DEC 00] UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK NEWS
Science Manufacturers Pass Out The World Over
international programme run by the University of Warwick to train some
of the top people in science-based manufacturing has celebrated its
Manufacturing Professionalism Programme (MPP) was developed by
AstraZeneca, Avecia and Syngenta, in partnership with Warwick
Manufacturing Group at the university.
global programme, with participants from countries including the USA,
Canada, UK, Sweden, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Puerto
Rico, China and the Philippines, focuses on developing key people.
involved with the course say it has quickly demonstrated that it can
deliver major direct and indirect business benefits, including
significant cost savings.
by the companies taking part showed that more than 70 per cent of line
managers said the programme delivered immediate business benefits.
term benefits were also noted, such as the programme helping to
attract and retain top talent within manufacturing.
Thorpe, AstraZeneca, Executive Vice-president, said:
programme is an essential component in our aspiration to be a leader
in the industry and to retain position as we grow the company."
MPP was born as a partnership between WMG and Zeneca in 1997.
University of Warwick was chosen because of its good record in
producing tailor-made development programmes in industry.