Industry Forum at the SMMT’s Regional Forum

Industry Forum were proud to participate in the SMMT’s inaugural Regional Forum, which took place at the Bolton Whites Hotel, The Macron Stadium (Bolton Wanderers Football Club) on Thursday 23rd November 2017. The Forum was organised as part of SMMT’s commitment to support all of its member’s right across the UK and was opened by… Read more »

Competitiveness and Productivity Solution for the UK Automotive Supply Chain

The UK’s automotive industry is ready to deliver a new supply chain competitiveness and productivity solution following Government’s Industrial Strategy white paper. Automotive industry has co-developed a new programme that will boost the competitiveness and productivity of the UKs advanced manufacturing supply chain. In response to the launch of the Industrial Strategy white paper by… Read more »

Industry Forum Sponsors NAA’s People & Skills Award

The Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA) Awards, which showcase the successes of vehicle manufacturers, supply chain companies and service providers in the region, took place in Cheshire on 9th November 2017. Ian Constance, CEO, Advanced Propulsion Centre UK (APC UK), gave a keynote speech to the audience of over 270 members of the northern and national… Read more »

NPLX Webinar


New Product Launch Excellence (NPLX) is a national programme aimed at improving the New Product Introduction (NPI) capabilities of the UK supply chain through the provision of essential skills training, coaching support and project management expertise. The programme is sponsored by the Automotive Council, endorsed by OEMs and delivered by SMMT Industry Forum. To find… Read more »

Change from ISO/TS16949:2009 to IATF 16949:2016

iatf 16949

What’s changing? The automotive industry quality standard ISO/TS 16949 is being updated by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF). IATF 16949:2016 will be released 1st October 2016. All organisations currently certified to ISO/TS 16949:2009 must transition to the new standard by 14th September 2018.  After 1st October 2017, no audits (initial, surveillance, recertification or transfer)… Read more »

Industry Forum presents gifts and funds to Acorns Children’s Hospice

Industry Forum is delighted to have presented a cheque for £3,530, along with a selection of goods and gifts, to its chosen charity, Acorns Children’s Hospice. The funds and gifts were raised through activities of Industry Forum staff donating to events such as ‘Dress Down Friday’ and also donating their staff incentive scheme rewards. Established… Read more »

New 8D Problem Solving course launched

Industry Forum has launched its 2 day AS13000 8D Problem Solving training course. 8D Problem Solving is a structured approach following the 8 disciplines of: D0 – Implement Immediate Containment and Prepare for 8D D1 – Form the Team D2 – Define the Problem D3 – Develop Containment Actions D4 – Identify and Verify Root… Read more »

APICS CPIM training courses launched

Industry Forum has today launched it’s full range of APICS CPIM Supply Chain Management training courses, starting with The Basics of Supply Chain Management module running in September 2015 at the Industry Forum Learning Centre, Birmingham, UK. The APICS CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) programme focusses on an organisation’s internal operations taking an… Read more »