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.

Siemens LogoSiemens Digital Factory

Siemens Digital Factory, Congleton has defined an ambitious new ‘North Start’ vision and ‘Congleton 2020’ five-year strategy – 10 themes to help it on its journey towards world-class.

BFA 2015 – Best Electronics & Electrical Plant

Agenda*

10.00 Arrival / Refreshments
10.15 Welcome to Congleton (presentation by a Senior Manager)
11.00 Lean @ Congleton (presentation by Business Improvement Manager)
12.00 Lunch & networking opportunity
12.45 Factory Tour to include the following stopping points:

  • Strategy Wall / Suggestion Centre
  • Junior Factory
  • Management Gemba
  • Strategy Obeya
  • VR Cave

14.00 Q&A (with Senior Manager)
14.00 Guests depart

*Subject to change


Event Location: Congleton, Cheshire
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.

FujifilmFujifilm Speciality Ink Systems

Fujifilm Broadstairs, the manufacturer of UV digital and screen printing ink, is Britain’s Best Process Plant for the third time in four years thanks to its mastery of major market change.

BFA2015 – Best Process Plant & Export Award

Agenda*

09:00-09:30 Arrival, welcome, coffee and pastries
09:30-09:45 FSIS Introductions
09:45-11:00 Presentations

  • Quality Journey 1 - Constant Manufacturing conditions / Vendor Partnerships / Right First Time / New Product Introduction
  • Quality Journey 2 - CI Programme / Hoshin Policy Deployment

11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:45 Factory Tour
12:45-13:30 Lunch and Networking
13:30-15:00 R&D Tour
15:00-16:00 Q&A plus coffee
16:00 Depart

*Subject to confirmation


Event Location: Broadtstairs, Kent
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. Confirmation is subject to approval by host site.

Leyland Trucks Logo Leyland Trucks

Around 15000 trucks are built to individual customer specs at the Leyland plant each year and shipped to markets from Europe to central America, Asia and Australia.

Discover how this icon of British transport manages its supply chain efficiently to deliver exacting quality standards and lightning fast lead times whilst increasing production volumes by 30% in the past five years.

BFA 2015 - Supply Chain Award


Event Location: Leyland, Lancashire
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.

Siemens Logo Siemens Magnet Technology

Siemens Magnet Technology, Eynsham is BFA Factory of the Year 2015. Find out how the country's best manufacturing site is run and discover the secrets of lean working and people development that has won plaudits from top manufacturing movers and shakers. Sacred cows have been hunted to extinction in this corner of rural Oxfordshire and the results have been stunning – 99% on time delivery in full by vendors, 96% quality score as rated by customers and 97% uptime availability of key equipment to name just a few.

BFA 2015 – Factory of the Year, Best Engineering Plant and People & Skills Development Award.


Event Location: Eynsham, 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. Confirmation is subject to approval by host site.

Coca-Cola Enterprises Coca-Cola Enterprises

Coca-Cola in Sidcup has blended state-of-the-art kit with cutting-edge employee engagement to get production fizzing in the face of ever more challenging supermarket customers.

BFA 2014 – Best Household & General Products Plant


Event Location: Sidcup, Kent
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. Confirmation is subject to approval by host site.

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