ABOUT

By manufacturers, for manufacturers

The Manufacturing Institute is a rich source of expertise. Our industry experts have worked in manufacturing businesses of all sizes and sectors, driving improvement and delivering results.

They have all walked the walk and know exactly what it takes to successfully introduce and, importantly, sustain any change programme, whatever the scale.  They roll up their sleeves and ensure no detail is overlooked.

Our approach centres on transferring knowledge from us to you, so that you can acquire the skills and know-how to transform your business and your people now and in the future.

DISCOVER OUR FRAMEWORK TO SUCCESS

Whatever stage you’re at on the journey to excellence, we have a wealth of experience to help you reach the next level.

Whether its a full strategic review, introduction of a new process, performance-boosting training from shop floor to boardroom, or an assessment to benchmark against your global competitors, we have a solution.

Take your pick, from on-site consultancy to workshops, events, study tours, training programmes and much more.  We’re looking forward to putting 20 years of expertise and success at your disposal.

Enterprise Excellence

To succeed in a fiercely competitive global market, it’s not sufficient to just have the tools and techniques. Top-class performance relies on quality products, superb service, and a world-beating can-do culture.

Our Enterprise Excellence Framework has been developed from 20 years of face to face experience helping thousands of manufacturing companies to be the best that they can be. It is a proven method to guide organisations through the complex process of achieving and sustaining world-class performance.

The Enterprise Excellence Framework sets us apart – and it can do the same for you.

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Structured for Success

The Enterprise Excellence Framework is real, tangible change born out of the lessons learned from the manufacturing issues and challenges we have been overcoming for the last two decades.

The Framework drives excellence into every corner of the business and establishes a culture that ensures every individual is committed to your strategic objectives, inspiring and motivating them to take part in the company’s transformation and subsequent long-term success.

The framework consists of two key elements.The horizontal axis of the framework drives operational alignment and uses continuous improvement to drive excellence across the business from supplier and customer.

What sets the Framework apart, however, is the vertical axis, which drives true step change in the organisation. This defines vision, core purpose and strategy, boosting employee value creation through engagement, involvement and participation in the strategic direction of the business.

Three Key Elements To Making Lasting Change

Strategic alignment

Vertical Axis

Strategic alignment enables key stakeholders to create a shared definition of excellence, understand the true reality of their current state and formulate a long-term vision for their business. Key to the strategic alignment element of the framework is the development of the strategy and deployment plan, to engage and align every stakeholder across the breadth and depth of the organisation, to turn the plan into the new reality. Consideration is also given to the optimum organisational structure to deliver the plan successfully.

A Continuous Improvement Culture

The Pivotal Point

Recognising that in the real world, there can be a conflict of priorities between implementing the future state vision and dealing with the day to day business issues, “continuous improvement” is the pivotal link between the vertical strategic alignment axis and the horizontal operational alignment axis of the enterprise excellence framework. The very best organisations have learnt how to successfully manage this natural tension by creating a culture of continuous improvement and as a result they exhibit the tenacity to achieve greatness.

Operational alignment

Horizontal Axis

Operational alignment establishes the linkages between each functional step of the value chain across the enterprise, to create value for the customer. The traditional, tool-based “lean” approach to improvement usually results only in short term gains, which are not sustained. Adopting the Enterprise Excellence Framework leads to coordinated, sustainable improvements in priority areas of the business, with continuous improvement embedded in the culture of the organisation and everyone working towards a shared, mutually beneficial future state vision.

 Start your journey to Enterprise Excellence

We can facilitate a series of workshops in your organisation which will take you step by step through the framework, to develop each of the elements – See the Jaguar Land Rover: Road to Excellence case study.

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EVENTS

Discover Excellence

Entek, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

28th & 29th April 2015

Over two intensive days you will see why the Shingo Model is the Global Standard for Operational Excellence and how you can adopt the key principles and apply them in your business.

Price: £950.00

Discover Excellence

Cummins, Huddersfield

12th & 13th May 2015

Over two intensive days you will see why the Shingo Model is the Global Standard for Operational Excellence and how you can adopt the key principles and apply them in your business.

Price: £950.00

Discover Excellence

Leyland Trucks, Preston

16th & 17th June

Come and join us for a very special Shingo Discover Excellence workshop at the Leyland Trucks plant in June.

We’ve put together a great package including the two-day workshop, accommodation, dinner and a top industry speaker.

Price: £1200.00

Discover Excellence

Newsprinters, Knowsley

7th & 8th July 2015

Over two intensive days you will see why the Shingo Model is the Global Standard for Operational Excellence and how you can adopt the key principles and apply them in your business.

Price: £950.00

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Learn, eat, drink and network!

Come and join us for a very special Shingo Discover Excellence workshop at the Leyland Trucks plant in June.

We’ve put together a great package including the two-day workshop, accommodation, dinner and a top industry speaker – all for £1,200 per delegate.

This is a great opportunity to introduce key members of your teams to The Shingo Model, see behind the scenes at a top manufacturing plant, treat them to a networking …

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Packaged up for success

Polystyrene and packaging manufacturers Linpac are enjoying increased productivity and reduced costs after working with The Manufacturing Institute on a comprehensive improvement programme.

Between 30 and 40 articulated lorries leave Linpac’s Featherstone site every day – around the clock – delivering rigid polystyrene trays to the meat packing industry, and some expanded polystyrene trays to the fast food industry.

Overseeing it all is UK Logistics Manager Darren Viles …

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Contact Us

Please complete the form below and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry within 12 hours, alternatively call us on 0161 875 2525.

We look forward to helping you accelerating your manufacturing career.

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