4 keys to simplifying all the lean methodologies

We all know how easy it is to get bogged down creating detailed guidelines, slavishly following stepped structures and learning new terminology. Over the years I have deployed many lean and Total Productive Maintenance techniques across a wide range of businesses. Recently it occurred to me that instead of creating ever more complicated explanations it’s… Read more »

6 Steps To Success in NPI

Check if your New Product Introduction process features these 6 basic success factors. Before you start buying expensive design software or other automated tools to speed up your NPI process, have you examined your process procedures? Having studied and helped a variety of manufacturers, from build to print suppliers to innovators who launch to market,… Read more »

Government and automotive industry start the motor on £30 million skills investment

Government is joining forces with leading UK automotive manufacturers to boost skills across the sector, inspire the next generation of vehicle makers and create new routes into automotive careers. Business Secretary Vince Cable announced £11.3 million of government funding alongside £2.8 million cash investment and £16.4 million in-kind contributions from industry. The project, developed through… Read more »

Automotive SPICE (by VDA)

IATF 16949

General Information In 2005 the industry-specific standard Automotive SPICE®, derived from the new ISO 15504 International Standard (IS) for software process assessments, was published by the Special Interest Group Automotive. This mandatory method is consulted more and more as an objective process evaluation and for the process improvements resulting from it on the project and… Read more »

5 Steps to Your Career Success

    Principles of Operations Management The APICS Principles of Operations Management is a complete education and training programme focused on providing delegates with a solid foundational knowledge in the field of supply chain and operations management. programme is designed to help new entrants to the field of operations management establish the knowledge necessary to… Read more »