Free new product workshops

Posted on 2 Feb 2011 by The Manufacturer

Three free-of-charge seminars, funded by the Manufacturing Advisory Service – West Midlands (MAS-WM), take place in Stourbridge, Coventry and Cannock on the 8th, 9th and 10th of February respectively.

Delivered by lean manufacturing specialists Oneflow, they have been designed to provide companies with a step-by-step guide to cutting out problems associated with new model introductions, and include a number of tips designed to reduce lead times and save costs.

The seminars will cover a host of different topic areas including the key steps of planning for success, importance of cross functional teams, phase-gate reviews and selecting the right metrics.

Andy Taylor, who will be leading the sessions, said: “Ten years ago companies were faced with perhaps annual new product launches. The reality today is that this happens on a sometimes continual basis, with upgrades, changes in specification and a greater variety of models.

“This causes manufacturers numerous headaches and can be an expensive and time consuming exercise, especially if things aren’t planned right and mistakes are made.

“What these workshops will do is explain why most ‘change points’ go wrong and how to adopt a ‘best practice’ approach that introduces changes effectively into your business.”

To book your place at one of the workshops, email [email protected] or contact Richard Milham on 0121 415 3761