Industry Forum sponsors The Manufacturer MZ Awards 2015 Supply Chain Excellence Award

For the second consecutive year Industry Forum is proudly sponsoring The Manufacturer MX Awards Supply Chain Excellence Award. The Award recognises UK companies that are making measurable progress towards realising a fully integrated network of supply chain partners that demonstrably reduce cost and increase efficiency. A panel of independent judges, drawn from industry, will look for… Read more »

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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and the Toyota Production System can transform business efficiency. But to get sustainable improvement, your culture and business processes must be right. In November 2015, SMMT IF hosts a maximum of 20 delegates in Japan, to experience and understand Best Practice first-hand. See how TPM improvement is achieved on the shop… Read more »

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 »