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Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program (San Antonio) – Feb 27, Mar 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2017
When: Feb 27, Mar 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
“Intelligent Systems Division”
Building 68 at 303 Tom Slick Avenue
Fee: SAMA Member: $1,500
Non-member: $1,600
Registration: Register Online
Inquiries: Registration: Debbie Santos at 210-979-7530 or email debbie@sama-tx.org
Location: Barbara Harding at 210-522-3923 or email bharding@swri.org
Course Description:

The Supervisor Certification curriculum targets firstline supervisors at manufacturing facilities with a comprehensive overview of supervisory principles. With a strong emphasis on continuous improvement, job instruction, employee relations, problem solving, and effective communication, the course teaches students the interpersonal strategies to become a productive and respected supervisor.

Course based on Training Within Industry (TWI). TWI is an improvement process that addresses the essential skills needed by supervisors (anyone leading others). TWI’s rich history originated in the United States in the 1940s where the program was a resounding success, boosting industrial production beyond expectations.

  • 86% of companies increased production by at least 25%
  • 100% reduced training time by more than 25%
  • 55% reduced scrap by at least 25%

During the prosperity of post-war America, the TWI program was abandoned and it soon became a faded memory. TWI is experiencing a rebirth throughout industry. Lean enterprises are increasingly turning to TWI as a means to sustain improvements and achieve standard work. TWI has been successfully applied in hundreds of companies worldwide.

Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program (Austin) – March 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5 2017
When: March 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: TBD
Fee: ARMA Member: $1,500
Non-member: $1,700
Registration: Online Registration
Inquiries: Liz Gori at 512-225-5241 x144 or email liz@arma-tx.org
Course Description:

The Supervisor Certification curriculum targets firstline supervisors at manufacturing facilities with a comprehensive overview of supervisory principles. With a strong emphasis on continuous improvement, job instruction, employee relations, problem solving, and effective communication, the course teaches students the interpersonal strategies to become a productive and respected supervisor.

Course based on Training Within Industry (TWI). TWI is an improvement process that addresses the essential skills needed by supervisors (anyone leading others). TWI’s rich history originated in the United States in the 1940s where the program was a resounding success, boosting industrial production beyond expectations.

  • 86% of companies increased production by at least 25%
  • 100% reduced training time by more than 25%
  • 55% reduced scrap by at least 25%

During the prosperity of post-war America, the TWI program was abandoned and it soon became a faded memory. TWI is experiencing a rebirth throughout industry. Lean enterprises are increasingly turning to TWI as a means to sustain improvements and achieve standard work. TWI has been successfully applied in hundreds of companies worldwide.

Reading Engineering Drawings [Blueprint Reading] (San Antonio) March 23-24, 2017
When: March 23-24, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon (half day sessions to minimize impact on production)
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
“Intelligent Systems Division”
Building 68 at 303 Tom Slick Avenue
Conference Room “B”
Fee: $400/participant
Inquiries: Barbara Harding at 210-522-3923 or email bharding@swri.org
Course Description:

This two half-day workshop will provide fundamental knowledge and hands-on practice for interpreting mechanical engineering drawings. Topics addressed include the purpose and development of engineering drawings for creating new products, the basic elements of any engineering drawing, and the representation of views using orthographic projection. The course employs “learn-by-doing” and “hands-on” exercises. Highlight: Participants practice interpretation by sketching orthographic views, and by creating clay models of parts represented on sample drawings.

  • How to interpret related views using the North American and European/Asia systems.
  • How to interpret the various types of lines used on engineering drawings.
  • Step-by-step guidelines for sketching basic engineering drawings.
  • The types and purposes of different types of drawings, including detailed, assembly, and outline drawings.
  • How to visualize and create the 3-D part using the 2-D drawing views.
  • The fundamentals of dimensions, tolerances, symbols, and notes.
  • An introduction to fundamental Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing elements.

Download the entire course outline.

*The first five registrations receive a classic extra text, “Print Reading for Industry” by Walter Brown. Includes: Interactive course materials, pre/post assessment, certificate of completion, customized exercises based on participant drawings, and on-going email and telephone support from ITR available. Questions regarding content – Dan Bauer (ITR), 915-867-4500 or email dan.bauer@itr-sa.com.

TMAC-APICS Basics of Supply Chain Management – March 24, 31, April 7, 21, 28 and May 5, 2017
When: March 24, 31, April 7, 21, 28 and May 5, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
“Intelligent Systems Division”
Building 68 at 303 Tom Slick Avenue
Conference Room “B”
Fee: $499/participant
Inquiries: Barbara Harding at 210-522-3923 or email bharding@swri.org
Course Description:

This is an introductory course for production and inventory management personnel and CPIM candidates. This course provides basic definitions and concepts for planning and controlling the flow of materials into and out of an organization. It explains fundamental relationships among the activities that occur in the supply chain from suppliers to customers. In addition, the course addresses types of manufacturing systems, operating environments, financial fundamentals, demand planning and transformation of demand into supply.

The instructor led course covers the following concepts:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Forecasting
  • Master Planning
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Capacity Management
  • Production Activity Control
  • Inventory Fundamentals
  • Inventory Management
  • Physical Distribution
  • Quality Assurance
  • Purchasing
  • Just-In-Time Manufacturing
TMAC-APICS (CSCP) Supply Chain Prof. Certification Review – Mar 24, 31, Apr 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12 and 19, 2017
When: March 24, 31, April 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12 and 19, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. to Noon
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
“Intelligent Systems Division”
Building 68 at 303 Tom Slick Avenue
Conference Room “B”
Fee: $1,525/participant
Registration: Online Registration
Individual Registration Required.
Registration deadline March 17, 2017
Inquiries: Barbara Harding at 210-522-3923 or email bharding@swri.org
Course Description:

This instructor led review course provides a personal path toward success for Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) exam preparation. Accompanied by interactive web-based study tools and comprehensive reading material, this course will help you apply the concepts learned in the reading materials and test your understanding and retention of the topics.

The material covered in this course exceeds 1100 pages of text. This course is divided into the below listed modules.

  • Module 1: Supply Chain Design
  • Module 2: Supply Chain Planning and Execution
  • Module 3: Supply Chain Improvement and Execution

CSCP Flyer

ISO 9001:2015 Transition Workshop (San Antonio) – March 29, 2017
When: March 29, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
“Intelligent Systems Division”
Building 68 at 303 Tom Slick Avenue
Conference Room “B”
Fee: $350/participant
Registration: Online Registration
Inquiries: Barbara Harding at 210-522-3923 or email bharding@swri.org
Course Description:

The ISO 9001:2015 Transition comprehensive 1-day workshop will introduce the new ISO high-level structure for management system standards (Annex SL) and review the changes between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015. Presenter, Josh Hargrave, will provide information that will enable participants to identify the key gaps in their current Quality Management System (QMS) and start planning the transition to the new requirements.

Key Session Topics:

  • Review of the new requirements of Annex SL (Appendix 2) and how it affects the quality management system structure.
  • Workplace Organization.
  • Review of the risk-based approach and its significance.
  • Explain the key changes between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015 and interpretation of these requirements.
  • Review of documentation requirements and its impact on current documentation structure, including the numbering scheme.
  • Review of the transition timeline and identifying the appropriate time for upgrade certification.

Pre-requisites:

  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001:2008 and the key principles of a QMS.
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Fundamentals (San Antonio) April 10-13, 2017
When: April 10-13, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon (half day sessions to minimize impact on production)
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
“Intelligent Systems Division”
Building 68 at 303 Tom Slick Avenue
Conference Room “B”
Fee: $800/participant
Registration: Online Registration
SwRI employees please contact bharding@swri.org for payment
Inquiries: Barbara Harding at 210-522-3923 or email bharding@swri.org
Course Description:

GD&T is an international symbolic language used on mechanical engineering drawings to supplement and optimize traditional coordinate dimensioning and tolerancing. Dan Bauer from ITR holds Senior GD&T Certification from ASME and will be teaching GD&T Fundamentals including the following:

  • What is it, who uses it, and why?
  • Major elements of GD&T.
  • How to interpret feature control frames, datums, and basic dimensions.
  • Inspection and measurement options for each of the 14 GD&T symbols.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of GD&T for design, manufacturing, and inspection.
  • Basic steps for applying coordinate and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing to new designs or drawings.
  • Customized application and interpretation exercises based on participant drawings*.

*Participants can submit drawings (with or without GD&T) to the instructor during the seminar for review during the presentation.

Participants receive a 350+ page textbook, certificate of completion, and on-going complimentary support from ITR. Download the entire course outline.

This program is appropriate for all management, design, manufacturing, quality, inspection, purchasing personnel to understand the benefits and proper application and interpretation of GD&T.

Questions regarding content – Dan Bauer (ITR), 915-867-4500 or email dan.bauer@itr-sa.com.

TMAC-APICS Basics of Inventory Management (San Antonio) – April 19, 2017
When: April 19, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. – Noon
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
“Intelligent Systems Division”
Building 68 at 303 Tom Slick Avenue
Fee: $149/participant
Registration: Online Registration
Inquiries: Barbara Harding at 210-522-3923 or email bharding@swri.org
Course Description:

To most organizations inventory is one of the more visible and tangible aspects of doing business. Beginning with the management of suppliers delivering raw materials to goods in various levels of completion in the production process and management and delivery of finished goods in the distributions channel, each type represents money tied up with the inventory becomes purchased products. The workshop provides a broad overview of basic concepts and good inventory management strategies.

ISO Internal Audit (Austin) - April 19 and 20, 2017
When: April 19 and 20, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: TBD
Fee: $650/participant
Registration: Online Registration
Inquiries: Barbara Harding at 210-522-3923 or email bharding@swri.org
Course Description:

Learn the fundamentals and applications of ISO 9001 Internal Auditing. This two-day internal auditing course covers the recently revised ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) Standard, requirements and auditing techniques.

This internal audit training class will benefit individuals participating in an internal audit for the first time; employees of companies interested in implementation or management of ISO QMS; and quality professionals who want a refresher course. No prior audit experience necessary.

Topics covered in this Internal Auditing course will enable you to:

  • Understand the ISO 9001:2015 QMS requirements
  • Understand the changes in the 9001:2008 revision
  • Plan and conduct effective internal audits
  • Apply the proper interpretation of the standard in actual internal audit situations
  • Understand management's role in the QMS and auditing process
TMAC-APICS Basics of Cycle Counting (San Antonio) – April 26, 2017
When: April 26, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. – Noon
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
“Intelligent Systems Division”
Building 68 at 303 Tom Slick Avenue
Fee: $149/participant
Registration: Online Registration
Inquiries: Barbara Harding at 210-522-3923 or email bharding@swri.org
Course Description:

In this workshop, the participants will learn how to implement or improve a cycle counting program and what the real purpose of cycle counting is: finding and fixing the causes of inventory errors. Also included are several methods for selecting items to count, using correct accounting techniques, and reconciling any outstanding transactions. In addition, the participant will learn various reporting methods to illustrate the results of the cycle counting program to employees and management.

Logistics, Transportation and Distribution Certification Review (San Antonio) – May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2017
When: May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
“Intelligent Systems Division”
Building 68 at 303 Tom Slick Avenue
Fee: $1,695/Participant
Registration: Online Registration
Inquiries: Barbara Harding at 210-522-3923 or email bharding@swri.org
Course Description:

APICS launches new certification program designed for Logistics, Transportation and Distribution Professionals. Developed with subject matter experts over the past year, the new certification will set the global standard for logistics best practices and aims to elevate knowledge and skills in logistics, transportation, and distribution practitioners. See flyer for more information.

San Antonio Manufacturer’s Association (SAMA) Trade Show– May 10, 2017
When: May 10, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Freeman Coliseum Exposition Hall B
3201 East Houston Street
San Antonio, TX
Inquiries: Debbie Santos at 210-979-7530 or email debbie@sama-tx.org
Course Description:

TEXAS RESHORING: MADE IN THE USA

“Driving the Wave, Keeping it Here, Bringing it Home”

WHY EXHIBIT?

  • More than 500 industrial decision-makers will be attending
  • Find the answers to your manufacturing issues
  • Find ways to cut costs operationally and/or with local suppliers right here in South Central Texas
  • Expand your business by gaining new customer
  • 52% increase in exhibit booth sales at the 2016 show and 55 signed-up for the 2017 Show

WHY ATTEND?

  • Visit quality vendors in one day – under one roof
  • FREE admission for attendees
  • Convenient and ample FREE parking for all
  • Conference featuring Guest Speaker Drew Greenblatt, President, Marlin Steel Wire Products (Watch Marlin’s featured spot on FOX News with Greta Van Susteren)

http://www.sama-tx.org/events/trade-show/

TMAC-APICS Principles of Operations Management (San Antonio) – May 24, 2017
When: May 24, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
“Intelligent Systems Division”
Building 68 at 303 Tom Slick Avenue
Fee: $299/participant
Registration: Online Registration
Inquiries: Barbara Harding at 210-522-3923 or email bharding@swri.org
Course Description:

The goal of this course is to impart a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the basic inventory planning principles and techniques that are used at each level in the planning process, from strategic to operational. Among the topics the course covers are planning foundations, business planning, basics of forecasting, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, capacity management, and using operations systems. The course provides practical examples and exercises, giving participants an opportunity to learn the essential ingredients of effective planning and have an opportunity to practice and enhance their own planning skills.

ISO 9001:2015 Transition Workshop (San Antonio) - June 12, 2017
When: June 12, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
“Intelligent Systems Division”
Building 68 at 303 Tom Slick Avenue
Conference Room “A12”
Fee: $350/participant
Registration: Online Registration
Inquiries: Barbara Harding at 210-522-3923 or email bharding@swri.org
Course Description:

The ISO 9001:2015 Transition comprehensive 1-day workshop will introduce the new ISO high-level structure for management system standards (Annex SL) and review the changes between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015. Presenter, Josh Hargrave, will provide information that will enable participants to identify the key gaps in their current Quality Management System (QMS) and start planning the transition to the new requirements.

Key Session Topics:

  • Review of the new requirements of Annex SL (Appendix 2) and how it affects the quality management system structure.
  • Workplace Organization.
  • Review of the risk-based approach and its significance.
  • Explain the key changes between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015 and interpretation of these requirements.
  • Review of documentation requirements and its impact on current documentation structure, including the numbering scheme.
  • Review of the transition timeline and identifying the appropriate time for upgrade certification.

Pre-requisites:

  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001:2008 and the key principles of a QMS.
TMAC-APICS Principles of Sales, Operations and Planning (San Antonio) – June 14, 2017
When: June 14, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
“Intelligent Systems Division”
Building 68 at 303 Tom Slick Avenue
Fee: $299/participant
Registration: Online Registration
Inquiries: Barbara Harding at 210-522-3923 or email bharding@swri.org
Course Description:

In today’s complex marketplace, effective planning and performance metrics are critical for success. A successful S&OP process integrates financial, marketing and operational planning to create over-arching strategic plans for the business. APICS provides forward-looking programs that will prepare you to collaboratively participate in the S&OP process.

The APICS Principles of S&OP seminar provides managers and planners a comprehensive review of the principles and functions of S&OP. Attendees will participate in exercises and discussions on the elements of data collection, demand and supply planning, and conducting the pre- and executive S&OP meetings. The presenter will lead attendees through sales and marketing planning, resource requirements planning, distribution planning and more.

Attend the APICS Principles of S&OP workshop and learn how to:

  • Identify the necessary inputs needed for and the outputs from the S&OP process.
  • Calculate the data elements for the S&OP process.
  • Utilize the S&OP planning grid.
  • Translate what you have learned from the S&OP process into production and inventory plans.
  • Understand the impact that S&OP output has on the distribution plan.
Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program (San Antonio) – July 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 2017
When: July 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
“Intelligent Systems Division”
Building 68 at 303 Tom Slick Avenue
Conference Room “A12”
Fee: $1,600/participant
Registration: Online Registration
Inquiries: Barbara Harding at 210-522-3923 or email bharding@swri.org
Course Description:

The Supervisor Certification curriculum targets firstline supervisors at manufacturing facilities with a comprehensive overview of supervisory principles. With a strong emphasis on continuous improvement, job instruction, employee relations, problem solving, and effective communication, the course teaches students the interpersonal strategies to become a productive and respected supervisor.

Course based on Training Within Industry (TWI). TWI is an improvement process that addresses the essential skills needed by supervisors (anyone leading others). TWI’s rich history originated in the United States in the 1940s where the program was a resounding success, boosting industrial production beyond expectations.

  • 86% of companies increased production by at least 25%
  • 100% reduced training time by more than 25%
  • 55% reduced scrap by at least 25%

During the prosperity of post-war America, the TWI program was abandoned and it soon became a faded memory. TWI is experiencing a rebirth throughout industry. Lean enterprises are increasingly turning to TWI as a means to sustain improvements and achieve standard work. TWI has been successfully applied in hundreds of companies worldwide.

Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program (Austin) – July 12, 19, 26, August 2 and 9, 2017
When: July 12, 19, 26, August 2 and 9, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: TBD
Fee: $1,600
Registration: Online Registration
Inquiries: Barbara Harding at 210-522-3923 or email bharding@swri.org
Course Description:

The Supervisor Certification curriculum targets firstline supervisors at manufacturing facilities with a comprehensive overview of supervisory principles. With a strong emphasis on continuous improvement, job instruction, employee relations, problem solving, and effective communication, the course teaches students the interpersonal strategies to become a productive and respected supervisor.

Course based on Training Within Industry (TWI). TWI is an improvement process that addresses the essential skills needed by supervisors (anyone leading others). TWI’s rich history originated in the United States in the 1940s where the program was a resounding success, boosting industrial production beyond expectations.

  • 86% of companies increased production by at least 25%
  • 100% reduced training time by more than 25%
  • 55% reduced scrap by at least 25%

During the prosperity of post-war America, the TWI program was abandoned and it soon became a faded memory. TWI is experiencing a rebirth throughout industry. Lean enterprises are increasingly turning to TWI as a means to sustain improvements and achieve standard work. TWI has been successfully applied in hundreds of companies worldwide.

Introduction to Basic Six Sigma Problem Solving Tools (San Antonio) - September 11, 2017
When: September 11, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
“Intelligent Systems Division”
Building 68 at 303 Tom Slick Avenue
Conference Room “A12”
Fee: $350/participant
Registration: Online Registration
Inquiries: Barbara Harding at 210-522-3923 or email bharding@swri.org
Course Description:

Are you tired of going around in circles when trying to solve a simple problem or running out of creative solutions to try? If so, this Basic Six Sigma Problem Solving Tools class is for you. This training introduces effective approaches to problem solving and decision making that have proven to be successful in improving efficiency, performance, and productivity.

Lean Manufacturing Certification Program (San Antonio) – October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2017
When: October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
“Intelligent Systems Division”
Building 68 at 303 Tom Slick Avenue
Conference Room “A12”
Fee: SAMA Member: posted soon
Non-member: posted soon
Registration: Registration through SAMA coming soon
Inquiries: Registration: Debbie Santos at 210-979-7530 or email debbie@sama-tx.org
Location: Barbara Harding at 210-522-3923 or email bharding@swri.org
Course Description:

This unique program provides companies the opportunity to provide their employees with a strong foundation in the Lean concepts and tools that are used to drive continuous improvement and achieve world-class business performance. A “first-of-its-kind” in the San Antonio Metropolitan Area, the certification consists of nine “Lean Tools” that can be applied in any business environment (Principles of Lean, Value Stream Mapping, 5S Workplace Organization, Cellular Manufacturing, Standard Work, Pull Systems, Setup Reduction, Total Productive Maintenance and Kaizen Events and Facilitation). Participants completing the entire series will receive a certificate of completion on Lean Manufacturing. Continuing Education Units will also be available!

Lean Manufacturing Certification Program (Austin) – October 4, 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 2017
When: October 4, 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: TBD
Fee: ARMA Member: posted soon
Non-member: posted soon
Registration: Registration through ARMA coming soon
Inquiries: Liz Gori at 512-225-5241 x144 or email liz@arma-tx.org
Course Description:

This unique program provides companies the opportunity to provide their employees with a strong foundation in the Lean concepts and tools that are used to drive continuous improvement and achieve world-class business performance. The certification consists of nine “Lean Tools” that can be applied in any business environment (Principles of Lean, Value Stream Mapping, 5S Workplace Organization, Cell8ular Manufacturing, Standard Work, Pull Systems, Setup Reduction, Total Productive Maintenance and Kaizen Events and Facilitation). Participants completing the entire series will receive a certificate of completion on Lean Manufacturing. Continuing Education Units will also be available!

Manufacturing Day (San Antonio) – October 6, 2017
When: October 6, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
“Intelligent Systems Division”
Building 68 at 303 Tom Slick Avenue
Conference Room “A12”
Note: Individual Registration Required.
Limited to 20 registrants
Registration: Online Registration
Inquiries: Barbara Harding at 210-522-3923 or email bharding@swri.org
Course Description:

SwRI and TMAC proudly join together to support “Manufacturing Day” as a celebration of all manufacturers in America. We salute the men and women who make the United States the world’s largest manufacturing economy. Manufacturing offers tremendous career opportunities that are technology-driven in innovative environments that also provide good-paying jobs!

Join us for a presentation and tour that highlights how we here at SwRI and TMAC support manufacturing and advanced technologies. Collectively we develop and deliver advanced technologies and processes in the field of manufacturing. We assist customers in developing and achieving strategic goals, improvement plans and superior levels of performance. We also develop and implement new automation, robotic, sending solutions for advanced manufacturing.

Past Events

2017
  • Principles of Lean Manufacturing Highlighting 5S: Workplace Organization (San Marcos) – January 30, 2017
  • TMAC Department of Defense Assessment Seminar (San Antonio) – February 8, 2017
  • ISO 9001:2015 Transition Workshop (Austin) – February 22, 2017
  • TMAC Lunch and Learn: ISO 9001:2015 (San Antonio) February 23, 2017
2016
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Fundamentals (Austin) – February 8-11, 2016
  • Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program (Austin) – April 4, 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 2016
  • Principles of Lean Manufacturing Highlighting 5S: Workplace Organization (San Antonio) – April 20, 2016
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Fundamentals (San Antonio) – May 3-6, 2016
  • Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program (San Antonio) – May 9, 16, 23, June 6 and 13, 2016
  • Principles of Lean Manufacturing Highlighting 5S: Workplace Organization (Austin) – June 20, 2016
  • Executive Breakfast Case Study of Strategic Planning and Policy Deployment Using the “X-Matrix” (San Antonio) – September 9, 2016
  • Hoshin Kanri: Strategic Planning and Executive Policy Deployment Using the “X-Matrix” (San Antonio) – September 30, 2016
  • Manufacturing Day (San Antonio) – October 7, 2016
  • Lean Manufacturing Certification Program (San Antonio) – October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2016
  • Lean Manufacturing Certification Program (Austin) – October 5, 13, 19, 26 and November 2, 2016
  • Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program (San Antonio) – November 7–11, 2016
  • Tolerance Stack Analysis (TSA) including GD&T and Statistical Tolerancing (San Antonio) – November 8–11, 2016
  • Corrective Action (Austin) – November 15, 2016
  • ISO 9001:2015 Transition Workshop (Austin) – December 7, 2016
  • ISO 9001:2015 Transition Workshop (San Antonio) – December 8, 2016

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Texas cities in the South Central TMAC Region include: Austin, Georgetown, New Braunfels, Round Rock, San Angelo, San Antonio, San Marcos, Seguin, Temple, Uvalde, Victoria, and Waco.

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