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November 3–7, 2014 – Training Within Industry (TWI) Job Instruction (JI) Training
When: November 3–7, 2014
Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road, Building 68
Conference Room “D”
San Antonio, TX 78238
Fee: $500/participant
Registration: SAMA
Inquiries: Debbie Santos at (210) 979-7530 or email
Course Description:

Teaches supervisors how to quickly train employees to do the job correctly, safely, and conscientiously. The objective is to help supervisors develop a well-trained workforce resulting in less scrap and rework, fewer accidents, and less tool and equipment damage. Supervisors are taught how to effectively break down a job for instruction. The method emphasizes preparing the operator to learn, giving a proper demonstration, identifying the key points in the job, observing the operator perform trial runs, and tapering off coaching while continuing to follow up.

The TWI program follows a proven four-step process: preparation, presentation, application and testing. Supervisors are given the opportunity to learn and practice the process in a confidential, low-stress, and highly supportive environment. The JI program is simple, straight-forward and easy to implement. Class materials include pocket reference cards and participant workbooks for daily use after the program has been completed.

Who should attend? First line supervisors, team-leads and managers.

November 6–7, 2014 – ISO Internal Audit
When: November 6 and 7, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road, Building 68
Conference Room “I”
San Antonio, TX 78238
Fee: $650/participant
Registration: Register online
Inquiries: Barbara Harding at (210) 522-3923 or email
Course Description:

Learn the fundamentals and applications of ISO 9001 Internal Auditing. This two-day internal auditing course covers the ISO 9001:2008 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 9001:2008 QMS requirements
  • 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
November 12, 2014 – APICS/TMAC Workshop “Cycle Counting: Reaping the Benefits of Cycle Counting”
When: November 12, 2014
Time: 12:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road, Building 68
Conference Room “I”
San Antonio, TX 78238
Fee: $149/participant
Limited Space Available
Registration: Register online
Inquiries: Vern Teichroeb at (210) 334-6144 or email
Barbara Harding at (210) 522-3923 or email
Course Description:

This APICS workshop reviews the methods used in implementing and sustaining a successful cycle counting program. This interactive training is designed for business owners, accounting personnel, warehouse workers, and inventory planners. When you return to the plant you will have learned the following:

  • Identify why accurate inventories are important.
  • Identify problems with conducting an annual physical inventory.
  • Understand what cycle counting is and is not.
  • Know what the administrative requirements are for setting up a cycle count program.
  • Recognize how to conduct an ABC analysis of your inventory.
  • Determine what are the plant discipline requirements for cycle counting.
  • Know who should cycle count.
  • Understand how to analyze and reconcile inventory variances.
  • Verify that proper inventory controls and cycle counting best practices are in effect.

Speaker: Pat Tarver, CPIM, CSCP is a Materials Manager for a Johnson Controls company located in San Antonio, TX. As a SEC company, Johnson Controls is implementing Conflict Minerals tracking in its supply chain. A seasoned supply chain professional, Pat has worked successfully for such companies as Fairchild Dornier, Baker Oil Tools, and Boeing Aerospace. A member of APICS for over 25 years, Pat has conducted APICS educational classes in every major city in south central Texas and Mexico.

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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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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 10 technical divisions.