Education and Training
Education and Training Courses from The Manufacturing Institute
From the factory floor to the boardroom, we have an unrivalled track record of delivering high-impact manufacturing training courses. We offer a wide range of programmes for manufacturing leaders, managers and team members, designed specifically for manufacturers and delivered by hands-on professionals. Our "learn by doing" approach is specifically designed to provide delegates with the lean manufacturing know-how to make immediate and lasting improvements to business performance and bottom line.
Manufacturing Training Courses
With over 20 years’ experience of delivering development and improvement programmes for manufacturers of all sizes and sectors, we select the very best lean training in manufacturing from around the globe in order to bring world-class manufacturing education to the Northwest. Many of our public education programmes are accredited by or delivered in conjunction with leading academic institutions including the Universities of Lancaster, Manchester, Cambridge and Arizona.
Bespoke Manufacturing Courses
Our highly-experienced practitioners also develop and run bespoke in-company manufacturing training courses, where content can be specifically tailored to support specific business initiatives and delivered on-site to minimise time away from the business.
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Steve Bamber, Head of Astute Operations, BAE Systems
“The MSc course has taken my knowledge and understanding of enterprise leadership to a new level, which has been a key factor in securing promotion to my current role. My individual leadership style has shifted to being much more people-focused and my coaching skills have developed significantly."
Stuart Devlin-Gray, Process Improvement Manager, James Dawson Ltd
"I gained many personal benefits from attending the Diploma course. It has given me the confidence to talk knowledgeably to people at any level and has developed my understanding of manufacturing process types and tools to improve them. The in-company project identified improvements that have doubled the uptime n the extrusion department."
James Tiernan, Manufacturing Manager, RS Clare & Co Ltd
"Business improvement activities carried out using the knowledge and skills acquired from the certificate have resulted in a significant reduction in our product failure rate, which has in turn created savings in excess of £50,000 per annum. An increase in output from one of our key bottleneck machines has generated labour efficiency savings of £8,000 per annum."
Martin Wild, Value Stream Production Manager, Federal-Mogul Friction Products
"As a department we have seen month on month productivity improvements and overall improvements on machine efficiency purely by applying the teachings from the Certificate course. The shop floor buy-in has ensured that we maintain standards and look to continually improve."
Steve Collier, Manufacturing Director, C-TEC
"The Manufacturing Institute has been instrumental in helping our business to develop and grow."
Marco Hibna, Lean Manager, Post Danmark
"Every company that has global aspirations to be world-class needs to undertake Shingo Workshop training."
Michael Lunn, Change Manager, Syngenta
"To achieve world-class standards we need to embed the right culture and values across our organisation. The Cultural Enablers workshop has laid out the model for us to do just that."
Mark Norbury, Continuous Improvement Project Leader, Albis (UK) Ltd
“Working with the Institute has been invaluable to our business. The tools and techniques we have learned through the Accelerated Route to Lean programme have increased our manufacturing capacity by almost 10% and made savings in machine time of over £250,000. We're now integrating lean thinking across the whole business, not only in production but in areas like finance and sales."
Chris Fawdry, Managing Director, Lucchini UK Ltd
“The results we’ve achieved from the Accelerated Route to Lean course are fantastic for our employees who are the real pathfinders for the future success of our business. I want to see continued benefits for our business so we’re already starting to look at our next group of students for the programme.”
Mark Davidson, Special Projects Manager, Innovia Films
"Since attending the two day Six Sigma Yellow Belt course we now have a strong, developing structure of 27 Yellow Belts and four Green Belts, all involved in active projects. Having a foundation of Yellow Belt knowledge is fundamental in providing the critical mass and support structure for the Green Belts to drive and sustain the DMAIC approach to complex problem-solving."
Wayne Fraternale-Denton, Shift Supervisor, Aurora Manufacturing
"The Team Leader Development Programme has been invaluable to me as a team leader. I have developed the skills to get the most from my team and, as a result, have improved output on my shift by 25%."
Tony Hickson, Human Resources Manager, Mettler Toledo Safeline Ltd
“The content and delivery of the Internal Team Leader Programme clearly demonstrated the ability of The Manufacturing Institute to understand our requirements. Each and every one of our employees who attended has grown in confidence, changed the way they think and gained a greater appreciation of their role.”