Essential Skills for Manufacturers


if-logo-large-secondaryImplementing Autonomous Maintenance

Primarily aimed at operations leaders and plant managers wishing to implement Autonomous Maintenance in their plants, this workshop will also be of interest to engineering and maintenance leaders introducing or supporting TPM processes.

The course will demonstrate the importance of Autonomous Maintenance and give you a proven process to implement Autonomous Maintenance in your plant and increase equipment reliability and performance.

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TPM for IATF 16949

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) has been introduced as a new requirement for the automotive quality standard (IATF 16949:2016) 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 IATF 16949, the reasons for its addition to the standard and an outline of the main components of a TPM based equipment management system.

1 day course

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IATF 16949 Training

IATF 16949:2016 was introduced on the 1st October 2016 as the quality management standard of the Automotive industry.

All organisations currently certified to ISO/TS 16949:2009 must transition to the new standard by the 14th September 2018, with the 1st October 2017 representing the final date when any audits, (whether that be initial, surveillance, recertification or transfer) shall be conducted to ISO/TS 16949:2009.

Due to the popularity of these courses please visit our website for information regarding dates and course availability.

If you have more than 4 delegates and would like to discuss the possibility of running these courses at your site please contact us.

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IATF 16949:2016

Get your copy of the new Automotive Quality Management Standard

The goal of this Automotive QMS standard is the development of a quality management system that provides for continual improvement, emphasising defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain.

Format – English / A5 / Laminated / Spiral bound

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Core Tools Training

These courses teach delegates competencies in understanding, implementing and auditing: APQP, FMEA, MSA and SPC. Delegates will gain the knowledge to develop the documentation required for the preparation of Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) submissions.

The Core Tools courses can be taken as individual one day courses or in full as a five day certification programme.

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VDA Training

VDA 6.3 (2nd edition 2010) has been updated and revised to version 3 (2016) by VDA. This has resulted in a new suite of VDA 6.3 training materials. Existing VDA 6.3 Auditors are required to upgrade to this new version by the 30th June 2018.

We also deliver the following licensed VDA training courses:

Product Safety Representative (PSB) – 2 day course

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APICS Certifications

Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

The APICS CPIM programme has educated more than 90,000 manufacturing professionals on essential terminology, concepts, and strategies related to production and inventory activities within the internal operations of an organisation. It provides a comprehensive view of materials management, master scheduling, forecasting, production planning and more.

The structure of the APICS CPIM is changing from 5 modules and 5 exams to 2 modules and 2 exams – visit our website for further information.

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Basics of Materials Requirement Planning

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) is a vital component in the supply chain. It acts as the systematic bridge between master planning, purchasing and production. MRP helps determine requirements and maintain priorities.

The Introduction to Materials Requirement Planning course assists experienced planners, beginners and other manufacturing professionals to understand the fundamentals of MRP. Through classroom discussion and practical, hands-on exercises, this course will help attendees gain a firm understanding of the principles and functions of MRP in the manufacturing process.

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Basics of Inventory Management

This course provides an introduction to the Principles of Inventory Management and aims to give all delegates a functional knowledge and understanding of inventory management, control principles, roles, responsibilities, and techniques leading to greater input in the overall Supply Chain strategy of an organisation.

Inventory Management is a key strategic enabler in a company’s ability to design their manufacturing process, deliver to customer expectations and minimise overall costs. By using these techniques the company will gain better understanding across inventory management fundamentals, ordering techniques, replenishment policies, purchasing management and inventory performance measurements.

1 day course

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Project Management Principles

While every project is unique, there are a number of core Project Management principles which underpin all successful projects.

Whether it is a continuous improvement project, new product launch, equipment introduction or even a business organisation change, it will require controlled implementation in a cross functional team environment to achieve the defined objectives.

1 day course

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