Online Continous Education Courses

Online continuos education has becoming an important option for the industry. Dr. Henry Quesada-Pineda is offering two online courses in asynchronous mode through Virginia Tech Institute for Distance and Learning Education (IDDL). The courses are self-paced and it will require students about 8 to 10 hours to complete all course components. These are great opportunities to train yourself or your associates without the hassle of traveling. CEP credits could be arranged as well.

Cost Management for Wood Products Industries

One of the most critical aspects of any manufacturing site is the capability of properly assigning cost to the final product. In today’s industry, information technologies are used to speed up and maintain error free accounting transactions. This short course will introduce the basic concepts of cost allocation for manufacturing sites with an emphasis on the wood products industries. The course is designed to improve supervisor, engineers, middle managers, and high ranked executives cost allocation skills.

Course Websitehttps://scholar.vt.edu/portal

 Delivery: The course combines, MS Power Point slides with audio, self-assessment quizzes after each class, and a final examination for each module. The course also uses intensive MS Excel examples on how to translate the theoretical concepts to a practical approach.

 Restrictions: None

Computer Req: None

Timetable: Self-paced. Students should expect to complete all course components in approximately 8-10 hours. Students have open access to the content for 6 months from date of registration. Register at any time.

 Price: $50.00

Registration in online, non-credit training is open to anyone. Please contact Dr. Henry Quesada at quesada@vt.edu if you wish to register for this online class.

Business Process Management

Business Process Management (BPM) it is a powerful strategic framework that allows business organizations to become truly customer oriented with direct positive impact on the business strategic goals. BPM is based on the concept of value chains, introduced by Michael Porter early in the 1980’s. The concept of value chains is important because it forces the organization to reorganize its structure in order to tackle productivity, financial, and customer satisfaction issues, on a system and/or process based approach. In this course students will discover the concept of value chains and how they can be defined as higher or lower level processes that organizationally belong to different functional units. Students will learn how to manage value chains so they can be orderly executed using flow, level, and pull management principles and treated as independent and horizontal business units.

Course Websitehttps://scholar.vt.edu/portal

Delivery: The course will be delivered in an asynchronous format, open enrollment.

Restrictions: Registration is open to anyone that has experience or knowledge in process improvement or business strategy.

Computer Req: A reliable internet service is recommended. Firefox or Internet Explorer (IE is recommended). Adobe Acrobat, and Flash are needed to view the lectures and some files.

Timetable: Self-paced. Students should expect to complete all course components in approximately 8-10 hours. Students have open access to the content for 6 months from date of registration. Register at any time.

 Price: $50.

Registration in online, non-credit training is open to anyone. Please contact Dr. Henry Quesada at quesada@vt.edu if you wish to register for this online class.