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Education Programmes For Sustainable Business Improvement 

Gain an Edge Over Competitors: Develop Your People with Industry-Leading Lean Manufacturing Education

Boost 

Productivity

Master tools and techniques to foster a sustainable high-performance culture 

Enhance 

Leadership Skills

Develop strategic thinking and build capable leaders with our leadership qualifications

Continuous Improvement

Learn the latest lean practices to elevate your team's performance

PaCE Accelerator Programme

This is a five-day intensive support programme spread over two months.  It is designed to improve manufacturing capabilities and productivity, as well as provide the chance to build on your existing business networks.  

11th June 2024

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Lean / Continuous Improvement Programmes

Lean / Continuous Improvement Programmes

Lean training is essential for organisations. It equips employees with the tools and mindset to identify and eliminate waste, streamline processes, improve efficiency, enhance quality, and ultimately drive profitability.

 

By embracing Lean principles, companies can optimise resources, reduce costs, increase productivity, enhance customer satisfaction, and maintain a competitive edge in today's dynamic market landscape.

Continuous Improvement Essentials

This programme has been designed to build capability across the enterprise. It examines why a CI Culture is essential, how improvement can occur, and creates a practical understanding of the tools required to participate in improvement activities.

Upcoming Cohorts:

  • Starts - 11th September 2024

  • Starts - 6th November 2024

Continuous Improvement Practitioner Programme

This is a comprehensive programme for those who want to participate in or lead improvement initiatives. The programme teaches the tools and techniques to improve business processes and performance by reducing lead times, process variation and errors, and change management techniques that help to make improvements last.

Upcoming Cohorts:

  • Starts - 25th September 2024

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Top-Up 

This course is designed for those who wish to lead successful Six Sigma projects. It explores the DMAIC methodology and a wide range of Six Sigma problem-solving tools, including descriptive and inferential statistical methods, to achieve sustainable improvements. The curriculum also includes relevant Lean tools and key factors for successful change management.

Upcoming Cohorts:

  • Starts - 20th November 2024

Lean Leader Programme 

An interactive programme that explores the fundamental principles and concepts of Lean thinking from a leader’s perspective. Reviewing what a Lean culture looks like, the role of the leader in developing and embedding improvement, and how this contrasts with traditional management methods.

Upcoming Cohorts:

  • Starts - 30th July 2024

  • Starts - 18th September 2024

Lean Six Sigma Programmes

Lean Six Sigma Programmes

Six Sigma capability is critical for manufacturing companies - it provides a structured methodology for reducing defects and variations in processes, ultimately leading to improved product quality and customer satisfaction. By instilling a culture of data-driven decision-making and continuous improvement, Six Sigma enables companies to identify the root causes of issues, optimise production processes, minimise waste, enhance efficiency, and increase profitability. 

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

This programme provides an overview of the DMAIC improvement methodology and covers the basic tools of variation reduction, problem-solving and quality improvement.

Upcoming Cohorts:

  • Starts - 30th October 2024

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

This course is designed for those wishing to lead successful Six Sigma projects. It explores the DMAIC methodology and a wide range of Six Sigma problem-solving tools, including descriptive and inferential statistical methods, to achieve sustainable improvements. The curriculum also includes a selection of relevant lean tools and key factors for successful change management.

Upcoming Cohorts:

  • Starts - 23rd October 2024

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Our Black Belt program equips participants to navigate intricate and impactful business challenges and opportunities. As proficient Lean Six Sigma experts, Black Belts demonstrate data analysis, change management, and advanced problem-solving proficiency. Beyond individual projects, they serve as mentors to Green Belts and are crucial in assisting senior management in implementing continuous improvement practices across the organisation.

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Management and Leadership Programmes

Management and Leadership Programmes

Management and Leadership training are indispensable for the survival and prosperity of manufacturing companies. Effective leadership ensures teams are well-guided, motivated, and engaged, driving productivity and innovation.

 

With the ever-evolving landscape of technology, market demands, and global competition, skilled managers equipped with leadership training can navigate complexities, implement strategic decisions, and adapt swiftly to change. Moreover, strong leadership fosters a culture of continuous improvement, enabling manufacturing firms to streamline operations, enhance efficiency, and maintain a competitive edge.

First Line Leader Programme

This course combines lean manufacturing techniques with the interpersonal skills necessary to be an effective leader, giving you the understanding and confidence to lead your team to success. This programme is aimed at first-line managers responsible for keeping shop floor processes running smoothly and efficiently.

Autumn Cohort

  • Starts - 1st October 2024

Coaching For Effective Leaders 

This course will give you the practical skills and insight to start professional coaching. If practised, you can expect to improve your performance and relationships with those you coach. Leaders can improve their performance and relationships with their teams. If coaching is encouraged across a company, the organisation will benefit from higher morale and, most importantly, the untapped potential, passion, creativity, and innovation of all staff.

Upcoming Cohorts:

  • 6th June 2024

Shingo Workshops

Shingo Workshops

The Shingo Model, named after Japanese industrial engineer Shigeo Shingo, is a framework focused on operational excellence and continuous improvement within manufacturing organizations. It emphasises principles such as respect for people, relentless pursuit of perfection, and creating value for customers.

Introduction to Shingo Webinar 

An introductory webinar on the transformative power of the Shingo Model. Designed to equip companies with the tools for operational excellence, this webinar offers an insightful exploration of key principles such as continuous improvement, respect for people, and creating value for customers. Discover how adopting the Shingo Model can revolutionise your organisation's productivity, quality, and employee engagement approach. 

Shingo Discover Excellence Workshop 

A dynamic and immersive learning experience designed to introduce participants to the fundamental principles of operational excellence. Led by experienced facilitators, this workshop provides a deep dive into the core concepts of the Shingo Model, including continuous improvement, respect for people, and creating value for customers. 

Ricoh Telford, UK

  • Starts - 12th November 2024

Bespoke / Private Programmes

Looking for something more bespoke?

All our education programmes can be tailored to meet your exact requirements. We’ll work with your organisation to find an educational solution that works for you.

 

Education shouldn’t just be for fighting fire. It should future-proof your business so you’re resilient to whatever changes and challenges come your way.

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