February Newsletter - SD Manufacturing and Technology Solutions
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February Newsletter

Monday, February 11, 2019

Industrial Revolution 4.0 Social & Discussion

The Industrial Revolution 4.0 is driving Manufacturers to look at smarter ways to provide products to their customers. Introducing different technologies into a manufacturing plant can address the higher demands of customers, suppliers and regulators. However, it can also bring unexpected consequences. We will discuss the impact of becoming a “smart Manufacturer” and discuss new exposures, including the Manufacturing Internet of Vulnerabilities. 

When: Thursday, February 28, 2019 -  4:00 PM - 6:30 PM 

Where: Dakota Event Center- Gold Rush Room, 720 Lamont St. S., Aberdeen

Cost: Free

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Next Lean Certification Course Begins in March

This program helps manufacturers build internal capacity by providing their key staff with a working knowledge of the principles and practices of Lean. Achieving a Lean Knowledge Certificate consists of a combination of classroom instruction, practical application and a final examination.


03/05/19 Fundamentals of Lean

03/12/19 Value Stream Mapping

03/26/19 Workplace Organization (5S)

04/09/19 Standardized Work

04/23/19 Quick Changeover & Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

05/07/19 Pull/Kanban & Cellular Manufacturing

05/21/19 Problem Solving & High Performance Teams

05/23/19 Exam

Questions? Contact Wes.Kelly@usd.edu

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Lean 101 Registration Now Open

On Monday, March 4, 2019 participants will have the opportunity to learn the lean fundamentals and practice applying various lean tools in an interactive, exciting environment! Lean 101 utilizes learning and applying through a unique simulation process. This eight hour workshop is full of activity and great for organizations looking to improve their efficiency and profits.

Why learn lean?

  •  Increase productivity
  •  Increase quality
  •  Reduce operational cost
  •  Improve business processes
  • Improve customer satisfaction 

Register here.

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Meet Brad Fischer 

Representing the western side of the state is Business Advisor Brad Fischer. Brad is full of manufacturing wisdom as he comes with a background in metallurgical engineering and management experience. He is dedicated to South Dakota manufacturers by delivering them the training services they need to transform their businesses. We love his servant-leadership and lightheartedness as he works to provide measurable, validated business results for his clients.

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Success Spotlight: Tessier's Inc. 

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Read about what Tessier's did to reduce their inventory by 25% here


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