Online training in digital manufacturing and leadership

Helping Scottish manufacturers build a resilient future through the use of digital technology.

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In recent years, the adoption of digital technologies in manufacturing has accelerated, changing the way businesses operate in order to stay competitive. 

Bringing digital technologies to the forefront of a business, however, is not without its challenges. That's where we can help.

Through our provision of online training, we are here to support your business manage and exploit the adoption of digital technology, enabling you to become more efficient, productive and ultimately, make better-informed technology investments.

Online training courses

Our online training is available to Scottish SMEs across all manufacturing sectors, offering courses in digital manufacturing and leadership.

Whether you need to train to stay ahead of the curve and increase your awareness of new technologies or, you want to delve deeper into the practicalities of implementing digital technologies and concepts, our programme can offer support to suit your needs.

See below for a brief overview of the topics that will be covered. To find out more or to register, please go to our CPD page.

Digital manufacturing, also known as Industry 4.0, brings the promise of the intelligent factory, a work environment that combines modern technologies to create a flexible and self-adapting manufacturing capability, increase profitability, productivity, and customer value.

This series of courses offer the opportunity to explore this exciting area and learn more about modern digital manufacturing technologies including robotics, extended reality, and additive manufacturing. This series also considers the leadership requirements and the economic and cultural challenges that organisations will face as they embark on the digital manufacturing journey.

Net-zero is a term we’ve all become familiar with, but what exactly does it mean? In basic terms, net-zero is the state where we add no incremental greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere. To achieve net-zero targets, organisations will need to make fundamental changes to the way they operate across all facets of their business.

Our net-zero series explores the technologies and processes that can help manufacturers move their operation towards a net-zero state. Topics covered in this series include remanufacturing, the circular economy, sustainable design & production, and electrification and hydrogen.

Improving productivity and closing this gap is essential in keeping UK businesses competitive on the global stage, increasing profitability and efficiency.

To support this, our series of courses includes operations management, logistics, operational excellence, lean six sigma, and measurement and statistics, and will equip you with the skills and knowledge to analyse your operation and identify areas where improvements could be implemented to improve efficiency productivity.

Innovating is not just about developing new products, it's also about finding new ways to roll out processes or services. This can include making improvements to existing methods or developing them from scratch.

The innovation series of courses will help you to find that new approach. Our courses cover a diverse range of topics, including product development, innovation management, and entrepreneurship and will give you the tools to develop a culture of innovation within your organisation and help your business to thrive.

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Upcoming webinars

Did you know we also run our own webinar series?

Our teams host webinars throughout the year. For more information on the upcoming dates and to register, take a look at our events page.

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Past webinars

Have you missed out on our previous webinars?

Don’t worry. All our webinars are pre-recorded and added to the NMIS YouTube channel to allow you to catch up on all of the content we have been discussing.

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Supporters of the project

The Advancing Manufacturing Fund

The delivery of this programme is via a project that is part of the Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund (AMCF) led by the Department of Design Manufacturing and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde. The materials produced will be delivered through the NMIS Manufacturing Skills Academy.

The AMCF projects are part-funded by the 2014-2020 European Regional Development Fund part of the European Structural Funds 2014-20 Programme.

The Scottish Government is the Managing Authority for the European Structural Funds 2014-20 Programme.

For further information visit the Scottish Government webpages or follow @scotgovESIF.

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