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Continuous effort to save manufacturing cost keeps an industry viable. This course examines the principles of industrial engineering & their practical applications to achieve cost reduction. It uses exercises to illustrate practical applications...

Course Outline

After participating in the seminar, you will be able to:
• Solve practical problems using cost reduction methodologies
• Evaluate a variety of projects to their cost/benefit using the input of technical and non-technical personnel
• Select the most profitable projects for your company
• Recognize the essential features of cost reduction initiatives
• Take into consideration current and future plans that can benefit your project.


Continuous effort to save manufacturing cost keeps an industry viable. This course  examines the principles of industrial engineering and their practical applications to achieve cost reduction. It uses exercises to illustrate practical applications of the principles described and assists every industry that seeks to reduce costs.


To describe a variety of industrial engineering tools and show their application for cost reduction.
To provide the basic knowledge of the processes and evaluate the improvements possible

Who Should Attend

Industrial and commercial plant and facilities engineers, manufacturing engineers, project engineers, design engineers, armed services personnel, operations managers, plant managers and supervisors. Corporate cost containment task force members regardless of their education.

Program Outline

Faculty: Leo Greenberg, M.Sc., P.Eng.

Day 1

8:00      Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

8:30      Industrial Engineering- An Overview
            • Governing principles
            • Basic concepts
            • Interaction with other engineering disciplines
            • Technical problem solving

10:00    Refreshments and Networking

10:20    Labor: Methods Improvements 
            • Station improvements
            • Labor standards
            • Feasibility of standards changes vis a vis process improvements exercise

12:00    Lunch

1:00      Labor: Line Balancing
            • Cycle time impact
            • Line balancing
            • Interacting with station level exercise

2:30      Refreshments and Networking

2:50      Materials: Yield, Scrap/Rework
            • Yield definition
            • Scrap and rework
            • Exercise

4:00      Make/Buy
            • Make/ buy economies auditing make/ buy

4:30  Adjournment

Day II

8:30      Inventory
            • Reorder point/ quantity ABC items
            • Quality impact
            • Exercise

10:00    Refreshments and Networking

10:20    Value Engineering
            • VA definition
            • Barriers to implementation Interaction with process improvements
            • Exercise
12:00    Lunch

1:00      Processes: Metals- Mining, Rolling, Stamping, Mill, Assembly
            • Metal refining
            • Throughput and recovery downstream processes
            • Interacting with scrap/yield

2:30      Refreshments and Networking

2:45      Processes: Metals (Continued)

3:00      Processes: Plastics-Molding
            • Assembly
            • Superior flow vs inferior dimensional tolerance
            • Molding and assembly

4:30  Adjournment


8:30      Tolerances
            • Process capabilities 
            • Design requirements
            • Exercise

10:00  Refreshments and Networking

10:15  Statistical Process Control( SPC)
            • SPC definition
            • On the floor implementation SPC charts
            • Exercise

12:00  Lunch

1:00  Failure Mode Analysis( FMEA)
            • How it works
            • Impact on redesign- product and process
            • Exercise

2:30  Case Study- Line Balancing, Value Analysis, Inventory

3:00  Refreshments and Networking

3:15  Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

4:15  Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.

Daily Schedule:
8:00   Registration and coffee (first day only)
8:30   Session begins
12:00 Lunch
4:30   Adjournment

Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.8 CEU / 18 PDH

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
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Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
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Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
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