicians, machinists, and quality control inspectors.

Some of the topics this course will cover are:

  • The basic terms and principles of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing and why it has become an important engineering tool in manufacturing.
  • How GD&T is different from conventional coordinate system of dimensioning and tolerancing.
  • The purpose of a datum and identify datum features on a drawing.
  • The difference between maximum material condition and least material condition as they apply to external and internal part features.
  • The difference between clearance, interference and transition fits.
  • Determination of the size and boundaries of a geometric tolerance zone.
  • Definition of whether a bonus tolerance is allowed and, if so. How large.
  • The identification of the particular profile, runout or location tolerance being specified.
  • How each geometric tolerance is verified.

Instructor(s): Steven E. Drennon Sr.

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

Ergonomics Essentials

Course Objective:

This workshop will provide in-depth exposure to ergonomics definitions, goals and background along with discussions and examples of ergonomics tools for ergonomic evaluations and improve the ergonomics of a company.

Who Should Attend:

Professionals and managers with responsibility to improve employee health and safety through incorporating ergonomic principles and methods. These techniques are applicable in both the manufacturing and service industries.

Course Content:
  • Overview of Ergonomics: General principals, aims and benefits, measuring the impact of good ergonomics, and human characteristics and limitations.
  • Ergonomics Techniques and Methods: Work and task design and evaluation, control and display design, compatibility, and population stereotypes.
  • Physical Ergonomics: Musculoskeletal disorders, manual material handling, NIOSH lifting guideline, ergonomic risk assessment, and measurement and information gathering (ergonomics standards, observational skills, checklists).
  • Cognitive Ergonomics: Human information processing, mental workload, perceptions of risk and stress, warning design, signal detection theory, and memory.

Instructor(s): Adam Collins

Date(s): March 13, 2024

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $350.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Excellence in Asset Management

Description:

This is an interactive 3-day workshop designed to demonstrate reliability and asset stewardship in the context of reducing risks within your operating process and your business. Participants will gain an understanding of the requirements of Asset Management based on the tenets of ISO 55000.

Key Success Measures
  • Manage assets effectively at the lowest life cycle cost
  • Reduce asset-related risks that may impact organizational objectives
  • Maximize Return On Assets.
Learning Objectives:
Lesson
Evaluating the Asset Management System
PDCA Improvement Methodology
Performance Monitoring Statistics
Identifying Asset Risks
Asset Management Plans
Managing Organizational Change
Understanding
List the asset management objectives for your organization and identify the limitations of your current asset management practices.
Define the risks associated with asset management system implementation.
Describe the PDCA method used to develop effective asset management plans.
Explain how to calculate OEE, MTBF and process reliability.
Practice Failure Mode Analysis to identify asset risks.
Practice Root Cause Analysis techniques to resolve asset risks.
Discuss the "P-F Management" philosophy to extend asset life and improve maintainability.
Discuss how vibration analysis, infrared thermography, ultrasonic testing and oil analysis technologies improve maintenance effectiveness.
Explain how resistance to change, compliance and individual performance impacts stakeholder asset management expectations.
Who should attend?
  • Asset Managers
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Reliability Managers
  • Operations Managers

Additional Information:

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

Financial Fundamentals

Course Objective:

In this course, using interactive business simulation where you will be immersed in setting and running your own business, you will develop a new ability to visualize corporate financial information as a single landscape of interacting forces. You will experience how other departments affect how you do your job, and how you do your job affects other departments.

Instructor(s): Steve Puryear and Jonathan Howell

Date(s): May 1, 2024 (Canton, MS)
October 9, 2024 (Canton, MS)

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $350.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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FMEA and Asset Criticality Analysis Workshop

Course Description:

This two-day workshop will equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to rank the criticality of machines/assets within a manufacturing environment and to implement Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) effectively. This allows them to identify and prioritize failure modes, assess risks, and develop mitigation strategies. This is a hands-on interactive workshop that uses the simulated Industry 4.0 factory in our CAVS-E Experiential Learning Lab (C.E.L.L.).

Course Content:
  • FMEA (History, Purpose, Implementation)
  • Asset Criticality Ranking (Purpose, Implementation)
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Condition Based Monitoring
  • Hands on Activities
Who Should Attend:

Maintenance Managers, Manufacturing Managers, Maintenance Engineers, Maintenance Technicians, Process Engineers, Reliability Engineers, Reliability Managers.

Instructor(s): Jonathan Howell and Jonathan Curtis

Date(s): June 5-6, 2024

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $700.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Implementing Asset Management

Description:

This three day workshop is taught by Ramesh Gulati, Asset Management & Reliability Specialist at Jacobs - Asset Management Group.

The course will enhance your workforce understanding of the principles of asset management and how it will establish and sustain an asset management process. Implementing an asset management process using the correct principles and standards are powerful tools for organizations of all sizes. Supporting innovation and increasing productivity allows organizations to implement and maintain best practices, reduce cost and create a competitive advantage. In addition, established Asset Management process can be compliant with ISO 55000 standard.

This training provides the details of Asset Management principles geared toward an organization's leadership encompassing all areas (design, capital project, procurement, maintenance & operations) of the company. This course is based on the experience of managing assets "from cradle to grave" and is centered on the book 'Ten Rights of Asset Management' by Ramesh Gulati & Terrence O'Hanlon.

Seminar Topics:
  • Introduction to Asset Management & Best Practies
  • 10 principles of asset management including
    • Asset / Facility Planning
    • Design
    • Procurement - Sourcing
    • Build / Project / Construction Management
    • Install / Commission
    • Operate and Maintain
    • Decommission and Dispose
    • Manage and Sustain
  • Need & Value of Asset Management related standards
  • Establishing Standard Process (ISO 55000)
  • Sustaining Reliability / Asset Management Culture
Recommended Audience
  • Capital Project Managers
  • Reliability Professionals - Engineers/Managers
  • Maintenance Professionals
  • Financial Professionals
  • Operational Professionals
  • Plant Managers
  • Directors
  • VP Manufacturing, Production, Operations

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

Introduction to Design of Experiments

Course Objective:

This two day class introduces the student to basic concepts of industrial experimental design using lecture, Minitab, and class exercises using the catapult. The course contents include paired t-test, Factorial design, Analysis of Variance, calculation of main effects and interactions. Also the course will include graphical analysis data.

Instructor(s): Clay Walden, Ph.D. and Tonya McCall

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

Lean Certificate

Course Objective:

Course objective is to develop participant skills in the recognition and elimination of Waste, and to improve Flow in their operations. Participants will apply these techniques on an approved project.

Who Should Attend? Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Engineering Managers, Plant Managers

Participant Involvement: The training will consist of 4 two-day sessions (i.e., 64 hours of class time) scheduled during a four month period. Each participant is required to implement techniques and tools on an approved project that targets substantial benefits to their respective organizations. Each participant will receive consulting support both in and outside the classroom to assist with the successful completion of their project. It is anticipated that significant work outside the classroom will be expected in order to ensure maximum results from the student project.

Instructor(s): John Moore and Clay Walden, Ph.D.

Date(s): Spring 2024 (February 14-15 (Canton), February 28-29 (Canton), April 10-11 (Canton), May 1-2 (Starkville))

Time: 8:00AM - 4:00PM

Location: Thad Cochran Research Park - 1 Research Blvd Starkville, MS 39759 & MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $2900.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

Lean Certificate - Healthcare

Program Description:

Our team of lean experts ensure that you gain the skills and training necessary to plan and launch a lean healthcare initiative in your organization. You will receive kaizen project experience and certification training in essential Toyota Production System (TPS) tools, which will benefit your hospital, physician practice, nursing home, clinic, laboratory, or health service.

Objective:

The "Healthcare Lean Certificate" course objective is to prepare participants for successful deployment of projects that improve the cost, quality, and speed of delivery of healthcare services. Each participant will develop skills in the recognition and elimination of "Wasteful practices", and the improvement of the "Flow" of service in hospital operations. Participants will also demonstrate the capability deploying systems improvement methodologies in the workplace on an approved project.

Synopsis:

The training will be delivered in 4 two-day sessions (i.e., 64 hours of class time) scheduled during a four month period. Training will cover a broad spectrum of lean topics. The four segments of Lean Certificate training are:

  • Session 1 - Customer Focus: Lean Concepts, Implementation Strategies, Kaizen, "A3" problem solving, Lean Leadership, Class project planning, and Clinic Kaizen Simulation
  • Session 2 - Eliminate Waste: "5S", Workplace Design, Visual Controls, Standard Work, Poka-Yoke (error proofing), Class project review, and Process Flow Simulation
  • Session 3 - Improve Flow: Pull Systems, "Supermarkets", Kanban, Takt Time (capacity planning), Paced Operations, Investment Efficiency, Heijunka (load leveling), Planned Maintenance, Class project review, and FMEA
  • Session 4 - Continuous Improvement: Value Stream Mapping, Class project review, Strategic Planning, CI Measurement Systems, and CI Project Management
Required Reading:

Lean Hospitals by Mark Graban, This books will be provided for each participant.

Certificate:

To earn a certificate of completion, participants will be required to complete all eight days of training. In addition, each participant is expected to implement techniques and tools provided in this training on an approved project that provides tangible benefits to their respective organizations. Each participant will receive consulting support both in and outside the classroom to assist with the successful completion of their project. "Healthcare Lean Certificates" of program completion will be awarded to each participant on the completion of the project implementation. CEU's are available if requested prior to the start of class. An additional fee may be required.

Attendees:

This training is designed for all healthcare professionals: doctors, clinicians, support staff, and administrators are encouraged to attend. Class size is currently limited to 18 participants.

Instructor(s): Susan Moore and John Moore

Date(s): Spring 2024 (January 31-February 1, February 28-29, March 27-28, April 24-25) (Canton, MS)

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $2900.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices Workshop

Description:

This three day course is taught by Ramesh Gulati, who is the world leader in this area and the author of 'Maintenance & Reliability Best Practices'.

The M&R fundamentals course will boost your technical workforce's understanding of reliability & maintenance principles and help create a sustainable reliability culture to maximize the benefits.

The asset/equipment management practices in any organization determine whether an operation is considered a financial drain or a well-run business unit, which operates utilizing best reliability & maintenance practices to ensure assets reliability, safety, improved productivity, and profits.

Seminar Topics:
  • Introduction to Asset Management and It's Business Impact
  • Reliability Culture Examples
  • Defining Best Practices and Asset performance
  • Understanding Maintenance Role - Capacity Assurance
  • Workflow and Roles
  • Planning & Scheduling
  • Materials Management
  • Operations Role - Operator Driven Reliability
  • Workplace Design - 5S Plus
  • Optimizing Maintenance - RCM/CBM
  • Designing for reliability and Maintenance
  • Improvement Tools (Including 6 Sigma)
  • Workforce/People Development Organization, Team Building and Communication
  • Current Trends - Lean, Energy & Safety
  • Sustaining Reliability and Safety Culture
Recommended Audience
  • Reliability Engineers
  • Manufacturing Managers
  • Process Engineering
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance and Reliability Managers
Date(s): June 18-20, 2024 (Canton)

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $1250.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Measurement System Analysis: Gage Repeatability & Reproducibility

Course Objective:

This two day course will provide an introduction to the concepts of Measurement System Analysis (MSA), which is often referred to as Gage Repeatability & Reproducibility (Gage R&R). Participants will hone their individual skills during a step-by-step, instructor led interactive example using sample demonstration parts.

Course Content:
  • Introduction
    • What is MSA (Gage R&R)?
    • Why measurement Error Matters
    • Measurement System Analysis Terms
    • Gage Repeatability
    • Gage Reproducibility
    • Assessing Measurement System Capability
  • Classroom Activity
    • Overview of Gage R&R Forms
    • Exercise: Actual Inspection & Data Collection Using Sample Parts
    • Step-by-Step Calculations
    • Interpretation and Explanation of Calculated Results
    • Verification of Results Using Computer Software (Minitab, Excel, etc.)
  • In Plant Application
    • Divide the class into teams and perform the Gage R&R on actual inspection equipment
    • Each team present results to the rest of the class.

Who Should Attend? Engineers practicing in any discipline, managers, other technical professionals, and anyone responsible for collection and/or analysis of measurement data.

Participant Involvement: This workshop will provide attendees with basic instruction in the statistical analysis of measured data for the purpose of measurement system validation. Each participant should have a working knowledge of the typical measuring system(s) used in their work or professional environment and an understanding of how related data measurements are collected. The participant's basic understanding of mathematics (average, percentage, & square root, etc.) is assumed. A prior understanding of basic descriptive statistics such as mean, range, and standard deviation is desirable, but these topics will be also be defined and explained during the workshop. Participants will benefit from instructor led lecture, individual hands-on activity, and general discussion on related topics.

Instructor(s): Jonathan Howell and Montrell Marshall

Date(s): August 14-15, 2024 (Canton, MS)

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $700.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Minitab Statistical Software for Data Driven Problem Solving

Course Objective:

This workshop focuses on the visual exploration of data and problem solving using Minitab statistical software. We will use the Minitab to generate and interpret graphs to help analyze real-world industrial problems. The workshop will be highly interactive and include many hands-on practical examples. Topics will cover basic statistical principles and the application and use of statistical analysis methods.

Who Should Attend? The participants are expected to have some basic statistical experience since it is not possible to cover the details of probability and statistics during the workshop.

Instructor(s): Adam Collins and Travis Hill

Date(s): September 11, 2024 (Canton, MS)

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $350.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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PFMEA in an Industry 4.0 Environment [Non-Nissan Suppliers]

Course Objective:

This one-day workshop will provide an introduction to Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis, Root Cause Analysis, Poka-yoke Principles, and Process Control Plans as tools to identify and manage risk in an Industry 4.0 environment. The methodology emphasizes implementing proactive countermeasures driven by data and cross-functional expertise to prevent mistakes from becoming defects that cause customer dissatisfaction and increase costs. The training is reinforced with team activities following the 10-step mistake proofing process on a simulated Industry 4.0 factory in our i4.0 Skills Accelerator Lab.

Course Content:
  • Process Mapping
  • Identifying Failure Modes
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • PFMEA Template
  • Evaluating Severity, Occurrence, and Detection
  • Process Controls
  • Prioritizing and Reducing Risks
  • Control Plans
  • Sampling
  • Inspection Reports
Who Should Attend?

Engineers, supervisors, and managers who want to take a more proactive, systematic approach to process risk management.

Instructor(s): Adam Collins and Montrell Marshall

Date(s): May 29, 2024 (Canton, MS)
September 17, 2024 (Canton, MS)

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $350.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Project Management and Facilitation Skills Workshop

Description:

This workshop is designed to assist individuals and organizations to understand the key processes of project management, to initiate a project and to plan for resources, project risks, communication, and change control. It provides insight into the mechanics of managing and executing a project successfully through the closeout phase. It also provides a structured, planned approach to leading and facilitating teams, providing participants with practical tools to generate ideas and determine potential solutions, evaluate effectiveness of alternatives, reach consensus, and to effectively present results to key sponsors and stakeholders.

Instructor(s): Judy Johnson and Martin Konrad

Date(s): May 8-9, 2024 (Canton, MS)
October 23-24, 2024 (Canton, MS)

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $700.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Reliability 4.0: Using Industry 4.0 Tools to Transition from Reactive to Proactive Maintenance

Course Objective:

This two-day workshop explores how Industry 4.0 tools can be used to enhance your condition-based monitoring program to increase asset reliability. This is a hands-on interactive workshop that uses the simulated Industry 4.0 factory in our i4.0 Skills Accelerator Lab.

Course Content:
  • Industry 4.0 Overview
  • Condition Based Monitoring
  • Process Control Analysis
  • Equipment Criticality Ranking
  • Risk Mitigation (RCA/RCM)
  • Industry 4.0 Technologies for Maintenance
Who Should Attend?

Reliability engineers, manufacturing managers, process engineers, maintenance engineers, technicians, and maintenance and reliability managers.

Instructor(s): Jonathan Curtis , Jonathan Howell and Mike Burgett

Date(s): August 28-29, 2024

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $700.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Reliability Centered Maintenance

Description:

This 3 day course teaches the fundamentals of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and focuses on preserving equipment functions by identifying appropriate Preventive Maintenance (PM) tasks, Predictive Maintenance (PdM) tasks, failure finding tasks, and other actions that protect against failure or mitigate the consequences of failure. Examples and exercises give participants "hands on" experience to help them begin to master RCM concepts and refine facility maintenance strategies.

Objectives:
  • The importance and history of RCM
  • RCM terminology and fundamental RCM philosophies
  • Identifying and allocating resources for a RCM program
  • Preparing for an RCM analysis
  • Techniques for prioritizing systems for analysis
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) for RCM
  • How to evaluating failure consequences
  • How to select PM, PdM, and failure finding tasks and intervals
  • What other function protective actions are available
  • When Run-to-Failure (RTF) is appropriate
  • Packaging and implementing RCM analysis results
  • When to use a subject matter expert team
  • Common barriers to implementation and how to get buy-in from all levels
Who should attend?
  • Reliability Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance and Reliability Managers
Date(s): September 24-26, 2024

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $1499.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Root Cause Analysis for Asset Management

Description:

This course is designed to teach the attendee how to use a process based approach, as well as some of the most popular and useful problem solving techniques available today. These objectives are accomplished with a simple set of learning aids that can be used each time Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is applied in your facility:

  • Change Analysis
  • 5 Whys
  • Fault Tree
  • Logic Tree
  • Sequence of Events
  • Event and Casual Factor Analysis
  • Simplified Failure Modes Analysis (FMA)
  • Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)

Class lecture will be reinforced with numerous practice opportunities, so the attendee will be prepared to go back to the job and attack chronic plant problems and incidents right away.

Recommended Audience

This course is recommended for Crafts Personnel, First Line Supervisors, Engineers, Managers, and Upper Level Managers or anyone who has a need to solve problems.

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

Simulation Modeling and Analysis Using FlexSim

Course Objective:

The intent of the workshop is to provide the participants with the capability to use simulation to analyze and improve organizational performance. The workshop is hands-on, practical, and project focused. Participants will learn how to use FlexSim, a state-of-the-art simulation modeling environment, to address problems in their organization. During the workshop, participants are expected to develop a real, albeit simple, simulation, conduct the appropriate analysis, and present their findings to the class. The workshop is structured so that there is significant time for the participants to interact on a one-on-one basis with MSU modeling experts to facilitate the development of their "real-world" models.

Course Content:
  • What is Simulation and Modeling Analysis (SMA)?
  • How can SMA improve organizational performance?
  • What is involved in a SMA project?
  • What is required for a successful simulation project?
  • Overview of FlexSim modeling environment and interface
  • Model building in FlexSim
  • Basic coding in FlexSim
  • Importing and exporting data with MS Excel
  • Input data parameter and distribution estimatation
  • Analysis (generating and interpreting output in FlexSim, using the Experimenter, simple comparisons of alternatives, model validation and verification)
  • Other topics generated by the participants

Instructor(s): Travis Hill and Adam Collins

Date(s): Summer 2024 (June 19-20, July 24-25, August 21, 2024)

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $1800.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Course Objective:

This 11 day workshop requires each student to demonstrate mastery of the Six Sigma Body of knowledge and is accomplished through the participant leading a black belt project which illustrates the DMAIC methodology, use of appropriate statistical tools, and substantial business results. Upon project completion and after successfully passing a written examination participants will receive a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.

Participant Involvement: The training will consist of 11 days scheduled during a five month period. Each participant is required to implement techniques and tools on an approved project that targets substantial benefits to their respective organizations. Each participant will receive consulting support both in and outside the classroom to assist with the successful completion of their project. It is anticipated that significant work outside the classroom will be expected in order to ensure maximum results from the student project.

Who Should Attend: Manufacturing and Quality Engineers and Technicians, Industrial Engineers, individuals supporting Six Sigma projects, and/or individuals looking to achieve their Black Belt Certification.

Instructor(s): Judy Johnson, Adam Collins, Les Goff, Ph.D. and Martin Konrad

Date(s): Spring 2024 (January 24-25, February 21-22, March 20-21, April 17-18, May 15-16, June 12)
Fall 2024 (August 7-8, September 4-5, October 2-3, October 30-31, November 20-21, December 11)

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $3500.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

Course Objective:

This eleven-day workshop is to develop participant skills in the advanced problem-solving techniques that have been popularized under the banner of Six Sigma. Participants will apply these techniques on an approved project. Upon project completion and successfully passing a written examination, participants will receive a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

Participant Involvement: The training will consist of 11 days scheduled during a five month period. Each participant is required to implement techniques and tools on an approved project that targets substantial benefits to their respective organizations. Each participant will receive consulting support both in and outside the classroom to assist with the successful completion of their project. It is anticipated that significant work outside the classroom will be expected in order to ensure maximum results from the student project.

Who Should Attend: Manufacturing and Quality Engineers and Technicians, Industrial Engineers, individuals supporting Six Sigma projects, and/or individuals looking to achieve their Green Belt Certification.

Instructor(s): Judy Johnson, Les Goff, Ph.D., Adam Collins and Martin Konrad

Date(s): Spring 2024 (January 24-25, February 21-22, March 20-21, April 17-18, May 15-16, June 12)
Fall 2024 (August 7-8, September 4-5, October 2-3, October 30-31, November 20-21, December 11)

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $3000.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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SolidWorks Basic Skills

Course Objective:

This class will cover basic design and modeling practices that can be used across all design platforms. The goal of this course is to teach the fundamental skills and concepts to build parametric models, parts, and assemblies and how to make simple drawings of those parts and assemblies. This will be accomplished by using SolidWorks to create 3D models of parts from drawings and within assemblies. These parts will then be assembled in SolidWorks to confirm fitment and create 2D drawings. This will be accomplished over 2 days of hands-on modeling exercises led by a certified SolidWorks professional with industry experience. No prerequisite skills are required, but familiarity with SolidWorks is recommended.

Major Topics Covered
  • Sketching
  • Part Modeling
  • Sub-Assemblies
  • Assemblies
  • 2D-Drawings

Instructor(s): Jonathan Howell and Jonathan Curtis

Date(s): April 10-11, 2024

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $700.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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SPC 101 - Statistical Process Control

Course Objective:

This two day workshop is structured so that participants gain a solid understanding of the use of Statistical Process Control to drive process improvement. The class is taught through a balance lecture, class discussion, class exercises, and follow-on participant projects. Specific topics include both variables and attribute control charting. Specific variables control charting tools include X-BAR and R charts, as well as X and Moving R. Specific Attribute charting techniques are also presented including P, C, and U Charts. Also process capability indexes are presented and explained (i.e., Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk). Throughout the class a strong emphasis is placed on how to connect SPC with root causes oriented problem solving. Key concepts are reinforced through the use of catapults to simulate the real world linkage between SPC and process improvement.

Course Content:
  • Basics of Process Variation
  • Introduction to the Control Chart
  • Using Systematic Problem Solving to Drive Improvement
  • How a Control Chart Really Works
  • Basic Measures of Process Capability
  • SPC Class Exercise using Catapults

Who Should Attend? Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineers, Managers, Supervisors, and other professionals.

Instructor(s): Adam Collins

Date(s): March 14-15, 2024 (Canton, MS)
June 6-7, 2024 (Canton, MS)
August 22-23, 2024 (Canton, MS)
December 5-6, 2024 (Canton, MS)

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $700.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Visual Dashboard Development using Power BI

Course Objective:

With the increasing amount of data being generated from Industry 4.0 equipment, dashboards are a useful way to visualize and analyze this data. This workshop focuses on the visual exploration of this data and the development of digital dashboards to provide usable information and aid decision making for management, engineers and shop floor personnel. We will utilize Microsoft Power BI to extract data, transform data and generate visuals to help analyze industrial systems. The workshop will be highly interactive and include practical hands-on examples.

Course Content:
  • Overview of Microsoft Power BI
  • Data Sources
  • Data Transformations
  • Dashboard Development
  • Data Analysis
  • Power BI Service
  • Hands-on Examples
Who Should Attend?

Managers and technical professionals interested in analyzing and visualizing Industry 4.0 data.

Instructor(s): Travis Hill and Martin Konrad

Date(s): March 6-7, 2024

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $700.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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