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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Manufacturing Project Management Training

Date: 10-12 April 2018
Location: Evesham, Worcestershire
Cost: £1150.00 + VAT

Project Management for Improvement Leaders concerned with getting buy in, delivering benefits and sustaining improvement from Manufacturing and Engineering Projects. Unlike generic Project Management training with their emphasis on managing contractual arrangements, this course is designed to meet the needs of the managers, team leaders and engineers delivering small and medium sized project scopes.


Suitable for those who have been tasked with delivering operational improvement or engineering projects including Focused Improvement, New Product Introduction, Kaizen activities, Layout changes, shut downs, new equipment introduction, IT system implementations or changes to business processes. What these projects have in common is the need to collate internal knowledge, facilitate decision making, coordinate the part time involvement of internal resources, commissioning and engaging people with changing ways of working. These are projects where in addition to traditional planning, organisation and control of tasks, the project manager needs to become a team leader, facilitator and internal consultant.

Understand best practice for managing and controlling any manufacturing and engineering projects including:

Delivering equipment and new technology

Delivering operational change

Delivering business systems

Delivering new customer products/services

Learn how to lead project teams in a way that supports innovation and engagement to enhance project value and sustained improvement.

Know how to take a structured approach to project definition, justification and delivery

Be able to manage activities throughout a project life cycle.

Who should attend?

The workshop content is designed to help for those who have been tasked with delivering operational improvement. It is also relevant for Managers, Process Engineers and Change Agents, Team Leaders and Maintenance Engineers.

The workshop will be led by Dennis McCarthy-DAK Consulting

Dennis began his career as an Industrial Engineer and led a number of major Logistics projects. He progressed to European Project Manager for a US Multinational managing pan-European Manufacturing, Logistics and IT projects. As a consultant he has supported manufacturing improvement programmes ranging in size from small single site applications to companywide multi-site transformation programmes in Europe, USA, India and China. This has included support for well-respected and award winning companies such as 3M, Ford, General Motors, Heineken, Pepsi, Rolls Royce and Ikea.

Cost:  £1150.00 + VAT - 2nd delegate half price

Workshop fees include all course materials, refreshments and lunch on all 3 days. Accommodation is available with preferential rate.