Root Cause Analysis
Delivery Performance Improvement
Clear Technical Writing
Berk and Associates
your organization operating at its fullest potential?
provide training that makes manufacturers successful, including
quality improvement, certified operator implementation, lean
manufacturing, cost reduction, root cause failure analysis, supervision,
industrial statistics, design of experiments, quality
function deployment, risk management, technical writing,
presentations, and more. Our purpose is to
provide the best and most cost-effective training in the world,
with measurable results.
Don't take our word for it...see
what our clients tell us!
training approach...onsite, focused, and results oriented!
We present onsite, focused,
and intense training tailored to your needs. We're
driven by a manufacturing philosophy based on respect,
responsiveness, and results. Please contact
us to discuss how we can assist your organization.
Engineering Creativity is a great book for engineers and
others who want to rekindle their creative processes. We lose
most of our natural creativity by the time we finish high school
because we're taught to stay between the lines. It
gets even worse when we become engineers because we focus on
meeting specifications and obstacles have crept into
our thinking. Lavishly illustrated with numerous examples
Engineering Creativity focuses on 14 of the best
creativity tools! Contact us for the training we offer in
this area exclusively through Eogogics!
and expanded version of our recent book, Manufacturing
Delivery Performance Improvement, is now available!
Staying on schedule or recovering from a behind-schedule
delivery condition is a tough challenge...no amount of
software is going to fix that problem. Manufacturing
Delivery Performance Improvement focuses on the
seven factors critical to on-time delivery
performance. This is not a touchy-feely book; it's
based on real-world plant turnarounds. If you're
a manufacturer struggling
to get back on schedule or if you want to stay on schedule, you need this book!
travel all over the world to serve our clients, including North
America, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Central
America, the Caribbean, and Asia. Take a look at a few of our
engineers from a major high tech printer company in our Unleashing
Engineering Creativity course...a great program for doing
exactly what the title promises!
engineers in our popular Root
Cause Failure Analysis training program...these folks make
the best beer in the world!
British Columbia energy transmission engineers in our Root Cause Failure Analysis
Certified Operator training
program improves operator skill levels while simultaneously
raising quality and lowering costs. Here's a recent
aerospace manufacturer graduation in New Jersey...
traveled to Guangzhou, China, to present Root
Cause Failure Analysis training to quality assurance
manufacturing engineers, software engineers, development
engineers and operations managers!
present many programs at the executive level, too. Here's
a group of senior operations
executives in our recent
manufacturing management and technical skills is our mission, as
evidenced by our recent Cost Reduction for Manufacturing
had a great
Root Cause Failure Analysis program in Bangkok, Thailand!
An unending focus on cost reduction is what makes
businesses survive and thrive in good times and bad. Our newest book, Cost
Reduction and Optimization for Manufacturing and Industrial Companies,
was published in January 2009 by Scrivener Publishing and Wiley. This is a
hands-on, no baloney, rapid road map approach for any organization interested in
identifying and acting on cost reduction opportunities. The book focuses
on design, process, supplier, and overhead areas. In addition to
providing roadmaps in each area, this book identifies the risks (and actions to
control risk) for each recommendation. As an added feature, Excel templates for
the quantitative assessment techniques included with this book can be downloaded
reduction training program is based on the concepts included in this book.
One of our key training areas (and the one we built
the business on) is failure analysis. We know what it's like when
recurring failures add cost to the operation and you have to find the right fix
quickly. We also know what it's like when a failure shuts the
operation down or prevents clients from using your product.
ASM International published our latest work, Systems
Failure Analysis, in December 2009, and you can order a copy
here. This is a great book based on actual experience in manufacturing
environments, with a focus on finding and fixing root causes of complex systems
failures. Our Root Cause Failure Analysis training
uses the approaches and technologies described in Systems
Failure Analysis because they work, as many
satisfied clients will attest.
of quality management buzzwords that are long on promise but short on results? Take
a look at our Quality
Management for the Technology Sector workshop.
Quality Management for the Technology Sector
implementing quality management techniques with proven track records.
This 1-day seminar focuses on quality
measurement, root cause corrective action techniques (including FMEA, FTA, and SFA), defining
customer expectations (including QFD),
using statistical techniques (including SPC and DOE), supplier
teaming, and the latest quality standards (including ISO 9001:2000).
The program is based on Quality Management for the Technology Sector
(Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002), our hands-on, practical guide to implementing
effective quality management tools.
I would highly recommend this book not just to
quality assurance professionals, but to professionals in all disciplines. -
John W. Gozza, Quality Assurance Manager, Composite
The book addresses the two major areas of
Quality, people management and technical expertise. This is refreshing because
it treats these topics openly and honestly, noting the pitfalls of specific
Quality initiatives as well as the benefits. - Douglas
Caldwell, Management Visibility, The Boeing Company
The book provides a great treatment of current
continuous improvement tools and technologies. The material...is direct,
to the point and is easy to read. Although many of the concepts are
quantitative, examples and case studies makes the material easy to follow. -
Jerry Ricketts, Vice President, Operations, OEA Aerospace
you like to see a few photos from our travels here and
abroad? Very few are work related; most are just some of the
great local sights we get to see!