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Training Department Structure at Manufacturing Organizations

Published: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

I'm doing some research for a large manufacturing client of mine about how they might structure their training department(s). Right now, technical, IT and safety training lives outside of the Human Resources training function, but they are looking for guidance on how these groups can best coexist and/or collaborate. 

If you train at a manufacturing company, how are your training departments set up? Does technical training report up through HR's training? What about safety training? Are software rollouts considered part of the responsibilities of the HR-led training team? 

Any feedback is appreciated!  

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Hi Megan,
I am starting to research how to structure our supply chain training. We are a manufacturing (beverage) company with about 2200 employees, about 40-50% in supply chain and 3 primary production locations/1 corporate headquarters. Any chance, we can connect and/or you share your findings with me.
Thanks!
Ruth
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Hi Megan, my company has 7 plants, with a training coordinator at each site; along with several training technicians, peer trainers and a training admin. We all report to a training mgr. We are primarily responsible for training the production staff and eventually own the responsibility for providing training for other areas of the plant. Right now, each division (Safety, Quality, HR, etc. provide SME content and a training administrator is responsible for uploading in to one central LMS.
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HI Megan, I work for a global manufacturing company who must maintain certain ISO certifications. We keep separate required training and professional development training. It is a combination of Quality, Line Manager and HR responsibilities.
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