Making Industry 4.0 work for you

This event de-mystifies 4IR, setting out simple steps to help on the efficiency improvement journey.

The manufacturing sector is on the cusp of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR), bringing with it new technologies and techniques that will change the products, processes and supply chains involved in every aspect of industry.

This technology ushers in event greater connectivity that will allow manufacturers to maintain their competitive edge in a rapidly changing world, and respond flexibly and quickly to customers' requirements.

Not all manufacturers are at the same stage of knowledge about what this will mean for their business. Indeed, we are at the start of this 4IR journey and, understandably, many manufacturers are still getting to grips with the subject.

This event de-mystifies 4IR, setting out simple steps to help on the efficiency improvement journey.

Who should attend?

  • Engineering and manufacturing organisations in Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Any manufacturing business that wants to take the first steps into exploring Industry 4.0 or get practical advice on how to start to make efficiency improvements
  • Small companies: MD, Manufacturing, Operations, Production Managers/Directors
  • Mid - Corporate: Operations, Production, Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, Business Improvement Managers, Change Managers, HR Managers
  • Those with responsibility for leading lean manufacturing strategy implementation and culture
  • EEF members and non-members

Why attend?

  • Employee engagement - i.e. how to engage your team to avoid any 'big brother' concerns
  • Data capture - showcasing simple, inexpensive ways to measure your processes and identify areas of improvement
  • Simple improvements - with case studies showing how a project team can utilise data to effect improved performance
  • Access grant funding - detailing how the manufacturing growth programme can hep fund your improvement projects
  • Competitive advantage - the value of showcasing your adaptation of 4.0 to prospective customers

Programme

18:00 Arrival and refreshments 
18:30 

Welcome, June Smith, EEF

18:40  Introduction to 4.0 and the business case for adaptation, Richard Halstead, EEF 
19:20  Data capture and simple improvements, Mike Hodge, CIM Logic
19:40  Employee engagement in practice, Lisa Machin, EEF 
20:00  Grant funding, David Whiteley, Economic Growth Solutions 
20:10  Q&A 
20:30  Overview of skills provision at Bradford College 
20:50 Close by June Smith, EEF 

There is no charge to attend this event although, as we anticipate high demand, we reserve the right to charge a fee of £99 + VAT per delegate for those who book but do not attend on the day.

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