Warranty Management Systems

IATF 16949, The Quality Management System for the Automotive Industry requires organisations to develop a way in which warranties will be managed. Before going any further it would be necessary to understand what the concept of warranty means. In a typical manufacturing environment we can distinguish three types of “bad feedback” sources regarding quality of… Read more »

NAA Business Awards 2018 – People and Skills

Industry Forum is a proud sponsor of the Northern Automotive Alliance Business Awards & Networking Dinner – People & Skills award  Category: NAA People & Skills Award Sponsor: SMMT Industry Forum  Open to: All SMEs  Established in 1996 by British government, the SMMT and vehicle manufactures, Industry Forum exists to improve both performance and competitiveness in UK… Read more »

Improving Aerospace Manufacturing Competitiveness July Newsletter

   In this update…  Industry Forum courses recognised by the Aero Engineer Supplier Quality strategy group New Product Introduction for Launch Excellence Japan Best Practice Visit – Learn how true world class manufacturing operates AS9145 APQP and PPAP training courses Free Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Checklist Sign up to our free industry update here  … Read more »

What next for Global Materials Management Operations Guidelines Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE)?

MMOG/LE is the global standard for supply chain management processes, providing industry best practices. A supplier self-assessment and continuous improvement tool, MMOG/LE facilitates improvements in materials management efficiency and accuracy, while reducing costs from errors and waste. The tool can be used by both suppliers and customers throughout the entire product life cycle, including early… Read more »

Breakfast Briefing: Successful Strategies for Small and Medium Manufacturers

When: 08:30 – 10:00 Wednesday 30th May, light breakfast, teas and coffees served from 08:00 Where: SMMT Industry Forum, 2680 Kings Court, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham B37 7YE (see maps) Price: Complimentary Availability: Limited to 20 places maximum, first come first served basis Overview This informal breakfast briefing event is designed to benefit small and… Read more »

Improving Manufacturing Productivity Workshop

Toyota and SMMT Industry Forum to co-host one-day workshop, free-of-charge for senior executives, to examine ways of improving UK manufacturing productivity Manufacturing businesses in sectors such as aerospace, nuclear and medical devices are invited to attend a workshop that will give a rare insight into methods proven by the automotive industry to improve productivity. The… Read more »

New Product Introduction – The bridge between business strategy and manufacturing operations

For almost any manufacturer, accelerating the time‐to‐market of New Product Introduction (NPI) is a key strategic imperative within the constantly changing nature of today’s market environments. Aspirational growth targets are fundamental to future business strategy and a large part of achieving this growth will involve the introduction of new opportunities and new products into the… Read more »

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 »