How To Approach Your Employer For A Training Budget

It’s one thing making the decision to develop yourself on a professional and mental level. It’s another to approach your employer and ask them to invest in this training for you. We get it, it’s a scary idea. But if you know how to bring up the topic, you’ll get past that initial fear and… Read more

Self-Development: Is Now Your Time?

Self-development. Self-reformation. Self-advancement. Self-improvement. These words have been used endlessly since the start of the pandemic – and we’re not talking about a lockdown DIY haircut! Many people have taken the opportunity to dig deep and develop themselves both professionally and mentally. Others, however, have hesitated, and that’s understandable. After all, investing in yourself is… Read more

What Is Customer Value In Lean?

When it comes to customer value, it’s not just about knowing what your market pays for your product. You also need to understand what it is in terms of lean, why it’s important, and how to create it successfully. In this blog, we tell you exactly that. Defining customer value Customer value is the perception… Read more

5 Top Tips For A Successful Six Sigma Implementation

At The Manufacturing Institute, we understand that it’s one thing to know what Six Sigma is, and be aware of the benefits it could bring to your business. But, learning how to action it effectively during your manufacturing processes, well, that’s a whole different story. That’s why we wanted to share our five top tips… Read more

The Argument For Looking Backwards In Performance Management

When we previously spoke about performance management traps, we didn’t discuss looking backwards, even though many in the industry would say it’s one for the list. Why? Because we personally think that looking backwards can be a very positive thing, provided it’s done in the correct manner. Interested in learning more? Join us as we… Read more

How Manufacturers Put Six Sigma Into Practice

In case you missed it, we recently explored all things Six Sigma, including what it is and how it can benefit your business. But that brings us to the question: how exactly can you put it into practice? Here, The Manufacturing Institute’s Six Sigma Practitioner, Eunice Cinnamon, highlights  how Six Sigma works in the real… Read more

MSc In Manufacturing Leadership: All The Key Details

Curious about our MSc in Manufacturing Leadership? You probably already know that it’s accredited by Lancaster University Management School, one of the UK’s leading universities and world’s best business institutions. But what about prerequisites, company benefits, and advantages to the individual? Read on to have your questions answered and discover everything you need to know… Read more

An Overview Of Six Sigma: Everything You Need To Know

What exactly is Six Sigma? How can it benefit you? And what’s the DMAIC implementation process? While many are aware that Six Sigma is a fantastic manufacturing performance tool, the mechanics behind it remain largely unknown. So we’re here to take you through everything you need to know about the method, and highlight the different… Read more

The Relationship Between Culture Change And Continuous Improvement

When it comes to any type of improvement, a good culture is crucial. After all, your efforts won’t get you very far if your overall business environment isn’t right. Continuous improvement flourishes in a culture where people can openly discuss how they feel and share their thoughts when things don’t work out as planned. In… Read more