Live Training Programs at the Manufacturing Executive Institute

The Manufacturing Executive Institute presents instructor-led workshops each month at MEI’s Corona, California state-of-the-art training center. These programs draw participants from manufacturing and distribution companies from all over the globe.

Please visit our Event List to see upcoming MEI Programs.

All 1-day workshops are priced at $395.00 to $650.00 with discounts for groups attending from the same company, students and association members. 1-day recurring workshops include:

The Manufacturing Executive Institute’s “Practical Capital Series” Workshops are instructor-led 1-day programs conducted live at MEI‘s Corona, California training center. These programs are designed to provide SPECIFIC and PRACTICAL techniques that focus participants on the mastery of management and technical skills that will lead to improved working capital results. Cost-of-Goods-Sold reductions, operating expense reductions, inventory reductions, accounts receivables collection improvements and supplier payment improvements are a few topic areas the MEI “Practical Capital Series” Workshops address.

The Manufacturing Executive Institute’s “Supply / Demand Management School Series”Workshops are instructor-led 1-day programs conducted live at MEI‘s Corona, California training center.

These programs are designed to provide SPECIFIC and PRACTICAL techniques that focus on how to balance supply and demand through improved forms of master production scheduling, sales forecasting and supply/demand reconciliations. Forecasters, Master Production Schedulers, Sales Managers, Marketing Managers and Operations management professionals will find knowledge from this series helpful as they work to Manage customer demands and factory supplies. Participants will learn relevant and immediately useful skills at a reasonable price.

Plan to end your week learning techniques and methods that can be applied on the job the following week.

The Manufacturing Executive Institute’s “LEAN Tools Series” Workshops are instructor-led 1-day programs conducted live at MEI‘s Corona, California training center. These are some of our most popular training programs and are in great demand, both at the MEI training Center and in on-site venues.

These programs are designed to provide hands-on training in the application of LEAN manufacturing, distribution and infrastructure improvement tools. KanBan techniques, Kaizen methods, Value Stream Mapping, 5S methods, policy deployment, aligned performance metrics, Poka-Yoke methods, work simplification techniques, Six Sigma, “Automation”, SMED, Cost-of-Quality analysis, Standarized Work, Taguchi methods and more are included in these programs. Participants will learn relevant and immediately useful skills that can be applied to waste elimination, process improvement and cost reduction initiatives.

Scheduled several times each year MEI’s “LEAN Tools Series” Workshops provide a valuable and relevant learning experience. Plan to go back to work with some valuable and practical improvement ideas.

The Manufacturing Executive Institute’s “Professional Governance Series” Workshops are instructor-led 1-day programs conducted live at MEI‘s Corona, California training center once each quarter. These programs are designed to provide ongoing governance related topics of interest to members of private company Boards of Directors, Owners, Senior Executives and professionals who serve Boards of Directors.

Topics include:

  • Risk management
  • Director selection
  • Board organization issues
  • Committee structures
  • Governance principles
  • Board reporting requirements
  • Interface with management
  • Director duty-of-care obligations
  • Management compensation structure & oversight
  • Individual Director conduct
  • Shareholder reporting
  • Director compensation
  • Board transparency
  • Board of Directors conduct & ethical considerations

Participants will learn relevant and immediately useful information from the instructors and have ample opportunity to interact with other participants.

Most of these workshops are conducted on Mondays. Plan to start your week with some relevant learning and robust discussions with other Board-focused participants.

In addition to these recurring “themed” 1-day workshops, MEI periodically presents special multi-day workshops. These programs are priced competitively and are often conducted at the end or at the beginning of a week. All workshops begin at 8:15 AM and conclude at 4:30 PM each day.

The Manufacturing Executive Institute and our skilled alliance partners, provide a full compliment of project management training. This training is offered in several formats including fundamentals, role-playing and project simulation formats. Each single and multi-day workshop is specifically designed to provide participants with the exact knowledge needed to successfully initiate, plan, organize, control and complete projects. Professionals who have attended one or more of our suite of “Project & Change Management Series” Workshops have learned everything needed to successfully execute both simple and complex projects. Technical, organizational and behavioral impediments to successful and rapid deployment of project and human change management techniques are addressed in each of our programs so that participants can implement what they learn. Come to these workshops ready to learn techniques you can apply on the job the following week.

MEI offers a number of special live workshops that are repeated one or more times each year. These programs are regularly updated and new programs are periodically added. Current programs include:

  • Implementing Activity Based Cost Accounting (ABCA) & Activity BasedLeadership (ABL)… a complete implementation-focused 2-day workshop complete with all tools, techniques, plans and templates necessary to implement and effectively use ABCA.
  • Supplier Process Engineering Fundamentals… How To Manage Suppliers Like Internal Work Centers a comprehensive 2-day workshop that describes, in detail, how the new Supplier Process Engineer performs his/her duties in a global supply chain world.
  • Building a Winning Global Commodity Sourcing Strategy… A Proactive Framework for Linking Suppliers to Customers… a thorough 2-day workshop that teaches procurement professionals how to build processes for sourcing the right quality supply at the lowest total cost from anywhere in the world.
  • Successful Global Business Execution… Connecting Global Strategy to Local Operations… a comprehensive 2-day executive-level workshop that teaches new global managers how to globally design product, manufacture product, source components and service customers in the global business world.
  • Business Process Innovations… Achieving Breakthrough Improvements in Core Business Processes… a 2-day exercise and case-study driven workshop that challenges conventional thinking in all functions within a manufacturing company.
  • Implementing 5S the RIGHT Way!… a 1-day program that presents tools, techniques and examples for the manager who plans to implement 5S techniques in a factory environment… quickly!
  • Implementing Operator-Driven Statistical Process Control (SPC)… A Prerequisite Tool for Enhancing Quality & Profitability… a very complete 2-day workshop that teaches operators and managers how to implement and use SPC to dramatically improve manufacturing quality with little additional assistance from the QA organization.
  • Symphonic Manufacturingsm… Strategies for Excelling at High Performance, World Class Manufacturing a training program like no other program you have ever attended. This is a life-like simulation workshop… the closest thing to a real factory! Participants actually make product and redesign a physical factory over a 5 intense day period. Each day simulates a fiscal quarter and all improvements from day-to-day are valued. At the conclusion of each day, participants are informed of the change in shareholder value that resulted from the changes they implemented in their factory.
  • Accelerating Cost Reductions for the LEANER Manufacturing Enterprise… participants in this 2-day executive-level workshop learn how to lower manufacturing cost, create working capital, save money by partnering with suppliers, reduce the asset-drain of work-in-progress, reduce procurement costs, and improve factory utilization.
  • Driving Business Performance with New Metrics & Incentives… a 2-day executive-level workshop that describes how to build aligned leadership, critical support team and operator metrics that focus everyone in the company on achievement of enterprise objectives. This program also presents a unique Integrated Performance & Metrics System and connects metrics to new compensation methods.
  • Operational Due Diligence… Implementation Issues for Successful Mergers & Acquisitions…  participants in this 2-day executive-level workshop will learn how to plan and manage operational due diligence activities during a merger or acquisition. Focus is placed on how the due diligence team can acquire the maximum amount of operations-focused information about a target company in the shortest possible time frame.

Workshop fees include all instructional materials, snack, lunch and a “Decompression Reception” at the end of the day. During summer months, we serve our “Manufacturing Tailgate Barbecue” lunch. Group discounts are available for the second and all subsequent registrants for the same program and from the same company.

MEI can deliver any of the programs in this training series on-site, saving your company substantial participant travel expenses when groups of employees require similar training. For more information about how you can engage MEI to conduct any course in this series on-site, and exclusively for your employees, please call (951) 736-2114 or email us at: