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Improvements Your UK Manufacturing Business Should Be Looking At For 2019

3rd December 2018

There are sure to be many new challenges (and opportunities) for manufacturing companies in the wake of the Brexit fiasco. Whilst we’re currently embroiled in an uncertain political, economical and technological climate that’s creating more questions than answers, we can be certain that businesses will need to think outside of the box. 2019 will demand […]


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 […]


What is Shingo and why should companies invest in it?

22nd September 2018

As more and more people are hearing about the Shingo model, I often get asked to outline the principles on which it is based. As I’ve talked with clients about Shingo and taught Discover courses, I’ve found that although knowledge of the model varies at the start, people become enthused through the learning process. You […]


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 […]


Northern Powerhouse? The State Of Manufacturing In The North West

5th July 2018

A recent report from Experian has unearthed some particularly interesting results with regards to the current state of manufacturing in the North West. According to the consumer credit reporting agency’s findings, the volume of manufacturing deals completed across the North West during the first quarter of 2018 has dropped rather dramatically… but the value of […]


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 […]


What Does Operational Excellence Mean In Practice?

1st June 2018

Running a company in line with operational excellence principles is the biggest challenge your business will ever face – but the rewards are numerous. Not only will you trim costs and boost production rates (along with quality), you’ll also find yourself deservedly side by side with many of the best businesses in the world. But […]


Which Manufacturing Institute Course Is Right For My Business?

22nd May 2018

Here, we cast our eye over the selection of courses currently available at The Manufacturing Institute, offering insight into what these programmes involve and which professionals or roles they’re best suited for. Developing People Our Developing People courses give learners the skills to motivate, enhance, and develop their workforce. These training programmes are designed for […]



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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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