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Course Overview: 

The 2-day Manufacturing Essentials programme provides an overview of the basic skills required within a manufacturing operations environment.

The course covers skills which are most often required within a manufacturing setting and has been specifically designed for those in operational roles, to provide all the basic knowledge required. The course is run by manufacturing industry professionals, who have experience of the skills required to progress, and how best to teach them. It is particularly well suited to those who’ve been working in an operations setting, however, have no formal qualification for the skills gained with experience. It’s also well suited to those seeking work in a manufacturing environment and require formal certification to help them to stand out from others applying for the same role, or those applying for new roles with no experience in a manufacturing operations setting. 

The programme adopts a unique approach with a real world, 'day in the life of' experience that teaches both the technical and interpersonal skills in a simulated factory setting. The Manufacturing Essentials programme will provide you with the skills to become an effective and competent Manufacturing Operations team member, through an immersive blended learning approach, comprising of interactive learning techniques, such as a manufacturing operations factory simulation etc.

Who should attend:

This two-day course is designed for individuals in operational roles, either for the first time or in order to cement existing skills with certification. It is ideal for those who are looking to move into a manufacturing operations role who are looking to differentiate themselves from others. 

Benefits and Learning Objectives: 

This unique training programme provides delegates with the opportunity to practice the skills required to successfully work in a manufacturing environment. 

You will gain the necessary skills, through learning and practice, relating to daily management, Lean techniques, and Total Productive Maintenance ensuring efficient operations in achieving goals. The skills gained will enable delegates to understand the core principals of everything from problem solving to continuous improvement. 

Topics Covered: 

Daily Management – the foundation

  • Daily production review
  • Visual Management
  • 5S
  • Standard Work
  • Basic Problem Solving

Lean Overview

  • Understand the customer requirement
  • Value Adding activity, non-value adding and the 8 wastes
  • Creating flow
  • Creating pull
  • Continuous improvement

Total Productive Maintenance

  • How to deploy TPM successfully
    The 8 Pillars of TPM
    Performance measures
    Steering and governance


Upon completion of the course you will receive an Industry Forum Manufacturing Essentials Certificate.

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Important information

If you are booking an instructor led class and the venue states ‘Virtual’ then please see the technical requirements below. Please note that this technical requirements below does not apply to eLearning courses :

Virtual Class Technical Requirements

To access a virtual class you must have the following:

  • A PC or laptop with good (1Mbps or more) internet access
  • A microphone and speaker or headset (recommended)
  • Webcam (preferably)
  • A Chrome web browser
  • Ability to access Google drive (you do not need a personal account but your laptop / PC must not block access

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