Manufacturing Connect at Virtual Engineering Centre - 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


Dr Andy Levers  - VEC Technical Director


Martin Strutt, EEF Consultancy Director



09:15  Registration, tea & coffee and networking 
09:30  Welcome and introduction - Martin Strutt, EEF Consultancy Director


The importance of adopting digital tech for SME’s and creating transformational change within industry -

Dr Andy Levers, VEC Technical Director
10:30  Manufacturing's future and how to prepare for it: tips and tactics - Martin Strutt, EEF Consultancy Director 
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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