The Manufacturing Institute


Manufacturing Consultancy

The Manufacturing Institute is a leader in operational excellence, introducing change programmes to transform the performance of manufacturing businesses. Over the past decade, we have helped over 9,000 manufacturers to improve their productivity, delivering improvements in performance in excess of £1.1bn.

Shingo Model and Prize

We are also the only UK educational partner for the Shingo Model and Prize, which provides manufacturing companies with a blueprint to achieve operational excellence and is a catalyst to drive lean transformation.

Operational Excellence

Our core capabilities are based on a deep understanding of the strategy, systems and tools required to transform manufacturing businesses and deliver operational excellence. Our broad range of expertise spans the strategic to the practical and, crucially, we understand how to link these together.

Lean Strategy

Transforming strategic change through:

  • Understanding and influencing organisational culture and climate
  • Turn organisational values into behaviours that drive performance
  • Embedding principles of operational excellence


Bringing a systematic approach to excellence through:

  • Workplace organisation
  • Visual management
  • Problem solving
  • Total productive maintenance
  • Sales
  • 5S


Expert solutions in manufacturing tools and techniques through:

  • Value stream mapping
  • Just in time (JIT)
  • Problem solving tools e.g. 8D, A3 Thinking and Fishbone

To find out more about how we can improve your business download our Corporate Brochure.

You can also read some of our case studies or contact our Practitioner Services Team.

  • Andy Okolowicz, Factory Manager, New Balance

    “The Manufacturing Institute is an extension of our factory team with a diverse knowledge of our industry and skills.”

  • Noel Hennessy, Continuous Improvement Director, Lake Region Medical

    "In September 2010 we invited The Manufacturing Institute over to carry out a two-day benchmarking analysis. We were literally blown away with the comprehensive report produced, which covered every area of the plant and managed to capture clearly where our strengths and opportunities were."

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