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May 14, 2019 | Manchester


May 21, 2019 | Wrexham, Wales


June 11, 2019 | Wrexham, Wales


June 18, 2019 | Devro, Scotland


September 10, 2019 | Wrexham, Wales

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Manufacturing Institute Courses & Programs

From the Shingo Prize, to six sigma certification, to the MSc in Manufacturing Leadership, our courses are designed to help individuals at every level within your organisation gain the skills they need to drive operational excellence.

Strong leadership is essential for every manufacturing business, so it’s vital they’re equipped ...

Accelerated Route to Lean Manufacturing provides proven, practical tool-kits for speedy bottom-line ...

This programme explores the DMAIC methodology and a wide range of Six Sigma problem-solving tools in...

This programme covers a wide range of essential and advanced Six Sigma tools and methods taking dele...

This elite programme is designed to develop high-calibre manufacturing leaders with the ability to c...

This workshop introduces the Shingo Model™, the Guiding Principles and the Three Insights to Enter...


Find out how our courses helped and inspired these companies to achieve excellence.

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We had worked with The Manufacturing Institute’s Peter Sussex before and we totally trusted him and liked his style. He’s very easy to get on with and his Shingo knowledge is very good. He knows what he is talking about.

Ray Howcroft - Lean Enterprise manager at Shingo Prize winning Ball Beverage Packaging, Europe

I would recommend the ARTL programme to other manufacturers without question. I liked the venue, I liked the people and I liked the work. It was a very well structured course and ticked all the boxes for me to improve my role at Rettenmaier.

Sean Collinson, Production Manager - Rettenmaier UK Manufacturing Limited

This is the best lean manager’s course that I’ve ever been on. It was excellent and a lot of that was down to the people who were delivering it. They know a lot about our industry and it felt like they were talking directly to us.

Brian McKay, Operations Director - Smurfit Kappa

There were over a 100 kids taking part and every single one was a superstar! It’s a great thing for employers to take part in. I would encourage anyone employed in manufacturing to come and take part in a Make It Challenge. You’ll feel like the stupidest person in the room - but you’ll love it!

John Grimshaw - Manufacturing applications engineer

I would definitely recommend Six Sigma Green Belt if you are heading towards a CI role or a production role.

Andrew Moule, Production Manager - Muller

I would recommend the MSc without doubt and have now got an appetite to continue learning. It’s completely changed my view on leadership and how I present myself to others.

Gavin Thatcher, MD - Stead McAlpin

Newsprinters was the most impressive facility I have seen, and the highlight of the study tour. I was blown away. If I could bottle this up and sell it I would make a fortune. I came away highly motivated. We will steal your ideas with pride.

OpEx study tour delegate

One of the best things about the Diploma is the exceptionally high quality of the deliverers. They are proven industry experts. I also really enjoyed studying with a great bunch of people. I learned as much from the class discussions as the material.

Phil Buxton, Site Crane Equipment Programme Lead - Sellafield

We were doing some work with the Growth Accelerator and they recommended The Manufacturing Institute’s Accelerated Route to Lean Manufacturing programme. I’ve never been on as course as good – and I’ve been on a lot.

Nick Walker, Operations Manager - Screentek

I would recommend the MSc as it is tailored really well for manufacturers. We actually have three people from the plant doing the MSc and that reflects the emphasis we place on developing our people.

Amanda Perry, Plant Manager - Ecolab

The Shingo Model

The Manufacturing Institute are actively involved in the Shingo prize for excellence – an award widely considered to be the Nobel Prize of manufacturing. With our help, organisations can grow and develop to the point where they meet, and even surpass, Shingo prize criteria standards.

As proud partners of Shingo since 2008, we actively embrace and communicate the revolutionary Shingo model here at The Manufacturing Institute. We’ve guided more companies to the prestigious Shingo prize than any other affiliate, exemplifying our unique position in supporting businesses across Britain and globally.

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Inspiring Manufacturers

Through sector-specific events, best practice visits and study tours, we are committed to actively enhancing the image of the manufacturing sector – giving something back, professionalising the sector and inspiring a new generation of talent.

Best Practice Visits

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Study Tours

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Championing the Sector

The Manufacturing Institute is dedicated to championing the manufacturing sector – and this is reflected in everything we do. By leading training programmes, workshops, coaching and campaigns, we remain a brand for manufacturers, by manufacturers.

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MakeIt Campaign

Our MakeIt Campaign events actively encourage people to get involved in manufacturing – enlightening them to the benefits of a prospective career in the industry.

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