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Embedding Continuous Improvement Workshop

Date: 13th July 2018
Location: AMS Neve, AMS Technology Park, Billington Rd, Burnley, BB11 5UB
Time: 7:30am - 2:00pm
Theme: Operational efficiency

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Do you want your workforce to work smarter (not harder) and maximise the profitability of your business? This practical workshop will lay the foundation for your team to work together and embed a culture of continuous improvement.

The session will provide an in-depth look at the lean manufacturing techniques – 5S and Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED). During practical exercises, your advisor will explain the theory behind these tools and demonstrate how you can implement them within your operation to eliminate waste, promote teamwork and embed a culture of continuous improvement.

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • understand the theory of 5S and SMED
  • be able to identify waste across the operation which will increase efficiency and productivity
  • acknowledge the benefit of team working and standardisation of processes
  • be equipped to propose and implement improvements
  • be motivated to operate in a culture of continuous improvement

Why should I attend?

This session will empower you and your teams to identify waste streams and continuously seek to improve this process. These improvements will help you to eliminate waste, improve customer responsiveness and drive productivity.

Who should attend?

  • Business owners or leaders looking to implement change
  • Production/Operations managers or leaders
  • Established operatives in your business

*Please note that the workshop is exclusively for SME Manufacturing businesses. Non manufacturers will not be permitted to attend


07.30 Registration, networking and breakfast
08.00 Welcome, housekeeping and group introductions
08.20 The Manufacturing Growth Fund
08.30 Introductions to Continuous Improvement techniques: 5S and SMED
09.15 The Planks Game Part 1
10.15 Group feedback with refreshments
10.30 The Planks Game Part 2
11.15 Group feedback
11.30 The Planks Game Part 3
12.15 Workshop feedback, review of 5S & SMED and implementation planning with working lunch
13.30 Clinic with manufacturing advisors - how to access funding or support for your business
14.00 Event close

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