SERVICES
The Center is an organization dedicated to supporting Michigan manufacturers to work smarter, to compete, and to prosper. We develop more effective business leaders, drive product and process innovation, promote company-wide operational excellence, and foster creative strategies for business growth and greater profitability.

Review our list of services.  Don't see a topic you are looking for, need more information, or want to schedule customized training at your company?  Contact us for more details on how we are able to assist you with all of your training needs.

Lean Manufacturing 
 Practitioner

Lean Manufacturing Practitioner will develop an individual’s capability to contribute to an organization’s lean transformation. Participants will learn key concepts of technical lean tools through hands-on experience at participating host locations.

Dates: May 6*, 13, 20, 27, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST
* First day is 8:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Location: Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
Northern-Lower Office
2600 Aero Park Drive, Ste. 115
Traverse City
Cost: $1,500 per person
Instructor: Kevin Olds
Click here to register  Please use registration code "NLMMTC21"
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Problem Solving

Learn the tools necessary to tackle any problem that arises at your
organization. Participants will gain hands-on experience utilizing a structured problem-solving process based on A3 thinking and the Plan-Do-Check-Act methodology. Designed for employees who are expected to participate in their organization’s problem-solving activities or lead a problem-solving team.

DISTANCE LEARNING
Participants will learn through our exclusive Active Learning Model (ALM) approach which cycles participants through livestream instruction, offline application, live stream team activities, and livestream check and debrief sessions.

Date: May 12, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Distance Learning
Cost: $395 per person
Instructor: Rob Summers
Click here to register  Please use registration code "NLMMTC21"
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Train the Trainer

Welcome to Train the Trainer with MMTC's Active Learning Model. This class is offered as a hybrid, which includes an hour and a half of online prework. It is followed by a one-day, eight-hour, hands-on skill development, practice, and feedback session. The training development and delivery model will increase your effectiveness and confidence as a trainer. You will practice and receive feedback as you develop, deliver, and evaluate training activities.

Date: May 19, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST
Location: Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center Northern-Lower Office
2600 Aero Park Drive,
Traverse City
Cost: $595 per person
Instructors: Karen Goike and Kevin Olds
Click here to register  Please use registration code "NLMMTC21"
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Digital 5S Document Management

This course is designed to reduce errors and the cost associated with poor file management practices.

Date: June 17, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST
Location: Michigan Manufacturing Technology Office Northern Lower Office
2600 Aero Park Drive, Ste. 115
Traverse City
Cost: $395 per person
Instructor: Karen Goike
Click here to register  Please use registration code "NLMMTC21"
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Frontline Leader

Provide frontline leaders the tools to improve communication, engagement, and productivity of frontline workers. Leaders will become more competent and confident resulting in increased employee engagement, better productivity, higher employee satisfaction, and reduced turnover. Using our exclusive Active Learning Model (ALM), participants will learn through assessment, practice, application, and reflection. Each participant will complete a DISC assessment prior to the first class and a Conflict Mode assessment prior to the third session.

DISTANCE LEARNING SERIES
Participants will learn through our exclusive Active Learning Model (ALM) approach which cycles participants through livestream instruction, offline application, livestream team activities, and livestream check and debrief sessions.

Dates: August 17, 24, 31, and September 14, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST
Location: Distance Learning -- Zoom platform
This class is a total of 16 hours of learning time, with each session comprised of three hours of livestream instruction and one hour of offline tasks.
Cost: $995 per person
Instructors: Karen Goike & Kevin Olds
Click here to register  Please use registration code "NLMMTC21"
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Digital 5S Document Management

This course is designed to reduce errors and the cost associated with poor file management practices.

Date: August 26, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST
Location: Michigan Manufacturing Technology Office Northern Lower Office
2600 Aero Park Drive, Ste. 115
Traverse City
Cost: $395 per person
Instructor: Karen Goike
Click here to register  Please use registration code "NLMMTC21"
Class details

Lean Manufacturing Practitioner

Lean Manufacturing Practitioner will develop an individual’s capability to contribute to an organization’s lean transformation. Participants will learn key concepts of technical lean tools through hands-on experience at participating host locations.

DISTANCE LEARNING SERIES
Participants will learn through our exclusive Active Learning Model (ALM) approach which cycles participants through livestream instruction, offline application, live stream team activities, and livestream check and debrief sessions.

Date: September 8*, 15, 22, 29, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.EST
* First day is 8:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Location: Distance Learning
Cost: $1,500 per person
Instructor: Rob Summers
Click here to register  Please use registration code "NLMMTC21"
Class details

Lean Manufacturing Champion Certification

Build your organization’s internal lean capacity as a Lean Champion and learn how to facilitate continuous improvement projects in your workplace. This six-month training will include tools for facilitating change, seeing waste in current processes, building more effective teams, increasing productivity while reducing stress, and improving the quality of services or products delivered to your customer.

DISTANCE LEARNING SERIES
Participants will learn through our exclusive Active Learning Model (ALM) approach which cycles participants through livestream instruction, offline application, live stream team activities, and livestream check and debrief sessions.

Date: September 9, 23
October 7, 21
November 4, 18
December 2, 16, 2021
January 13, 27
February 10, 24, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST
Location: Distance Learning
Cost: $3,500 per person
Instructor: Rob Summers
Click here to register  Please use registration code "NLMMTC21"
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Lean Manufacturing Champion Certification

Build your organization’s internal lean capacity as a Lean Champion and learn how to facilitate continuous improvement projects in your workplace. This six-month training will include tools for facilitating change, seeing waste in current processes, building more effective teams, increasing productivity while reducing stress, and improving the quality of services or products delivered to your customer.

Date: September 14, 28
October 12, 26
November 9, 23
December 7, 21, 2021
January 4, 18
February 1, 15, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST
Location: Michigan Manufacturing Technology Office
Northern Lower Office
2600 Aero Park Drive, Ste. 115
Traverse City
Cost: $3,500 per person
Instructor: Kevin Olds
Click here to register  Please use registration code "NLMMTC21"
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Applied Project Management

Every organization has experienced the high cost and waste of poor planning. A disciplined approach to project management can greatly reduce the pains of decreasing customer satisfaction, project cost overruns, and schedule and deployment delays.

Following the Project Management Book of Knowledge, our Applied Project Management program is an Active Learning Model (ALM)-based course where participants learn tools and techniques for planning, executing, and monitoring strategic initiatives. Participants apply their learning in real-time by working on a project case study.

Upon completion, it satisfies the requirements to sit for the Project Management certification.

Dates: September 15, 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17, 2021
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST
Location: Michigan Manufacturing Technology Office Northern Lower Office
2600 Aero Park Drive, Ste. 115
Traverse City
Cost: $1,950 per person
Instructor: Karen Goike
Click here to register  Please use registration code "NLMMTC21"
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Get More Done

In this class, we will review the core principles in Getting Things
Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen, as well as
the technologies that complement his model. Get ready to start on
a new path to effectiveness!

Date: September 16, 2021

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST
Location: Michigan Manufacturing Technology Office Northern Lower Office
2600 Aero Park Drive, Ste. 115
Traverse City
Cost: $195 per person
Instructor: Karen Goike
Click here to register  Please use registration code "NLMMTC21"
Class details

Lean Office Champion

Build your organization’s internal lean capacity as a Lean Champion and learn how to facilitate continuous improvement projects in your
workplace. This six-month training will include tools for facilitating
change, seeing waste in current processes, building more effective teams, increasing productivity while reducing stress, and improving the quality of services or products delivered to your customer.

Dates: October 12, 26
November 9, 23
December 7, 21, 2021
January 4, 18
February 1, 15
March 1, 15, 2022

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST
Location: Michigan Manufacturing Technology Office Northern Lower Office
2600 Aero Park Drive, Ste. 115
Traverse City
Cost: $3,500* per person
*Add an additional attendee for half-price
Instructor: Karen Goike
Click here to register  Please use registration code "NLMMTC21"
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Testimonials

 "MMTC has been a phenomenal training partner. I learned more with MMTC Lean than in business school about running and growing a company." 

— Matt Bulloch, President, and CEO, Tentcraft
“MMTC is critical to supporting our continuous improvement goals. We utilize their training services and support to keep our customers happy and our business relevant.”

Penny Challender, President, Hayes Manufacturing

 
"I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I passed my PMP exam yesterday!! I had planned to take the exam in April, but it got canceled a couple of times and so I scheduled to take it online. Luckily, it wasn't too long after the course was completed. Anyway, thank you so much for everything during the class. That class made a huge impact on my knowledge of project management and I know I wouldn't have been able to get my PMP without it." 

— Matilyn Meadows, PMP, Product Marketing Manager, Aster Brands
Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center