Course Overview:  The Vision and Strategy course is designed for leaders who need to understand how to successfully develop and deploy a strategy across their business or function. Delegates will gain an appreciation of how to use a range of strategy development tools and some of the key pitfalls to avoid, as well as the… Read more »

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This course has now been superseded by VDA Product Safety and Conformity Representative (PSCR) (ID 503)

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Course overview:   This one day course will allow you to understand what VDA 6.3 is, its typical application, understanding results of the audit and links with other VDA publications. It is perfect for people that are audited or for organisations that are considering implementing VDA 6.3. SMMT have been appointed by VDA QMC in Germany… Read more »

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Course Overview The Principles of Operations Planning course imparts a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the basic inventory planning principles and techniques that are used at each level in the planning process, from strategic to tactical. This is an extensive body of knowledge based on the APICS Certification programmes, focused purely on Operations Planning. You will learn,… Read more »

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Course Overview The Principles of Inventory Management provides a functional knowledge and understanding of inventory and purchasing management principles, roles and responsibilities, and techniques. This is an extensive body of knowledge based on the APICS Certification programmes, focused purely on Inventory Management. You will learn, tools, techniques, calculations and methodology alongside application techniques to deliver results… Read more »

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Course Overview The Principles of Manufacturing Management course imparts a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the basic inventory planning principles and techniques that are used at each level in the planning process, from strategic to tactical. This is an extensive body of knowledge based on the APICS Certification programmes, focused purely on Manufacturing Management. You will learn,… Read more »

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Course overview:    Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) has been introduced as a new requirement for the automotive quality standard based on previous non-conformances noted in the areas of equipment management. This one day overview will provide you with an understanding of the role of TPM within IATF16949, the reasons for its addition to the standard… Read more »

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Course overview This course provides information and insight enabling Supply Chain Organisations to fully prepare for the requirements placed on them by the Automotive Quality Standard IATF16949:2016. The scope of  IATF16949:2016 covers all supporting functions including Supply Chain operations both within the manufacturing sites and at remote sites such as Distribution Centres, Value Add Centres… Read more »

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Course Overview:  This 1-day course is made up of two modules: Module 1 Module 1 is designed to quickly introduce electrochemistry principals and how they are applied to the practical application of Lithium-ion Cells. This module will highlight the mechanical and chemical considerations made during design to tailor cell performance for applications and manufacture. The topic… Read more »

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Course Overview The Principles of Distribution and Logistics course imparts a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the basic inventory planning principles and techniques that are used at each level in the planning process, from strategic to tactical. This is an extensive body of knowledge based on the APICS Certification programmes, focused purely on Distribution and Logistics. You… Read more »

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Course Overview  A major change in IATF 16949 is that it incorporates many best practices that were once customer specific requirements. The goal of integrating these requirements is to promote industry standardisation and streamline the number of customer-specific requirements. Standard Work is one of these newly added requirements. In section 8.5.1.2, it states that “The… Read more »

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Course overview    The objective of the Six Sigma improvement approach is to reduce variation in processes, allowing a more predictable output. Industry Forum believes that Six Sigma improvement activities are most effective in environments where a foundation level of stability has already been established through Lean or Total Productive Maintenance programmes. Six sigma builds… Read more »

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Course overview:   A operational leader is someone who sees how the individual elements of an organisation fit together and work to create the larger outcome. The Senior Leadership Training is designed to give delegates the required skills and knowledge to increase operational performance at all levels of an organisation. Customer Case Study When Liberty Pressing… Read more »

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Course overview:   NPI projects are often not given sufficient priority in the business to have specific project management resource allocated. It often falls to design and development engineers to run projects in amongst their other responsibilities, without the cross-functional support for project activities or escalation of issues. This can result in a late launch into… Read more »

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Course overview:   This course covers the requirements for PPAP as defined by Aerospace SABRe3. The course content follows the APQP model as defined within AS9145 explaining the 5 stages. This is further supported by referencing the additional requirements documented with SABRe3. The course overviews the requirements of the Rolls-Royce PPAP handbook covering each of the… Read more »

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Course overview:   The Supply Chain Management module is designed to ensure that Supply Chain and Procurement specialists have the necessary knowledge and skills appropriate to their role to effectively contribute to a successful new product launch.The Supply Chain Management module forms part of the NPLX (New Product Launch Excellence) Programme. Who should attend:   Supply Chain and… Read more »

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Course overview:   The Lean & Value Stream Mapping module is designed to ensure that Manufacturing Engineers and Supply Chain specialists have the necessary knowledge and essential lean skills so that the manufacturing processes that are implemented are optimised and have the capacity to support new product launch volume ramp up.The Lean & Value Stream Mapping module… Read more »

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Course overview:   The Managing Product Quality module is designed to ensure that Quality Engineers have the necessary knowledge and essential skills appropriate to their role to effectively contribute to successful new product launch.The Managing Product Quality module forms part of the NPLX (New Product Launch Excellence) Programme. Who should attend:   Quality Engineers who are responsible for… Read more »

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Course overview:   The Process Design/Development and Managing Product Quality module is designed to ensure that Production Engineers have the necessary knowledge and essential skills appropriate to their role to effectively contribute to successful new product launch. The Process Design/Development and Managing Product Quality module forms part of the NPLX (New Product Launch Excellence) Programme. Who should… Read more »

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