Innovative Manufacturers' Center
Driving Manufacturing Growth and Job Creation in Central Pennsylvania
Lean Manufacturing Level One Certification – Centre County
Lean Manufacturing Level One Certification is a comprehensive series of workshops that introduces Lean principles. Participants learn to distinguish value-added from non-value added activities to eliminate costly waste. A great starting point for an individual’s and company’s Continuous Improvement journey, the Level One Certification is a pragmatic, hit-the-ground-running, hands-on approach that applies acquired workshop knowledge to the workplace.
Each participant will learn how to discover improvement opportunities within their company and how to capitalize on them in a team-based format to create real value through reduced costs, increased cash flow and improved customer satisfaction.
Upon completion participants will be able to:
- Understand how to recognize and eliminate waste through the cycle of PLAN-DO-CHECK-ACT
- Know how to determine value added, non-valued added, and necessary non-value added activities
- Identify the value stream, how it’s mapped and how to identify the areas that require improvement
- Develop a road map and an implementation plan
- Understanding and apply Lean tools such as value stream mapping, workplace organization, change management, teaming and kaizen methodology
- Turn data into actionable information in order to quantify problems and prioritize countermeasures
- Understand “KATA” methodology and how to use a structured approach to coaching that drives continuous improvement thinking and acting down to the contributor level
Benefits of Lean Manufacturing Level One Lean Certification:
- Participants apply learning to an actual Continuous Improvement project at their company
- Each student will develop components of an A3 including:
- Developing a Problem Statement
- Defining Current Condition
- Setting a Target Condition
- Applying Root Cause Analysis
- “Learning to see” – participants will be able to identify and “see” the non-value added activities (waste) at their companies and help with developing solutions to minimize or eliminate these activities
- Build essential skills related to job instructions, job relations and job methods
- Work with a Learning Partner for Continuous Improvement
- Participate in a Plant Tour to see the application of Lean best practices
- Network and learn from peers
Schedule of Sessions:
- A3 Thinking & Value Stream Mapping (VSM) – September 15
- Root Cause & Standard Work – September 29
- Effective Communication & Principles of Daily Improvement – October 13
- Plant Tour & Project Coaching – October 27
- Leading Through Change & Visual Workplace – November 10
- Teams & Changeover Reduction – December 8
- Capstone – January 5
- Team Presentations & Graduation – January 19
Each day begins at 8:00 a.m. and typically ends by 4:30 p.m., but there may be days the session run shorter or a longer.
Taught by Lean Master Jeff Kopenitz
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A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
This training may qualify for WEDnetPA funding with the full registration fee reimbursable for qualified participants.
Physical & Cybersecurity Seminars – Security Awareness in Today’s World
Security is Everyone’s Responsibility * A secure business is a productive business.
Join us for a free seminar offering two concurrent areas of interest: Physical Security & Cybersecurity.
What every business should know in order to protect its personnel, facility and electronic infrastructure.
Industry experts will share what you need to know to be more effective in providing a more secure environment in our respective disciplines.
To be held at the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Student & Administrative Services Center (SASC), Presentation Room.
Check-in 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. – Program 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Seating is limited register early!
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Pennsylvania Tax Credits Information Session
What can you do with Tax Credits?
- Lower your current Pennsylvania tax burden
- Lessen your future Pennsylvania tax burden
- Sell them for CASH!
Attend this information session sponsored by the Williamsport/Lycoming and Greater Susquehanna KIZs to learn how you can take advantage of the following Pennsylvania Tax Credit programs:
- Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ)
- Research and Development (R&D)
- Neighborhood Assistance-Enterprise Zone (NAP-EZP)
- PA Historic Preservation Credits (HPTC)
- Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
- Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)
Even if you’re familiar with these tax credits, you’ll want to attend to learn about any changes to the application process, new requirements, etc.
In 2020, the KIZ Tax Credit program granted $15 million in tax credits to KIZ companies. Tax Credit programs can contribute significantly to a business’s needs or tax relief. Another unique feature of some of the Tax Credit programs, if eligible, is the ability to sell the Tax Credits. Tax Brokers have worked with clients to transfer tens of millions of dollars in tax credits!
KIZ companies in the Williamsport/Lycoming KIZ have received over $3 million in KIZ Tax Credits!
Representatives from Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development, KIZ Resources and MVM Associates will provide an overview of the Pennsylvania Tax Credit Programs and will be available during and after the to answer individual questions.
Click here for the 2019 KIZ Tax Credit Annual Report and read about companies that have taken advantage of this opportunity!