Milestone Moment for UK Automotive Industry

Automotive Industrial Partnership On Starting Grid The future of the UK’s automotive industry was lined up on the starting grid at the House of Lords today – to mark a milestone moment in its industrial history. (Thursday March 12). The Automotive Industrial Partnership, which consists of many of the UK’s leading automotive manufacturers aims to… Read more »

Industry Forum becomes APICS Channel Partner

Industry Forum is pleased to announce that it has now become an approved training provider for APICS supply chain and operations management qualifications. Chris Owen, Chief Executive, said “In gaining International Channel Partner status for APICS training, we are able to provide our clients with world-class training to support their aspirations in achieving supply chain… Read more »

JIPM 2015 TPM Excellence Awards

The TPM Excellence Awards process is now open until the end of January 2015 for the 2015 awards. To apply for an award download the 2015 Application Outline and the 2015 Application Form. If you would like to speak to someone about applying for the Excellence Awards please contact the TPM Assessment office +44 (0)121 717 6619 or email… Read more »

IATF to incorporate ISO9001:2015 into a new ISO/TS16949

The IATF has established a work team consisting of IATF member organizations to develop a design specification for the revision of ISO/TS 16949 to align with the ISO 9001:2015 based structure and requirements. For further information please visit the IATF website –

The Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2014 shortlist announced

  The big, the small, the innovative and the straight up efficient. All of these manufacturers and more have been included in The Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2014 shortlist officially released today (11th September 2014). Entries for this year’s awards came from far and wide with shortlisted businesses as diverse as cosmetic production through to aircraft… Read more »

Industry Forum proudly sponsors The Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2014

Industry Forum is delighted to sponsor The Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2014, which offers manufacturers from across the UK the opportunity to showcase their achievements across 14 different award categories. As principal sponsor for the Supply Chain Excellence category, Industry Forum is partnering with the awards to reward and recognise the UK’s best and… Read more »

SMMT Industry Forum to challenge JCB Academy students

Business improvement solutions provider SMMT Industry Forum is partnering up with  the JCB Academy on an exciting engineering challenge for students. Taking place at Industry Forum’s Birmingham offices on Tuesday 8 April, the Automotive Challenge will see 36 JCB Academy students design, build and launch a 1:6 scale vehicle made from a selected range of… Read more »

SMMT invited to speak at the JIPM Award ceremony 2014

Paul Hardiman from SMMT Industry Forum was invited to speak at the JIPM TPM awards ceremony in Japan on the 13th March 2014. Paul, representing SMMT IF as one of the 6 JIPM Associate Agencies, was the only non-Japanese TPM Assessor present at the awards. He was invited on stage with the other 24 Japanese… Read more »

Assess the risks in your logistics operation using MMOG-LE

Are you looking to grow your business? Do you want to identify key improvement areas of your business before your customers do? Are you aware that some leading vehicle manufacturers mandate MMOG-LE on their suppliers? Find out the implication of MMOG-LE on your business What is MMOG-LE? The Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) defines… Read more »

Industry Forum guest speaker at QAD EMEA Customer Conference

Industry Forum Chief Executive Dr Chris Owen was invited as guest speaker to the the QAD EMEA Customer Conference where he spoke about Change Management and the common issues that were faced with implementing a change programme. The customer conference, which was situated in the stunning Weston Park country house, allowed existing QAD customers to… Read more »