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Developing Improvement Leaders

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  • The DAK Training Academy provides practical training in the application of improvement tools for key managers, team leaders and change agents. In addition to our "open" workshops, DAK offer in-house customised programme's that will fit the needs of individual organisations. Give us a call today and let us help you to develop organisations improvement leaders with a blend of in house training, coaching and hands on support.  Its completely free with no obligation.

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Early Equipment Management

Location: Cheshire
Cost: £1150.00 + VAT

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.


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.

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.

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.