Manufacturing Connect at Excalibur - Be Business Ready: the 4th Industrial Revolution

Our Manufacturing Connect events are hosted at member and manufacturers’ facilities and include a site tour, enabling best practice and information sharing with your peers. Our upcoming event, at member company Excalibur will help get future fit for the next industrial revolution. Discover what 4IR is and the benefits it will bring, plus improvement solutions you can adopt now for greater productivity and sustainable growth.

What you will take away from this event:

  • Latest insights into the challenges and benefits of 4IR
  • Discover business transformation programmes to get you future fit
  • 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

Why attend

  • You are responsible for creating and deploying a strategy which focuses on profitable business growth
  • You are struggling to sustain the initial gains of your continuous improvement programme
  • You are unsure where to start to get your business ready for the next industrial revolution


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


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Sophie Smith, Senior Business Development Manager for Excalibur 





    Arrive, refreshments; have the opportunity to get hands-on and explore our technology


    Welcome and introduction, EEF Region Director/Manager


    Sophie Smith - Introduction to Excalibur

      • Current challenges that businesses are experiencing  
      • Exposing the myths surrounding technology
      • Adopting new technologies, the benefits and what can be achieved
      • Security and perceived barriers to entry


    Oracle, Vikram Singla - why businesses should be interested in 4IR

    • 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


    Coffee break


    EEF, Martin Strutt – Overview of what the 4IR means to manufacturers, followed by Q&A/Panel Discussion 


    Lunch & networking 


    Close/Optional Site Tour 


    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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