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November 2018

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

A Tool for proactively evaluating processes and/or products and identifying ways to prevent defects Course Objectives Participants are introduced to the use of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to analyze a design or process in order to identify potential failures and consider improvement needs.  By assessing the severity of a potential failure, the likelihood that the failure will occur, and the probability of detecting the failure, potential issues can be prioritized for improvement. Course Overview The development of an effective…

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November 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
Catalyst Connection 2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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$300

Identifying Opportunities for Robotics in Your Manufacturing Operation

This workshop is now at capacity and the registration is closed. If you would like further information, contact Matt Minner at mminner@catalystconnection.org. Please join us on November 15th for a special workshop exclusively for manufacturing companies interested in learning more about implementing robotics at their facility. This workshop will help provide a basic overview of automation and robotics in a manufacturing operation, and most importantly, how to identify opportunities at your own company for robotics integration. Catalyst is co-hosting this…

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November 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EST
Catalyst Connection 2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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Building a Culture of Cybersecurity Awareness for Employees in Manufacturing Webinar

Even the best information technology infrastructure won't stop a well-meaning employee from clicking a malicious link or providing their password over the phone to someone impersonating your IT department. Cyber criminals know that manufacturing companies invest in this infrastructure, so employees are both the weakest link and best entry point to access the companies crown jewels.  Building a culture of awareness within the organization teaches employees to identify and mitigate cyber risks.  In this webinar you'll learn how to develop…

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November 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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Practical Problem Solving Training

Course Overview Many companies seek to improve their business using various continuous improvement methodologies including Lean principles. The proven method for deploying these concepts is to tie them into an overall strategy of business improvement. This leads to the highest rate of return on investment over the long term along with ensuring sustainability of a continuous improvement culture. As part of this overall strategy of continuous improvement is the use of the tool: Practical Problem Solving. Course Objective What makes…

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November 28 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm EST
Catalyst Connection 2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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$300

The Top 10 Strategies to Identify the Best Sales Channel Partners Webinar

November 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The Top 10 Strategies to Identify the Best Sales Channel Partners is part of Catalyst Connection’s Top 10 Strategies webinar series.  Did you know that on average, it takes 18 – 24 months for a new channel partner to become effective? For this reason, it’s a best practice to take the time to identify the channel partner that best fits your particular needs related to your company, your products and your target customers. This webinar will include ten strategies that…

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December 2018

Risk Management Training

Principles and Guidelines Course Objective To raise basic awareness of risk management concepts and mechanisms so that participants can effectively identify and manage risks within their own organizations. Course Duration Class typically runs 7.5 hours Course Outline This training session introduces the definition of risk, the purpose of risk management and discusses steps necessary for the effective management of risks.  Discussion of risk management requirements from various quality management system standards such as ISO-9001, AS9100, ISO-13485 and others are presented.  …

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December 5 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
Catalyst Connection 2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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$300

Professional Selling Skills Training

Course Objective: Top sales professionals know that their success is predicated on their customers. That focusing on the customers’ success is the only sure path to long term sales success. Today, customers are busier, and under more pressure to make good, cost-effective buying decisions. They are overwhelmed with information but have little time to decipher it. And, there is less tolerance for decisions that do not deliver the right results. Professional Selling Skills® reflects the skills used by world-class sales…

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December 5 @ 8:30 am - December 6 @ 4:30 pm EST
Catalyst Connection 2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
$995

Project Management for Manufacturing Overview Training

Course Overview This 2-day course provides an extensive introduction to the fundamentals of modern project management by following a manufacturing case study from project initiation to completion. The case study provides attendees the opportunity to practice using key project management best practices including a project charter, stakeholder analysis, work breakdown structure, schedule, risk management plan and communications plan. Attendees will also deal with project changes and risk events for the case study. Course Features Upon completion of this 2-Day Project Management…

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December 12 @ 8:30 am - December 13 @ 4:30 pm EST
Catalyst Connection 2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
$1095

Top 10 Strategies to Grow Top Line Revenue in Existing Markets

The Top 10 Strategies to Grow Top Line Revenue in Existing Markets is part of Catalyst Connection’s Top 10 Strategies webinar series.  This webinar will include ten strategies that every company can employ to increase market share with existing customers and help you identify new customers in that same market. This tactic is usually the fastest and least risk growth opportunity available. Who should attend: Presidents and CEOs, COOs, V.P. of Sales, Sales Managers and Operations Managers Here are other…

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December 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Free

January 2019

Emerging Leaders in Manufacturing Program

Investing in your future stars Every company has high potential employees, but many smaller organizations do not have strong systems in place to support their growth. Catalyst Connection’s Emerging Leaders in Manufacturing (ELM) program is a proven platform for helping your top performers achieve personal and professional growth by focusing on mission-critical topics and applied learning. Mentorship as a driver Identifying your stars and potential future stars is the easy part. Helping them to grow is more challenging. Having worked…

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January 16, 2019 @ 8:30 am - January 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm EST
Catalyst Connection 2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
$4450
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