Industry Forum

Manufacturing Essentials

Course Overview: 

The 2-day Manufacturing Essentials programme provides an overview of the basic skills required within a manufacturing operations environment.

The course covers skills which are most often required within a manufacturing setting and has been specifically designed for those in operational roles, to provide all the basic knowledge required. The course is run by manufacturing industry professionals, who have experience of the skills required to progress, and how best to teach them. It is particularly well suited to those who’ve been working in an operations setting, however, have no formal qualification for the skills gained with experience. It’s also well suited to those seeking work in a manufacturing environment and require formal certification to help them to stand out from others applying for the same role, or those applying for new roles with no experience in a manufacturing operations setting. 

The programme 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 Manufacturing Essentials programme will provide you with the skills to become an effective and competent Manufacturing Operations team member, through an immersive blended learning approach, comprising of interactive learning techniques, such as a manufacturing operations factory simulation etc.

Who should attend:

This two-day course is designed for individuals in operational roles, either for the first time or in order to cement existing skills with certification. It is ideal for those who are looking to move into a manufacturing operations role who are looking to differentiate themselves from others. 


Upon completion of the course you will receive an Industry Forum Manufacturing Essentials Certificate.

Benefits and Learning Objectives: 

This unique training programme provides delegates with the opportunity to practice the skills required to successfully work in a manufacturing environment. 

You will gain the necessary skills, through learning and practice, relating to daily management, Lean techniques, and Total Productive Maintenance ensuring efficient operations in achieving goals. The skills gained will enable delegates to understand the core principals of everything from problem solving to continuous improvement. 

Topics Covered: 

Daily Management – the foundation

  • Daily production review
  • Visual Management
  • 5S
  • Standard Work
  • Basic Problem Solving

Lean Overview

  • Understand the customer requirement
  • Value Adding activity, non-value adding and the 8 wastes
  • Creating flow
  • Creating pull
  • Continuous improvement

Total Productive Maintenance

  • How to deploy TPM successfully
    The 8 Pillars of TPM
    Performance measures
    Steering and governance

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.

Course Booking Details: 

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

No available dates for this course at present. Please fill in the form below to register your interest.

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