Find event by date

Monday 20 May 2019

How to work with … a manufacturer

Monday 20 May, 2-5pm 

How do you design for production? What do you need to consider when preparing products for manufacture? This workshop will start from the beginning, moving through the key milestones in any manufacturing process and offering plenty of practical advice. You’ll learn what to take into account at the design stage in order to make the production process run smoothly, and what checks need to be in place in order to ensure you end up with the product you want.

Places are limited and booking is essential. To secure a place please send an expression of interest, explaining why you would like to attend and what you hope to get out of the session to Priority will be given to STEAMhouse members – find out how to join HERE.

The workshop will cover:

  • Identifying potential problems with design and manufacture
  • Ensuring you are using a robust quality control system
  • How to control the manufacturing process

Workshop Leader

Ken Banks is a highly experienced business and operations professional. He has spent over 40 years working in the private and public sector across automotive, research & development, enterprise, high precision plastics engineering, creative arts, education and heritage sectors. He has a proven track record of operational excellence, product innovation and business improvement.

He is adept at finding solutions to problems, is a Willis Faber Manufacturing Award Winner, headed a team that won the prestigious British Quality Award and developed his own innovative products – filing a patent for the micro encapsulation of biocides. He has extensive experience of management and supervision, training and coaching in a range of settings.