Operational excellence


Operational excellence is about achieving continuous improvement in both tangible and intangible environments to reduce waste, improve processes and innovate.

There is a pressing need across all industries to ensure that they are operating effectively. Particularly for engineering-focused companies, implementing a successful approach within a complex technical environment can be difficult to achieve.

We understand that every organisation is different. Therefore, we offer a variety of courses that are designed to equip you with the relevant tools and knowledge to overcome a range of organisational issues.


  • Lean Sigma overview

    Face-to-face only

    Appreciate the methods that improve product performance through systematically removing waste and reduction variation.


  • 8D problem solving

    Virtual only

    Implement 8D methodology and problem-solving tools and apply it in a variety of scenarios to identify, correct and eliminate recurring problems.


  • Lean Practitioner

    Face-to-face only

    Apply a proven long-term approach that aligns everything in your organisation to the delivery of increased customer value.


  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt

    Face-to-face and virtual

    An overview of the tools and techniques for scoping, planning, managing risk, and delivering projects in an engineering environment.


  • 21st Century TRIZ

    Face-to-face and virtual

    This course introduces a number of tools that enable you to uncover the most effective routes to practical engineering solutions, as well as the development of next-generation products.


  • Root cause analysis

    Face-to-face and virtual

    Being able to solve problems as an engineer is important. This course looks at how to define a problem clearly before identifying the real issues behind the presented symptoms.


  • Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA)

    Face-to-face and virtual

    Develop the processes that fully satisfy customer requirements and prioritise actions to avoid potential failure in the design or manufacturing process.


  • Statistical process control

    Face-to-face and virtual

    Gain a solid understanding of statistical process control (SPC) principles and methods, and apply appropriate SPC chart to your processes.


  • Very good course, thought provoking on application to different parts of the organisation.

    Alastaire MooreToyota

Train your team

Tell us your team’s development needs and we’ll come to you with a specialised training programme, customised for your organisation.

What options are available?

  • Off the shelf – we can deliver any of our training courses at your chosen location, providing you with a cost-effective and efficient solution
  • Tailored courses– our personalised programmes can help you work through issues specific to your team or sector and equip you with the practical tools you need to move forward
  • Blended programmes – we use a range of delivery methods, development subjects and performance resources to ensure your team have the knowledge and skills they need to help your business thrive

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Offers and bundles

We have a range of options to help you maximise your training budgets.

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Some of the companies we've worked with

  • Alten
  • AMH Material Handling
  • Avara Foods
  • bmt
  • Bombardier
  • Bombardier
  • Gas Networks Ireland
  • International Nuclear Services
  • JCB
  • Martin Baker
  • National Composited Centre
  • Network Rail
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • sse

Our training acumen

  • Over 25 years experience of delivering training
  • Designed by engineers for engineers
  • Seven locations across the UK
  • Tailored courses for your team, anywhere in the world
  • You come to us or we come to you
  • Online tools to improve the experience

Average customer rating:

4.75 out of 5

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