Operational excellence experts from across Europe will be gathering at the European Shingo Conference for Process Improvement in Brussels in October.

The two-day event will feature a world class line up of leaders in manufacturing, healthcare, services and many other industries reveal how they have achieved a culture of excellence through principles, behaviours and systems.

Key speaker sessions will include visual workplace management, becoming an improvement leader, and how Honeywell established a sustainable operational excellence culture.

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Operations Director Brian McKay is already reaping the benefits of attending The Manufacturing Institute’s Accelerated Route to Lean Manufacturing programme (ARTL).

Based in Norfolk he works for Smurfit Kappa, one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world.

Brian studied on the ARTL programme for a day a week over 10 weeks while managing a team of 100 and being responsible for health and safety, quality, engineering, shift managers.

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Our Shingo Cultural Enablers workshop at Newsprinters in Knowsley on 30th & 31st August 2017 is an essential follow-up to our world-class Shingo Discover workshops.

The two-day workshop on August 30th and 31st gives delegates a deeper understanding of how behaviours, systems and principles impact on results.

So what can delegates expect?

“This is for people who have already done our Shingo Discover workshop and are keen to explore further on the Shingo journey,” says Peter Sussex, a Principal Consultant at The Manufacturing Institute.

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The Manufacturing Institute is celebrating record customer satisfaction scores across all of its programmes.

The Manchester-based Institute has been delivering training an education programmes to manufacturers from businesses large and small for 23 years.

And the team have continued to build on their exceptional levels of customer satisfaction scores across their ever-popular courses which include Six Sigma, Accelerated Route to Lean, the Team Leader Development Programme and Shingo Discovery workshops.

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Not only has he completed and passed The Manufacturing Institute’s Accelerated Route to Lean Manufacturing Programme, he has also been awarded a prestigious Lean Manufacturing Fellowship.

The extra accolade is for a project at his Rettenmaier UK Manufacturing Limited plant near Nottingham which demonstrates the application of lean principles leading to measurable improvement outcomes.

Said Sean: “I would recommend the ARTL programme to other manufacturers without question. I liked the venue, I liked the people and I liked the work. It was a very well structured course and ticked all the boxes for me to improve my role at Rettenmaier.

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