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 2016-2017 tour dates have now been released.

City Technology Logo City Technology

Gas sensor manufacturer City Technology was crowned Britain's top factory in 2014 after being recognised for its cutting edge products backed by a razor sharp focus on quality and a powerful commitment to its people. It was acquired by global industrial giant Honeywell in 2006, produces 1.6 million sensors annually. Central to its success is the Honeywell Operating System, a production control system geared precisely to customer requirements which boosts productivity and minimises stock.

Agenda*

09:30-10:00 Arrival, Coffee & Introductions
10:00-10:45 Introduction to City Technology
10:45-12:15 Plant Tour
12:15-12:30 Question & Answer Session
12:30-13:00 Optional Networking Lunch & Depart

*Subject to change


Event Location: Portsmouth Hampshire
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.

GKN Logo GKN Driveline

Themes: Continuous improvement, employee engagement, visual management
Erdington manufactures high performance side shafts and prop shafts that transmit power from the engine to the wheels of vehicles such as the new Range Rover Evoque. On the tour you will see how the site has deployed visual management to gear lineside teams towards target KPIs.

Agenda*

09:30-10:00 Arrival, Coffee & Introductions
10:00-10:45 Introduction
10:45-12:15 Plant tour
12:15-12:30 Question & Answer Session
12:15-13:00 Optional Networking Lunch & depart

*Subject to change


Event Location: Birmingham
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.

Brita Logo BRITA Water Filter Systems

Visit this award winning plant which places a high level of importance on OEE scores and changeover times. All operations employees are focused sharply on improvement, and regularly conduct audits to ensure continuous improvement in activities such as 5S and TPM. Best practice groups share knowledge with the German and Swiss plants on issues such as health and safety, and quality.

Agenda*

09:30-10:00 Arrival and refreshments
10:00-11:00 BRITA overview
11:00-12:00 Factory tour
12:00-12:15 Q&A
12:15-13:00 Lunch & depart

*Subject to change


Event Location: Bicester, Oxfordshire
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.