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.


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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Our services

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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


Congratulations Holroyd Precision Ltd – Winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Congratulations to Rochdale-based Holroyd Precision Ltd after being named as a winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s highest accolade for business success.

Holroyd received the award for International Trade, having achieved year-on-year growth in exports.

It was given in recognition of the company’s achievements in developing new markets globally, creating new machine tool technologies with particular focus on those markets, and for Holroyd’s considerable successes in exporting its highly …

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So what can a Six Sigma programme do for your business?

Manufacturing Institute Managing Consultant and Six Sigma Lean Master Black Belt Chris Merriman, has extensive global expertise gained from over 25 years experience in multiple manufacturing, service and IT industries, most of which have been in senior leadership positions.

He was formerly Director of Quality and Client Experience of Global Enterprise Services at Unisys where he led a culture change programme based on the Shingo Model of Enterprise Excellence leading to …

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Contact Us

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We look forward to helping you accelerating your manufacturing career.

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