Continuous Improvement Techniques

Date and time
Wednesday, 19 October 2022
10.00 - 11.30


Regularly reviewing the performance of your organisation and identifying areas for improvement is especially important during challenging times. Learn the tools and techniques you can use to help you continuously improve your business.

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Enscite is a partnership between the University of Derby and Aston University. The programme supports Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) within the aerospace, rail or automotive supply chain. Enscite is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

What is the workshop about?

To remain competitive in today’s challenging times, businesses need to adopt a strategy that regularly considers how to improve the performance of the organisation. This is done by seeking to improve every process within the company, focusing on the activities that create the most value for customers, whilst removing as many ineffective activities as possible.

What will I learn?

This workshop will introduce several tools and techniques that will allow you to identify non-value adding activities within your organisation.  You will also learn new approaches which will not only benefit the bottom line, but also improve quality, safety, employee and customer satisfaction.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Lean Processes
  • Six Sigma
  • Total Quality Management
  • Incremental Continuous Improvement
  • Reduce costs/waste
  • Streamline workflow
  • Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA)
  • Root Cause Analysis

What does it cost to attend?

The workshop is part of our Enscite programme which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This means the workshop is fully funded and offered without any cost to your organisation.

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Colin Hanson-New
Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management

Colin will lead the workshop, giving you the opportunity to learn from his 45 years’ experience in manufacturing and supply chain. He has worked for many global companies within the sector such as GKN, Alstom, AREVA, Schneider Electric, Massey Ferguson and the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS).

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Is my organisation eligible to participate?

To participate, you must work for an organisation that meets the following funding criteria:

  • Part of the automotive, aerospace or rail sector supply chains (not however part of the financial services sector)
  • Based in Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire
  • Fewer than 250 employees
  • No more than 25 per cent owned by a large company, i.e. a company that is not a Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME)
  • Turnover of less than 50 million euros and/or annual balance sheet less than 49 million euros

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