Lean offer from MI

Posted on 8 Apr 2009 by The Manufacturer

The Manufacturing Institute (MI) has announced a late deal to entice readers of The Manufacturer to snap up the last few places on its celebrated, qualification-providing, Accelerated Route to Lean Manufacturing course.

Users of this website, readers of the magazine or subscribers to TM’s newsletters will receive a 10 per cent discount on the normal price of participation. The offer applies to the next two programmes taking place, starting April 21 in Manchester and April 22 in Preston.

The programme, which involves one-day-a-week attendance over 13 weeks, is designed to enable delegates to lead lean at their own individual sites. Styled as “a practical, hands-on programme to discover how to drive out waste and drive up efficiency across the total production system – from supplier to customer”, participation in the programme leads to a Manufacturing Institute Fellowship and an NVQ level 3.

Individual sessions throughout the course include Value Stream Mapping, Process Mapping & Blitz Events, 5S & TPM and Lean Implementation Considerations.

The MI says over 260 manufacturing firms and 500 individuals have taken part in the programme in the past. Some examples of direct success achieved from participation include £744,000 savings through improved productivity and supply chain efficiencies for Waterfields Bakery, doubled productivity and boosted profits of £72,000 for Wolstenholme International and £210,000 worth of inventory recovery and improved lead times of 60% for Tikkurula Coatings.

“With the ideas and knowledge we have gained from The Manufacturing Institute, the company has just completed its first year of lean operation and turnover has increased by 20 per cent,” said Joe Traynor, a lean implementation manager at Universal Products Lytham Manufacturing Ltd who took the course.

“This has to be one of the most effective ways of improving the bottom-line performance of your business,” he added.

Spaces are now extremely limited and anyone looking to take advantage of this offer is advised not to hesitate in calling 0161 8720393 and quoting the reference ‘The Manufacturer’. Undiscounted prices start at £2050. For more details click here.