At Industry Forum we pride ourselves on being experts in the helping manufacturing organisations to improve their competitiveness. We believe that vision and strategy are the starting point for developing the foundations of the business. Having a solid business plan, the right metrics, business process structure, organisation structure, leadership and compliance to an International Quality Management System are all absolute essentials for survival in a competitive world.

As the UK’s only licenced provider of VDA and IATF consultancy and training an approved by many other national and international bodies, we can provide you with all your training requirements to implement effective Strategy & Management Systems.

Industry Forum can offer end to end training solutions to improve your competitiveness.

Aerospace

We offer a comprehensive list is Aerospace specific Management Systems courses.

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Automotive

We offer an management Systems courses specifically designed for the automotive sector.

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Cross-Sector

We offer a number of competitive strategy courses which are suited to any manufacturing organisation.

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Here is a full list of our Competitive Strategy & Management Systems training courses:

Aerospace

Rolls-Royce supplier courses

Please note: This course is only open to individuals within supplier organisations who have been specifically named by Rolls-Royce aerospace within a letter of invitation. Course Overview:  This course covers the requirements of Rolls-Royce aerospace for suppliers to be able to approve First Article Inspection submissions without additional customer oversight checks on the documentation. The… 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:    This course covers the qualification requirements for PPAP Coordinator as defined by Aerospace SABRe3. The course content follows the APQP model as defined within AS9145 covering the required inputs and outputs for each of the 5 stages. This is further supported by referencing the additional requirements documented with SABRe3. The course reviews… Read more »

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Rolls-Royce endorsed courses

Course overview:   This course covers the training syllabus requirements of AS13000 8D Problem Solving Requirements for Suppliers. The AS13000 standard mandates the use of the Eight Disciplines (8D) approach to structured problem solving to provide a repeatable structured approach irrespective of customer. The 8D approach provides organisations with a step by step approach to problem… Read more »

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Course overview:   This course covers the requirements for AS13003 – Measurement System Analysis for the Aero Engine supply chain. This course outlines the competitive advantages of an effective Measurement System Analysis (MSA) process along with the benefits of reduced costs due to poor measurement. MSA provides a method enabling organisations to understand the variation present in… Read more »

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Course overview:  This course covers PFMEA and Control Plan requirements for AS13004 – Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis and Control Plan (including an overview of DFMEA). This course outlines the competitive advantages of an effective FMEA process along with the benefits of value added controls with the control plan. FMEA is an analytical method to… Read more »

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Course Overview This course covers the Process Control requirements for AS13006 – Process Control Methods. This course outlines the competitive advantages of effective process control strategies along with the benefits of value added controls within the control plan. It supports the goal of zero defects, defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste. Process… Read more »

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AESQ Endorsed Courses

Course overview:   This course covers the training syllabus requirements of AS13000 8D Problem Solving Requirements for Suppliers. The AS13000 standard mandates the use of the Eight Disciplines (8D) approach to structured problem solving to provide a repeatable structured approach irrespective of customer. The 8D approach provides organisations with a step by step approach to problem… Read more »

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Course overview:   This course covers the requirements for AS13003 – Measurement System Analysis for the Aero Engine supply chain. This course outlines the competitive advantages of an effective Measurement System Analysis (MSA) process along with the benefits of reduced costs due to poor measurement. MSA provides a method enabling organisations to understand the variation present in… Read more »

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Course overview:  This course covers PFMEA and Control Plan requirements for AS13004 – Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis and Control Plan (including an overview of DFMEA). This course outlines the competitive advantages of an effective FMEA process along with the benefits of value added controls with the control plan. FMEA is an analytical method to… Read more »

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Course Overview This course covers the Process Control requirements for AS13006 – Process Control Methods. This course outlines the competitive advantages of effective process control strategies along with the benefits of value added controls within the control plan. It supports the goal of zero defects, defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste. Process… Read more »

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Other courses available

Course overview:  Measurement System Analysis, or MSA, is a method for gaining an understanding of the variation present in measuring systems. A high level of confidence is required for the measurement of product and process characteristics. This course covers the MSA requirements for AS9145 – Advanced Product Quality Planning and Production Part Approval Process. AS13003… Read more »

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Course overview:   Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), is an analytical method to ensure potential problems have been considered, assessed for risk and actioned as part of both product and process design. It provides a record of an organisations collective knowledge about products and processes. This course covers the FMEA requirements for AS9145 – Advanced Product Quality Planning… Read more »

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Course overview:   Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (PFMEA), is an analytical method to ensure potential problems have been considered, assessed for risk and actioned as part of both product and process design. It provides a record of an organisations collective knowledge about products and processes. A documented description linking manufacturing process steps to key… Read more »

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Course overview:   Statistical Process Control is a method for gaining an understanding of the types of variation within a process and hence guide actions to either control or reduce this variation.This course covers the SPC requirements for AS9145’s Advanced Product Quality Planning and Production Part Approval Process. AS9103 This Standard is primarily intended to apply… Read more »

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Course overview:  Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), is a method for new product or process introduction or the introduction of changes to existing product or processes. The method was initially developed by the North American Automotive Industry and has now been adopted as best practice by the Aerospace industry. Aerospace APQP structures planning for effective… Read more »

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Course overview:   Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), is a method of demonstrating a product or process is production ready. The method was initially developed by the North American Automotive Industry and has now been adopted as best practice the Aerospace industry.Directly linked to the Adavanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process, a PPAP submission allows the… Read more »

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Course overview:   This 2 day AS9145 Essentials course will provide all attendees with an awareness of the AS9145 standard, which provides the framework for the introduction of new products across the Aerospace and Defence sectors. The standard aims to embed APQP and PPAP best practice within an organisation’s New Product Introduction process. Who should attend:   Senior Managers,… Read more »

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Course overview:  This 5 day AS9145 Practitioner course will provide all delegates with an in-depth understanding at practitioner level of the AS9145 standard – which provides the framework for the introduction of new products across the Aerospace and Defence sectors. The standard aims to embed APQP and PPAP best practice within an organisation’s New Product Introduction process…. Read more »

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Automotive

Core Tools Training

Course overview  Advanced Product Quality Planning, or APQP, is a method for new product or process introduction or the introduction of changes to existing product or processes. Developed by the North American Automotive Industry it is now being used as best practice by industrial sectors such as automotive, aerospace, renewable energy & mobile power generation…. Read more »

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Course overview:    The joint publication is the collaboration between AIAG/VDA, OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. The text has been completely rewritten, and the FMEA method has been revised in a few key areas. The intent is to provide a common foundation for FMEA across the breadth of the automotive industry. While every effort has… Read more »

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Course overview:   The joint publication is the collaboration between AIAG/VDA, OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. The text has been completely rewritten, and the FMEA method has been revised in a few key areas. The intent is to provide a common foundation for FMEA across the breadth of the automotive industry. While every effort has been… Read more »

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Who should attend:   This course is designed for Management Representatives, Implementation Teams, Internal Auditors and others who are involved in the auditing or implementation of Advance Product Quality Planning (APQP) activities including Controls Plans, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA), and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA).Familiarity with Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)… Read more »

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Course overview:  Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), is an analytical method to ensure potential problems have been considered, assessed for risk and actioned as part of both product and process design. It provides a record of an organisations collective knowledge about products and processes.  It is widely used in many industrial sectors such as… Read more »

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Course overview:  Measurement System Analysis, or MSA, is a method for gaining an understanding of the variation present in measuring systems. It is now widely used in many industrial sectors such as automotive, aerospace, renewable energy and mobile power generation, when a high level of confidence is required for the measurement of product characteristics. Who… Read more »

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Course overview:   Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), is a method of demonstrating a product or process is production ready. The method was developed by the North American Automotive Industry and is now widely used in many industrial sectors such as automotive, aerospace, renewable energy and mobile power generation. Who should attend:   This course is designed… Read more »

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Course overview:   Statistical Process Control, or SPC, is a method for gaining an understanding of the types of variation within a process and hence guide actions to either control or reduce this variation. It is used in many industrial sectors such as automotive, aerospace, renewable energy and mobile power generation. Who should attend:   This course… Read more »

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IATF Management Systems Training

If you would like to book onto any of the modules in this programme please click the Book button. Book Course Overview:  The online IATF 16949 Auditing Programme is a collection of ‘bite’sized’ online modules aimed at anyone looking to gain a greater understanding and awareness of IATF Auditing. Each module is approximately 15 minutes… Read more »

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Course overview:-   The IATF 16949 Internal Auditor Training is a participative course is made up of a number of modules supported by group exercises and open discussion. The practical emphasis of this course and high tutor to delegate ratio provides a great opportunity for individual guidance, support and learning. Who should attend:   This course is designed… Read more »

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Who should attend:   This course is designed for auditors managing an organisations internal audit programme and those undertaking 2nd party audits within the supply chain. Delegates should have a working knowledge of quality systems within the automotive sector and/or any previous auditing experience. This course will help auditors develop relevant skills in judgement, decision making,… Read more »

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Who should attend:   Senior Managers and non-auditors who need to understand the core requirements of the new IATF 16949:2016 standard. Benefits and Learning Objectives:   This one day course provides delegates with an understanding of the High level Structure described within Annex SL including its impact on ISO 9001 and IATF 16949. An awareness of the Quality… Read more »

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VDA Training

Course overview:  Formel Q, translated as Formula Q, defines a set of customer specific requirements that VW Group expect their suppliers of production parts to integrate into their organisations. These requirements should be understood and incorporated into all requests for quotation with VW Group and apply right across the product life cycle.Any organisation submitting a… Read more »

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ID910    Course Overview ISO/IEC 15504 and its successor ISO/IEC 330xx (SPICE: Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination) is a worldwide standard for assessing process capability and process improvement in software engineering and software-based systems. In the automotive industry, the derived version “Automotive SPICE®“ is applied for assessing and qualifying the control device and software… Read more »

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ID515   Course Overview The ISO/IEC 330xx series – called SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination) – is the successor of ISO/IEC 15504 and thus a widely used and accepted standard for assessing and improving software engineering processes. Worldwide and especially by the automotive industry in Germany, Automotive SPICE® has been available since 2006…. Read more »

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Course overview:  Developed by the German automotive industry VDA 2, Production Process &a Product Approval (PPA) defines a structured approach to product and process approval.This is the German automotive industry equivalent of the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP). This 5th edition of the publication has been completely restructured in order to describe the requirements relating… Read more »

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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 VDA 6.3 Competence Training for Certified Process Auditors enables you to strengthen your process auditing competence, to exchange experiences from your auditing practice with other auditors and further develop your practical knowledge. All the contents of the upgrade training are integrated into this training, so the experiences so far can be reflected… Read more »

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Course overview:  VDA 6.3 Process Auditor Qualification Training uses the process approach and the respective customer-specific requirements. The course will teach you the basics of VDA 6.3 process auditors.The introduction to the basics of process auditing includes general requirements, methods, principles, assessment scheme and risk analysis. Furthermore, the underlying questionnaire is explained according to the… Read more »

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Course overview:  VDA 6.3 Process Auditor Qualification Training uses the process approach and the respective customer-specific requirements. The course will teach you the basics of VDA 6.3 process auditors. The introduction to the basics of process auditing includes general requirements, methods, principles, assessment scheme and risk analysis. Furthermore, the underlying questionnaire is explained according to… Read more »

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Course overview:   This course will allow you to understand expectations in relation to product audit. VDA 6.5 defines a code of practice for the management of product audit programmes. Increased customer expectations, safety requirements, statutory requirements as well as the increased use of electronic components and software lead to more complex products. Applying a robust product… Read more »

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Course overview:  Developed by the German automotive industry Field Failure Analysis defines a joint approach between the customer and supplier for the analysis of field returns including no fault found scenarios. Field Failure Analysis was developed in Germany in 2009.The approach can be used by any organization to manage and learn from field failures. Who… Read more »

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ID602    Course overview:   Developed by the German automotive industry Maturity Level Assurance defines a structured approach to managing and controlling new projects. Increasing product quality and greater competition, combined with a higher demand for quality from end users and rising warranty costs are having an even greater influence on the cooperation between automotive manufacturers… Read more »

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Please note: This courses supersedes the “VDA Product Safety Representative (PSB) (ID 503)” course which has now been withdrawn. Course overview:   Every organisation within the automotive supply chain is obligated to ensure the safety and conformity of its products. Across the world current legal local and international statutes on product integrity must be observed, and over and… 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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Product Liability Training

Course Overview:  Product safety is an increasingly high priority for the automotive supply chain, and rightly so:recent years have seen a string of global product safety crises in the industry. Car-makers and their suppliers are the subject of media and regulatory scrutiny like never before, and the trail of recalls, regulatory investigation sand litigation speaks… Read more »

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Course Overview:  Product safety is an increasingly high priority for the automotive supply chain, and rightly so:recent years have seen a string of global product safety crises in the industry. Car-makers and their suppliers are the subject of media and regulatory scrutiny like never before, and the trail of recalls, regulatory investigation sand litigation speaks… Read more »

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Course Overview:  Product safety is an increasingly high priority for the automotive supply chain, and rightly so:recent years have seen a string of global product safety crises in the industry. Car-makers and their suppliers are the subject of media and regulatory scrutiny like never before, and the trail of recalls, regulatory investigation sand litigation speaks… Read more »

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eLearning

If you would like to book onto any of the modules in this programme please click the Book button. Book Course Overview:  The online IATF 16949 Auditing Programme is a collection of ‘bite’sized’ online modules aimed at anyone looking to gain a greater understanding and awareness of IATF Auditing. Each module is approximately 15 minutes… Read more »

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Cross-Sector

Strategy and Business Planning

Who should attend:    This course is designed for anyone who wants to understand how to successfully deploy a strategy across their business or function, or for any leader or senior manager that hasn’t had any formal training in the subject of strategy deployment but is keen to develop their capabilities in this area. Benefits… Read more »

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Who should attend:    This course is designed for anyone looking to develop a vision and strategy for their company or business function, or for any leader or senior manager that hasn’t had any formal training in the subjects of vision and strategy but is keen to develop their capabilities in this area. Benefits and… Read more »

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Leadership, Organisation & Culture

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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Overview 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… Read more »

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Overview:  The Team Leader Essentials programme is a unique hands-on approach to leadership training within a manufacturing operations environment.The course 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 Team Leader Essentials programme will provide you with the skills… Read more »

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ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems

Course overview    The ISO 9001:2015 Essentials training is an interactive course supported by group exercises and open discussion. The practical emphasis of this course provides a great opportunity for individual guidance, support and learning.  Who should attend?    This course is designed for anyone looking for a detailed understanding of the requirements of ISO 9001:2015… Read more »

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Course overview    The ISO 9001 Internal Auditor is a participative course supported by group exercises and open discussion. The practical emphasis of this course and high tutor to delegate ratio provides a great opportunity for individual guidance, support and learning.  Who should attend?    This course is designed for auditors supporting an organisations internal audit… Read more »

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ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems

Overview The new standard ISO 45001:2018 is set to have a significant impact on how organisations worldwide, operate a health and safety management system. The discipline of occupational health and safety (OH&S) is finally getting its own international standard and adds to existing ISO management system standards for quality, environment and other schemes. Complying with… Read more »

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