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Dak Consulting

Developing Improvement Leaders

Telephone: 01491 845 504

Training to Black Belt Level
  • DAK Academy provides practical training for improvement leaders in organisations faced with the challenge of guiding front line, middle management and senior teams to deliver year on year improvement in performance. Course content is graded using the levels shown below to develop skills and confidence of 1. those who need a basic understanding (Yellow Belt), 2. those with the challenge of implementation (Green Belt) and 3. those who need to train others to implement improvement (Black Belt and Master Black Belt).           

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Early Equipment Management

Date: In House Training Workshop
Location: In house
Cost: Call 01491 845504

Learn how to improve return on investment from capital projects for new or upgraded assets. Also known as Maintenance Prevention, the workshop explains how to manage the specification, procurement and installation process to secure easy to use and maintain assets which are intrinsically safe, reliable and flexible to customer demands. For business sponsors, project managers, team members and change agents tasked with the delivery of capital projects or new product/services.

Learning goals for the workshop are to:

  • Raise awareness of maintenance prevention principles and techniques – why it is important and how it builds on existing CI and engineering best practice.
  • Explain how to set MP standards and use them to identify weak components/mechanisms and improve equipment design to deliver low asset life cycle costs.
  • Help participants to translate knowledge into a form which supports equipment design and procurement decisions.
  • Incorporate MP standards into equipment specification, procurement
  • Implementation programmes to reduce equipment life cycle costs and enhance project value 

Also known as Early Equipment Management the benefits include lower capital costs and lower costs operations throughout the life of the asset.

This 3 day workshop provides a mix of theory and practical application to explain how the timely collaboration of knowledge, skills and resources can secure easy to use and maintain assets which are intrinsically safe and reliable.

Held at Reaseheath College, Nantwich, the workshop programme includes assessment of current production assets providing hands on syndicate sessions to help participants to understand how to apply the theory in practice.

Who should attend?

Designed for project/design managers, engineers and key personnel who want to understand how to make the right decisions at each stage of their capital project to avoid the common pitfalls which result in "high maintenance" assets.

Course Leader

Dennis McCarthy - Author of 2 books on CI, Dennis' career includes positions in both general management and consultancy. Described by one senior international manager as a true "Sensei of Change" he has guided continuous improvement programmes ranging in size from small single site applications to company-wide multi-site transformation programmes. This has included support for well-respected and award winning companies such as 3M, Ford, General Motors, GE, IKEA, Heineken and Johnson Matthey across Europe, India, USA, China and Japan.

Cost - £1150+VAT

This cost includes all workshop materials and takeaways, lunch and refreshments over the 3 days. Accommodation can be arranged on request.