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Manufacturing Champions Awards 2018

13th December 2018

UK manufacturing isn’t getting the recognition it deserves. This was the opening theme that Chris Beck, editor of Manufacturing Management Magazine, played on as he stepped up to host The Manufacturing Champions Awards at the Midland Hotel in Manchester on December 6th. Chris revealed that when people were asked to rank Britain’s influence in the […]


How Your Business Can Benefit From Implementation Services

3rd December 2018

Continual improvement and constant evolution are the heroes in every manufacturing success story. They steer the narrative in a positive direction and open up a whole host of exciting possibilities for the future. They’re the protagonists of every business tale, representing the key to progression. However, in order to bring these elements into your business […]


Reasons To Attend The Framework For Excellence Conference In March

22nd November 2018

The Manufacturing Institute is hosting its Framework For Excellence Conference in March 2019, celebrating both our 25th anniversary and 10 years of being a Shingo Affiliate. The three-day event will also be the European Shingo Conference for 2019. It will serve as a meeting and debate space for the most experienced and insightful minds in […]


Which Training Model Is Best For My Business?

22nd November 2018

You should always be looking to advance as an organisation – no matter how many goals you might have already achieved or expectations you’ve surpassed. The Manufacturing Institute provide you with the perfect platform for progression – all you need to do is identify your needs. Training models for manufacturing organisations are available in many […]


How The UK Manufacturing Sector Is Changing

22nd November 2018

The manufacturing industry has always been influenced by the demands of society – which remain permanently in flux. Britain has a reputation for lagging behind other nations when it comes to manufacturing, focused primarily on moving goods in high volume at the lowest possible cost. Whilst this operational model had its day and age, it […]


What Is Lean Manufacturing?

22nd November 2018

Lean manufacturing is a big buzzword in the industry – and with good reason. A belief system that has helped to propel manufacturing into an exciting new era, lean ideology is one of the most important and influential movements of our time. At The Manufacturing Institute, we’ve seen first-hand how it has transformed companies across […]


Make It UK Enterprise Challenge: Grand Final

30th October 2018

The Manufacturing Institute’s Make It Campaign has a clear, unwavering aim: to raise and nurture a new generation of talented UK manufacturers. As part of Make It, students from across the North West participate in a series of challenges in various locations, putting their heads together to solve problems and come up with ideas. Our […]


The Manufacturing Institute Runs Shingo Facilitator Training Workshop

8th August 2018

The Manufacturing Institute is committed to inspiring the next generation of manufacturing leaders. We’ve spent years supporting the sector in various ways, and last month we took things a step further by starting to train six new Shingo Facilitators. What’s involved in the facilitator training? All our practitioners need to become licensed facilitators in order […]


What Should You Look For In A Manufacturing Industry Course?

19th July 2018

With so much going on within the industry at such an astonishing speed, you need to take the necessary steps to keep pace. The very best manufacturers are the ones who never stop learning. By enrolling on a manufacturing course, you’ll not only acquire essential knowledge about the manufacturing sector, you’ll also benefit from support […]


Why 2018 Is The Perfect Time For A Shingo Benchmark Assessment

14th June 2018

An honest, meaningful examination of your current operational processes is essential for improvement – and the very best way to accurately gauge your business’ health and prospects is through a benchmark assessment conducted by The Manufacturing Institute. Here, we talk more about the benefits of a benchmark assessment, including what you can expect from the […]



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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.



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