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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.

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 shapes and forms. If you’re the leader or decision-maker in your business, it is up to you to make an honest analysis of your firm as a whole and determine which areas need to change in order to achieve something more.

It may be that you need higher expertise, so seek education. Perhaps a good look inside a fast-moving, Shingo Prize-winning, lean manufacturing workplace will provide the necessary inspiration. Or maybe you require some expert guidance on the direction you should be taking your company – improvement may just be the ideal route.

Our training model guide is designed to help you identify your needs, and offers more information on which path might be best for you.


If you or your staff need more knowledge and expertise to take the company further, it’s time to consider a manufacturing education programme. There are all kinds of courses available to people in the industry, although they are largely split between “public” and “internal”.

The Manufacturing Institute’s public programmes are available to everyone – catering to all levels of awareness and ability. These sessions range from Six Sigma insights right the way through to team leader training and a 10-week lean manufacturing programme.

If neither you nor your staff can afford to leave the workplace due to time or budget constraints, you can invite The Manufacturing Institute to your site instead. These internal programmes are designed to drive operational excellence within the four walls of your workplace.

Our team tailor each programme to the requirements of your company too – redesigning course content according to your demands and needs. We work with you to build a programme that can push your business forwards into an exciting new realm.

These on-site training schemes stop your staff from having to take days off work, and they are able to apply their new knowledge to their surroundings immediately.

Before settling on an educational programme, it’s worth asking yourself: Do you want to empower a whole team to deliver something special? Or are you trying to create leaders to drive change?


To apply high-quality manufacturing operations that bring about visible, beneficial change, you need to see these practices being conducted in person. Not only will this help you to develop a true understanding of how to perform these operations, it will also allow you to witness the results.

With our best practice visits, you’re welcomed behind the scenes of businesses that are implementing industry-leading techniques, with the opportunity to ask the right people the right questions. Some of our best practice visits include trips to A.G. Barr, Jaguar Land Rover and Entek.

We also conduct study tours of sites. These take you inside some of the most successful manufacturing companies – only for a much longer period of time. Study tours are more intensive and expansive, with visits being conducted over several days or even weeks. We also take participants to sites outside of the UK, offering them a look at how companies in other nations operate.

By observing theories being put into practice both on the factory floor and in the planning rooms, you can enjoy a fulfilling and invaluable experience which can be used to reinvigorate your own business back home.


Progressing as a business doesn’t always require educational courses. You may not be entirely sure which steps are needed to take your business to the next level – and that’s okay. At The Manufacturing Institute, we provide a consultancy service that goes beyond standard support and guidance.

Our consultants work alongside you to develop a strategy and personalised plan that makes lean working a reality. Together, we can develop your business organically and positively, and in a way that complements your current processes – gradually building the kind of company culture on which a business can thrive.

If you’ve identified the fact that you need support but can’t pinpoint the improvement areas, our services are perfect for you. From benchmark assessments and business reviews to transformation plans and Shingo support, we can steer your business towards a better future.

Contact The Manufacturing Institute for more information

At The Manufacturing Institute, we pride ourselves on avoiding a forceful or aggressive consultative approach. Instead, we work with you as a partner, helping and guiding you every step of the way and ensuring you’re happy with the solution overall.

Whether you’re seeking education, inspiration, improvement, or all three, contact The Manufacturing Institute today on +44 (0) 161 875 2525. Our team will be delighted to tell you more about the types of training models and services we can offer your company, putting you in touch with the right personnel so that you receive the exact support you’re looking for.

You can also drop us a line at any time via our online contact form or by sending a message to Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.


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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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