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The ExpertRating Online Manufacturing Fundamentals Course
(leading to ExpertRating Manufacturing Fundamentals Skills Certification).

Learn the basic skills required to work in the manufacturing field. Discover the role of production design, process planning, and the heart of 13 different manufacturing processes. Understand why facility location and plant layout decisions are so vital and learn how job design helps you accomplish company goals and achieve worker satisfaction. Find out what makes up the physical work environment and learn how to characterize different types of production materials. Master product development concepts such as the voice of the customer (VOC), quality function deployment (QFD), and failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA). Learn how performance measurements and standardization improve manufacturing operations.

In this six-week, instructor-facilitated online course, you will learn how successful organizations use costs to communicate manufacturing progress and how to effectively develop short and long-term budgets. Also, you will discover how the application of technology turns an ordinary company into a high-performing organization. You will also find out how ISO 9000 and enterprise resource planning (ERP) make the most of a manufacturer's potential.  


Buy the ExpertRating Online Manufacturing Fundamentals Course- $129.99

This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor for this course will be Tony Swaim.

Tony Swaim

About the ExpertRating Online Manufacturing Fundamentals Course instructor : Tony Swaim has helped many clients, colleagues, and students reach their professional and personal goals. He has been an online instructor since 1998 and has taught at colleges and universities across the United States since 1981. His focus areas are project management, purchasing, continuous process improvement (CPI)/Six Sigma, and supply chain management. Tony manages a successful consulting firm, and his industry experience includes 20 years of supply chain management. He earned an MBA from California State University, Long Beach, and holds professional certifications in six disciplines, including the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

 Manufacturing Fundamentals requirements: For taking this instructor led ExpertRating Online Manufacturing Fundamentals Course you need Internet access, e-mail, and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

Buy the ExpertRating Online Manufacturing Fundamentals Course- $129.99

ExpertRating Online Manufacturing Fundamentals Course

(leading to ExpertRating Manufacturing Fundamentals Skills Certification)

 ExpertRating is one of the world's only ISO 9001:2015 Certified companies (from TUV America) offering an Online Manufacturing Fundamentals Course (leading to ExpertRating Manufacturing Fundamentals Skills Certification).


Over 5 million people from 120 countries have benefited from ExpertRating Online Tests and Certifications. ExpertRating offers its testing services to the world's best companies such as Convergys Corp, UPS, GAP, Sony, Coke, Citrix, Deltek Corp, IKEA Systems and Ericsson to name a few. See where ExpertRating Certified Professionals are working.

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ExpertRating upholds the highest privacy standards and complies with strict program requirements, ensuring that your information is always safe. ExpertRating has certified Several thousand individuals who are working with leading companies across the US and other countries. View list.

When you choose the ExpertRating Online Manufacturing Fundamentals Course you can be sure that you are buying a premium International certification that is recognized by hundreds of employers and Government bodies in the US and other countries.


 With ExpertRating you get certified quickly online and you are equipped with a store house of information through the in-depth ExpertRating Online Manufacturing Fundamentals Courseware which has been developed by experienced Manufacturing Business Administrators.

 The ExpertRating Manufacturing Fundamentals Skills Certification is by far the best value for money instructor led Manufacturing Fundamentals Skills Program at $129.99.


Some Popular questions and answers about this ExpertRating Online Manufacturing Fundamentals Course & Certification:

 How much does the Manufacturing Fundamentals Skills  Certification cost and what does it include?

You can buy this ExpertRating Online Manufacturing Fundamentals Course leading to Manufacturing Fundamentals Skills certification at a special offer price of only $129.99 which includes the in-depth ExpertRating Online Manufacturing Fundamentals Courseware and exam fee. This is the best value for money Manufacturing Fundamentals Skills  Program available till date. You get the following services within the USD $129.99 fee.

     In-depth ExpertRating Online Manufacturing Fundamentals Courseware including scenarios and case studies.

     An instructor to guide you through the course and to whom you can direct your questions.

     World wide airmail delivery of the hard copy Manufacturing Fundamentals Skills  Certificate. The Manufacturing Fundamentals Skills certificate can be used to prove your certified status and does not mention the words "online".

     An online transcript that can be used to prove your certified credentials on the internet at any time.

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How do I get certified?

The process of getting yourself certified is very simple. All you have to do is buy the ExpertRating Online Manufacturing Fundamentals Course for $129.99. Log in to the instructor led course using your password. Go through the ExpertRating Online Manufacturing Fundamentals Courseware (which would take you 6 weeks) and complete the final Manufacturing Fundamentals Skills  certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the Manufacturing Fundamentals Skills  certification. The result of the exam appears as soon as it is completed, and your Manufacturing Fundamentals Skills  certificate is mailed immediately.

What learning aids will I get?

The ExpertRating Online Manufacturing Fundamentals Course includes the following learning aids:

24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the ExpertRating Online Manufacturing Fundamentals Course is also provided

A friendly instructor to answer your questions online

A discussion area to have your questions answered

Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter

Chapter assignments to help you practically use the Manufacturing Fundamentals Skills that you will learn during the Manufacturing Fundamentals Skills  Course.

What is the final exam like?

The final exam is fully based upon the ExpertRating Online Manufacturing Fundamentals Courseware that is provided along with the Manufacturing Fundamentals Skills  certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all chapters of the ExpertRating Online Manufacturing Fundamentals Courseware.

What are the course start dates?

ExpertRating instructor led courses commence every month, you can always choose a suitable date for your course commencement in any month. To see available course start dates, please click on the "Enroll now" button. All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.


Buy the ExpertRating Online Manufacturing Fundamentals Course- $129.99


Manufacturing Managers earn in the bracket of $88,574 and $148,595 annually as the base salary according to a survey conducted by

Manufacturing refers to the use of tools, equipments and workforce to produce things for use or for sale. In industrial production, the term relates to anything that changes inputs like raw materials to useful outputs. Manufacturing activities range from collecting customer demand data to producing and packaging the finished products

 A high school diploma is sufficient for most of the manufacturing jobs. However, a little work experience and on-the-job training will do you good if you want you try your hand at more advanced assembly work.


The ExpertRating Manufacturing Applications course emphasizes the importance of developing manufacturing strategies to fulfill customer demands in the best possible manner. You will also be able to make use of tools like the Gantt chart and the precedence diagram method with this easy to understand online Manufacturing Applications course. So, if you do not want to follow the rut and try something ‘different’, then go a step further by enrolling in this useful course.


ExpertRating Online Manufacturing Fundamentals Course Coverage (6 weeks program)

Week One

Wednesday - Lesson 01

To get off to a good start, the first lesson will begin by defining manufacturing—looking at its history, identifying the various types of industries, and discussing different types of products. It will survey the critical areas of design, materials, processes, technology, and systems. Then, this lesson will finish up by examining manufacturing capability, trends in the field, and manufacturing careers.

Friday - Lesson 02

Production design is a critical activity for any manufacturing firm because it plays a major role in defining overall costs. Once a production design is set, it charts the course for a product. Even the most expensive equipment and the best engineers can't offset the limitations of a production design. Today’s lesson will examine the elements of production design and process planning. Then, it will explore the vast number of processing types including metal casting, bulk deformation, sheet metal forming, material removing, polymer and plastic processing, rubber production, glass manufacturing, powder processing, surface processing, joining and fastening, electronics assembly, and chemical processing.

Week Two

Wednesday - Lesson 03

Before you can manufacture anything, you need some land, a building, and a layout. Your decisions about these elements are extremely important, especially the first two. Once you buy land and erect a building, it's usually too late to change your mind without incurring a stiff penalty. So, this lesson will explore the ins and outs of facility selection and layout. It will begin by discussing the influence of forecasting, long-range planning, and capacity planning. Then it will identify the numerous factors you need to consider for a general and specific location and look at a way to evaluate them. This lesson will also examine plant layout and review a few options for it.

Friday - Lesson 04

The topic of today’s lesson is job design. Job design has changed dramatically over the years and the majority of manufacturing jobs now combine human labor and machines. While a few positions such as assembly or heavy labor may not involve equipment, it's difficult to think of work that doesn't involve mechanical aids or tools. This lesson will discuss how job design is made up of job content and work methods and how jobs relate to each other. You'll find out how machines relate to human beings, and also how an operation chart helps define the steps a worker takes to complete a job. Then the lesson will finish up with a discussion about work teams and a matrix organization, and see how job enlargement and job enrichment increase employee satisfaction.

Week Three

Wednesday - Lesson 05-

Today’s lesson will add another essential layer to the manufacturing picture: how to create an effective and productive physical work environment. The physical work environment includes temperature, humidity, airflow, noise, lighting, and levels of contaminants (hopefully low). It plays a major role in worker well being and productivity. This lesson will examine the elements of a manufacturing work environment starting with the physical building and moving on to temperature, humidity, airflow, and noise. It will also talk about lighting, contaminants, and hazards. Then the lesson will close with a general look at safety and the elements of an effective safety program.

Friday - Lesson 06

If you let your imagination run wild, you can probably think of hundreds, perhaps thousands of manufacturing materials. Generally the manufacturing materials used by companies include latex rubber, electronics, sheet metal, wood, human plasma, seaweed, titanium wire, and alligator blood. That's some list! This lesson won't be able to look at all materials, but will cover the basic ones—metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. It will start by discussing the nature of materials. Then, the lesson will move on to their mechanical and physical properties and talk about dimensions, tolerances, and surfaces.

Week Four

Wednesday - Lesson 07

New products are the lifeblood of manufacturing organizations. But did you know that it takes more than 50 new product ideas to generate a single successful one? Unfortunately, most new products don't satisfy customer or company objectives. A major reason new products don't succeed is because they aren't marketed well. Today’s lesson will make sure this doesn't happen to you. It will delve into the concept of customer orientation, starting with a brief overview of marketing. Then the lesson will explore the voice of the customer (VOC). And finally, you'll see how failure mode, effects analysis (FMEA), and project management can lead to success.

Friday - Lesson 08

Cost is the price you pay to acquire, maintain, produce, or use materials or services. Since most firms account for their operations at cost, it's vital that you understand how costs are determined and used. This lesson will examine many different types of costs including discretionary, relevant, variable, and standard. After the exploring of costs is over, you'll see how manufacturers reflect them in their accounting systems.

Week Five

Wednesday - Lesson 09

Today’s lesson will look at investment decisions for items such as equipment and fixture purchase and replacement. In this lesson some time will also be spent on budgeting. It will discuss the different types of investment decisions, including average rate of return (ARR), payback period, discounted cash flow (DCF), net present value (NPV), and internal rate of return (IRR). After working through a few problems, this lesson will discuss the basics of budgeting.

Friday - Lesson 10

This lesson will examine performance measurements as a way to keep track of progress. After all, you don't really know how your manufacturing operation performs unless you have an official scorecard. So, today’s lesson will identify the attributes of effective performance measurements and look at a few traditional and progressive methods. Then the lesson will wrap things up by addressing physical measurements.

Week Six

Wednesday - Lesson 11

Today is all about standards. They've been around for quite a few years, but it's just in the past few decades that they've stepped out into the spotlight, mainly because of the high profile of ISO 9000. This lesson will talk about how standards are used, identify where they came from, and discuss how they're developed. It will also explore their benefits and discover how they're defined.

Friday - Lesson 12

The final lesson will focus on technology. It will look at a few specific technological advances, namely computer aided design (CAD), computer aided manufacturing (CAM), computer integrated manufacturing (CIM), flexible manufacturing system (FMS), and bar coding. Then to end the course, this lesson will look at a powerful software package used by manufacturers around the world: enterprise resource planning (ERP).

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