Management and Organization

Root Cause Problem Solving: Methods and Tools

How do you solve a problem? Do you find yourself using quick and easy solutions or a structured methodology? Too often, organizations tend to seek quick solutions to a problem without adequately addressing its underlying cause. These decisions often result in solutions that don’t work or aren’t sustainable, often wasting time, effort, and money. To combat these issues and adopt a fresh approach, teams can use the methods and tools of Root Cause Problem Solving. By first viewing a problem as an o…

Out-Innovate the Competition
Out-Innovate the Competition

Well-intentioned leaders, in their attempts to boost innovation, are inadvertently destroying it. Based on Stephen Shapiro’s bestselling book, Best Practices are Stupid: Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition, this online learning experience offers counterintuitive yet proven strategies for boosting innovation and making it a repeatable, sustainable, and profitable process. He teaches that innovation isn't just about generating occasional new ideas; it's about staying consistently one step ahead o…

Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicle Systems
Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicle Systems

Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) models currently populating the vehicle electrification landscape indicate their dominance in the market. Although electric, plug-in, and fuel cell vehicles are making inroads in the market, the HEV stands as the market leader in adoption, and manufacturers have no plans on diminishing HEV production. HEV powertrain operation is totally different from the traditional vehicle. It is essential to understand the various operating modes and how failure modes in the hybr…

Additive Manufacturing Bundle
Additive Manufacturing Bundle

Many companies are starting to recognize the benefits additive manufacturing (AM) offers in terms of speed, simplicity, reliability, and cost. Additive manufacturing is a process in which a three-dimensional computer model design is built into a physical object by joining thin layers of material. AM is a versatile field that encompasses a variety of methods, materials, and applications. These classes explain the fundamental concepts of additive manufacturing, including the main principles behind…

Doing the Right Things Right
Doing the Right Things Right

Are you spending your work time where you should? To be effective and efficient requires thinking, teaming, and tactical skills. How are you using your skills and building those you need to successfully execute in your leadership role? Based on the book by bestselling author and award-winning speaker Laura Stack, Doing the Right Things Right: How the Effective Executive Spends Time, this course focuses on how today's leaders and managers can obtain profitable, productive results by managing the …

Principles of ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, and AS9100

Understanding the purpose and intended use of standards, directives and requirements sets the foundation for developing a functional management system. This 35-minute, online short course is intended to present ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949 and SAE AS9100 as purpose driven management systems that are necessary for companies to survive in our fast-moving economy. The Principles of ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, and AS9100 on demand course provides those in the automotive and aerospace industries with a high-le…

High Voltage Safety and PPE
High Voltage Safety and PPE

High Voltage Safety & PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) is a necessary and important course to complete when planning to diagnose or repair hybrid or electric vehicles. This on-demand course, from SAE training partner FutureTech* will provide information on how to test high voltage gloves, when and where to send high voltage gloves for periodic testing, and how to safely use the proper test equipment for measuring high voltage components in live and disabled high voltage systems. At the conclu…

The Art of Leadership Presence
The Art of Leadership Presence

Stuff happens. Maybe your team responds to an idea in a way you never expected. Maybe the people who were supposed to show up didn’t. Maybe a colleague expresses concern with your leadership style. Maybe someone finds a serious error in the report. We all experience surprises. What if you could meet these surprises with ease and confidence? And what if you could create, through your own personal presence, space for more positive, collaborative engagements between people? You can when you adopt t…

Standardization in a Competitive Environment

Standards aren’t considered competitive tools by definition. However, through well-managed participation, standards can become significant competitive enablers as the role of standardization becomes more substantial within a company. This on-demand course begins by providing a high-level review of how the standards world functions, including the definition of a standard, key participants in the development of a standard, and the typical standards development process. The course introduces the wh…

The Pillars of Leadership
The Pillars of Leadership

This exciting five-part series focuses on the extensive research, CEO interviews and corporate engagements of Jason Jennings and Laurence Houghton. Their team has observed and documented the lives of successful leaders. Now these ideas, and valuable practices, have been converted to high-impact elearning as a “Front Row Seat” for managers and leaders – especially new managers and leaders who have great knowledge and technical ability but have not had the opportunity to learn “first hand” from th…

Introduction to Design of Experiments (DOE) for Engineers

Design of Experiments (DOE) is a methodology that can be effective for general problem solving, as well as for improving or optimizing product design and manufacturing processes. Specific applications of DOE include, but are not limited to, identifying root causes to quality or production problems, identifying optimized design and process settings, achieving robust designs, and generating predictive math models that describe physical system behavior. This introductory on-demand course provides a…