Courses, Coaching and Support Plans

Welcome to our web site of courses for those tasked with the challenge of improving manufacturing performance.

Our short training courses provide delegates with an insight into best practices that deliver year on year performance gains.  Research shows that adults learn best through practical application so each course includes sessions for delegates to develop bespoke action plans to apply lessons learned using practical projects. 

The action plans are in the form of 90 day cycles to deliver 12 month goals in line with business priorities.  Typically the first cycles involve activities to try out the best practice ideas in a small way to evaluate the gains and identify the changes needed to adopt the new approach more widely.  

To accelerate delivery of those gains, DAK Academy can also provide on-site training, coaching and hands on support to

  • Raise awareness, win hearts and minds and get buy in to those new ideas.
  • Improve insight into issue/opportunity causal factors and identify next steps.
  • Surface barriers (real and imagined) overcome problems, refine ideas and progress them further.
  • Guide the introduction of new working practices covering.
    • Leadership and direction setting.
    • Execution of routine activities and feedback to get better every day.
    • Goals and metrics to drive further improvement and sustain the gains.

A typical 90 day supported project cycle passes through 3 measurable quality milestones:

  • The first milestone is achieved when the potential improvement areas are identified, prioritised and improvement tactics are defined;
  • The second milestone is passed after the improvement team has been mobilised and they are tracking the impact of their programme;
  • The final milestone is achieved when sustained improvement has been delivered and formal recognition can be made of their success.

Our support plans use these milestones as coaching touch points to provide feedback and ad hoc support to accelerate progress and lock in the gains. That can include coaching for those involved in programme Leadership, Improvement or Execution roles as set out in the graphic below. 

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