The Manufacturing Institute and Onsite Insights have today announced a partnership which will benefit the UK manufacturing industry. The organisations are committed to the expansion of the already successful national visit programme to encourage the adoption of best practice and lean in organisations across the UK & Europe. An increase in visits will benefit UK industry as the visits provide an opportunity to see first hand how successful organisations operate, to steal with pride ideas and solutions to common business challenges.
The visit programme was founded in the 1980’s by the Government as part of the robotic grant scheme. It’s early years saw engagement primarily from the manufacturing sector but over the years this has diversified – visitors now come from the service and public sectors. The programmes best practice sites are predominantly still manufacturers – as it is easy to see process improvement when applied to a line or production area. By encouraging the sharing of innovation and best practice between organisations, the programme aims to supports the development of world class practices in the UK.
The Onsite Insights programme already includes award-winning organisations such as Siemens, Fujifilm, Vale, Mars, Toyota, Milliken, Mitsubishi and Princes Foods. The new partnership is aimed at increasing the number and therefore availability of these visits to companies across the UK.
The Manufacturing Institute is an established presence within the Manufacturing sector providing support to a wide range of businesses and sectors through its extensive training and charitable activities. The Make It challenge and FabLabs have driven awareness of manufacturing across communities in the North of England.
The partnership will also see these charitable activities being extended to the South of England, where Onsite Insights has a strong presence.
Ailsa Carson the Programme Director of Onsite Insights commented: “this will bring an exciting new chapter to the visit programmes development, leading to improved access for businesses across the country, a wider selection of company visits and the continued sharing of great ideas between companies.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Onsite Insights Limited
Phone: 0783 222 3453
Onsite Insights – further information
Contact: Ailsa Carson
Phone: 023 9246 8978
The Manufacturing Institute – further information
Contact: Mark Leeson
Phone: 023 9246 8978