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UB TCIE Announces Spring 2012 Course Lineup

Buffalo, New York: Western New York business professionals striving to save money and boost efficiency in their organizations can register now for a variety of business improvement workshops and training courses being offered this spring by the University at Buffalo’s TCIE.

TCIE’s spring 2012 business improvement training courses are:

* Certified Lean Professional Course. 6-9 p.m. on Jan. 30; Feb. 6, 13 and 27; March 5, 12, 19 and 26; April 2, 16 and 23; May 21; and June 18 at UB’s Baird Research Park, 1576 Sweet Home Rd., Amherst. Participants from all industries and services will learn how to become Lean thinkers and how to create Lean organizations that maximize customer value while minimizing waste. Participants are required to complete a project designed to improve a process at their organization and pass a certification exam. Register by Jan. 23.


* Three-Day ISO 13485 Internal Auditor training. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 20-22 at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 2402 North Forest Rd., Amherst. This training program provides the skills necessary to perform process audits in the medical device industry. Participants will learn about the ISO 9001:2008 standard, audit activities and techniques, objective evidence to gather, and expectations of third-party external auditors in determining compliance. Register by March 13.


* One-on-one certified courses. Sessions begin at the start of every month. The following courses vary by content and mastery level: Certified Lean Sigma Blue Belt (for the health care provider, covering Lean and process variation reduction), Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (covering the Six Sigma methodology, a quality management program that helps businesses grow through greater efficiency) and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (covering more powerful problem-solving skills and advanced mastery of Six Sigma). Enrollment is continuously open for these training sessions that feature one-on-one mentoring with a Six Sigma expert and online education.

For more information on the above offerings, call Kerry Lynch at 645-8840 or email her at

A program of the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, TCIE is Western New York’s bridge to excellence by providing a dynamic link between UB’s expert resources and the region’s business community. TCIE’s core focus on operational excellence drives continuous improvement, and its engineering solutions ignite innovation and technological advancement. For more information on how TCIE can assist Western New York businesses, go to or call 716-645-8800.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB’s more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.

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