Innovation– Is it a part of your daily Business Operations? – Leadership Event

Innovation– Is it a part of your daily Business Operations? – Leadership Event


UAH CMER – ATN along with Mitch Hamm, Center Director of Muscle Shoals – ATN, NW Shoals Community College worked closely with Leadership Huntsville/Madison County Alumni – Major Events committee to host “Innovation Driving Our Future”.

As part of the two hour learning session, ATN Center Director Mitch Hamm provided an overview of Innovation and why it is a critical and necessary process that should be integrated into all companies: service, manufacturing, and non-profit organizations. “If U.S. companies are to stay competitive in the continuing global economy, a consistent effort must be made to innovate,” said Hamm.

(l to r) Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian, Mitch Hamm

(l to r) Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian, Mitch Hamm at Leadership event  Oct 23, 2013

Missed Hamm’s Presentation on Innovation?

Watch videos that summarize the case for U.S. businesses to add a continual Innovation process to their companies.   Why Innovation? videos click here and scroll down the page to Innovation.


Leadership Alumni Get Involved with Create Activity

Along with Hamm’s presentation, UAH ATN staff assisted with an on-hands “create” activity using a tool that stimulates creative thinking by using a mix of related and non-related stimulus.

See photos of Leadership alumni and guests participating in the Create activity via Facebook:

Where is future of Innovation going in the Automobile Industry?

Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian, Engineering

Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian, the featured speaker for “Innovation Driving Our Future” event -highlighted future innovations in the Automotive Industry, one of the largest consumer product markets in the world.  Dr. Balasubramanian, executive director, University of Alabama Research Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, provided a glimpse of innovative technologies that are included on automobiles such as the new 2014 Mercedes S-Class sedan all the way to futuristic technologies that will show up in the next 5-15 years .

Six Sigma Black Belt Course: April-June 2014

Six Sigma Black Belt Course: April-June 2014

Six sigma logo 04 2013

Six Sigma is a disciplined, data-driven methodology for reducing variation in any process. The Six Sigma methodology–driven by the DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, control) process–is executed by Six Sigma green belts, Six Sigma black belts, and overseen by Six Sigma master black belts.

The Six Sigma Black Belt Certification for Qualified Green Belts  in-class portion consists of three full weeks of lectures, exercises and team-learning competitions. All of the statistical and quality tools needed to successfully complete a black belt project will be thoroughly presented so the student can return to his/her facility and readily apply them.

Black Belt for Qualified Green Belts Training:

$4085 ($4000 + $85 consumables fee)

Shelby Center for Technology, The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Classes Scheduled for :

April 7-11, 2014

May 12-16, 2014

June 9-13, 2014

For Details or to Register –

UAH-ATN Six Sigma Black Belt for Qualified Green Belts Course objectives & topics:

Printable VersionRegister for April 7-11, May 12-16, June 9-13, 2014 Class



Condensed 3-Day Lean Enterprise Certificate Course offered Nov 5-7

Condensed 3-Day Lean Enterprise Certificate Course offered Nov 5-7

We are offering a condensed, 3-day Lean training course (abbreviated version of our weeklong course) to be held at UAH – Shelby Center for Technology training rooms  on November 5-7, 8am – 5pm each day.  The cost is $1000/head, as opposed to the $1595 for the full week.

 The class is meant for a smaller group with only one simluation offered.

 For more details about the specific Lean topics in the agenda below, please check our full course description:  Lean Enterprise Series


Learn MoreRegistration for Huntsville -Nov 5-7 – NOW OPEN

Condensed 3 Day Lean Enterprise Certificate Course –  Nov 5-7

The course provides trainees with the empowerment to identify and eliminate waste at all levels of the business and ensure continuous improvement techniques.  As part of this training course participants will receive a certificate for Lean Manufacturing from ATN.

 The benefits of the Lean Enterprise Certificate Series include:

 •Introduce and implement lean concepts to your plant.

•Gain the knowledge to identify and eliminate waste.

•Participate in hands-on simulations to maximize your understanding of lean concepts.

•Participants will receive a certificate of completion.


Condensed 3 Day Lean Enterprise Agenda

Day 1:

•Lean overview w/ Tube Factory simulation

 •Value Stream mapping

•PDCA Problem solving

Day 2:

•Workplace Organization/5s


Day 3:

•Total Productive Maintenance

 •Quick Changeover



3 Things To Consider This Friday


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