Dr. Anderson’s Build-to-Order & Mass Customization webinars present the same leading-edge principles as the in-house seminars he has honed over the last 25 to dozens of clients.
Like all BTO classes, they class content and handouts are customized to your products and personally prepared and presented by him.
The advantages of the webinar format are:
Cost. The cost of a Build-to-Order & Mass Customization webinar is about a third less than the equivalent two-day in-house Build-to-Order class without any travel expenses for the instructor or attendees. And, contrary to “budget" classes, all his BTO classes are presented by the expert himself from slides and handouts that are both customized to the client, unlike other classes that use canned slides and handouts, presented by staff trainers.
Scheduling: In the Americas, a "two-day" Build-to-Order seminar is be given on four afternoons, which gives workers mornings to get their work done, so attendance will maximized. Webinar days do not have to be consecutive to accommodate workloads and other conflicts.
Unlimited Class Size: There is theoretically no class limit, but webinars should be focused on the same type of product and culture.
Arrangements. Build-to-Order & Mass Customization webinars can be scheduled quickly without having to set aside consecutive days or block out calendars for travel.
Presentations and Interactions. Webinars can now be personable and interactive. Webinar hosts, like Cisco's Webex can allow the instructor to present full-screen PowerPoint slides and then switch to a "discussion" mode, when the class sees the instructor on their screens and the instructor sees the attendees in each conference room (which is recommended to encourage discussions amongst attendees). This makes the BTO webinar more personable and is used for opening remarks and all Q/A and back-and-forth discussions.
Avoid bidding delays and hassles. If your company thinks it can save money by going out for bids for training, the bidding process will burn through a lot of calendar time and resource-hours, only to take months to end up with the proverbial "low bidder," who often send staff trainers to present canned (non-customized) slides from obsolete handouts. Bidding is usually just a competition between the least-common-denominator because the best won't bid! These are some of the reasons why bidding is highly discouraged for operations and supply chains .
The answer to getting out of this conundrum and being able to bring in training when needed, and save money too, is to arrange a webinar as "on-line" of "virtual" training, which may be funded in ways that don't require complex purchase orders and consulting contracts for "in-house service providers" that may need even more funding for proprietary tools, licensed methodologies, or software, followed by classes that just focus on those.
You can avoid getting mired in bidding wars by position the training as "just web-based training" and position Dr. Anderson's courses as broad enough to teach the whole BTO business model and how to implement coordinated self-supporting methodologies.
To see the agenda for the Build-to-Order & Mass Customization webinar, see the Build-to-order & Mass Customization seminar class agenda
The webinar format is also available for Design for Manufacturability & Concurrent Engineering; see
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