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Masterclass

Vision in Print

Masterclass is our two-week flagship programme, specially designed for companies with over 100 employees, be they commercial, newspaper or packaging printers.

Many companies that have undertaken the ViP Masterclass Programme have seen a rapid return on investment and substantial cultural changes. On average, this equates to a ten-fold cost benefit in terms of increased added value in year one. Some projects have even yielded annual savings of £300,000 in the initial programme.

The Benefits

Masterclass is an investment in your company's future that will pay for itself time and time again.

A few of the many benefits you can expect are:

  • A boost in confidence and enthusiasm within your staff
  • The ability to accurately calculate the impact of the process
  • A significant increase in bottom-line profits
  • The establishment of a culture of continuous and sustained improvement
  • A raising of your company's standards to the best in industry
  • Typical savings in makeready times can be between 20-40%
  • Decrease in waste and downtime

Masterclass builds your business's priority areas, as identified in Premier Snapshot. Using the experience of ViP Engineers and tools refined specifically for the printing industry, the programme will bring your business measurable improvements in terms of quality, cost and delivery.

  • Practical shop floor work, from creating visual management guides to cleaning and fixing equipment in ViP's core '5C' process. The '5C' process is the bedrock of any Masterclass programme, providing a fresh approach to tackling the working environment.
  • Recognising the key wastes and understanding waste analysis
  • Standardising operations to ensure consistency and sustainability. This also forms a stable base upon which to build agreed improvements.
  • Creating structured techniques to solve a problem revolving around a Plan, Do, Check, Act process.
  • Gathering productivity statistics and identifying Key Performance Indictors to measure progress.
  • Masterclass builds your business's priority areas, as identified in Premier Snapshot. Using the experience of ViP Engineers and tools refined specifically for the printing industry, the programme will bring your business measurable improvements in terms of quality, cost and delivery.

    "Our company has really benefited from the ability of the engineers to coax hidden talents from the team members."
    Roger Oldfield, JW Northend

    The 14-day programme, spread out over several months, includes a consultation day, a management awareness day, three days of intense diagnostic and a further one day visit to complete the groundwork. Next comes the five-day practical workshop, run by two of our engineers, who will coach your team in using Best Practice tools and techniques.

    These tools and techniques, taught in a hands-on approach, include:

    During the programme your staff will be directed for approximately 70% of the time, with the rest spent putting their skills into practice on their own project work.

    The programme includes 3 follow up days, which helps ensure your team remains focussed on sustainable improvement. The follow-up days also include the transfer of ownership of the improvement programme to 'champions' within your company.

For more information please contact:
Garry Mellor
Garry Mellor
Senior Process Improvement Engineer
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