Industry Forum will be exhibiting at MAINTEC 2013 5th – 7th March 2013. Come and visit us on Stand G12 to see how we can use Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) to help your business eliminate ALL of its losses! On hand will be a qualified JIPM TPM Assessor who can help you… Read more »

IF Advanced Manufacturing Exhibition

Industry Forum has brought together some of the UK’s most specialised advanced manufacturing companies to showcase their products at an exhibition at the SMMT Westminster offices in central London between 10th December 2012 and 4th January 2013. These companies are operating at the forefront of advanced manufacturing in the UK offering innovative and highly engineered… Read more »

Richard Review of Apprenticeships

Entrepreneur and educator Doug Richard has published his independent report on the future of apprenticeships. A successful entrepreneur with 20 year’s experience in the development and leadership of technology and software ventures, Doug was selected in June 2012 by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education to lead an independent… Read more »

Call to boost capacity in automotive supply chain

This article was originally published on the Birmingham Post website,23.11.12. Automotive supply chain firms have a “golden opportunity” – but they must work with manufacturers and financiers to address a lack of capacity, experts have warned. Those were some of the messages that emerged at a special event organised by the Society of Motor Manufacturers… Read more »

2013 TPM Excellence Awards process now open!

The award process is now open until the end of January 2013 for the 2013 awards. To apply for an award download the 2013 Application Outline and Application Form. Complete the application form and return it to TPM Assessment at If you have any questions on the completion of the form please contact the… Read more »

VDA 6.3 Awareness Seminar, Halewood, Merseyside

SMMT have been appointed by VDA QMC in Germany to deliver approved VDA 6.3 Process Audit training and qualification modules. Developed by the German Automotive industry, VDA 6.3 defines a process based audit standard for evaluating and improving controls in a manufacturing organisation’s new product introduction and manufacturing processes. Revised in 2010, the standard was… Read more »

TPM Workshop – 19th July 2012

Created by the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a structured approach to deploy a comprehensive set of tools and techniques in order to eliminate losses across a whole organisation. TPM involves the capabilities of the whole workforce to ensure effective and sustainable improvements are implemented. Industry Forum will be… Read more »

£125m Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain initiative

Earlier this year, government made available details of the £125m supply chain fund aimed at improving the size, quality and global competitiveness of the UK’s advanced manufacturing supply chain sector. The fund is aimed at supply chain companies operating in England and can be used for capital expenditure, skills and training and R&D projects. Due to… Read more »