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Unite With 20 Senior Manufacturer Speakers In Just 1 Day As They Unveil The Latest People & Tech Strategies To Maximise Manufacturing Productivity

Engage People & Leverage Technology To Maximise Manufacturing Productivity: Boost Manufacturing Productivity & Create High-Performing Cultures With Strategic Methods of Attracting, Developing & Engaging Talent & Applying The Latest Technologies & Industry 4.0 In Practice
A One-Day, Industry-Led Conference & Networking Event, 30th April 2019, Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham

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08:30 Registration, Coffee & Informal Networking

09:00 GIC Welcome & Morning Chair’s Opening Remarks

Yvonne Thwaites
Head of HR Global Manufacturing & Supply
Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC

ATTRACTING TALENT

09:20 Sourcing Talent & Skills To Develop Your Future Workforce & Plug The Ever-Increasing Skills Gap

  • Stand out, get the right talent through your doors and make your role appeal to a wider audience
  • Engage early! When the talent pool is diminishing, safeguard your future skills requirements and get involved with further and higher education
  • Plug the skills gap and harness the upward potential of existing employees and agency staff
  • Let go - know when to cling on to your talent, when to bite the bullet, and when to watch them fly!
  • 'You're hired!' - the challenges of selecting apprentice talent and securing a motivated and talented workforce

Annabel West
Head of Engineering Policy
SGN

CULTURE & ENGAGEMENT - Double Perspective

09:40 Creating A Highly-Efficient Culture For Staff Who Engage With The Product, Business & Process To Improve Performance & Productivity

  • Investigating the best manufacturing cultures; what are the successes? What are the pitfalls? What should you be doing better with culture in your organisation?
  • Changing your culture for the better? Successful implementation to streamline your business, create an engaged workforce and increase productivity that actually lasts
  • Industry-approved methods of maintaining engagement in a rapidly-evolving workforce that continues to drive business improvement and tackles absenteeism

09:40 Perspective One
Dr. Gunter Beitinger

Vice President Manufacturing
Siemens Digital Factory

10:00 Perspective Two
Adam Batting
Operations Director
FUJIFILM Speciality Ink Systems Limited

WELLBEING & MENTAL HEALTH

10:20 Perspectives On A Wellbeing & Mental Health Culture Within Manufacturing

Baker Hughes delves into how wellbeing and mental health impacts site workers and how this can contribute towards more productive staff and a happier working environment.

Chris Woodhouse
Advanced Manufacturing Manager
Baker Hughes a GE Company
10:40 Morning Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

Get The Best Out Of Your Workforce - Q&A PANEL

11.10 Practical Tips & Battle Scars! Put People At The Centre Of Your Manufacturing Strategies, Develop A High-Performance Team & Get The Best Out Of Your Workforce 

  • Share your pitfalls and disasters, we can all learn from our mistakes
  • Examples of how implementing teamwork correctly has made all the difference to improve performance and get results, even when it's not stuck
  • Productivity, successfully implemented tech and people are connected; how to hit the nail on the head and get the best out of your team to increase output and profitability

Andrea Salvadore
Head Of Engineering

Boostpower.co.uk & OVO Energy

Oliver Blackwood
Head Of Engineering
OVO Energy

Jade Aspinall
Senior Manufacturing Engineer
MBDA

Amy Blackledge
Area Manufacturing Manager
British Steel

Sarah Wooledge
Continuous Improvement Manager
The Binding Site

11:40 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner. For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email partner@themanufacturingconference.com

DEVELOPING SKILLS

12:10 Developing The Right Skills To Make The Most Of Your Workforce & Reduce The Impact On The Production Line

  • A multi-skilled and multi-functional workforce is a necessity; practical methods to upskill your people, achieve flexibility and increase productivity to reduce the impact of absence on your production line
  • When skill gaps are damaging productivity, determine the best people development strategies to eliminate these gaps once and for all
  • When it’s a toss-up between training or manufacturing, investigate the tools to minimise impact on productivity during training
  • Keep your people engaged, how to offer continued development and career progression for a successful workforce

Dominic Fahy
Head of Architecture, Engineering, Construction & Manufacturing
Canon UK & Ireland

BREXIT- Q&A PANEL

12:30 Brexit, Mitigating Risk, Workforce & Import Implications... What Happens Now?

  • With the full implications and effects of Brexit still to be seen, what risk management strategies have professionals put in place to prepare for any outcome?
  • Brexit is impacting the workforce; how do you overcome the loss of European labour without it affecting your production line?
  • Imports, exports, tariffs and costs: Brexit’s impact on supply chain is unsettled, unclear and uncertain… how do we plan for this?
  • How will Brexit impact regulation and legislation today?

Richard Collinge
HR Director
CSM Bakery Solutions

12:50 Lunch For Delegates, Speakers & Partners

13:20 Informal Peer-To-Peer Discussions

A) Engineering Strategy & Performance
Alan Ellis
Engineering Director
Coca-Cola European Partners

B) Supply Chain

Francisco Gimenez
Engineering Manager
Vauxhall Motors Ltd

C) Aligning People & Tech

D) Environment

13:50 Afternoon Chair’s Opening Remarks
Jade Aspinall
Senior Manufacturing Engineer
MBDA

FUTURE TECHNOLOGY - Q&A PANEL

14:10 Technology & The Future, From Robotics, VR, AI, Additive & Automation, What Should You Invest In Now?

  • Struggling to keep up with the constant evolution of technology? Get ahead of the curve and assess what is worth investing in now
  • Stay competitive in the market by exploring cost-effective technologies that don’t compromise on quality
  • Technology is evolving faster than your workforce! Keep up-to-date with the trends, develop systems and people together and permanently improve productivity
  • How can technology support the people skills gap?

John Ahmet Erkoyuncu
Senior Lecturer in Digital Service Engineering
Cranfield University

 

Adam Locke
Partnership & Innovation Leader, Engineering Excellence Group

Laing O'Rourke

 

Further Panellists To Be Announced: Please Check Website For Updates

14:40 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner. For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email partner@themanufacturingconference.com

INDUSTRY 4.0 & DATA

15:10 Industry 4.0 & Data Is On Everyone’s Minds, So Discover Practical Applications For Your Business & How It Can Be Used To Your Advantage

  • Learn the best ways of practically tackling Industry 4.0 and data within your business and make the most of this essential movement
  • When Industry 4.0 is the future of manufacturing, discover how to implement it now and put yourself at the forefront of the industry
  • Using data analytics to shape decisions and uncover the useful data methods that will improve efficiency and productivity

Andy Schofield
Head of Manufacturing & Materials Engineering

BAE Systems

15:30 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

Further Panellists To Be Announced: Please Check Website For Updates

LEAN & VISUAL - QUICK WINS

16:00 Quick Wins & Insights: Using Lean & Visual To Streamline & Increase Manufacturing Efficiency

  • Living and breathing lean methodologies, successfully embedding them into the manufacturing process and staff ways of working to consistently be at the top of your game
  • Tangible ways of using lean and visual management to reduce waste, drive continuous improvement and increase productivity throughout the organisation

James Horton
Global Head of Lean Manufacturing

Bombardier Transportation

CI CULTURE

16:20 Building A CI Culture From Scratch To Drive Increased Productivity

Sarah Wooledge
Continuous Improvement Manager

The Binding Site

Leadership & Learning

16:40 Leadership & Learning – Together They Make The Difference

Martin Brunnock
Technical Director
Tata Steel UK

Dave Bright
Manager Operational Excellence

Tata Steel Strip Products UK

17:00 Chair's Closing Remarks

17:10 Official Close Of Conference