See lean excellence live at one of WM’s Factory Tours

If you would like the opportunity to experience first-hand what makes a best-in-class factory tick, there is no better way than visiting a site, meeting the manufacturing teams and viewing the processes live from top floor to cell level.

Our new 2015-2016 tour dates have now been released.

Aston Martin Logo Aston Martin

Works Management is bringing you a rare opportunity to go lineside on 4 October at Aston Martin’s Gaydon plant, a centre of excellence for world-class sports car design and engineering.

Find out about Aston Martin’s journey to achieving outstanding safety standards at its Gaydon plant and hear from key personnel on how they engage their workforce in Continuous Improvement and the quest for Production Excellence.

Event Location: Gaydon
Individual Ticket Price: £550 per place excluding VAT

Places are limited and subject to site approval.

Alcoa Logo Alcoa Manufacturing

Alcoa’s aluminium rolling mill was all set for a £500,000 upgrade via a third party. Then along came a crack team of in-house engineers with a passion for adding value. Sign up for this tour and meet the team whose efforts earned them a WM Manufacturing Champions award and discover the collaboration, teamwork and constant CI focus that ensures a Birmingham-based aluminium mill keeps pace with the rest of the world.

Alcoa manufactures plate for aircraft wings and won Britain’s Best Process Plant at the BEST Factory Awards in 2014. A CI programme has helped output to climb 70% in 12 years. Sign up for the tour and see how the management team have engaged their workforce in change.


09:00-09:30 Welcome/coffee
09:30-10:00 Safety brief
10:00-10:30 Plant overview/history
10:30-11:00 PPE
11:00-12:30 Plant tour with presentations
12:30-13:00 Return, questions and coffee

*Subject to change

Event Location: Kitts Green, West Midlands
Individual Ticket Price: £350 per place excluding VAT
Bookings of 3 or more people: £315 per place excluding VAT

Limited to 10 places per visit

Places are restricted and allocated on a first come, first served basis.