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AkzoNobel has created and launched a series of in-depth “Boot Camp” training events to support its Process Centered Environment (PCE) program. PCE is a set of management tools designed to bring practical, definable and measurable processes to improve efficiencies specifically within collision repair centers.
Keeping with the “real world” focus of the program, the AkzoNobel PCE Boot Camp is a 2 1/2 day, in-shop learning event. Courses are designed around the principles of PCE.
“This instructional format which we have defined as ‘Boot Camp’ is the ideal combination of classroom work, practical exercises, shop floor observation and simulations,” stated Mike Sillay, North American Services Manager for AkzoNobel.
The “Boot Camps” are being conducted at DCR Systems located in Mentor, Ohio. Michael Giarrizzo and DCR Systems have become are known for promoting the benefits of operating concepts built around process-centric functions. DCR, a global strategic partner with AkzoNobel, has a patented repair process that brings to life the concepts found in the AkzoNobel curriculum.
Doug Kirk, senior process engineer for AkzoNobel and one of the program facilitators for the event, added, “This course will strip away the mystique that surrounds lean, Theory of Constraints and Six Sigma with exposure to a real-world collision repair facility that is process centered.”
Six 2009 PCE Boot Camps are planned. Class size is controlled, and pre-qualification is
required. For information about registering, click HERE.
For more information about DCR Systems, visit www.dcrsystems.net.