Effective Manufacturing Management Programme (EMM)

35 Days (5 Days/Month, Block Release)

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May 15, 2017
35 Days


Extended Programmes , OCD


Effective Manufacturing Management capabilities are critical for the recovery of the Manufacturing Sector. Sadly, many of the bad habits picked during the “lost decade” are not useful in today’s competitive global community. Based on World Class Manufacturing Principles, this programme seeks to provide a structured development programme for Manufacturing Managers.

This integrated programme will sharpen the capabilities of the managers deployed to Manufacturing. It will impart proven techniques of planning and scheduling, controlling of production activities, problem-solving and productivity improvement, maintenance management, warehousing and inventory management, quality and other essential processes in manufacturing. The programme will also cover Financial Management issues such as costing and variance analysis for managers as well as Safety, Health and Environmental challenges facing Manufacturing Managers.

Warehousing and Inventory Management have caused headaches for managers and executives and a leading Professor and Consultant in Logistics in the Region will articulate these areas. People Management principles will be addressed in a bid to ensure that productivity is enhanced.


This programme will –

  • Accelerate participants’ growth and development;
  • Build a deeper understanding of the business of Manufacturing;
  • Give participants an opportunity to work on real, current business challenges – creating immediate value;
  • Make Manufacturing Management capabilities a competitive advantage, and develop stronger capabilities to achieve business goals and improve management decision-making.


The EMM programme is designed for –

  • High performance, high potential Manufacturing or Manufacturing Support Managers with at least tertiary level education;
  • New Manufacturing Managers, as an induction programme;
  • Manufacturing and Production Engineers; and ideally
  • Managers with a Profit and Loss responsibility.


This programme is intended to be a major learning experience. It will provide an opportunity for updating and acquiring essential Manufacturing capabilities as well as giving time for reflection and self-evaluation in a different and informal atmosphere.  The learning process is deliberately diverse and includes –

  • Class lectures and case study discussions;
  • Syndicate discussions and plenary sessions;
  • Informal interchange with Faculty and programme participants;
  • Experiential “action-based” learning through a Business Project.


This programme is offered as a joint venture between Mandel Training Centre on the one hand and, on the other, Client Organisations. The expectations on Client organisations are that-

  • They identify and provide a high impact current business challenge in their organisations for investigation by participants or a team of participants;
  • They be prepared to allow participants to fully investigate the business challenge, giving them all the necessary support; and
  • They make time for the participants to make a presentation on their findings and recommended solutions to the Client Organisation’s Senior Management for evaluation.


1. Structure

The formal delivery of the programme will be spread over a period thirty-five (35) training days – modular form, block release.

The intention is to provide a period of time between study blocks for back-at-work reflection and consolidation as well as for researching the Business Project.

2. Follow Ups

Mandel will conduct follow ups to check progress and assist on the project work.

The follow up will also give Mandel the opportunity to chat with the Plant Managers on progress being made, and to ensure that the participants are adding value to the organisation after the training.


The fees for this programme is $100 per delegate per day, covering tuition, lunch and three teas. Thus the total fees for the whole programme are $3 500, payable as 25% deposit ($875) plus six equal monthly instalments ($437.50).


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