Our March Shingo Discover workshop will showcase the very best of Ipsen, a global pharmaceutical company which sells more than 20 drugs in more than 115 countries and a direct commercial presence in 30 Countries.

With 4,900 employees worldwide, Ipsen’s ambition is to become a leading Global Biotech Company focused on innovation and speciality care. Ipsen’s  fields of expertise cover  Oncology, Neurosciences and Rare Diseases. (adult and pediatric)

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Are you facing a skills gap with older, more experienced staff retiring as younger staff join?

Our Team Leader Development Programme can help!

Aimed at first line managers this hands-on programme offers workshops and seminars on everything from leadership to employment law to understanding lean manufacturing.

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Our February Shingo Discover workshop will be held at one of the busiest food label producing plants in the world.

With over 60 manufacturing locations and more than 10,000 dedicated employees, Coveris is a global leader in the manufacturing of packaging and engineered coatings for a variety of consumer and industrial end-use markets.

Their plant in Spalding in Lincolnshire produces linerless labels which are mainly used for fresh meat and chilled food packaging for big names like Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose.

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We’ve lined up two great manufacturing sites for our latest OpEx in action one-day workshops.

Leyland Trucks, one of Europe’s most advanced truck assembly facilities, and Arla Foods’ newest hi-tech creamery near Leeds will be throwing their doors open to delegates and sharing the secrets of their success.

This workshop will also combine three extensive Gemba walks which will be assessed against the principles of the Shingo Model – Culture, Continuous Improvement and Enterprise Alignment.

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A series of special Make It school challenges – part funded by the Careers and Enterprise Company –  are having a big impact on convincing teenagers that manufacturing could be a career for them. Ran by The Manufacturing Institute, the North West Championship Make It heats were aimed at changing young peoples’ views of the sector.  Running alongside the Institute’s annual series of Make It challenges, which are sponsored by a range of manufacturing companies, more than 1,500 13 and 14 year-olds took part in hands-on events in Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Abu Dhabi. The 22 challenges involved 167 schools and tasked young people with projects ranging from designing a new aircraft to coming up with a new breakfast cereal.  The teenagers formed their own mini-manufacturing companies, and worked with a range of industry experts and advocates from businesses large and small. 

After five individual Championship heats the Grand Final winners were Tauheedul Islam Girls High School in Blackburn with runners up St Thomas More RC High School in Crewe.  The winners of the traditional Make It Challenge Grand Final were Penwortham Girl’s School who wowed the judges with their enthusiasm and creativity despite having just five team members instead of eight.  And now 63 per cent of all the youngsters taking part would consider a career in manufacturing. 

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