Education & Certification Prep – Courses and Webinars

Please note: Website registration is required; the deadline is one week prior to the event. For any questions, contact Worcester Education Chair P. Jain (PJ) at 508-615-9560,

If you are interested in taking any one of the courses, please send an email to PJ so that he can keep track of how many people are interested. We need a minimum of four students to run the course. Once we have four interested students, you can register using a credit card or check payment.

Cancellation charge: If you cancel after you register, there will be a cancellation charge of 10% of the fee you paid.
  • Upcoming Certification Preparation Courses

    Certification online prep. courses will start mid-September. The schedule will be posted by Aug 10, 2019.
  • Free Webinar #W02 Lean Supply Chain

    By Richard Bivins

    May 1, 2019, 3:30 to 5:00 PM from your computer at home

    This webinar has been designed for individuals that are charged with improving supply chain and material management. Process teams and business leaders will learn best practices to translate strategy into action plans.

    Topics Covered:

    • Supply chain – waste
    • Evolution of supplier relationships
    • Adding flexibility/adaptability
    • Process design – current problems
    • Just-In-Time, demand flow directed processes
    • Designing supply chain

    Richard Bivins is an experienced production and supply chain professional whose industrial experience encompasses heavy, high-tech, and military systems development and production, Theory of Constraints, Lean Six Sigma, and ISO 9000. His initial ISO training was done at Kite Systems International, Ltd., London, England. With CPIM, CSCP certifications plus Lean Expert, Lean Six Sigma Champion, and Master Black Belt, he is highly effective in solving problems creatively, on time, and under budget. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Boston Chapter of APICS.

    A native of Texas, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from West Texas A&M University and did graduate early-stage work in microeconomic industrial behavioral psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego and holds State of Massachusetts Educator licenses in Business and History. His community activities include being a long-time volunteer with Youth Enrichment Services and volunteering for the Veterans’ Farmstead Initiative. He is a U.S. Navy combat veteran.