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Shephard's Provides Solutions

Since 1985, Shephard's Has Specialized in Customizing Operator Training Programs for Industries Across North America And the Caribbean. From the Beginning We Recognized That Generic Training Did Not and Does not Meet the Material Handling Demands Needed to Ensure a Safe and Productive Workplace. 

Team Up with a Company
Where Training Is their Business
Site-Equipment and Task Specific
A Proven System!
For many, the industry standard for equipment operator training was, at best, get your best operator to train follow teammates! Or through a couple of hours of classroom instructions, watch a video of someone else's operations, and take a 20 or 25 question evaluation, and now you are an operator. We all know THOSE DAYS ARE OVER; with equipment cost as high as it is, damage to goods, abuse to equipment, poor product flow, workplace incidents and new hires, how do you achieve your goals and objectives today without structured training? 
Our Mission

As a training and consulting firm we provide the catalyst for our clients, that, in turn, will assist in the development and implementation of the most advanced management approved and site-specific employee safety and skills improvement training program(s) that meet and exceed their safety, training, and operational goals and objectives.

Setting a New Operator Training Standard in 1985

Shephard's has been recognized by several National and International material handling publications for being on the leading edge of providing (prior to implementing any operator training), a consulting service to assist clients in recognizing improvement opportunities. Through a team effort we develop a real-world

SITE, EQUIPMENT AND TASK specific operator training program that exceeds expectations.


Once Completed these Site-Specific Training Programs include: Safety and Operational Issues, Equipment Specific information, including the clients unique Material Handling Requirements. A Training Systems that has proven itself. 


Shephard's Consulting and Training Services


 Opperational Assessment

Training Materials Development

 Equipment Assessment

 Operator Training

 Pre-training Site Analysis

Existing Training

Materials Analysis

 Accident Investigations

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To Meet Area Needs, 


What Topics Should Be In YOUR 
Operator Training Program?

If you could have access to training programs that would ensure that your facility is operating as safely as possible, what would you choose to be in that curriculum?

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 Consulting Services

Developing a comprehensive material handling assessment system, has provided Shephard's a tool to assist our clients in recognizing existing conditions that may need attention. The assessment is designed to identify conditions and make recommendations and suggestions to improve the area(s) identified. Our unique training process ensures a safe and productive workplace, proper equipment utilization, reduction in equipment downtime and equipment damage, improvements in communication, equipment inspections, better housekeeping, and significant improvements in all aspects of your material handling process.

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Shephard's Has Upheld Without Fail, A Firm Position On Our Confidentiality Agreements With Our Clients. This Confidentiality Agreement Is Designed To Protect Our Client's Proprietary Information. 

Upon Request We Will Be Happy To Provide References

Leading Edge  


Shephard’s has developed and implemented hundreds of Site-Equipment and Task Specific Training Programs for Industries across North America. 


Steel, Forestry, Lumber, Plywood and Pole Yards, Logistics, Maritime, Pulp and Paper, Chemical, Construction, Agriculture, Railcar Switching, Municipalities, Educational Institutes (Continued Education General Industry Discipline), and Equipment Manufactures 

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Site Assessment: “Getting YOUR Teammates Involved”


First Step: Develop a Training Team: 

Utilizing Key assets within both Shephard’s and the clients Operations. Joining together to identify and document opportunities to improve existing situations. From the team, we will offer real-world suggestion for improvement and change.

With management approval, our objective will be to develop a comprehensive training program, led by key company team members (trainers) that will train employees in the safe operation of their equipment, and how to continue to conduct site safety evaluations that will identify safety and operational concerns within the workplace that adversely affect safe operation of the equipment.

Shephard’s Contribution to the Training Task Team:


Each member of Shephard's staff brings with them years of (boots on the ground) experience in all types of industrial operations. In addition to conducting as many Site Safety Assessments our Project Manager have implemented as many operator and Train the Trainer programs. Our Safety Assessments and operator training programs have, by design identified critical issues within our clients materials handling operations (target area). With this information our clients have, with approval made great strides within their material handling operators and operator performance. 



Client Operations (Unique and Proprietary)


Shephard's offers operator and/or Train-The-Trainer sessions to individual companies only, because of their confidential nature. We will not train multiple companies at the same time because individual company needs will not be addressed in this type of forum. Focusing our efforts on one company, or multi-facilities within one corporation, makes our training programs' success overwhelming.

Once developed your Site, Equipment and Task Specific training program will provide your company with a consistent method to train your operator’s for years to come with little or no modifications.


How can you miss when a pre training assessment has been completed and the comprehensive training program has been developed and approved?

If you don’t see the training programs you are interested in, call. We just ran out of room on this page. 


Our clients, who have implemented and maintained our training programs, reap the rewards of fewer incidents, decreased product damage, decreased equipment operating cost, increased profits, and meet their customers' quality and quantity needs by shipping damage free product.

They also enjoy a motivated workforce because of the reclaimed trust between management and employees. At the same time employees' skills and self-esteem are enhanced, confidence is increased, and they develop a team concept.

Let Shephard's Industrial Training Systems be your solutions to a safe and productive work place.

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A Third Party To Conduct Assessment Of Conditions

A Training Program That Is Complete


To expedite your safety and training goals, consider having a third party assessment of your operation by Shephard's. Our analysis system will walk your designated personnel through a systematic process to obtain information overlooked by your personnel. Many times we find small problems, but the root cause to more serious issues.

The old cliche, "don't open your mouth and speak before you think," holds true for training as well. How can a trainer accomplish a training goal without first understanding the needs.

Implementing operator training sessions without first observing the operations and understanding the needs is "putting the cart
before the horse."


Get more than a Return on Your Investment for years to come.

Let Shephard's conduct an assessment per condition of your facility. Let the assessment give you the real results. Shephard's will provide the expertise and the research, and we will submit a written report of our findings including suggestions and solutions.

Who We Are



Shephard's Consulting Service Is Making A Difference



Our years of experience providing expertise in the material handling industry, along with detailed documentation has provided us with an extensive support system, which enables Shephard's to bring innovation to an existing or new operation.

The Right Training Program You Need

Our clients, who have implemented and maintained our training programs, reap the rewards of fewer incidents, decreased product damage, decreased equipment operating cost, increased profits, and meet their customers' quality and quantity needs by shipping damage free product. They also enjoy a motivated workforce because of the reclaimed trust between management and employees. At the same time employees' skills and self-esteem are enhanced, confidence is increased, and they develop a team concept.

Let Shephard's Industrial Training System's be your solutions to a safe and productive work place.

Explore our web site; if you do not see what you are looking for, give us a call; we have custom designed 300-plus equipment operator training programs. We may have the training program you need. 
Call us, or you are welcome to visit me, Jim Shephard, and Shephard's staff at our office in Memphis, Tennessee. Experience our southern hospitality (even though not all of us are from the South).

Research Development And Implementation

Pre-training assessment, and development of Site-Specific training materials, using proven format, forms, and visual aids.

First:

Let's talk and make sure that our systems and your objectives are compatible.

Second:

With approval, let's evaluate the operations for conditions and understanding, and together set training goals and objectives.
Third:

If applicable, and with approved goals and objectives, Site-Specific training materials can be developed. Implementation of the training program will follow after the training materials have been approved.

NOTE:


Know this up front: the training program that we develop will be designed for initial certification (first time operators) and recertification (existing operators). Your program will last indefinitely, because we teach you how to modify your program with updates as needed.

Jim Shephard

Get more than a Return on Your Investment

for years to come.


Let Shephard's conduct an assessment per condition of your facility. Let the assessment give you the real results. Shephard's will provide the expertise and the research, and we will submit a written report of our findings including suggestions and solutions.

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Refresher Training And Commitment

Low Incident Rate

Through implementation and followup, Shephard's training systems have drastically reduced our clients incident rate. We found that incidents declined in the first year of training. But without refresher training in succeeding years, complacency settles in, commitment shifts, and incidents increase. A company who stands firm on their commitment, follows up on their training programs, and has total involvement of management and employees will lower their incident rate. The old cliche of "once trained always trained" is of the old school.

Train The Trainer

Shephard's offers operator and/or Train-The-Trainer sessions to individual companies only, because of their confidential nature. We will not train multiple companies at the same time because individual company needs will not be addressed in this type of forum. Focusing our efforts on one company, or multi-facilities within one corporation, makes our training programs' success overwhelming.

5 Question to think about:
  1. Does your training address Site, Equipment, and Task Specific issues?
  2. Does your training program focus on your departmental needs?
  3. Did your operators participate in the development of your training program
  4. How 
  5. Does you training program provide and avenue to train your news hires from 0 To Solo?

Get More Than A Return On Your Investment For Years To Come 


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