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E-Learning Programs 

The Manufacturing Executive Institute presents a variety of  E-Learning programs each month.  And while most of these programs are LIVE events conducted through the internet, some are structured as on-demand programs, allowing participants to view the programs anywhere at anytime.  Others “blend” media types in order to maximize learning content and process.
 
Please visit our Event List to see upcoming MEI Programs.
 

Most of these E-Learning programs are structured in an ongoing series format with similar topics presented each month.  Others are periodically scheduled and address important topics requested by executives from manufacturing and distribution companies.  Still others are “virtual classroom”  training programs that allow all participants and instructors to interact in a “virtual” environment with each other over the internet.  All E-Learning programs are produced and broadcast from our state-of-the-art webcasting studio, “Radio MEI,” in Corona, California.

Radio MEIParticipants in MEI’s E-Learning programs will learn how to solve difficult issues and learn how to implement solutions to perplexing problems… all from the comfort of their office or home computer!  Currently, the Manufacturing Executive Institute presents SEVEN types of E-Learning training and learning programs; FOUR FREE Live E-Learning Training Programs and THREE Fee-Based E-Learning Programs:

 

 

Overview of FREE Live E-Learning Programs:

The Manufacturing Executive Institute’s 3rd Thursday- “Operations Improvements” Monthly E-Learning Programs are an ongoing series of instructor-led LIVE 1-hour webcast programs.  These programs are produced and broadcast from MEI‘s webinar studio (“Radio MEI”located in Corona, California.  All programs in this series are broadcast over the internet on the 3rd Thursday of every month and all are FREE!

Each monthly E-Learning Program in the “Operations Improvements” series addresses one or more SPECIFIC issues facing OPERATIONS professionals in the manufacturing and distribution industries.  Participants will learn how to solve difficult operations issues and learn how to implement solutions to perplexing problems… all from the comfort of their office or home computer!

To provide a range of topics that are useful to all professionals working in the various disciplines of operations management, MEI‘s 3rd Thursday – “Operations Improvements” Monthly E-Learning Programs are divided into 3 “themed” categories:

  • Supply Chain topics are presented 4 times per year.  Topic areas we explore include presentations on sales & operations planning, master planning, materials planning, materials & factory scheduling, procurement processes and management, warehouse management, inventory management & control, logistics planning & execution, and distribution management.
  • Production Management topics are presented 4 times per year.  Topic areas we explore include presentations on production methods, production execution, manufacturing technologies, in-process quality management, queue control, advanced manufacturing techniques, factory design and production scale-up methods.
  • Cost Management topics are presented 4 times per year.  Topic areas we explore include presentations on basic cost accounting elements, Activity Based Cost Accounting, Process Cost Accounting, cost control, cost reduction, predictive cost modeling, absorption issues; efficiency, utilization, yield & productivity measures; progressive variance analysis, target costing and low cost leadership issues.

Additional facts about the Manufacturing Executive Institute’s 3rd Thursday- “Operations Improvements” Monthly E-Learning Program Series include:

  • All E-Learning Programs in this series are FREE!
  • Advance registration is required as space is limited in these webcast programs.
  • All 3rd Thursday- “Operations Improvements” Monthly E-Learning Programs begin at 10:00 AM (PST) and conclude at 11:00 AM (PST).
  • Participants can submit questions during these live E-Learning Programs.  The instructor will allow approximately   10 -15 minutes at the conclusion of each program to answer these questions.

The Manufacturing Executive Institute’s “Global Manufacturing Enterprise Series” E-Learning Programare an ongoing series of FREE instructor-led LIVE 1-hour webcast programs.  These programs are produced and broadcast from MEI‘s webinar studio (“Radio MEI”) located in Corona, California.

Each E-Learning Program in the “Global Manufacturing Enterprise Series” addresses one or more SPECIFIC issues facing global manufacturing companies.  Participants will learn how to solve difficult global business management problems and learn how to implement solutions… all from the comfort of their office or home computer!

To provide a range of topics that are useful to all professionals working in different types of global manufacturing companies, MEI’s Global Manufacturing Enterprise Series” E Learning Programs address specific topics in:

  • Researching & Developing Globally
  • Sourcing Globally
  • Manufacturing Globally
  • Selling & Distributing Globally
  • Serving & Servicing Globally

Additional facts about the Manufacturing Executive Institute’s “Global Manufacturing Enterprise Series” E-Learning Programinclude:

  • All E-Learning Programs in this series are FREE.
  • Invitations for these programs are distributed via email approximately 3 weeks before each program.  Advance registration is required.
  • MEI conducts 4 to 6 of these FREE programs annually.
  • Participants can submit questions during these live E-Learning Programs.  The instructor will allow 10 – 15 minutes at the concluison of each program to answer submitted questions.
The Manufacturing Executive Institute’s “BIG-Issues Series” E-Learning programs address the big manufacturing and distribution industry issues of the day.  Past programs have included:

  • How Cap & Trade Will Impact Manufacturing Companies
  • How the Manufacturing Industry Can Save the North American Economy
  • Petroleum’s Impact on Global Logistics Costs
  • How Manufacturing Creates So many Secondary Jobs

These special FREE webcast programs often include guest presenters who are recognized industry leaders.  All programs in this series are produced and broadcast from MEI’s webcast studio (“Radio MEI”) located in Corona, California.

The Manufacturing Executive Institute periodically hosts web-based information programs that are presented to manufacturing and distribution communities around the globe.  These special FREE webcast programs often include guest presenters that are recognized industry leaders.

Additional facts about  MEI “Special Series” E-Learning Programs include:

  • All MEI Special E-Learning Programs are FREE!
  • Advance registration is required as space is limited in these webcast programs.
  • Participants can submit questions during these live E-Learning programs.  The presenters will allow approximately 10 -15 minutes at the conclusion of each program to answer these questions.

Overview of Fee-Based E-Learning Programs

MEI’s “Modem Chat Series” LIVE webcasts are fully INTERACTIVE, allowing instructor AND participants to talk and be heard by all participants.  Instructors and participants have full visual access to teaching materials as well as interactive audio among themselves.

All MEI “Modem Chat Series” interactive programs are coordinated live from MEI‘s webcasting studio, “Radio MEI.”  These “virtual” training programs are designed to address difficult to solve problems that manufacturing and distribution professionals face daily.  Topics are periodically chosen that lend themselves to a group training model that relies as much on the participants as the lead instructors.

  • These are fee-based, 90 minute web-enabled “virtual” workshops.  Most are priced at $99 per individual.  Group discounts are available.
  • Advance registration is required.
  • To provide all attendees an opportunity to interact, participation is limited to 25 individuals.  Upon registration, participants will be provided with a unique login.
  • All participants will be able to interact with the instructors and each other.  Participants will know the names and contact information of other participants.

Please consider this valuable “virtual” program.  Interact with other professionals and learn from the comfort of your home or office.  No need to travel… just attend MEI‘s “Modem Chat Series webinars!

MEI’s “Virtual Classroom Series” workshops are periodically scheduled E-Learning programs that cover a substantial amount of information within the target body of knowledge.  Each “Virtual Classroom Series” workshop provides instruction over multiple sessions, mixing and blending training modalities.  A typical “Virtual Classroom”training program might consist of:

  • Multiple web sessions scheduled over a 90-day period.  Each training program can be between 8 and 20 sessions (of varying lengths) in duration.
  • Advanced self-directed reading materials provided to participants through MEI’s unique web-training portal.
  • One or more LIVE webinars, conducted at a predefined time.  These LIVE web-based training programs are fully INTERACTIVE, allowing instructor AND participants to talk and be heard by all participants.  Instructors and participants have full visual access to teaching materials as well as interactive audio among themselves.
  • Several on-demand training videos to be viewed over the internet.
  • Instructor “Virtual Office Hours” where participants can interact with the instructor in a virtual, web-based environment.
  • “Virtual Break-out Sessions” where participants can meet electronically in private working groups to solve a particular assignment or problem.
  • “Virtual Case-Studies” that bring home real-life examples.
  • Participant polls, quizzes, exercises and session evaluations.

These “Virtual Classroom” training programs are designed to address large bodies of knowledge that would often be presented in multi-day workshops… but from the comfort of your home or office.  All programs in this training series are fee-based with group discounts available.  Advance registration is required.

Please consider these valuable “Virtual Classroom Series”  training programs.  Interact with other professionals and learn from the comfort of your home or office.  No need to travel… just attend MEI’s “Virtual Classroom”  workshops

All MEI “Virtual Classroom Series” interactive programs are produced and coordinated from MEI’s webcast studio, “Radio MEI.”

MEI’s “Beyond the Basics Series” of fee-based and on-demand, E-Learning programs present manufacturing industry topics that are more advanced, and in some respects, even provocative.  Topics presented in this series are chosen with an expectation that the learner will share the training information with others, to drive implementation of innovation and best-practices.  Simply stated, presentations in the Beyond the Basics Series are designed to initiate change.

Using advanced production and communications techniques, these E-Learning sessions are designed like no other training instruments available today.  More like a movie  with a purpose than a typical web-training session; cutting-edge content and passionate presenters are carefully chosen, scripted and produced to facilitate maximum learning in a minimal amount of time.  All programs are pre-recorded and are available to subscribers 24 hours a day.