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The Real Success of Continuous Improvement featuring Drew Locher, Lean Specialist and Instructor

The Real Success of Continuous Improvement ft. Drew Locher

Nexus Instructor and Lean Specialist Drew Locher shares his experience with continuous improvement. 

5 Benefits of Lean Product Development

Experience the benefits of Lean Product Development when you implement the tools and methodology in your organization.

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5 Reasons to Improve Your Healthcare Processes with Lean Thinking

5 Reasons to Improve Your Healthcare Processes with Lean Thinking

Implementing Lean methodology in your organization can make a dramatic difference, especially in healthcare.

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Choosing the Right Course: Lean Leadership v. Coaching for Improvement

Whatever your continuous improvement goals, you can take the next steps and achieve them by earning a certificate from Nexus.

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Heavy Trucks Learners Explore Mcity

Learners in the Dynamics of Heavy Duty Trucks certificate course recently explored Mcity, the autonomous vehicle testing grounds on University of Michigan’s north campus.

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5 Steps to Earn a Lean Manufacturing Certificate

5 Steps to Earn a Lean Manufacturing Certificate

When you’re ready to take charge and improve your processes, earning a Lean Manufacturing certificate is the first step.

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The Real Success of Continuous Improvement featuring Drew Locher, Lean Specialist and Instructor

The Real Success of Continuous Improvement

Nexus Instructor and Lean Specialist Drew Locher talks about his experience with continuous improvement.

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Learn from the Electric Vehicle Experts

University of Michigan electric vehicle experts can teach you all that you need to know in this 3-day course.

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The Impacts of Ergonomics in the Workplace

The Impact of Ergonomics in the Workplace

Human Factors Engineering Instructor Sheryl Ulin talks about her experience working in the field of ergonomics.

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Reliability, Testing, and Warranty Analysis

NEW COURSE: Reliability, Testing, and Warranty Analysis

Learn how to manage a reliability and warranty program in this new, 3-day course from the University of Michigan.

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Nexus Welcomes Executive Director Chris LaBelle

Nexus welcomes Chris LaBelle as the new Executive Director of Online & Professional Education.

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How to Choose a Six Sigma Certification

You’ve decided to earn a distinguished credential from U-M—but how do you choose which Six Sigma certification is right for you?

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6 Examples of Human Factors Engineering

Experience examples of Human Factors Engineering in action with these sample videos featuring expert instructors.

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Prof. Eniola-Adefeso on making engineering more equitable

Video excerpts from the “Inspiring Transformation” series.

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What is Six Sigma? An Explanation from Instructor Don Lynch

What is Six Sigma? Instructor Don Lynch explains what the methodology is and how it could help your business.

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Focusing on Process Improvement with Nicole Friedberg

Lean Six Sigma Instructor Nicole Friedberg has maintained a focus on process improvement throughout her career.

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Lean Methodology: What Does it Mean to Be Lean?

Lean methodology is key to problem solving and offers tools that can help organizations in any industry grow and improve.

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5 Certificates for Professionals Across Industries

5 Certificates for Professionals Across Industries

Nexus at Michigan Engineering offers certificates for professionals in many different industries and roles.

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Top 10 for Best Online Graduate Programs

Leaders and Best: University of Michigan in Top 10 for Best Online Graduate Programs

The University of Michigan (U-M) remains in the Top 10 for Best Online Graduate Programs from U.S. News & World Report.

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5 Reasons to Earn a Certificate from the University of Michigan

5 Reasons to Earn a Certificate from the University of Michigan

Thinking about professional development in 2022? Earning a certificate from the University of Michigan can positively impact your career.

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The Importance of Lean Thinking

The Importance of Lean Thinking with Jd Marhevko

Nexus instructor Jd Marhevko knows that Lean thinking is essential for success in the manufacturing industry.

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Overcoming Pandemic Challenges with Lean Six Sigma

A group of physicians and administrators were able to overcome pandemic challenges with Lean Six Sigma tools from the Green Belt course.

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The Path Toward a Master Black Belt

When Ibrahim Dukulay first earned his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification, he didn’t intentionally set out on the path toward a Master Black Belt. More than a decade later, however, Ibrahim proudly achieved his Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification.

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Online Learning Powers Siemens Partnership with Nexus Through the Pandemic

Nexus has provided professional training for Siemens Healthineers annually since 2000. However, a worldwide pandemic threatened to end that streak in 2020.

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Student Anne Engler

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Student Spotlight: Anne Engler

Current Lean Six Sigma Black Belt learner Anne Engler shares her experience with the Nexus Six Sigma Certification program.

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New Associate Dean Tours Nexus Facilities

Dr. Lola Eniola-Adefeso – Michigan Engineering’s new Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Education – toured Nexus’ facilities and met with staff.

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Cybersecurity Graduate Spotlight

Cybersecurity Graduate Spotlight: Tracy Mohaidheen

Recent Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp graduate Tracy Mohaidheen isn’t afraid of asking questions and diving into a new field.

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5 Benefits of Lean Six Sigma

5 Benefits of Lean Six Sigma

Are you considering earning a Six Sigma certificate? Learn 5 benefits of Lean Six Sigma and how it can help your company.

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First Cybersecurity Graduating Classes Excel in the Industry

Several cohorts have now graduated from the Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp presented by HackerU. Graduates are finding jobs in the fast-paced industry.

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Interim Executive Director Dr. Pat Hammett

Introducing Interim Executive Director Dr. Hammett

Team Nexus is pleased to announce the appointment of Interim Executive Director Dr. Patrick Hammett who took on the role on September 1.

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Steps Toward Improvement with Kevin DeHority

Lean Healthcare instructor Kevin DeHority recently shared some of his thoughts with us about the value of Lean thinking in healthcare.

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Empowering Problem Solvers with Dr. Billi

Lean Healthcare instructor Dr. Jack Billi recently shared some of his experiences and insights about the transformative five-day course.

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Optimizing Your Product Development with John Drogosz

Lean thinking has positively impacted Nexus instructor John Drogosz’s life. He wants to teach others how to use the methodology to improve their product development processes.

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Nexus Team Recognized for Excellent Faculty Support

The U-M College of Engineering recently recognized Nexus team members for their excellent faculty support throughout the past year. The team ensured that faculty and students could teach and learn in an educational environment designed for their success throughout the pandemic.

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Pat Hammett, PhD Recognized For Teaching Excellence

Pat Hammett, PhD has received this year’s Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award was announced by the College of Engineering on March 12, honoring Dr. Hammett for his extensive achievements as an instructor and educational leader.

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Brave New Road: The Role of Technology in Achieving Safe and Just Transport Systems

The Michigan Law Journal of Law and Mobility is hosting it’s 2021 Conference virtually in co-sponsorship with the University of South Carolina School of Law. Panel events streaming Tuesdays and Thursdays, Mar 23 – Apr 8, 2021.

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An Interview with Diana E. Páez

Diana E. Páez is a Senior Director of Grants & Partnerships at the William Davidson Institute (WDI). In this conversation, we discuss what led her to Nexus’ Foundations of Mobility online certificate and what she plans to do with her new knowledge.

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Protecting the Local Manufacturing Sector

University wins STEM grant to aid manufacturing cybersecurity.

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Continuous Improvement Leaders: Boeing’s Jason Casebolt, Pt. II

Jason Casebolt is a Production System Quality Leader for The Boeing Company. In Pt. II of our Q&A, we discuss his drive for professional education and why continuous improvement runs in the family.

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Continuous Improvement Leaders: Boeing’s Jason Casebolt, Pt. I

Jason Casebolt is a Production System Quality Leader for The Boeing Company. In Pt. II of our Q&A, we discuss his drive for professional education and why continuous improvement runs in the family.

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University of Michigan Engineering Remains Top 10 for Best Online Graduate Programs

In its 2021 rankings released this week, the U.S. News and World Report once again recognized the U-M College of Engineering among the nation’s top-10 Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs.

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$15M Continues U-M Partnership with Toyota Research Institute

Building on a successful five-year collaboration with U-M faculty, the Toyota Research Institute will renew its research partnership with U-M for an additional five years, with projects funded up to $3M per year.

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5 Benefits of Remote-Live Learning

How can you stay up-to-date and responsive to the changing global market? New knowledge and skills go a long way. For those who learn more effectively in a live class setting, here are five key benefits to consider.

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Mobility Matters: Equity and Socioeconomic Factors

Dr. Hampshire covers the social and behavioral implications of mobility, including the intersection between transportation and economic mobility, urban sprawl and segregation, and transportation equity.

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The Importance of Mobility Education: A Q&A with Jim Sayer, PhD

In this Q&A, Dr. Jim Sayer discusses the importance of mobility education and why Foundations of Mobility is the first program of its kind.

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Stories of Continuous Improvement: Grote Industries

Grote Industries has worked with Nexus for several years to train their employees through custom programs designed for their company.

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