In its education program, RemanU©, C3R® offers workshops in a variety of technology areas valuable to the remanufacturing industry. The cornerstone objective of each workshop is to offer hands-on training that will provide immediate benefits to remanufacturers and their businesses. Standard RemanU training offerings include:
- Surface Cleaning/Surface Finishing Technologies: This workshop provides information on environmentally responsible, alternative cleaning and finishing processes. Surface cleaning is a critical and costly operation in most remanufacturing operations. However, many traditionally used chemicals have been banned or are considered hazardous and require costly waste management. C3R® has decades of experience helping small and medium-sized businesses identify and implement alternate cleaning technologies and has developed innovative techniques to improve surface quality in remanufacturing. This course offers remanufacturers ideas to solve specific cleaning problems.
- Quality Systems in Remanufacturing Operations: This course focuses on the quality assurance problem-solving tools needed in a remanufacturing environment. These tools can help a remanufacturing business achieve process stability and improve the ability of a process to meet specifications through the reduction of variation. A good quality-assurance program will reduce scrap and rework, assist in defect prevention, reduce quality costs, increase productivity, and increase margins. Participants gain insight into improving their operations with an effective quality program.
- Facility Planning: This training session details the many facets of facility planning and offers insights into the evaluation methodologies required to improve remanufacturing environments. Facility planning determines how to use a company's fixed assets to meet the company's objectives, and it requires a continuous process of evaluation and change to meet the needs of a dynamic remanufacturing environment. The session covers topics including strategic planning, data collection, material flow analysis, production planning, and inventory management.
- Production Planning: This course covers production planning and control methodologies, models, and accepted practices to enhance the ability of small- to medium-size manufacturers to schedule production operations more efficiently. Participants learn techniques to develop part families for planning purposes and the use of standard times as a method for capacity planning.