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  • Six Sigma Black Belt

    Tue, Nov 05, 2013 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Professional Programs

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: TBA,

    Talk Title: Six Sigma Black Belt

    Abstract: Course Overview

    This course teaches you the advanced problem-solving skills you'll need in order to measure a process, analyze the results, develop process improvements and quantify the resulting savings. Project assignments between sessions require you to apply what you�ve learned. This course is presented in the classroom in three five-day sessions over a three-month period.

    Learn the advanced problem-solving skills you need to implement the principles, practices and techniques of Six Sigma to maximize performance and cost reductions in your organization. During this three-week practitioner course, you will learn how to measure a process, analyze the results, develop process improvements and quantify the resulting savings. You will be required to complete a project demonstrating mastery of appropriate analytical methods and pass an examination to earn IIE�s Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate.This practitioner course for Six Sigma implementation provides extensive coverage of the Six Sigma process as well as intensive exposure to the key analytical tools associated with Six Sigma, including project management, team skills, cost analysis, FMEA, basic statistics, inferential statistics, sampling, goodness of fit testing, regression and correlation analysis, reliability, design of experiments, statistical process control, measurement systems analysis and simulation. Computer applications are emphasized.

    NOTE: Participants must bring a laptop computer running Microsoft Office� to the seminar.

    Course Topics

    * Business process management
    * Computer applications
    * Design of experiments (DOE)
    * Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)
    * DMAIIC
    * Enterprisewide deployment
    * Lean enterprise
    * Project management
    * Regression and correlation modeling
    * Statistical methods and sampling
    * Statistical process control
    * Team processes


    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

    * Analyze process data using comprehensive statistical methods
    * Control the process to assure that improvements are used and the benefits verified
    * Define an opportunity for improving customer satisfaction
    * Implement the recommended improvements
    * Improve existing processes by reducing variation
    * Measure process characteristics that are critical to quality

    Who Should Attend

    * VPs, COOs, CEOs
    * Employees new to a managerial position
    * Employees preparing to make the transition to managerial roles
    * Current managers wanting to hone leadership skills
    * Anyone interested in implementing Lean or Six Sigma in their organization

    Program Fees

    On-Campus Participants: $7,245
    Includes continental breakfasts, lunch and all course materials. The fee does not include hotel accommodations or transportation.

    Online Participant with Live Session Interactivity: $7,245

    Includes attendee access codes for live call-in or chat capabilities during class sessions. Also includes all course and lecture materials available for live stream or download.

    Reduced Pricing:

    Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE): Reduced pricing is available for members of IIE. Please contact professional@gapp.usc.edu for further information.

    Trojan Family: USC alumni, current students, faculty, and staff receive 10% reduced pricing on registration.

    Boeing: Boeing employees receive 20% off registration fees (please use Boeing email address when registering).

    Two course delivery options are available for participants, on-campus and online with interactivity:

    On-Campus Course is held in state-of-the-art facilities on the University of Southern California campus, located in downtown Los Angeles. Participants attending on-campus will have the option to commute to the course or stay at one of the many hotels located in the area. For travel information, please visit our Travel section.

    Overview of on-campus option:

    * The ability to interact with faculty and peers in-person.
    * Access to hard copy course materials.
    * Ability to logon and view archived course information - up to 7 days after the course has been offered. This includes course documents and streaming video of the lectures.
    * If there is a conflict during any on-campus course dates, on-campus participants can elect to be an online/interactive student.
    * Parking, refreshments and lunch are provided for on-campus participants � unless otherwise specified.

    Online (Interactivity) Course delivery is completely online and real-time, enabling interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Participants have the flexibility of completing the course from a distance utilizing USC's Distance Education Network technology. Students are required to be online for the entirety of each day's session.

    Overview of online (interactive):

    * Virtually participate in the course live � with the ability to either ask questions or chat questions to the entire class.
    * WebEx technologies provide the option to call into the class and view the entire lecture/materials on a personal computer, or to participate on a computer without having to utilize a phone line.
    * Ability to logon and view archived course information up to 7 days after the course has been offered. This includes course documents and streaming video of the lectures.

    Continuing Education Units
    CEUs: 10.5 (CEUs provided by request only)

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering Certificate of Participation is awarded to all participants upon successful completion of course.

    Upon completion, participants will also receive their Institute of Industrial Engineers certification in SIx Sigma Black Belt.

    Host: Corporate and Professional Programs

    More Info: http://gapp.usc.edu/professional-programs/short-courses/industrial%26systems/six-sigma-black-belt

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

    Posted By: Viterbi Professional Programs

  • Phd Social

    Tue, Nov 05, 2013 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar

    We will host another one of our PhD student lunches!

    We will be making some announcements for the PhD students, and fellow CS PhD students Rose Yu and Leandro Soriano Marcolino will share their experiences from the Heidelberg laureate forum.

    You are welcome to join us. If you are interested in coming, please RSVP before this Friday (Nov 1):

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 526

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Lizsl De Leon

  • Epstein Institute / ISE 651 Seminar Series

    Tue, Nov 05, 2013 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Charles J. Corbett, Professor of Operations Management and Sustainability, UCLA Anderson School of Management

    Talk Title: "Sustainable Supply Chains and Carbon Footprinting "

    Series: Epstein Institute Seminar Series

    Abstract: In this talk we will discuss several topics related to sustainable supply chains and supply chain carbon footprints. We will briefly examine the link between sustainable supply chains and financial performance, and discuss why this link is often so poorly understood in practice. We will then discuss an industry-level study aimed at improving sustainability of the motion picture industry supply chain, and some of the opportunities for improvement and practical barriers encountered. One barrier to truly sustainable supply chains that occurs in almost every supply chain is the lack of appropriate incentives. In the last part of this talk, we will discuss limitations of the usual approach to carbon footprinting, specifically how the usual focus on avoiding double-counting of greenhouse gas emissions leads to insufficient incentives for the supply chain parties.

    3:30 - 4:50 PM

    Biography: Charles J. Corbett

    Charles Corbett, Ph.D., is professor of Operations Management and Sustainability at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He served as Chairman and Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs from 2009-2012, and previously as Associate Dean of the MBA program. He has received the Citibank Teaching Award, the Executive MBA Class of 2006 Outstanding Teaching Award and the Robbins Assistant Professor teaching award, in addition to the UCLA Staff Assembly’s Faculty/Staff Partnership Award and the Anderson School’s J. Clayburn LaForce Faculty Leadership Award. He was an AT&T Faculty Fellow in Industrial Ecology. He is the founder and co-director of the award-winning UCLA Leaders in Sustainability graduate certificate program and founding director of the Easton Technology Leadership Program.

    His areas of teaching include operations of entrepreneurs and small business, sustainability, operations management, and supply chain management. He has given (semi-)plenary and keynote lectures at conferences in Bali, Istanbul, Lima, Mexico City, Paris, Sao Paulo, Salvador (Brazil), Shanghai, and Tainan (Taiwan). Dr. Corbett has been guest editor of three special issues of Production and Operations Management on Environmental Management & Operations and holds a number of editorial positions at leading journals. His 2006 study on sustainability in the motion picture industry was featured in media outlets worldwide, including CNN, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, The Guardian, La Opinion, and various radio and TV stations. In 2013 he was elected a lifetime Fellow of the Production and Operations Management Society.

    His current research focuses on environmental issues in business and operations management in entrepreneurial firms. He has published in academic and business journals in several countries, including Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, Operations Research, Management Science, European Journal of Operational Research, the Journal of the Operational Research Society, Production and Operations Management, Environmental and Resource Economics, and others.

    Professor Corbett holds a Ph.D. in Production and Operations Management from INSEAD in Fountainbleau, France, and a Doctorate in Operations Research from Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands).

    Host: Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    More Information: Seminar-Corbett.doc

    Location: Grace Ford Salvatori Hall Of Letters, Arts & Sciences (GFS) - Room 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Georgia Lum

  • AIChE Holiday Networking Night

    Tue, Nov 05, 2013 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity

    Join USC American Institute of Chemical Engineers for a night of networking with industry representatives, chemical engineering professors, and fellow students! Enjoy networking, hors d'oeuvres, raffles, games, and lots of holiday spirit.

    Our featured speakers for the evening will be Professor Andrea Armani and Dr. Deniz Armani. Together they will be giving a helpful talk on career advice.


    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 826

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Gavin Liang

  • Startup Equinox

    Tue, Nov 05, 2013 @ 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity

    Google AdSense and Scopely Co-Founder Speaking at Startup Equinox!

    Register at: StartupEquinox.com


    Startup Equinox is the largest for-students, by-students entrepreneurship event on campus. Hundreds of students from every age and background come out to network and see what's happening in USC's startup community. This year, Eytan Elbaz, co-founder of Scopely and Applied Semantics will be the keynote speaker.


    Students are allowed to pitch their Startups on stage! A fast pitch session will take place for those registered to rapidly pitch their idea to a huge crowd of entrepreneurs, innovators, and even some Venture Capitalists that will attend. This is an excellent opportunity to find or build a team to work on a problem you are passionate about!

    The USC Startup Garage and StartEngine incubators will also be in attendance.

    Special thanks:

    Marshall School of business

    Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

    Viterbi School of Engineering's Student Innovation Institute

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - Ballroom

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Spencer Moss