Manufacturing Connect at Blatchford - Be Business Ready: Evolving your business for 4IR | EEF

Manufacturing Connect at Blatchford - Be Business Ready: Evolving your business for 4IR

Our Manufacturing Connect events are hosted at manufacturers' facilities and include a factory tour, enabling best practice and information sharing with your peers.

Our upcoming event explores the evolution phase of the 4IR journey, and the practices and solutions manufacturers have adopted to optimise their operations, improve connectivity, communication, and access to data to ensure greater productivity and future growth.

What you will take away from this event:

  • Latest insights into the challenges and benefits of 4IR
  • Solutions your business can implement today
  • Opportunities to network and solve problems together
  • A Lean Benchmark report to help focus your improvements for maximum value

Who should attend?

  • Small/medium companies: MD, Manufacturing, Operations, Engineering, HR/Change and Continuous Improvement Managers/Directors
  • Those with responsibility for business growth and business development
  • EEF members and non-members

Attend if...

  • You are responsible for creating and deploying a strategy which focuses on profitable business growth
  • You are already on the 4IR journey and want to explore current practices and solutions to adopt
  • You want to ensure you're investing in improvements that maximise performance


Stephen Blatchford, CEO

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Saeed Zahedi, Technical Director




Vikram Singla, Supply Chain and Product Innovation Cloud Apps Leader for Oracle


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    Registration, tea & coffee and networking 
    09:30  Welcome and introduction - EEF Consultancy Director, Martin Strutt

    Introduction to Chas A Blatchford - Stephen Blatchford, CEO

    09:50 The expectation of 4IR on manufacturing - Saeed Zahedi, Technical Director 

    Why businesses should be interested in 4IR - Vikram Single, Oracle

    • Practical steps that companies can take to start their 4IR journey
    • Real-life case studies of companies who have adopted 4IR technologies to achieve desired business outcomes
    10:30  Manufacturing's future and how to prepare for it: tips and tactics - Martin Strutt
    11:10  Panel discussion and audience debate on key issues
    11:45 Factory tour 
    12:30  Lunch & networking 
    13:00  Close 

    EEF will not normally refuse entry to events, however it is our policy not to admit competitors of EEF or our host facility into Manufacturing Connect events.

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