SEMA Virtual Education

World Class Manufacturing for the Small Business

Recorded On: 09/29/2022

Quality is one of the most important functions of a manufacturing business. While large companies invest heavily in sophisticated quality management systems, small businesses are often intimidated by these processes, fearing that they will get bogged down by paperwork. 

During this session, Josh Saldivar, director of manufacturing at BluePrint Engines, will go over the proven principles of lean manufacturing and dilute it down to the essential elements that are beneficial to organizations large and small. You will learn the balance between a robust quality system and an efficient operation, and the value-add processes that improve quality without bogging down small businesses with red tape. 

Lean and quality system basics, how to decide what processes are right for your business, and how to implement quality systems without major disruption will also be discussed.

Register today to engage with Saldavir live and get actionable steps for getting trained on lean manufacturing following the presentation. 

**If you're having any issues logging in or accessing the webinar, please contact SEMA Education at semaeducation@sema.org or 909-610-2030.**

Josh Saldivar

Director of Manufacturing

BluePrint Engines

Josh Saldivar is the Director of Manufacturing for BluePrint Engines and has been with the company for 7 years. Prior to joining the BluePrint team he started as an operator at Eaton Corporation eventually becoming plant manager for multiple plants in the company. His experiences include engine valves, differentials, superchargers, hydraulic pumps and motors, and electrical switch gear. In his 15 years with Eaton he also had the opportunity to work internationally on continuous improvement projects in North America and Europe. Saldivar was part of the Business System assessment team and had the opportunity to benchmark many facilities and their approach to running a business. These experiences have helped provide many different perspectives on manufacturing and how to continually improve performance.

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World Class Manufacturing for the Small Business
09/28/2022 at 11:00 AM (PDT)   |  60 minutes
09/28/2022 at 11:00 AM (PDT)   |  60 minutes Quality is one of the most important functions of a manufacturing business. While large companies invest heavily in sophisticated quality management systems, small businesses are often intimidated by these processes, fearing that they will get bogged down by paperwork. During this session, Josh Saldivar, director of manufacturing at BluePrint Engines, will go over the proven principles of lean manufacturing and dilute it down to the essential elements that are beneficial to organizations large and small. You will learn the balance between a robust quality system and an efficient operation, and the value-add processes that improve quality without bogging down small businesses with red tape. Lean and quality system basics, how to decide what processes are right for your business, and how to implement quality systems without major disruption will also be discussed. Register today to engage with Saldavir live and get actionable steps for getting trained on lean manufacturing following the presentation. **If you're having any issues logging in or accessing the webinar, please contact SEMA Education at semaeducation@sema.org or 909-610-2030.**