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Continual Improvement

The Continual Improvement team offers training and assistance in the areas of lean and quality. The primary focus of this team is maximizing efficiency and product quality through processes improvement. This team offers training in using tools and management systems to bring about positive change, as well as assistance or facilitation with implementing the various lean and quality tools or management systems at client companies.
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5S Train-The-Trainer

Learn how to transform a factory into a place where information concerning product quality, productivity, schedule and safety are visually accessible at any given moment. Participants learn the 5S...

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5S Workplace Organization

Learn how to transform a factory into a place where information concerning product quality, productivity, schedule, and safety are visually accessible at any given moment. Participants learn the 5S...

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6S - 5S + Safety

Learn how to transform a factory into a place where information concerning product quality, productivity, schedule, and safety are visually accessible at any given moment. Participants learn the 6S...

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Advanced Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)

This course covers advance topics Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T). This advanced class provides a more in-depth study to help you understand, interpret, and apply GD&T. It is...

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Basic Blueprint Reading

This course provides an introduction to technical drawing skills.  It teaches the standards for creating a technical drawing and all the information provided in a drawing.  Using practical...

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Basic Precision Measurement

This course provides an introduction to precision measuring instruments. Different types of measuring instruments are used to check various features on parts....

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CMM/Zeiss Calypso Basic

This course covers basic concepts in operation of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM). Class includes use of Zeiss Calypso software or can be customized to include other software of popular CMMs....

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Executive Introduction Review of Requirements - AS 9100

This half-day introduction examines the key elements of AS 9100, including the structure of the standard, the main management requirements, and plan to start implementation. Attendees will understand...

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Executive Introduction Review of Requirements - IATF 16949

This half-day introduction examines the key elements of IATF 16949, including the structure of the standard, the main management requirements, and plan to start implementation. Attendees will...

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Executive Introduction Review of Requirements - ISO 13485

This half-day introduction examines the key elements of ISO 13485, including the structure of the standard, the main management requirements, and plan to start implementation. Attendees will...

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Executive Introduction Review of Requirements - ISO 14001

This half-day introduction examines the key elements of ISO 14001, including the structure of the standard, the main management requirements, and plan to start implementation. Attendees will...

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Executive Introduction Review of Requirements - ISO 17025

This half-day introduction examines the key elements of ISO 17025, including the structure of the standard, the main management requirements, and plan to start implementation. Attendees will...

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Executive Introduction Review of Requirements - ISO 45001

This half-day introduction examines the key elements of ISO 45001, including the structure of the standard, the main management requirements, and plan to start implementation. Attendees will...

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Executive Introduction Review of Requirements - ISO 9001

This half-day introduction examines the key elements of ISO 9001, including the structure of the standard, the main management requirements, and plan to start implementation. Attendees will understand...

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Executive Overview of Lean Sigma/Six Sigma

Lean Sigma is a highly disciplined management strategy to use statistical tools and project work to achieve consistent excellence in quality, reduce waste/costs, and deliver products to customers on...

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Executive Overview of Statistical Process Control (SPC)

This workshop will provide overview for the basic understanding necessary to use Statistical Process Control (SPC) to effectively control processes.  Attendees will learn how SPC can be used...

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Focused Lean & Clean Value Stream Mapping

Based on the book Learning to See, from the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI), participants in this workshop will learn the technique of Value Stream Mapping (VSM) to realize the wastes that exist in...

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Implementation of Quality Engineering Tools (Technical Assistance)

ATN can assist in the implementation of any management system listed in our training courses (ISO 45001, AS 9100, ISO 13485, IATF 16949, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, ISO 50001, and ISO 17025). ...

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Internal Auditor Training - 1SO 9001 Management Systems

This course provides introductory training to prepare participants to plan, conduct, and report results from internal audits for their companies...

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Internal Auditor Training - AS 9100 Management Systems

This two-day workshop provides hands-on practice using AS 9100 aerospace quality system standards to evaluate and audit the critical processes of a quality system. It is designed for all areas of...

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Internal Auditor Training - Automotive Core Tools for IATF 16949

This two-day workshop provides a practical, effective approach to understanding and auditing the automotive core tools.  This class is for participants that are already proficient in internal...

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Internal Auditor Training - IATF 16949 Management System

This two-day workshop provides hands-on practice using IATF 16949 automotive quality system standard to evaluate and audit the critical processes of a quality system. It is designed for all areas of...

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Internal Auditor Training - ISO 13485 Management Systems

This two-day workshop provides hands-on practice using ISO 13485 to evaluate and audit the critical processes of a quality system for the medical device industry. It covers the requirements, an...

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Internal Auditor Training - ISO 17025 Management Systems

This two-day workshop provides hands-on practice using ISO 17025 standard to evaluate and audit the critical processes of a testing and calibration lab. The class reviews the ISO 17025 standard and...

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Internal Auditor Training - ISO 45001 Management Systems

This two-day workshop provides hands-on practice using ISO 45001 to evaluate and audit the critical processes of a safety management system. It is designed for all areas of manufacturing and service,...

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Introduction of Statistical Process Control (SPC) Understanding Your Process

This workshop will provide introductory training for developing the basic understanding and skills necessary to use Statistical Process Control (SPC) to effectively control processes.  Attendees...

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Introduction to Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)

This overview covers the common Product Quality Planning and Control Plan guidelines described in the APQP manual issued by AIAG and referenced in the IATF 16949 Quality Management System...

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Introduction to Design of Experiments (DOE) Mastering your Process

In today’s world of manufacturing, organizations are constantly faced with the continual improvement of their key processes.  Process knowledge and experience play critical roles in the...

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Introduction to Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA-VDA)

With many organizations looking to continually improve products and processes whenever possible, using Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA) as a disciplined technique to identify and help...

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Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerances (GD&T)

This course introduces Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T). GD&T provides a set of standardized symbols to describe parts in a way to describe relationships between features that...

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Introduction to Lean Principles

This workshop is an excellent course for introducing participants to the basic principles of lean manufacturing. Lecture material provides an overview of the background of lean, the eight deadly...

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Introduction to Lean Sigma/Six Sigma

Lean Sigma is a highly disciplined management strategy to use statistical tools and project work to achieve consistent excellence in quality, reduce waste/costs and deliver products to customers on...

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Introduction to Measurement System Analysis (MSA)

Today, measurement data is used more often and in more ways than ever before.  Decisions to make adjustments to processes, determining statistical control, and product acceptance are all impacted...

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Introduction to Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)

This overview helps participants understand the process of developing and producing a PPAP in accordance with the AIAG’s PPAP reference manual. PPAP’s provide evidence that all customer...

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Introduction to Seven “New” Quality Tools Basics

In the 1970’s the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers collected a group of tools that would promote innovation, communication, and project planning.  The tools are not really...

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Introduction/Overview Review of Requirements - AS 9100

This one-day overview offers a detailed examination of the AS 9100 standard, including the structure, management requirements, and the registration and auditing processes. Attendees will learn the...

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Introduction/Overview Review of Requirements - Customized Training for 2 Different Standards

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Introduction/Overview Review of Requirements - IATF 16949

This one-day overview offers a detailed examination of the IATF16949 standard, including the structure, management requirements, and the registration and auditing processes. Attendees will learn the...

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Introduction/Overview Review of Requirements - ISO 13485

This one-day overview offers a detailed examination of the ISO 13485 standard, including the structure, management requirements, and the registration and auditing processes. Attendees will learn the...

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Introduction/Overview Review of Requirements - ISO 14001

This one-day overview offers a detailed examination of the ISO14001 standard, including the structure, management requirements, and the registration and auditing processes. Attendees will learn the...

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Introduction/Overview Review of Requirements - ISO 17025

This one-day overview offers a detailed examination of the ISO 17025 standard, including the structure, management requirements, and the registration and auditing processes. Attendees will learn the...

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Introduction/Overview Review of Requirements - ISO 45001

This one-day overview offers a detailed examination of the ISO 45001 standard, including the structure, management requirements, and the registration and auditing processes. Attendees will learn the...

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Introduction/Overview Review of Requirements - ISO 50001

This one-day overview offers a detailed examination of ISO 50001, including the structure of the standard, management requirements, and the registration and auditing processes. Attendees will learn...

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Introduction/Overview Review of Requirements - ISO 9001

This one-day overview offers a detailed examination of the ISO 9001 standard, including the structure, management requirements, and the registration and auditing processes. Attendees will learn the...

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Kaizen Events (Technical Assistance)

Kaizen events are the vehicle to implementing Lean tools and concepts. Kaizen events are well-scoped, focused improvement efforts that utilize a team-based approach to eliminating wastes. The...

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Kaizen Facilitator

Kaizen events are the vehicle to implementing lean tools and concepts. These events are well-scoped, focused improvement efforts that utilize a team-based approach to eliminating wastes. The Kaizen...

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Lean 101: Principles

Lecture and hands-on simulations introduce standardized work, workplace organization, visual controls, set-up reduction, batch size reduction, point-of-use storage, quality at the source, workforce...

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Lean for Job Shops

Lecture and hands-on simulations introduce standardized work, workplace organization, visual controls, set-up reduction, batch size reduction, point-of-use storage, quality at the source, workforce...

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Lean Office

Do you realize that only 20% of total lead time results from manufacturing activities? This means that even with a "lean" shop floor atmosphere, a traditional functional office environment...

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Lean Sigma/Six Sigma Projects (Technical Assistance)

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Lean Sigma/Six Sigma Training Package (Technical Assistance)

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Management System Audit - AS 9001 (On-Site Audit)

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Management System Audit - AS 9100 (On-Site Audit)

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Management System Audit - IATF 16949 (On-Site Audit)

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Management System Audit - ISO 13485 (On-Site Audit)

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Management System Audit - ISO 17025 (On-Site Audit)

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Management System Audit - ISO 4001 (On-Site Audit)

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Management System Audit - ISO 45001 (On-Site Audit)

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Management System Audit - ISO 50001 (On-Site Audit)

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Management System Implementation Assistance (Technical Assistance)

ATN can assist in the implementation of any management system listed in our training courses (ISO 45001, AS 9100, ISO 13485, IATF 16949, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, ISO 50001, and ISO 17025). ...

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Product (Cellular) Flow

Through the arrangement of people and equipment into efficient, process-based cells, cellular manufacturing creates a smooth flow that shortens the lead time for delivery while supporting low...

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Pull/Kanban

Learn how to have processes in place to signal inventory needs to reduce/eliminate out of stock conditions and determine the “right” amount of inventory for you operation. In this...

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Quick Changeover

This workshop teaches the fundamental principles of setup reduction. Setup is clearly defined. Both reasons for and barriers to reducing changeovers are presented. The seminar follows the principles...

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Root Cause Analysis/Problem Solving Basics

This one-day workshop will provide a chance to practice techniques that will enable you to develop and implement permanent solutions to persistent problems. You’ll dig down and discover causes...

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Special Quality Engineering Training/Services (Technical Assistance)

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Sustaining (Leading) Lean

This class the principles of sustaining Lean, Daily walks, and coaching/mentoring.  Learn how to sustain Continuous Improvement (CI) /Lean principles by training the supervisors/managers of the...

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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

TPM is a productivity maintenance improvement methodology designed to maximize equipment efficiency. TPM involves everyone - from top executives to shop floor employees. Participants learn how to...

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Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping is a planning tool to help companies focus on when and where they should apply lean concepts to get the most impact. The VSM process consists of identifying value steams/product...

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Value Stream Mapping Overview

Based on the book Learning to See, from the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI), participants in this workshop will learn to identify where the value streams are in their operations, map them "from...

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