From traditional manufacturer to EV tech backer

How a Coventry foundry has reinvented itself for the electric future Published: 03/02/21 The advent of ACES (autonomous, connected, electric, and shared vehicles), as well as the slump in volume resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, is causing unprecedented upheaval in the automotive industry. Companies producing diesel vehicle systems and components will already be familiar with… Read more »

Tailored Support for HR Professionals

Industry Forum’s Manufacturing Expert HR Consultancy Industry Forum understands that the post-COVID world has presented HR personnel with new challenges. We are all required to do ‘more with less’, and those that remain need to be skilled to be as effective, efficient and resourceful to support organisational efficiency. Many will be required to take on… Read more »

Are you ready to hit the ground running when lockdown ends?

Published April 2020 With a quarter of the UK’s businesses temporarily closed by the Coronavirus and manufacturing output forecast to plunge by 55% this spring, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility, there is a strong focus on the likely impacts of the crisis on our economy, both now and in the future. Fewer column… Read more »

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020!

Today, we are celebrating International Women’s Day! In recognition of all the women across the globe, we’d like to shine a light on two of Industry Forum’s own. Read on to find out a little more about two of our Senior Consultants in Lean / TPM, Anna Vaughan and YeeHuan Lim. Tell us a bit… Read more »

Automotive SPICE®; what you need to know

As the complexity of automotive projects has increased exponentially over the last 20 years, we’ve witnessed a seismic shift from the once emphasis on mechanical challenges to those born from mechanical parts being required to work in harmony under the influence of increasingly complex software systems. A single modern luxury vehicle now can integrate as… Read more »

Leadership training with immediate impact

Do you ever feel like you could achieve more, if you had the right leadership skills? According to renowned management expert John Maxell, “The single biggest way to impact an organisation is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organisation that recruits good people, raises them up… Read more »

Time to change to approach to Logistics and Distribution?

With increasing pressures from consumers on short delivery times, track and trace functionality and a solid returns process, the pressure on logistics and distribution has never been so great.  Reports from manufacturing groups indicate that Logistics and Distribution costs typically range between 5 – 15% of the cost of sales.  Recent reports around additional costs… Read more »

A fresh start with Supply Chain training and consulting support

Supply Chain Training We offer a range of courses from basic introductions to advanced certifications covering all aspects of Supply Chain Management. Whether it’s physical logistics, a broad understanding of Supply Chain theory of inventory management or professional globally recognised certification, we have a course to suit you.   For more detail take a look… Read more »

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 »