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The Manufacturing Manager Training programme is an intense and advanced level approach to management training within a manufacturing operations environment, for those who manage and support supervisors / team leaders / cell leaders.

The programme has been designed in accordance with and influenced by a study conducted by the Automotive Industry Partnership, that analysed all job roles and identified critical skills and responsibilities for each position.

The Manufacturing Manager Training programme will provide delegates with the in-depth skills required to become a Transformational Leader through a blended learning approach comprising of:

  • A suite of teach-point modules for essential knowledge
  • Interpersonal skills needed for dealing with supervisors / cell leaders
  • Team members and potential conflict
  • Auditing current processes
  • Interactive discussions & debates
  • Coaching and situational mentoring

Customer Case Study: 

Liberty Vehicle Group; comprising of multiple sites across the UK, Olympus Engineering, Expert Tooling and Benteler started with the fundamental Team Leader Essentials programme, which was exceptionally successful, and lay the foundation to culture change within the group. Following from the initial success it was identified that they required a programme for the personnel progressing to the next level of management, specifically designed for middle management, to ensure those individuals had the tools, techniques and understanding to not only manage manufacturing supervisors but to also give strategic guidance and facilitate change with their departments.


Choosing Industry Forum as a partner was the best thing we could have done for our staff and our business. Waheed is a very passionate and professional consultant, al lattendees on his courses benefited from his experience and knowledge.  We very much look forward to working with Industry Forum and Waheed in the future.

Matthias Hochholzer, AST Plastics


Who should attend: 

The four day Manufacturing Manager Training programme is designed for those leading, supporting and managing operational Supervisors within a manufacturing environment. It is ideal for those who are about to start in this role or who are in role but require intermediate level training to develop their capability. 

Benefits and Learning Objectives: 

This unique training programme provides delegates who have either been promoted or starting in a managerial position with comprehensive Continuous Improvement & shop floor experience required to enhancement of their leadership skills, whilst developing and nurturing their process and performance skills. 

You will gain the necessary skills, through learning and practice, to further develop and build on from the fundamental understandings of lean, continuous improvement. You will then be able undertake a lean assessment of your working environment; ensuring proficient lean practices to support achieving the business targets.

You will learn, through advanced lean tools, which tools should be deployed and what level of adherence they should be implemented to achieve the required sustainable output to satisfy the customer requirements, establishing continuous flow and maintaining flow. Coupled with leadership essentials, which allows you to understand what leadership is, the types of leadership and how to manage poor performance effectively.

The skills gained will enable you to become confident in managing teams or departments by deploying the expectations of best practice of lean tools, understanding the importance of sustainability, encompassing process & policy adherence, whilst underpinning leadership skills that support business strategy to enable you to clarify roles and responsibilities of the teams.

Topics covered: 

Includes an introduction to:

Advanced Lean Tools

  • Maintaining and improving 5S
  • Importance & Advanced Visual Management approaches
  • What is Value, Establish Continuous Flow & maintaining Flow
  • Lean Assessment – Gap Analysis on current state

Leadership Essentials

  • What is Leadership
  • Types of Leadership
  • Managing Performance and Delegation
  • Financial Acumen (Department Budgeting, Operational Costs)


  • Importance of Sustainability
  • Attributes of Sustainability
  • How to establish effective methods of sustainability 
  • Supporting Business Strategy

Process & Policy Adherence

  • Advancing Daily Management Systemically
  • Establish & deployment of:
    • Roles & Responsibilities
    • Perception of customer (Voice of Customer) and delivering customer satisfaction

Team Recognition & Culture Change

  • What is Recognition
  • Creating Change culture
  • Managing Improvement
  • Personal Action Planning


Upon completion of the training you will receive an Industry Forum Manufacturing Manager Training Certificate.  

Why Choose Industry Forum:

Industry Forum helps major global manufacturers understand, optimise and improve both manufacturing capability and business performance.

An integrated team of consultants, practitioners and trainers with multi-sector manufacturing experience – Industry Forum brings together a world-class combination of improvement competency, insight, process and best practice.

Spanning automotive, aerospace, construction, consumer appliance, electronics and food sectors, for over 20 years Industry Forum has planned and delivered some of the world’s most consistent and successful transformations for business-critical manufacturing operations.

Our trainers have a wealth of technical expertise and often provide on-site advice and coaching. During every course we will encourage collaboration and sharing of practical experiences, ensuring learning can be put into context and empowering delegates to apply their new skills successfully in their workplace as well as making sustainable improvements.

Course booking details: 

Date & Time Company Venue Cost Availability Take Action
28/06/2021 - 01/07/2021
08:30 - 16:30
SMMT Industry Forum Birmingham, United Kingdom £795 Spaces Available Book

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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