Grant Funded Consultancy

MAS (Manufacturing Advisory Service)




  MAS (Manufacturing Advisory Service)


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The new Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS4) is now available to all manufacturing businesses across England. It will be delivered by the MAC, which is comprised of Grant Thornton, Pera, WM Manufacturing Consortium Ltd and SWMAS Ltd.

The new MAS offer will comprise:

Level 1 (Enquiries)

Provided by a small team of experienced advisors geographically dispersed round England. This will ensure detailed local knowledge supported by an enhanced website offering a range of online support packages.

Level 2 (Manufacturing Review)

Continue to provide 1 day (2 day for more complex businesses), on-site specialist manufacturing diagnostic review. MAC will use a new diagnostic tool based on the principles of “Manufacturing Excellence” developed in conjunction with the Warwick Manufacturing Group which includes comparisons against best-in-class. In addition, a “Fast Track” over the ‘phone Level 2 will be introduced for common, well understood issues.

Level 3 (Events)

Continue to provide training and networking events, including best practice visits. These will be an integral part of delivering the Business Improvement actions identified at Level 2 . This will be complemented by a Sustainable Improvement Community using best practice social networking tools to provide peer-led best practice examples and lower cost forms of self help.

Level 4 (Consultancy)

Introduction of a three tier Level 4 project structure:

· MAS Foundation Service: Funding up to £1,000 (or a maximum of 50%) towards an improvement project - targeted at companies who need basic low level help.

· MAS Step Change Service: Funding of up to £3,000 (or 50% maximum) towards a more significant improvement programme.

· MAS Transformation Service: Funding of up to £10,000 (or 50% maximum) for a strategic change to the business.

Level 5 (Referrals)

MAS advisors are responsible for identifying partner organisation support but retain responsibility for referral until it is demonstrated and confirmed by the client that the partner organisation has addressed the client need.

Supply Chain

Focus on helping SMEs diversify into advanced manufacturing supply

chains; helping Original Equipment Manufacturers and their supply chains develop better relationships and greater efficiency; helping groups of SMEs in supply chains or clusters interact more effectively. It will use the tools available through Levels 1 – 5 with custom implementation packages assembled to suit client needs delivered by a team of dedicated supply chain experts

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