What Should You Look For In A Manufacturing Industry Course?

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.

Manufacturing Training Courses

By enrolling on a manufacturing course, you’ll not only acquire essential knowledge about the manufacturing sector, you’ll also benefit from support and guidance from some of the brightest minds in the business.

Of course, you need to choose wisely when you select a manufacturing course. Here are a few reasons why you should opt for The Manufacturing Industry as your education provider.

Who we work with

At The Manufacturing Institute, we pride ourselves on our ability to help absolutely any business, as well as any individual or team within it.

Since 1994, we have worked with startups and huge corporations alike, developing programmes that put them in a position where they can excel and push forwards. Every business is different, which is why we prioritise a tailored training approach in every instance.

We also collaborate with a small number of carefully chosen partners in excellence. This ensures we continue to deliver the very best standards across our educational courses.

One such partner is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who work closely alongside The Manufacturing Institute experts to conduct the latest industry-leading research. We also have strong ties with Lancaster University, teaming up to develop the highly esteemed MSc in Manufacturing Leadership qualification.

And, of course, we remain extremely well connected to the Shingo Institute. In fact, we were this organisation’s first European partner, and have cemented a strong relationship with this operational excellence leader over the subsequent years.

This affiliation gives us the tools and knowledge required to provide the best possible Shingo support to our clients, reflected in the fact that we have helped more people achieve the Shingo Prize than any other.

Proven value

The Manufacturing Institute have worked with more than 10,000 organisations over the past 25 years, generating more than £2bn worth of results. We’re committed to helping every organisation in the manufacturing sector through a variety of means, including best practice visits and study tours.

Our educational courses, too, have proven time and time again to be an invaluable investment for businesses of all sizes. When you choose to pursue an educational course through The Manufacturing Institute, you’ll also enjoy exceptional value for money.

All proceeds from course fees are put back into The Manufacturing Institute, funding our charitable endeavours within the industry and helping us to provide first-class education across the world.

We also continue to add value to the industry by actively involving ourselves in the community, holding Make It Campaign events, celebrating achievements in manufacturing, running Fab Lab workshops, and championing the sector in whichever way we can.Our aim is to inspire, educate and improve, and we broadcast all our latest events and campaigns across our social channels and blog – keeping everyone up to date with the industry’s big news, trends and what we have been doing as an organisation. Sign up for a course at The Manufacturing Institute The Manufacturing Institute have courses and qualifications available from entry level through to the highest possible industry accolades. These include Six Sigma courses, including both Six Sigma Black Belt (taking delegates to expert practitioner level) and Six Sigma Green Belt (exploring the DMAIC methodology and key factors for successful change management).

Our Accelerated Route To Lean Manufacturing programme is another popular course for supporting improvement, taking place over a rapid time period to turn you into a lean champion in just 10 weeks.

We also have a series of Shingo workshops, offering participants insight into the key principles of enterprise excellence. These include:

  • Shingo Discover Excellence Workshop
  • An introduction to the Shingo Model with on-site learning.
  • Shingo Cultural Enablers Workshop
  • Integration of classroom and on-site experiences.
  • Shingo Continuous Improvement Workshop
  • Advanced three-day workshop designed to build upon prior knowledge and experience of operational excellence.
  • Shingo Enterprise Alignment & Results Workshop

Offers a deeper exploration of the Shingo Model by focusing on the principles identified in both the Enterprise Alignment and Results dimension.

Developing people is another area we specialise in here at The Manufacturing Institute, and our Team Leader Development Programme is the perfect course for anyone looking to acquire the skills and knowledge to inspire their staff. This course teaches everything you need to know to make an unforgettable impact on the manufacturing floor.

Our most comprehensive course of all is our MSc in Manufacturing Leadership, offered in association with Lancaster University. Participants engage in study for a year and emerge as master’s degree holders, earning invaluable advice from some of the world’s best manufacturers in the process.