New short course for professionals launched at RGU

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has launched a new short course on Optimisation in Production Processes in collaboration with Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS).
Robert Gordon University (RGU) has launched a new short course on Optimisation in Production Processes in collaboration with Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS).

Robert Gordon University (RGU) have launched a new short course on Optimisation in Production Processes in collaboration with Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS).

Supported by the Scottish Government, this initiative has been built in response to the turbulent, challenging and highly competitive landscape that the economy now faces.

The 12-week training course will introduce participants to process improvement and lean principles and tools which will make businesses more streamlined. It places strong emphasis on practice-based learning, enabling individuals to apply their new knowledge immediately to the work environment.

Delivered by RGU staff, the course aims to provide an understanding of the concept of process improvement in a manufacturing context and to develop the ability to critically evaluate production processes and select an appropriate analysis strategy, as well as to improve the production process through the application of a range of analytic tools.

Ken Russell, Associate Dean at RGU’s Aberdeen Business School, said: “The drivers and need for improvements in manufacturing have probably never been greater. Engaging in this exciting new RGU partnership with SMAS will equip delegates with not just the techniques but also address the mindset shifts to succeed.”

Jamie Sansom, Continuous Improvement Practitioner at SMAS said: “This course is aimed at those who are at the beginning of the journey and want some exposure to the tools and thinking behind efficiency, lean and continuous improvement. Over the 12 weeks, you and a group of your peers will be taken through the training required to undertake an improvement project touching on lean manufacturing, production planning and measuring, Six Sigma tool box and quality systems.”

The course is delivered via Blended Learning; a mix of face-to-face attendance and online learning fully supported by experienced academic staff. The workshop style of this programme ensures delegates have the opportunity to ask questions and receive thorough answers, drawing upon the presenters’ experience.

Participants learn how these different areas impact business by applying the methods taught to issues experienced by the companies taking part in the programme. Upon completion of this course, participants will gain practical skills for use in the identification, analysis and optimisation of manufacturing processes.

The course is ideal for individuals working full-time within a related role who wish to extend their skills and knowledge about production techniques, supply chain practices and terminology.

If you wish to enquire about future course dates, make a group booking or discuss this course being delivered in house to your organisation, please contact RGU’s Aberdeen Business School’s Business Development Manager, Laura Wood on business@rgu.ac.uk