Tertiary Catalogue

Manufacturing and Engineering


Acids in Industry

Acids in Industry

Shedding Light on Acids and Bases

In Acids in Industry, we look at what acids are, how they're made, and how they're used in steel making and agriculture. We also take a quick trip back to the 1770s to look at how acids were used by Captain James Cook to save his crew from the...Show More
Building Greener Cities

Building Greener Cities

Catalyst

Cities are one of our greatest inventions, they bring us together and drive wealth - but as more of us flock to live and work in them, we need to find ways to make them greener, more sustainable and efficient places to live. Physicist Dr Niraj...Show More
Working Relationships

Working Relationships

Engineering and Manufacturing

Working towards shared goals. The benefits of good relationships within and between teams. Problems that can arise as a result of poor working relationships. Minimising the risk of conflict and knowing how to respond when difficulties arise.
Waste Walk

Waste Walk

Engineering and Manufacturing

What is a waste walk? Best practice for conducting waste walks.
Using Data to Make Adjustments

Using Data to Make Adjustments

Engineering and Manufacturing

Using data to decide what adjustments need to be made. Examples of production data specific to different processes and how it can be collected and presented. Trends, variance and discrepancy. The importance of data security.
Understanding Working Effectively in an Industrial Environment

Understanding Working Effectively in an Industrial Environment

Engineering and Manufacturing

Effective work practices for working in an industrial environment.
The Visual Workplace

The Visual Workplace

Engineering and Manufacturing

The purpose of visual managment and how visual management systems support the aims of the organisation. The role of visual controls and visual displays.
What Is a Flow Process Analysis?

What Is a Flow Process Analysis?

Engineering and Manufacturing

Analysing activities within a process to continually improve processes and ensure they are as effective and efficient as possible.
Utilising People and Their Knowledge for Continuous Improvement

Utilising People and Their Knowledge for Continuous Improvement

Engineering and Manufacturing

Understanding the importance of continuous improvement and utilising the skills, experience and input of team members involved in processes to identify potential improvements.
The Need for Problem Solving

The Need for Problem Solving

Engineering and Manufacturing

The purpose and benefits of effective team problem solving for business. Continuous improvement and maintaining Quality, Cost and Delivery (QCD). The Deming Cycle (PDCA) as the basis for most formal problem solving procedures. Using timeline...Show More
The Skills Matrix

The Skills Matrix

Engineering and Manufacturing

The purpose and benefits of using a Skills Matrix for team projects.
The 5 Whys

The 5 Whys

Engineering and Manufacturing

A demonstration of using the '5 Whys' to understand why something has happened.
Standard Operating Procedures

Standard Operating Procedures

Engineering and Manufacturing

Using Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to demonstrate the most efficient method of performing an operation and to ensure it is safe to perform.
Sampling, Inspections and Testing

Sampling, Inspections and Testing

Engineering and Manufacturing

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and quality control plans.
Team Work: Asking for Help

Team Work: Asking for Help

Engineering and Manufacturing

Knowing your own level of authority and who your points of contact are within the organisation.
Process Maps

Process Maps

Engineering and Manufacturing

What is a process map? How are processes mapped? Resources and documentation needed to map processes. Problem resolution and action plans.
Spaghetti Diagrams

Spaghetti Diagrams

Engineering and Manufacturing

Using a spaghetti diagram as a visual representation tool to trace the path of an item or activity thoughout a process.
Team Analysis

Team Analysis

Engineering and Manufacturing

Identifying a team's collective strengths and weaknesses.
Root Cause Analysis

Root Cause Analysis

Engineering and Manufacturing

The objectives and processes of Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
Quality/Cost/Delivery

Quality/Cost/Delivery

Engineering and Manufacturing

Improving customer satisfaction by matching your product or service to your customers' perception of value. The LEAN philosophy and Quality, Cost and Delivery (QCD).
Putting KAIZEN Into Practice With Measurable Improvements

Putting KAIZEN Into Practice With Measurable Improvements

Engineering and Manufacturing

Explaining the process and steps of a KAIZEN activity, including measuring improvement.
No ‘I’ In Team

No ‘I’ In Team

Engineering and Manufacturing

Characteristics of effective teams. Types of teams. The benefits of well run teams and the impact on quality, cost and delivery (QCD). The purpose and process of team reviews. Conflict and conflict resolution in teams and the role and attributes...Show More
Project Proposal and Close Out Form

Project Proposal and Close Out Form

Engineering and Manufacturing

Creating forms to make the continuous improvement process more effective.
Problem Solving

Problem Solving

Engineering and Manufacturing

The importance of problem solving in determining the root cause of a problem to stop it from reoccurring. Root cause analysis using the 5 Whys technique and Fishbone or Ishikawa diagrams. Using the PDCS (Plan, Do, Check, Act) technique or the...Show More
Problems and How to Deal with them

Problems and How to Deal with them

Engineering and Manufacturing

Following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and company procedures and being aware of your level of responsibiity.