The Industrial Manager’s Toolkit

Why Attend

In order to succeed in their field, industrial managers must acquire the right balance of knowledge and skills from both a technical and a managerial perspective.

Indeed, their duties do not stop at overseeing the operation and maintenance of their industrial site. In today’s world, they are also expected to effectively manage teams, to ensure the safety of their team members, to improve the quality of the organization’s processes and to stay up to date with environmental standards while complying with budget constraints.

This course provides industrial managers with the knowledge and skills required in six core subject areas to succeed in their role. It includes green sustainability, maintenance management, organization-based maintenance systems, personal effectiveness, quality and process improvement, and workforce training.

Course Methodology

This course is highly interactive with hands-on group exercises. It also uses multimedia and computer-based quality tools for group discussions and presentations. Participants actively take part in the development of various process flow diagrams to enhance their skills as industrial managers.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the environmental and cost benefits of green sustainability and apply the relevant standards to their industrial sites
  • Optimize maintenance processes through organization-based maintenance including physical assets, employee education, and workplace environments
  • Improve the performance of industrial teams through effective coaching, delegation, communication, and group decision-making techniques
  • Improve the quality of their processes using six sigma, quality management tools, and statistical process controls
  • Create effective workplace by selecting, designing and implementing workforce training programs

Target Audience

This course is designed for mid and senior-level managers in industrial facilities. This includes. But is not limited to, facilities such as refineries, distribution centers, construction sites, and manufacturing plants.

Target Competencies

  • Applying green sustainability concepts
  • Maintenance management
  • Organization-based maintenance
  • Quality process and improvement
  • Workforce training


South Africa

Training Dates:

Each course starts every Monday of each week. Please book your training on a date that is a Monday.

Course Duration:

Unit Standard:

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Course Fees

Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

To Apply Simply Fill in the Online Enquiries / Applications form on the Right Sidebar or Bottom of this website


When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.

Course Outline

  • Concepts in green purchasing
    • Green purchasing
    • Energy certification
    • Energy standard organizations
    • Green building economics
    • Green building and renovations
    • Green building standards
  • Maintenance management
    • Equipment lifecycle
    • Types of maintenance
    • Inventory of equipment
    • Warehousing and logistics
    • Preservation of equipment
    • Preventive maintenance
    • Planning and scheduling
  • Organization-based maintenance
    • Introduction to Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM)
    • Understanding the reasoning and processes behind Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
    • Defining the nine major equipment efficiency and quality losses
    • Describe the 5s system
    • Identify detrimental work practices
    • Determine the impact of 5s on productivity
  • Personal effectiveness
    • Benefits of coaching
    • The necessity of delegating
    • How to delegate
    • Recognize different communication styles
    • Guidelines for effective communication
    • Assets, liabilities, and equity
    • Auditing and reporting
  • Quality and process improvement
    • Balanced Scorecard
    • Understanding Lean
    • Kaizen
    • “Plan-Do-Check-Act” (PDCA) cycle
    • The seven philosophies of Total Quality Management (TQM)
  • Workforce training
    • Writing objectives
    • Designing a learning strategy
    • Learning strategy selection
    • Implementing a training program
    • Job Performance Measures (JPMS)
    • Instructional Systems Design (ISD) models
    • Bloom’s taxonomy
    • Arcs motivational theory