Manufacturing Resilience Programme

SWMAS has designed this programme of webinars, exclusively for SME manufacturers, to help build resilience in a number of key areas.

As part of this programme, companies will be offered a personalised one to one follow up session with one of SWMAS' experienced Manufacturing Specialists, to help them apply this learning to their specific business requirements. 

Each of the following online sessions will provide participants with the tools and techniques needed to enhance their business in this particular area. Companies can pick those most relevant to their needs, but we recommend completion of all six sessions to maximise the positive impact on your business:

1: Resource-based Strategy

Aimed at senior business leaders, this session will focus on examining and developing resources and capabilities to build a successful, short-term business strategy from the inside out.

This session will run again in Spring 2021...register your interest below to hear when the next date goes live:

 

2: Customer Engagement to Protect and Grow Sales

Learn how to retain, and increase demand from, existing customers, and generate new sales opportunities to promote future business growth.

This session will run again in Spring 2021...register your interest below to hear when the next date goes live:

 

3: Building Capable Processes

An introduction to Lean and Six Sigma, this session will outline these two widely recognised and highly regarded methods of process improvement to increase your understanding. This training will explain how they differ from each other, and help you identify when to use each approach within your business.

This session will run again in Spring 2021...register your interest below to hear when the next date goes live:

 

4: Leadership Development

Strong leadership is an important asset for any business and is never more important than in times of uncertainty or crisis. This session will help leaders and managers develop their capability, capacity, and confidence to lead their team successfully:

This session will run again in Spring 2021...register your interest below to hear when the next date goes live:

 

5: Employee Engagement

Thursday 28th January 2021 | 10:00 - 11:00 | Online

Employee engagement & welfare is an essential part of the success of any business, especially in times of crisis. What motivates your people? What concerns do they currently have? What are their needs and how can you get the most out of them? This session will offer valuable insights into this topic at such a crucial time, and take you through the actions you need to consider to get your workforce fully engaged:

 

6: Strategies for Manufacturing Success

Thursday 4th February 2021 | 10:00 - 11:00 | Online

This final webinar will reference the learning uncovered through the previous sessions to help delegates develop an overarching strategy. It will incorporate a range of priorities and considerations to help you identify a way forward, taking into account the impact of COVID-19 and Brexit, and how this may have changed the focus of your business goals:


 

 

 

The SWMAS Manufacturing Resilience Programme is supported by ERDF, and available to small and medium-sized manufacturing companies across the South West.
The learning offered within these online sessions can be followed up with a one to one meeting with an experienced Manufacturing Specialist (fully funded for eligible SMEs).