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Small MFG Workshop 3: Introduction to Lean, Online Course
4/2/2020 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Date: April 2, 2020


Time: 8:00 a.m.-11 a.m.


Registration Fee: FREE


Workshop Description:


This workshop covers the origin of Lean Manufacturing, including principles and eight wastes. Tools and techniques are mentioned and briefly discussed Including; Value Stream Mapping, Visual Administration, 5S, Quick Changeover, Poka Yoke. Core learning is understanding the financial impact of using / not using lean manufacturing in the organization


Attending all four workshops is highly recommended.


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In Partnership with Thurston County Economic Development Council and Thurston Chamber of Commerce



 




Small MFG Workshop 1: Basic Operations 101, Online Course
4/17/2020 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM


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Date: April 17, 2020


Time: 8:00 a.m.-11 a.m.


Location-ONLINE TEMPORARILY


Registration Fee: FREE


Workshop Description:


This workshop covers supply chain explanation of the manufacturing process, typical problematic, and standard solutions., financial impact of common bad or wrong practices. Discussion also includes buying process, cost structure, production planning, warehousing, quality assurance, finish goods warehousing and shipping as well as topics such as make to order and make to stock, KPIs and information flow. Core learning is making the connection of production with financials and marketing.  


Attending all four workshops is highly recommended.


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In Partnership with Thurston County Economic Development Council & Thurston County Chamber




Preventive Controls for Human Food-PCQI - Yakima, WA
4/23/2020 8:00 AM - 4/24/2020 6:00 PM


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Date: April 23-24, 2020


Time: 8am-6pm both days


Location: Oxford Suites, 1701 E. Yakima Ave. Yakima, WA 98901


Registration Fee: $750/person-Early bird Registration ends April 12, 2020 After April 12, 2020- $850/person


Course Description:
The course will go in depth with requirements for Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls based food safety training. Course participants will get familiar with all requirements of Preventive Controls based food safety plan and how to design the plan, and upon successful completion of the course become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI).


In addition, best practices and examples will be presented and participants can apply the freshly gained knowledge during practical exercises which show how to achieve compliance to the requirements.


Upon completion, participants will be able to:
• Create a Preventive Controls Food Safety Plan
• Validate preventative controls
• Review records for implementation and effectiveness
• Review corrective actions
• Perform required reanalysis


Participants receive a certificate of completion after passing a written knowledge test following the training course and receive a certificate of competition directly from FSCPA. Those who receive the certificate from the FSCPA will also be on file with the FDA.


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Small MFG Workshop 4: Principles of Lean Manufacturing w/Live Simulation Lean 101
4/30/2020 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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*ALL WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN MOVED TO AN ONLINE FORMAT IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19. IMPACT WASHINGTON WILL EVALUATE REGULARLY WHEN IT IS SAFE FOR US TO RETURN TO PUBLIC WORKSHOPS AND UPDATE EVERYONE ASAP**


Date: April 30, 2020


Time: 8 a.m-4:00 p.m.


Location-ONLINE TEMPORARILY


Registration Fee: $75/person (limit 2 per company)


Workshop Description:


Lean 101 is a one-day seminar that introduces the key principles of lean manufacturing through role playing and live simulation as well as expert lectures and input on lean concepts. Topics include, reduce cycle time, reduce floor space, reduce inventory, stimulate teamwork, improve productivity and increase cash flow. This class lasts 8 hours, and attendance is limited to 20 individuals. 


Attending all four workshops is highly recommended.


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In Partnership with Thurston County Economic Development Council



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Internal Auditing - Caldwell, ID
5/5/2020 9:00 AM - 5/6/2020 5:00 PM


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Date: May 5-6, 2020


Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Both Days


Location: University of Idaho Food Technology Center


Registration Fee: $650/person


About the Course


Internal Audits are a requirement of all GFSI approved certification schemes (e.g. SQF, BRC, FSSC 22000, etc.) and many 3rd party audit programs. Internal audits allow you to audit your facility for gaps and compliance. Internal audits are an important tool in the on-going food safety toolbox for any food manufacturer, packager, and warehouse and distribution company. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to conduct an internal audit program within your company. The course covers the fundamentals of auditing, useful industry-proven techniques, compliance criteria, how to foster good communication within the facility, the importance of auditor ethics and gathering objective evidence, nonconformities, and reporting suggestions.


Who Should Attend?


This course is for those who are new to internal auditing and those that could use a refresher course. People who are on a facility’s Internal Audit Team would benefit. As well as Quality Assurance/Control personal, Operation and Maintenance personnel.


Takeaways


Students will receive breakfast, lunch and a University of Idaho and TechHelp Certificate of Completion.


Instructor – Janna Hamlett, Food Processing Specialist with TechHelp & University of Idaho Extension & School of Food Science.


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Pathogen Environmental Monitoring Program - Twin Falls, ID
5/12/2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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Date: May 12, 2020


Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Location: College of Southern Idaho-ATIC Bldg


Registration Fee: $450/person


The importance of a robust environmental monitoring program cannot be overstated in a food safety plan. The Food Safety Modernization Act and many of the GFSI approved auditing schemes require a risk-based environmental program. Foodborne illnesses and recalls can put a company out of business; a pathogen environmental monitoring (PEM) program is one way of mitigating that risk and ensuring a strong sanitation program.


In this course, participants will understand how to create a successful environmental monitoring program without causing the company to go bankrupt on testing costs. Participants will learn how to implement, manage, and continually improve the PEM program to mitigate inherent food safety risks.


This course is for those who are new to environmental monitoring and those that could use a refresher course. People who are members of the Quality department, Sanitation department, Operations department, and Maintenance department would benefit.


Students will receive a University of Idaho and TechHelp Certificate of Completion. Catering includes Breakfast & Lunch.


The course fee is $450/ each for individuals or $400 for two or more registering together. Provide your information below to register.


Click here if you are interested in this class or topic but are not ready to register.


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Small MFG Workshop 1: Basic Operations 101 - Yakima, WA
5/14/2020 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM


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Date: May 14, 2020


Time: 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m.


Location-Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce-Meeting Room: Mike Mercy Leadership Center


Registration Fee: $15/person (limit 2 per company)


Workshop Description:


This workshop covers supply chain explanation of the manufacturing process, typical problematic, and standard solutions., financial impact of common bad or wrong practices. Discussion also includes buying process, cost structure, production planning, warehousing, quality assurance, finish goods warehousing and shipping as well as topics such as make to order and make to stock, KPIs and information flow. Core learning is making the connection of production with financials and marketing.  


Attending all four workshops is highly recommended.


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In partnership with Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce & Yakima County Development Association



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SQF Practitioner, Bozeman, WA
5/19/2020 8:00 AM - 5/20/2020 5:00 PM


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Date: May 19-20th, 2020


Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Both Days)


Location: MMEC Conference Room, 2310 University Way, Bldg. 2. Bozeman,


Registration Fee: $650/person


Is it time to add an SQF Practitioner to your staff?
Or maybe more than one?


If you’re a growing food and beverage company, you might be planning to move your products into larger stores or new markets with more stringent food safety requirements. Or perhaps you’ve noticed that your customers are more food savvy and have high expectations for how your food products are made.


Having Safe Quality Food (SQF) Practitioners at your facility on a full-time basis can help you achieve and maintain SQF Certification, as well as implement your food safety and food quality plans.


The SQF Practitioner course is a two-day workshop designed to fulfill the training requirements and prepare individuals to take the SQF Practitioner test. This interactive workshop is based on official SQF training materials with the addition of real-life practical advice.


An SQF Practitioner is one who develops, implements and maintains a Safe Quality Food system. Participants in this course will learn the roles and responsibilities of SQF practitioners and how they ensure suppliers are in compliance with an internationally recognized and accredited Food Safety Management System, as well as FSMA rules. They will also learn about the different modules, food sectors and the certification process including certification audits, scoring systems and the structure of the SQF code.


By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:




  • Implement the requirements of the SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing Edition 8.1.




  • Identify gaps in the current processes and systems to protect their product.




  • Understand how HACCP principles are used to develop food safety and food quality plans.




  • Prepare for SQF certification and auditing.




  • Identify training and qualification needs for employees.




Participants will receive a certificate of successful completion for the course (after passing a written knowledge test). Participants can also take the online certification exam at the SQFI Institute.


Who should participate: Management, quality assurance and operational personnel from sites seeking SQF certification, maintaining certification or interested in learning more about the SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing.


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Small MFG Workshop 2: Quality Management Systems Fundamentals - Yakima, WA
6/11/2020 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM


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Date: June 11, 2020


Time: 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m.


Location-Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce-Meeting Room: Mike Mercy Leadership Center


Registration Fee: $15/person (limit 2 per company)


Workshop Description:


This workshop covers the origins of the Quality Management Systems (QMS), the benefits and challenges on the creation, implementation, and sustainment of a QMS. Topics also include the basic structure of QMS (ISO 9001, AS91000D). Core learning is the connection of the QMS with the business as a whole as well as marketing opportunities.


Attending all four workshops is highly recommended.


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In partnership with Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce & Yakima County Development Association




Small MFG Workshop 3: Introduction to Lean Manufacturing, Yakima, WA
7/16/2020 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM


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Date: July 16, 2020


Time: 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m.


Location-Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce-Meeting Room: Mike Mercy Leadership Center


Registration Fee: $15/person (limit 2 per company)


Workshop Description:


This workshop covers the origin of Lean Manufacturing, including principles and eight wastes. Tools and techniques are mentioned and briefly discussed Including; Value Stream Mapping, Visual Administration, 5S, Quick Changeover, Poka Yoke. Core learning is understanding the financial impact of using / not using lean manufacturing in the organization


Attending all four workshops is highly recommended.


Register Here


In partnership with Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce & Yakima County Development Association




Small MFG Workshop 4: Principles of Lean w/Live Simulation, Yakima, WA
8/13/2020 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


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Date: August 13, 2020


Time: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Location-Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce-Meeting Room: Mike Mercy Leadership Center


Registration Fee: $75/person (limit 2 per company)


Workshop Description:


Lean 101 is a one-day seminar that introduces the key principles of lean manufacturing through role playing and live simulation as well as expert lectures and input on lean concepts. Topics include, reduce cycle time, reduce floor space, reduce inventory, stimulate teamwork, improve productivity and increase cash flow. This class lasts 8 hours, and attendance is limited to 20 individuals. 


Attending all four workshops is highly recommended.


Register Here


In partnership with Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce & Yakima County Development Association




Small MFG Workshop 1: Basic Operations 101, Snohomish, WA.
9/17/2020 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM


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Date: September 17, 2020


Time: 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m.


Location-Economic Alliance of Snohomish County


Registration Fee: $15/person (limit 2 per company)


Workshop Description:


This workshop covers supply chain explanation of the manufacturing process, typical problematic, and standard solutions., financial impact of common bad or wrong practices. Discussion also includes buying process, cost structure, production planning, warehousing, quality assurance, finish goods warehousing and shipping as well as topics such as make to order and make to stock, KPIs and information flow. Core learning is making the connection of production with financials and marketing.  


Attending all four workshops is highly recommended.


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In partnership with the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County




Introduction to Collaborative Robots
10/5/2020 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

TBD


North Puget Sound-, TBD



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Date: October 5, 2020


Time: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Location: North Puget Sound, WA-Venue TBD


Registration Fee: $50/person


FULL-DAY INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP


This introductory workshop offers attendees the opportunity to learn the fundamentals that they need to be aware of and an overview of the fundamental methodologies and tools that will help individuals employ a robotic process automation in their organization.


Specifically, you will learn how collaborative robots (also referred to as “cobots”) can add value to your company, boost productivity, and improve reliability.


The course is divided into four parts:


1. Robot automation basics


2. ROI fundamentals,


3. Integration of robotics and safety best practices,


4. Collaborative robot implementation steps, what to expect.


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In Partnership with Banner Bank



Oregon Manufacturers' Summit
10/9/2020 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Embassy Suites-


Tigard, OR, 9000 SW Washington Square Rd



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Date: October 9, 2020


Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Location: Embassy Suites-Tigard, Or


Registration Fee: $77/person


Oregon’s only exclusive event for manufacturers is back for a 7th year with an entirely new format. The 2020 summit keynote will open with an inspiring keynote from renowned speaker and author Jaime Schmidt of Schmidt’s Naturals. You won’t want to miss her journey from farmer’s market to international success.


We will challenge you with an interactive business simulation strategy game designed to help you think strategically about your business. Previously played by brands like NIKE, NASA, and AMAZON, our high-impact business strategy game puts you in the driver’s seat as you partner with your table to unleash growth in your fictional company. Along the way you’ll build understanding, expand your business toolset, and experience new perspectives as you prepare for tomorrow’s business challenges. Compete with other attendees to double your revenue in six years and win.


Our agenda is based on manufacturer’s feedback, which means we’ve booked local manufacturers as speakers, including Steve Pecis of DW Fritz, Kevin Lee from Rosboro, and more. All sessions are built around lessons learned and actionable takeaways you can implement in your company.


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Small MFG Workshop 2: Quality Management System Fundamentals, Snohomish, WA.
10/15/2020 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM


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Date: October 15, 2020


Time: 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m.


Location- Economic Alliance of Snohomish County- Everett, 808 134th St SW, Suite 101


Registration Fee: $15/person (limit 2 per company)


Workshop Description:


This workshop covers the origins of the Quality Management Systems (QMS), the benefits and challenges on the creation, implementation, and sustainment of a QMS. Topics also include the basic structure of QMS (ISO 9001, AS91000D). Core learning is the connection of the QMS with the business as a whole as well as marketing opportunities.


Attending all four workshops is highly recommended.


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In partnership with the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County




Small MFG Workshop 3: Introduction to Lean Manufacturing, Snohomish, WA.
11/19/2020 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM


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Date: November 19, 2020


Time: 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m.


Location-Economic Alliance of Snohomish County-Everett, 808 134th St SW, Suite 101


Registration Fee: $15/person (limit 2 per company)


Workshop Description:


This workshop covers the origin of Lean Manufacturing, including principles and eight wastes. Tools and techniques are mentioned and briefly discussed Including; Value Stream Mapping, Visual Administration, 5S, Quick Changeover, Poka Yoke. Core learning is understanding the financial impact of using / not using lean manufacturing in the organization


Attending all four workshops is highly recommended.


Register Here


In partnership with the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County




Small MFG Workshop 4: Principles of Lean 101 w/Live Simulation, Snohomish, WA.
12/4/2020 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Economic Alliance of Snohomish County-


Everett, 808 134th St SW, Suite 101



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Date: December 4, 2020


Time: 8 a.m-4:30 p.m.


Location-Economic Alliance of Snohomish County - Everett, 808 134th St SW, Suite 101


Registration Fee: $75/person (limit 2 per company)


Workshop Description:


Lean 101 is a one-day seminar that introduces the key principles of lean manufacturing through role playing and live simulation as well as expert lectures and input on lean concepts. Topics include, reduce cycle time, reduce floor space, reduce inventory, stimulate teamwork, improve productivity and increase cash flow. This class lasts 8 hours, and attendance is limited to 20 individuals. 


Attending all four workshops is highly recommended.


Register Here


In partnership with the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County



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