In case you haven’t been keeping up with us on social media, we will be in Indianapolis this November 3rd-5th for the SQF International Conference! If you are able, come out and visit us at our booth! Can’t make? That’s fine too because we will be posting pictures of the event on to our social media sites found on our home page! Stay tuned for more info!
MPLG Inc is excited to announce that come next year, we will be expanding our course list to include New Lean Six Sigma Certification courses. More information will come later on this so please stay tuned for more details.
Certifications will include:
Yellow Belt w/Five exams
Green Belt w/Eight exams
Black Belt w/Fifteen exams and a project
Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma (Green Belt Level) w/nine exams
All materials and exams will be provided including textbook. A flash Drive with a Project Plan Template will be provided for Black Belt Certification.
Additional courses will be populated as they are scheduled.
I recently attended and was invited to speak at the SQF conference in Orlando FL. It was a great event and had a good turn out. The theme of the conference turned out to be Continuous Improvement. As we know, continuous improvement is a key program to our Management System. How effective is your program? How do you know? From a basic standpoint, if we have reduced customer complaints, reduced hold product, and have lower deviations in our HACCP program, then we have an effective continuous improvement program. However, on a much larger scale, we have to consider other programs. Safety, Maintenance, Logistics, and Production to name a few. If we dive deeper in these programs we will be able to identify those improvement opportunities more readily. Lets look at one opportunity from each area. Safety; If we reduce safety incident by one our savings is about $50,000. We have not only improved our safety rate we have improved budget by $50,000. Maintenance; if we improve our Preventive Maintenance Program to 100 % PM completion on a monthly basis, we improve our downtime, productivity, and efficiency numbers as well. Budget is also improved by about 12%. Logistics; improve load errors, and improve customer complaints. Production; improve efficiency and improve labor costs. In all of these examples budget will be positively impacted. The fact is, improvement starts with a dynamic Continuous Improvement Program. Evaluate your program today!
We are very excited about our new offerings. We have two specifically that are scheduled for September in Concord, NC and one in Fayetteville NC. First are HACCP and SQF Implementation. These are requirements if an organization will be certified through the SQFI Standard. MPLG will host these classes however they are sponsored through Ecolab.
The third offering is named Capture Management. This offering is for Business Development professionals across the organization. The class is designed to strengthen your ability in the capture process and have a clear decision making process while vetting potential contracts.
Please visit our registration site for more information on all of our classes. The link is provided below.
We are excited to offer food safety certification for the retail sector. Our first Food Safety Manager and Food Safety Handler courses are now available for registration. (use this link to go to calendar and registration page) http://www.regonline.com/mplgcalendar.
Other courses are under development and will launch soon. Watch for these and other new innovation coming soon!
MPLG, in partnership with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, SCORE, the SBC, Cabarrus County JobLink, Trinity Strategic Consulting, and R3 Career Services, is proud to announce an event designed to help our veterans polish their resumes, gain valuable information and tools for going back to school, get advice on starting a business, and network with community and local business leaders. There will be experts available to provide insight on translating service records and skills to civilian-ready resumes. The one-day event will be held on February 1, 2013 at RCCC Campus at NCRC.
This is a FREE event, but space is limited to maximize access to personalized advice and tips from our experts. Please register NO LATER THAN
January 15 January 23 (registration extended!). After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with further details of the day and what to expect.
Please sign up to take advantage of this great event and pass it along to fellow veterans who might benefit from it. If you have any questions, give us a call at 888-330-6445 x700. You can email the registration form below to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article details the specifics of an act recently signed into law to attempt to ensure small business federal contracting goals are met in the upcoming fiscal year. Of course, the fiscal cliff cuts will impact federal contracting as a whole, but do you think this type of legislation, designed to further motivate contracting officers to find qualified small and under-privileged businesses will be effective? As a service-disabled veteran-owned small business, we are curious. Talk about it on our Facebook page.
According to a recent e-news release from BlessingWhite, employee engagement in the US is up from last year. The article, found here, provides some reasons why this statistic may be improving. The article also comments on employee levels of trust in senior leadership and belief in career opportunities with their current employers, both signs of further engagement.
How has your organization spurred employee engagement? If you have no answer or less than two ways, we would encourage you to take another look at how employee engagement affects your leadership ability and effectiveness, as well as your organization’s performance. Disengaged employees may actually cost your company more than they contribute. And, in any economic situation, it is vital to stay above your competitors by maximizing all efforts and ROIs.
This week, Matthew Poore Leadership Group is the NC Military Business Center’s business spotlight! Check it out here at their website.