This course is about people working with machines. It explains how to design, set up, and profitably operate manufacturing processes that transform a raw material into a component or finished good by casting, cutting, forming, or otherwise treating it in a series of operations performed by machines. These operations may involve bulk materials like coolants, paints or other chemicals. In metal working, such processes include casting, stamping, machining, plating and painting; in plastics, injection molding, rotary molding and extrusion; in electronics, semiconductor wafer and printed circuit board fabrication.
Manufacturing managers in machine shops
Production Control Managers in machine shops
How to get the most from this course
Read an introduction to lean manufacturing
Review the engineering and managerial challenges facing your machine shop
Bring an open mind.
Course outline (click on blue bullets for details)