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Tuesday 12th February

Overcoming Productivity Challenges in Growing Production Businesses (Rotherham)

Date: Tuesday 12 February 2019
Time: 9:30am-1:00pm
Venue: Fusion@Magna, S60 1FE

Understand how to measure productivity and discussing the key business areas that contribute to improvement.

This Masterclass will cover:

  • Product flow & bottleneck management
  • Physical layout
  • Quality & the hidden factory
  • Inputs to manufacture
  • Change management
  • Continuous improvement capability
  • Case studies

What are the benefits to my business?

You will learn practical methods/ways of thinking to help you see your business in a different way and identify your greatest opportunities for productivity improvements, ultimately to increase your profits.

Who is the Masterclass for?

This Masterclass is for all growing SMEs within the Sheffield City Region, as long as the below eligibility criteria is met.

Our masterclass will be most beneficial to manufacturing businesses of any size who are striving to improve and / or grow. The target audience is decision makers at board level or manufacturing managers who would like to learn more about business & process improvement.

Who is leading it?

Paul Molloy: Paul is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a PRINCE2 practitioner with over 25 years’ experience as a Change Agent, specifically as a business and process improvement expert. His experience spans a broad spectrum of industry sectors including manufacturing, public, financial and outsourcing Services. Improvement areas have included systems developments and integrations, process re-engineering, business process outsourcing, supply chain management and product/service development.

Mark Dowell: Mark is an accomplished operations expert with over 25 years’ experience in running, shaping and improving manufacturing and service related businesses. His first degree is in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and he also holds a Masters in Manufacturing Leadership. He has set up profitable manufacturing plants in South Africa, North America, China and can also specialise in business system improvement. Mark has held management and board positions in the UK and is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.


Q/ How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

A/ Email

Q/ What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
A/ Free parking is available at the venue. The venue is easily accessible from the M1.

Q/ I would like to bring a colleague, is this ok?

A/ No, only one attendee per company is permitted.

Q/ Will refreshments be provided?

A/ Refreshments will be provided throughout


Only one registration per business via Eventbrite will be confirmed. If additional people from your business would like to attend, they can be added to a waiting list by emailing with the business name, name of additional attendee and contact telephone number. If this Masterclass isn’t fully subscribed upon the closure of registrations, we will contact you to offer the additional place. The waiting list will be prioritised on a first come first served basis. Businesses that register more than one attendee via Eventbrite will be contacted and asked to nominate one person to attend.

This Masterclass is open to small and medium-sized enterprises based in the Sheffield City Region. If you are unsure whether you fall into this region you can use the postcode checker.

A part of your business must be based in one of the following districts: Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Doncaster, North East Derbyshire. Rotherham or Sheffield.

Find out if your business meets the definition for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME).

Please note that if your firm that is part of a larger Group you may need to include staff headcount, turnover, balance sheet data for the Group too, to ascertain whether it is eligible.

We are pleased to be able to provide this masterclass free of charge due to funding from the European Regional Development Fund. There are a number of eligibility criteria for attendees which we will check using the online registration questions and in a phone call to every attendee prior to the event.

More Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project Masterclasses.

Contact us for more information.

This event will be delivered by the ‘Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project’ that is part-funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The project, for high-growth businesses in the Sheffield City Region, aims to increase their competitiveness and so help them grow and prosper.