Paul Heard appointed CEO of SMMT Industry Forum

Birmingham – May 5th 2020 Paul Heard has been appointed the new Chief Executive of SMMT Industry Forum, the consultancy and training providers for manufacturers, set up by the UK government, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and vehicle manufacturers, whose mission is to improve the competitiveness of UK manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace… Read more »


Last Update: 20 April 2020 SMMT INDUSTRY FORUM, BIRMINGHAM OFFICE TEMPORARY CLOSURE POLICY CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)  In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation and in line with the UK government’s recommended course of action, SMMT Industry Forum has decided to severely restrict the use of its Birmingham office and has implemented a home working policy for… Read more »

Odette Launches Release 2 and Global MMOG/LE Version 5

Global MMOG/LE has been developed jointly by Odette and AIAG as a unique Supply Chain Management (SCM) capability assessment tool that can be used throughout the global automotive industry, as well as across other industry sectors. Since Version 1 was launched in 2003, the tool has been regularly updated to take account of the latest… Read more »

IATF 16949:2016 Stakeholder Survey – Have Your Say…

[ UPDATE: SURVEY CLOSED ] As an IATF 16949:2016 Stakeholder we feel it’s important that you have the opportunity to feedback your views. Here is your chance, via an optional and anonymous IATF survey. The surveys are divided up by IATF 16949:2016 sections to enable you to give your comments in relation to the specific… Read more »

ANNOUNCEMENT: Delivery of new flagship SC21 Competitiveness and Growth £10m supply chain programme will be supported by SMMT Industry Forum

SMMT Industry Forum is proud to support the new government-backed programme to improve UK manufacturing competitiveness and productivity. The £10 million programme aims to help make the UK’s aerospace manufacturing supply chain more competitive and was launched by new Business and Industry Minister, Andrew Stephenson during a recent visit to MEP in Aylesford, Kent. SMMT… Read more »

New Product introduction courses offer

Celebrate the launch of our new product introduction courses with an early bird discount Industry Forum has launched a new set of courses, perfect for anyone involved in implementing, managing or directing new product launch in an organisation. To celebrate the launch, we are offering 15% early bird discount for one place booked or 25%… Read more »

Industry Forum hosting two training sessions at Automechanika Birmingham

Industry Forum has announced two training sessions that will take place at Automechanika Birmingham in June, intended for those in the industry who want understand more about best practice in supply chain and manufacturing. Supply Chain Management 10am-12pm, 5 June 2019 This session will give attendees a general understanding of the fundamentals of supply chain… Read more »

Delivery of new flagship automotive supply chain programme, launched by Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, will be supported by SMMT Industry Forum

New government-backed programme to improve UK manufacturing competitiveness and productivity is open for business; new “NMCL” approach has been successfully piloted by companies in the North West of England. Birmingham – 9/4/19 – A £16 million programme to help make the UK’s advanced automotive manufacturing supply chain more competitive was launched by Business  Secretary, Greg… Read more »

SMMT Open Forum

Industry Forum will be attending SMMT’s Open Forum which brings together 300 delegates for a day of presentations, knowledge sharing and discussion. The events offer excellent networking opportunities with leading senior figures from the automotive industry, focusing on opportunities in the UK’s automotive supply chain, with experts and key decision makers speaking on a variety of… Read more »