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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 […]


Root Cause Analysis??? But don’t we have Six Sigma?

21st August 2018

In our search for ever greater reliability, efficiency and performance we know it’s likely for organisations to consider an effective Six Sigma program as a reliable and effective improvement methodology. But we also know that many organisations are extremely impatient, restless if a project is too time-consuming and quick to become concerned that their investment […]


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 […]


The Growing Importance Of Manufacturing Leadership Skills

22nd May 2018

In this guide, we take a look at the role of manufacturing leadership to succeed in the UK industry, and why taking active steps to excel yourself is so important in a constantly evolving sector. Hesitancy is holding businesses back The importance of manufacturing leadership isn’t lost on many bosses within the industry. A lot […]


Are you facing a skills gap with older, more experienced staff retiring as younger staff join?

3rd March 2018

Our Team Leader Development Programme can help! Aimed at first line managers this hands-on programme offers workshops and seminars on everything from leadership to employment law to understanding lean manufacturing. No formal qualifications are necessary, so it’s perfect for those with strong practical skills but little post-16 education. Neville Mosley, the production manager at Tarmac, […]



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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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