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Fully-funded learning in LEAN Manufacturing and LEAN Management

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has awarded £1.2m to Instep UK to deliver bespoke training to the city-region’s manufacturing sector as part of its three-year Skills for Growth programme, which is funded through the European Social Fund.

Skills for Growth aims to plug skills gaps that have been identified by businesses in Greater Manchester through fully-funded training to support business growth and access to employment opportunities.

Lean Manufacturing Training to support all levels; online & classroom options, days on programme can be tailored to employer needs.

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Lean Manufacturing Foundation

Programme focus;

  • Supporting the need of up-skilling core frontline
    staff who work within manufacturing & production
    industries Equivalent to yellow belt training
  • Benefits; The programme is designed to support
    the reduction of waste – enable cost saving
    implementation – improve productivity -understanding
    the need for continuous improvement – application of
    problem solving

Content; 5 Modules (Bite sized programmes) –
Workshops: 3 Hours / E-Learning/post-workshop: 3 hours across 5 days

  • Understanding the need for continuous improvement /
    The philosophy for continuous improvement
  • Tools & techniques to visualise implementation /
    analytical processes to improve flow
  • Execution of projects / project management tools
  • Roles & responsibilities in leadership of production
    compliance
  • Application of problem solving using quantifiable tools
    to enhance importance of structure

Top 10 Benefits of Lean

  1. Manage Team/Process complexity
  2. More Efficient business Processes
  3. Better Management of Changing Priorities
  4. Better Project Visibility at the Team Level
  5. Increased Team Productivity
  6. Reduced Lead Time
  7. Increased Team Morale
  8. Improved Visibility to Stakeholders
  9. Reduced Costs
  10. Predictable Delivery of Customer Value

Lean Manufacturing Programmes


Lean Management Manufacturing – CMI Accredited

Programme focus; 8 to 10 days

  • Supporting the needs to up-skill & enable managers / aspiring managers within manufacturing environments to deliver measurable outcomes
  • Focused on sector specific skills, greater understanding of the management challenges that are unique to the sector and production environments
  • Benefits; Adapt best management practices & improve projects – return on investment from new design techniques – Support leaders in developing governance – Know how of enabling high performance within your team

Content; 8 Modules (Bite sized programmes) –
Workshops: 3 Hours / E-Learning/post-workshop: 3 hours across 8-10 days

  • Effective Communication
  • Motivation & Productivity
  • Leadership Skills
  • High Performing Teams
  • Accountability
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Problem Solving Techniques
  • Embracing Change

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