Manufacturers after hands-on support or the very latest tips on manufacturing should head straight to the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) South East stand number J15 at this year’s Southern Manufacturing Exhibition.
For manufacturers looking to improve efficiency, raise productivity, develop new ideas or tackle a problem that is hampering profitability, MAS South East is able to provide practical help and solutions; offering easy access to professional and experienced manufacturing specialists focused on delivering real bottom line benefits – ‘Support for manufacturers from manufacturers’.
24, one-hour seminars, sponsored by MAS South East, will take place at Southern Manufacturing covering key manufacturing issues including; ‘Value Stream Mapping’, ‘Six Sigma – an innovative approach for both large and small companies’, ‘How to Succeed at New Product Development’, ‘Lean Lessons’, ‘Lean Design’, ‘Communication: Dealing with Issues and Getting Buy-In’ and ‘Lean Benchmarking – how well are you performing?’.
Supporting manufacturers in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Sussex, MAS South East has so far worked on over 1,250 in-depth consultancy projects with local companies, performed almost 3,500 health-checks with businesses, handled over 20,000 enquiries and delivered £314m of added value.
MAS South East is urging manufacturers to tap into specialist government support – latest figures show that companies engaging with the region’s MAS receive an average £200,000 boost to their businesses. David Caddle, Programme Manager, MAS South East, says: "Our specialists come from industry and are experts in streamlining processes, improving quality and delivery and enhancing overall productivity. It is our responsibility to unlock business potential, by creating highly productive workplaces in which innovation, creativity and competitiveness can thrive."