Manufacturing connect at UKAEA - Building a smarter supply chain for global growth

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 how manufacturers can build smarter supply networks in order to remain competitive and future-focused.

Manufacturing is a complex network of global, inter-related producers, innovators and services, which require careful management. Improving supply networks has been a key priority for manufacturers - focusing on production efficiency, customer delivery requirements and eliminating waste to increase productivity. However, with 4IR technologies enabling greater value, many are now looking to develop smarter networks, allowing greater co-ordination, improved tracking and integrated business planning and production, to meet customer demand and expand into new markets.

At this event, we will:

  • Explore the importance of smarter supply networks
  • Discover how supply chains impact different sectors in industry
  • Find out how to improve supply chain relationships and build effective networks
  • Identify challenges and best practice examples of effective supply chains
  • Find out how to diversify into new markets successfully

Attend if...

  • You are responsible for making profitable business growth in supply and demand
  • You want to develop productive relationships with your suppliers
  • You are struggling to access new markets to support customer demand
  • You want to embed effective strategies that create an efficient supply network
  • You would like to seek best practice from others, share ideas and address key challenges you face

Who should attend?

  • CEOs/MDs
  • Operations/Manufacturing Directors
  • Quality / Productivity / Continuous Improvement Leaders
  • Managers responsible for logistics, supply, procurement, purchasing and distribution

What you will take away from this event:

  • Latest industry insight on creating smarter supply networks to grow and compete effectively
  • Thought leadership on the challenges and benefits surrounding supply networks in the digital future
  • Opportunities to network, share best practice and solve problems together


Lisa Machin, Senior Productivity & Performance Consultant, EEF

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09:15 Registration, tea & coffee and networking 
09:30 Welcome and introduction - Martin Strutt, Region Director - South, EEF
09:35  Host Site case study 
10:15 Comfort break
10:30  The supply chain - creating effective networks and expanding your horizons - Lisa Machin, Senior Productivity and Performance Consultant, EEF 
10:55 Panel discussion and audience debate on key issues - Martin Strutt to chair 
11:45  Site Tour of MAST and RACE
12:45  Lunch & networking 
13:30 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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