Date: 23rd February - 11th May 2023
Location: Face to Face
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Theme: Business Strategy, Operational efficiency
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Are you made for manufacturing?
Now through a combination of visits to good practice sites, expert speakers in Lean thinking, and peer learning, the BGH Manufacturing Team is presenting you and your organisation with an opportunity to demonstrate that you too could be Made for Manufacturing in 2023 – A Manufacturing Champion.
This programme is for Business Leaders, Manufacturing Leaders, Improvement Leaders.
Objectives of the programme – the characteristics of a Made for Manufacturing organisation:
• To be a results driven company that has measurable targets for Quality, Cost and Delivery (QCD), taking quantifiable actions to address shortfalls. Identifying a next step.
• A Lean Thinking organisation – everybody empowered to solve problems every day to deliver QCD improvements.
• To have a network of fellow Made for Manufacturing alumni who share your passion for doing and your passion for learning.
• Never losing sight that the people who determine if you are Made for Manufacturing are your customers. Your profitability and future prosperity depend on them.
The Manufacturing Champions Programme will begin on the 23rd of February 2023. Please complete the Expression of Interest Form or contact Nick Brandwood, Programme Manager on email@example.com or 07718 301 235 to discuss the programme.
Day 1 (09:00 - 16:00) - 23/02/2023
Lean Thinking – It is Not Just About Global Car Companies. Delivering and Sustaining the Quality, Cost, Delivery Benefits of Lean Thinking in Manufacturing SMEs.
A one day workshop with renowned Lean consultant and Author Tim McLean – Bolton Stadium Hotel.
This content packed day will demonstrate how lean thinking and the benefits are relevant to your business and your process. Delivered through a combination of Tim’s examples and case studies, from over 20 years of Lean transformation, group discussion and simulation exercises.
Day 2 (09:00 - 12:00) - 27/04/2023
Maximising Productivity / Towards Manufacturing Excellence. Observing Good Practice in a Manufacturing SME: Understanding the Challenges and Mindset of Continuous Improvement.
A half day visit at Atec Engineering Solutions, Salford – Discussion with the Leadership team and Go Look See Learn at this award-winning company.
- Competitive advantage through digitisation.
- Sustained improvement through standard practice and standard communication.
- Increase engagement through daily review and empowering people.
- Developing future talent.
Day 3 (09:30 - 13:00) - 11/05/2023
Leadership – Developing a Culture to Engage and Empower Your People. Everybody Solving Problems Every Day.
A half day visit at Siemens, Congleton – Discussion with the Leadership team. Go Look See Learn.
- Developing the values of a learning organisation.
- Culture and leadership.
- Effective communication cascade: What? Where? When? How? Why?
This programme is led by Nick Brandwood. Nick has over 20 years' experience of implementing Lean and overseeing Six Sigma Improvement projects.
Originally employed as a graduate Polymer scientist he has subsequently been employed in technological, continuous improvement and senior line management roles in automotive, textiles and secure printing manufacturing organisations.
Nick is very hands-on and likes to understand and analyse problems, questioning perceptions and speaking with data. He has significant experience in facilitating change having previously worked as a Manufacturing Advisory Service Advisor and has undertaken Lean transformations in automotive, aerospace, food and textile manufacturing companies.
He has also trained Six Sigma Greenbelts, and specialises in understanding and controlling variation and risk within the manufacturing process.
Our Workshops are part-funded by European Regional Development Fund.
Our workshops are delivered free of charge to participants; however, as they are fully-funded, they are classed as state aid to participating businesses and are subject to state aid rules and the associated eligibility criteria:
Greater Manchester Clients Only
SME: Small or medium enterprise i.e. less than 250 (Full Time Equivalent) employees
Annual Turnover less than 50 Million Euro OR Balance Sheet less than 43 million Euro
Where is it?
This event takes place in different venues located in Greater Manchester.