Does your staff have all the skills that it needs? Things change rapidly in this business environment, and we all need to keep up. Reading a book is great, but you cannot beat dedicating a day or two, getting together with an experienced trainer and a room full of colleagues, and really focusing on a new topic.
I have several seminars that I have been refining over the years, and they are always very well received. These are offered about once a year at IIT as for-credit short courses, but I also offer them on-site at the plants of industrial clients who are more interested in the information and skills than in pursuing a degree. These on-site versions can also be tailored for specific details and concepts that are most important to your business.
Think of the options below as guidelines; if you have other needs, send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see what we can work out for you.
Cost/Benefit Analysis - can you demonstrate, mathematically, that your project or idea will make money for your company?
Robust Design - are your products and processes able to withstand the randomness that the universe will throw at them?
Project Management - can you get your projects done, on time, within budget, and with sufficient quality? Do you have the tools to make sure that you can?
Statistical Process Control - can you track the quality of your processes, and do you understand the statistics that show you are making good stuff on a continuing basis?
Reliability Engineering - are you designing reliable products, and are you running reliable processes? More importantly, do your customers think so?