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Selecting the Right Tools to Achieve Your Goals

Presenter: Steve Novak, CPIM, CIRM

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  1. Session 1: Introduction to Selection Methodology
    5 Steps to Success 
    Introduction to the Selection Methodology Homework
    Begin the Selection Process
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  2. Session 2: Lean
    The Promise of Lean 
    Lean Techniques 
    When to go Lean 
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  3. Session 3: Six Sigma
    Cutting Through the Six Sigma Hype 
    Six Sigma Techniques 
    When to “Sigmatize” 
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  4. Session 4: S&OP
    What is This S&OP Thing?
    The S&OP Process
    Why to Implement S&OP 
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  5. Session 5: Criteria for Performance Excellence
    It's Performance Excellence, Not "Good Enough To Get By"
    The Criteria
    How the Criteria Promotes Excellence 
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  6. Session 6: Tying it Together
    A Few Other Popular Tools
        ISO 9000
        Theory of Constraints
        The Basics
    Completing the Selection
        Complete the Homework/Selection Process
        Where To Go From Here 
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  1. RadEditor - HTML WYSIWYG Editor. MS Word-like content editing experience thanks to a rich set of formatting tools, dropdowns, dialogs, system modules and built-in spell-check.
    RadEditor's components - toolbar, content area, modes and modules
    Toolbar's wrapper 
    Content area wrapper
    RadEditor's bottom area: Design, Html and Preview modes, Statistics module and resize handle.
    It contains RadEditor's Modes/views (HTML, Design and Preview), Statistics and Resizer
    Editor Mode buttonsStatistics moduleEditor resizer
    RadEditor's Modules - special tools used to provide extra information such as Tag Inspector, Real Time HTML Viewer, Tag Properties and other.

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