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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.


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

    Alastaire MooreToyota


    • 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.


    • 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.


    • 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.


    • Introduction to Structured Problem Solving using Lean Sigma

      Face-to-face only

      An overview of Lean and Six Sigma with a practical element to make each of the subjects come alive.


    • Lean Leader

      Face-to-face only

      Gain the skills you need to lead and be accountable for the development of a culture that will support improvement activity.


    • 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.


    • Lean Sigma overview

      Face-to-face only

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


    • 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.


    • 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.


    • 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.


    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

    More about in-house and tailored training.

    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
    • Frazer Nash
    • Gas Networks Ireland
    • International Nuclear Services
    • JCB
    • Martin Baker
    • National Composited Centre
    • Network Rail
    • Smurfit Kappa
    • sse

    Our training acumen

    • Over 30 years of experience delivering training
    • More than 200 courses designed for engineers
    • Over 10,000 engineers trained each year
    • Trusted by over 800 companies
    • Business solutions delivered in 48 countries

    Average customer rating: 4.75 out of 5

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