“Manufacturing companies love training programs like this, because they are all process-driven and can be measured by clearly defined business process improvement KPIs. The clever thing is that the programs that are developed within each individual industry sector are developed by people with the relevant industry experience. They can also be implemented by commercial consultants who have specific industry experience as well. This enables clients to perceive Appleton Greene programs as industry-specific and industry benchmarks. It also makes the programs much more engaging for clients and their employees. It has been a well worthwhile experience for me personally and I would have no hesitation in recommending Appleton Greene programs to my clients.”

A quotation taken from a Learning Provider reference within the Manufacturing industry.

  • Apple
  • ArcelorMittal
  • BASF
  • BMW
  • Boeing
  • Bosch
  • Cardinal Health
  • Caterpillar
  • China Minmetals
  • Daimler
  • Dell
  • Dongfeng Motor Group
  • Dow Chemical
  • EADS
  • Exor
  • FAW Group
  • Ford-Automotive
  • Fujitsu
  • General Electric
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Hitachi
  • Hon Hai Precision Industry
  • Honda
  • Hyundai Motor Company
  • IBM
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Mitsubishi
  • Mitsui
  • Nestle
  • Nissan
  • Novartis
  • Panasonic
  • PepsiCo
  • Peugeot
  • Pfizer
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Renault
  • SAIC Motor
  • Saint-Gobain
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Siemens
  • Sinochem
  • Sony
  • ThyssenKrupp
  • Toshiba
  • Toyota
  • Unilever
  • United Technologies

Manufacturing is the production of merchandise for use or sale using labor and machines, tools, chemical and biological processing, or formulation. In a free market economy, manufacturing is usually directed toward the mass production of products for sale to consumers at a profit. In a collectivist economy, manufacturing is more frequently directed by the state to supply a centrally planned economy. In mixed market economies, manufacturing occurs under some degree of government regulation. Modern manufacturing includes all intermediate processes required for the production and integration of a product’s components. Some industries, such as semiconductor and steel manufacturers use the term fabrication instead. The manufacturing sector is closely connected with engineering and industrial design. According to some economists, manufacturing is a wealth-producing sector of an economy, whereas a service sector tends to be wealth-consuming. Emerging technologies have provided some new growth in advanced manufacturing employment opportunities in the Manufacturing Belt in the United States. Manufacturing provides important material support for national infrastructure and for national defense. On the other hand, most manufacturing may involve significant social and environmental costs. The clean-up costs of hazardous waste, for example, may outweigh the benefits of a product that creates it. Hazardous materials may expose workers to health risks. These costs are now well known and there is effort to address them by improving efficiency, reducing waste, using industrial symbiosis, and eliminating harmful chemicals. The increased use of technologies such as 3D printing also offer the potential to reduce the environmental impact of producing finished goods through distributed manufacturing.


“Successful growth on a global scale is determined by the quality of strategic partnering or strategic alliance management. Appleton Greene has been a real find in terms of corporate training services because their flexibility and international coverage makes them a valuable asset to have.”

A quotation taken from a client reference within the Manufacturing industry.