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The Manufacturing Institute provides high-impact training, consultancy services and events to inspire manufacturing professionals and organizations of all sizes to be the very best.

Dedicated to supporting you

As a small team of passionate experts, we help manufacturers successfully overcome challenges and thrive. We’ve been around for over a quarter of a century, and in that time we’ve supported some of the largest global organizations and even become the first European-licensed affiliate of the Shingo Institute. Now let us help you.

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Bespoke support

When we say ‘bespoke’, we mean it. Our training isn’t ‘off the shelf’, and you can trust that we’re not a traditional consultancy either. You won’t find us upsetting the apple cart. Instead, we’ll help you make sustainable changes – and reach your goals.

Industry leaders

We partner with industry leaders who’ve overcome the same challenges you’re facing. Plus, we’ve even worked with the UK’s first manufacturer (and world’s first newspaper manufacturer) to achieve the Shingo Prize. So you can be confident you’re in good hands.

World-class events

Our appetite for innovation enables us to host world-class events, time after time. Just one example is the Festival of Manufacturing Excellence 2020, which was the first virtual conference of its kind for our sector.

Access to funding

Everyone should be able to access our support. As well as payment plans, we have a free digital levy matchmaking service so that employers with unused apprenticeship funds can support SMEs with the associated payment for apprentice training.

You can learn and thrive

All of our courses are delivered by experts who share best practices and unique insights so you’ll accomplish even more. The programmes are varied – from lean to leadership, and Six Sigma to Shingo. There’s a session focused solely on coaching and mentoring or, if you want to level up your knowledge, you can try our dedicated MSc in Manufacturing Leadership.

With virtual and face-to-face training available, you can even shape your learning to suit your business or team – so you’ll always get the most out of each session.

Our free digital service matches levy payers throughout England with smaller Greater Manchester and Essex businesses that need support for apprenticeship training costs.

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