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Lean Leadership Boot Camp - Sep 18-22, 2017 - Vulcan, Inc., Foley, AL

Make Your Organization’s Process Improvement Initiatives Last

Lean is a systematic approach to eliminating waste and creating flow within an organization to improve overall customer value. The foundation for success with lean is a problem-solving culture, based on coordinated process improvement and people development. Leaders from manufacturing, to service industries, to medical organizations have benefited from the techniques pioneered by Toyota. This series of classes teaches not only the tools of lean, but also offers proven leadership techniques for implementing lean in your organization, managing culture change, and developing continuous improvement engagement throughout your workforce. This training will assist companies in saving time, money, and precious resources through creating the most efficient team possible. Benefits of implementing these techniques include coaching and developing team members who actively pursue improvement in safety, quality, productivity, and intentional employee engagement.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Lean & Toyota Kata
  • Lean Management System
  • 8 Step Problem Solving
  • 5S, Standards and Training Within Industry
  • Teambuilding & Culture
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Quick Changeover

Course overview:

Toyota Kata – Improvement & Coaching

Creating a Foundation of Stability and Value Stream Mapping (VSM):

Leading & Sustaining w/8-Step Problem Solving:

Importance of Standards – 5S, TWI Job Methods & Job Instruction:

Lean Culture & DiSC Profile:

When: September 18 - 22, 2017

Class Times: 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Where: Foley, AL

Cost: $1,795/Seat.

Register Online:

Click Here To Learn More About Our Lean Leadership Boot Camp

Print Reading For Industry - September 27 - 29

Purpose: The purpose of this training course is to teach basic and general print reading skills. 

Duration: 3 Days. Scheduled class time is 8:00AM. to 5:00 PM.

Dates: September 27 -29, 2017


Is inaccurate print reading costing your firm big money in scrap and rework?


Manufacturers must make products according to print specifications. If your employees can’t read or understand prints, your customers will point out product defects due to blueprint errors. Accurate print reading is important to quality work, customer satisfaction, and to your company’s profit margin.


In only 24 hours of training, our specialists at the Auburn Technical Assistance Center can improve the print reading skills of your employees. This course is taught to the ANSIY14.5M-1982 and ASME Y14.5M

1994 Standards and is designed to teach employees to read and understand mechanical prints. The course consists of three eight-hour classes. Each class consists of lecture and practical exercises.


Training Agenda

Day One:

  1. The Print Reading Language
  2. Line Conventions and Lettering
    1. Alphabet of Lines
    2. Primary View Lines
    3. Section View Lines
    4. Dimensioning Lines
    5. Standardized Lettering
    6. Title Blocks and Part Lists
      1. Borders & Zoning
      2. Title Block Elements
      3. Revision History Block
      4. Part Lists
      5. Part Identification
      6. Geometric Terms & Construction
        1. Two Dimension Shapes
        2. Three-Dimension Shapes
        3. Orientation
        4. Specialized Shapes
        5. Multi-view Drawings
        6. Section Views

Day Two:

  1. Auxiliary Views
  2. Screw Thread Representation
  3. Dimensioning
  4. Tolerancing
  5. Machining Specifications & Drawing Notes
  6. Surface texture Symbols


Day Three:

  1. Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
  2. Drawing Revision Systems
  3. Detail Drawings
  4. Assembly Drawings


Where: Auburn, AL – Auburn Center for Developing Industries Building, 1500 Pumphrey Ave, Auburn, AL

Cost: Per seat price is $575. Pre-registration required, no cancellations allowed, substitutions permitted. Invoice issued upon registration. (Refreshments & Lunch provided)

Registration: Registration can be accomplished by web at

Information: Contact Jason Williams at 334-844-3885 (office direct),



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