Industry Forum

Essential Skills for Manufacturing Leaders - Vision and Strategy Development

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.


The course is specifically aimed at manufacturers and focuses on the demystifying tools traditionally used by academics and management consultants by providing practical advice and guidance.

Benefits and Learning Objectives:   

This one day course provides delegates with an understanding of why a vision and strategy are vital to help a company deal with risks and deliver competitive performance over the mid to long-term.

Delegates will gain an appreciation of how to use a range of strategy development tools and some of the key pitfalls to avoid and secrets to develop a successful strategy. The course will give delegates an insight into how other companies develop strategies and how to gain new insights and perspectives on their business to inform potential new strategic directions.

The course is specifically aimed at manufacturers and focuses on the demystifying tools traditionally used by academics and management consultants by providing practical advice and guidance.

Topics covered:   

  • What is vision and strategy 
  • Why does a business need a vision and strategy 
  • The strategy development process 
  • How other companies develop vision and strategy 
  • Key tools to provide new insights and perspectives on your business 
  • How to develop a vision and strategy

Introduction to IF

We have been delivering significant and measurable performance improvements for leading global manufacturers for more than 25 years and believe there is no one size fits all approach to driving competitiveness across the industry. Toyota, Rolls Royce and Electrolux are among the brands who have tapped into our expertise to ensure they remain on top in their own fiercely competitive markets.

Why choose Industry Forum:   

Industry Forum helps major global manufacturers understand, optimise and improve both manufacturing capability and business performance.

An integrated team of consultants and practitioners – all seasoned expert engineers with multi-sector manufacturing experience – Industry Forum brings together a world-class combination of improvement competency, insight, process and best practice.

Spanning automotive, aerospace, consumer appliance, electronics and food sectors, for over 20 years Industry Forum has planned and delivered some of the world’s most consistent and successful transformations for business-critical manufacturing operations.

Our trainers are expert practitioners with hands-on industrial experience and highly developed communication skills.

They have a wealth of technical expertise and often provide on-site advice and coaching. During every course we will encourage collaboration and sharing of practical experiences, ensuring learning can be put into context and empowering delegates to apply their new skills successfully in their workplace as well as making sustainable improvements.

Training can be offered either through open courses or in-house to suit the customer requirements.

Leading Expertise
We don’t employ “trainers”, rather a team of experienced industry experts who are able to apply their knowledge to your business

Proven Capability
We have been helping organisations like yours for over 25 years to deliver and maintain sustainable improvement

Attainable Results
We know what’s possible and how to help you achieve it by utilising our tried and tested techniques for long term success

Robust Execution
We believe that training should be through a ‘learn by doing’ approach with coaching and mentoring wherever possible

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