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 »

Supply Chain: The Missing Link

Supply Chain Insight Paper cover

An Industry Forum Insight Paper into Supply Chain Management of the future looking at supply chain technology, corporate social responsibility (CSR) within the supply chain as well supply chain risk and resilience.   Download paper  

NPLX Webinar

NPLx

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 »

Three key factors for Total Productive Maintenance success

What do we have to do to make sure our investment in TPM pays off? How can we ensure we reap the promised business benefits? We can’t give you a magic wand that ensures instant results. But we can share with you these three vital activities practised by JIPM award winning companies, such as Coca-Cola… Read more »

Is Condition Based Monitoring still relevant in a connected factory?

The connected factory drums up images of fully automated, high tech, integrated plant with barely a human in sight. That doesn’t quite chime with scenes of people walking round plants and plugging hand held devices into various pieces of equipment. So, what is the future of CBM (Condition Based Monitoring or Maintenance) in our digital… Read more »

How Total Productive Maintenance makes your business successful

If you want your company to succeed over the long term you must; operate safely, make a profit and achieve customer satisfaction. For companies like Tetra Pak, Milliken, Arcelor Mittal, Unilever and Volvo, TPM has become their corporate approach to sustainable continuous improvement. This blog briefly describes how TPM achieves those goals and what makes… Read more »