Our Technology Acceleration Program is a collaborative partnership with the University of Massachusetts and a variety of public and private resources specifically selected to help SME manufacturers successfully tackle product innovation and commercialization projects.
Have you heard the term “agile”, “kanban” or “scrum” and wondered if your company could benefit from this type of operating model? This course is designed for trainees to grasp the concepts, principles and methods of an Agile operating model. The training will highlight the difference between traditional project management and the shift to managing ongoing product lines. This course will also provide a basic overview of Scrum Methodology including team coordination, event ceremonies, work task organization and progress tracking. Agile success stories flood the internet and it’s time for your company to explore if the Agile operating model is a good match for you!
- Build appreciation for the basic Agile operating model’s values and principles
- Awareness of how product and service lines set the foundation for an Agile operating model
- Understanding of flexible requirements and how to predict timelines utilizing team data
- Insights on new, more agile ways of working to better promote collaboration, speed to market, and innovation
- Increased knowledge of Agile tools and ceremonies
- Understanding the importance of product team roles and dynamics
- The knowledge required to pursue a Scrum.org certification if desired
Design for Manufacturability (DFM)/Value Engineering (VE) Training
The main purpose for Design for Manufacturability (DFM) is to review the most economical cost decision on different manufacturing processes to meet the customer’s specifications and Form, Fit and Functions (3F’s). New Manufacturing Processes and new materials have been developed over the years to improve cost and material properties (Strength, Elasticity, Creep Characteristics, Aging, etc.).
This workshop will discuss manufacturing processes, old and new, and discuss the benefits as well as some of the drawbacks.
Technology Driven Market Intelligence (TDMI)
Technology-driven market intelligence identifies the benefits and potential impact your company’s technology-based product or service will have on the market and then provides the customized, actionable intelligence you need to best capitalize on it.
Key benefits include:
- Researching and identifying existing, emerging, and planned defense systems and platforms that have potential needs and/or requirements for the manufacturer’s technologies and systems across relevant branches of the DoD (e.g. Army, Air Force, etc.)Conducting analysis on identified applications, platforms and programs including budget(s), program plans, and development and acquisition strategies;
- Developing methodologies on how to connect and communicate with the appropriate points of contact associated with each of the targeted applications and communicate technical, performance, and cost attributes of manufacturer’s technology versus incumbent and unmet system/platform requirements;
- Developing transition strategies associated with each of the targeted opportunities which will include elements of required technology development and augmentation, strategic partnerships, production requirements, qualification and specification process, and the identification of funding sources and strategies.
What Our Clients Say
"The work we did with Rick and MassMEP was the catalyst for a long list of continuous improvement projects we've done. We have genuinely created a culture of innovation at Flexo Concepts and the work we did in manufacturing with Mass MEP was the foundation for much of the thinking and practices we use throughout the business to innovate and improve."
Greg Howell,Flexo Concepts
"The instructors were superb - extremely knowledgeable and very personable. They did an outstanding job. We haven’t as of yet fully realized the total benefit to be derived from the various classes."
"This training was an essential part of changing the culture to a lean culture. It was very informative in helping to establish a core team of Lean Champions. Rick Budlong has an extensive knowledge in the training material as well as experience in manufacturing. He helped develop some of the process improvements that were initiated and led to cost savings. Nye will continue to use Mass Mep for future training."