30 Jul-02 Aug 2019
Marcus Evans takes great pride in organising one of our flagship events, the 4th Annual Manufacturing Excellence large scale event from 30th July – 2nd August 2019. Manufacturing is entering a dynamic new phase. By 2025, a new global consuming class will have emerged, and the majority of consumption will take place in developing economies. This will create rich new market opportunities. Meanwhile, in established markets, demand is fragmenting as customers ask for greater variation and more types of after-sales service. A rich pipeline of innovations in materials and processes from nanomaterials to 3-D printing to advanced robotics also promises to create fresh demand and drive further productivity gains across manufacturing industries and geographies.
Industry 4.0 is expected to accelerate over the next 2-3 years transforming manufacturing processes on the way. Industry 4.0 will make supply chains and production processes more interconnected, efficient and flexible, allowing mass-customisation and virtual production.
The digital transformation of manufacturing, ongoing convergence of IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operations Technology) and the usage of IoT (Internet of Things), in combination with other technologies, are changing the face of the manufacturing technology landscape and the face of manufacturing itself (processes, people, work, business models and so forth).
Manufacturing earnings and exports are stimulating economic prosperity causing nations to increase their focus on developing advanced manufacturing capabilities by investing in high-tech infrastructure and education.
The Manufacturing Excellence will cover areas like the digital transformation of manufacturing, ongoing convergence of IT and OT and the usage of IoT, in combination with other technologies, are changing the face of the manufacturing technology landscape and the face of manufacturing itself.
Stream One: Operational Excellence & Productivity
This stream is focusing on strategies, methods and techniques that streamline manufacturing operations through creation of smart factory and successful implementation of advanced technologies, industry 4.0, digital manufacturing and IoT, optimisation of Lean, OpEx, quality and safety that are leading the organisation to agility, flexibility, costs reduction, increased output. At the same time we will be addressing the challenges of the transformation process, including leadership and workforce engagement, development, skills, multicultural and multi-plants gaps overcome.
Stream Two: Digital Integration & Automation
This stream is emphasising on rapid integration of diverse new technologies. This will explain how adoption of integrated and connected digital systems and technologies can help to reduce productivity bottlenecks. Also, how digital manufacturing technologies and data analytics can transform and optimise factory operations, boosting equipment utilisation and product quality while reducing costs.
We will also discuss how by creating digitally integrated ecosystem can cut countless hours from many of the tasks. We will highlight the process of transition to a smart factory using automation, 3D printing, as well as, adopting advance systems for a seamless solution with existing systems. Also recognising the value of disruptive and cloud technologies.
Stream Three: Process Re-Designing & Innovation
We will discuss how redesigning the production processes and systems can increase the flexibility of the operations and drive competitive advantage in meeting future market and customer demands.
This stream will focus on optimising complex manufacturing processes through re-designing and innovation to eliminate waste and increase productivity. Also, we will discuss about real time performance management and continuous improvement.
DAY 3 – Full Day Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing – Paving the Path to Digital Maturity & Integration
Intelligent manufacturing (IM) means using the combined intelligence of people, processes and machines, to impact the overall economics of manufacturing. Its purpose is to optimise manufacturing resources, improve business value and safety, and reduce waste while meeting customer demands for delivery and quality. Manufacturers achieve this with the latest manufacturing execution system (MES), intelligent devices, machine-to-machine communication, and data analysis for its production lines and facilities.
We will discuss how the cyber-physical systems are best integrated in a factory. The goal of this workshop is to learn how to achieve full potential of automation within the current operations with the support of digital technology and how to enhance the ability of planning and coordination in the operation process and significantly upgrading the manufacturing capabilities.
Day 4 – Supply Chain Optimisation – Optimising your End-to-End Supply Chain
Supply Chain Optimisation is the application of processes and tools to ensure the optimal operation of a manufacturing and distribution. This includes the optimal placement of inventory within the supply chain, minimising operating costs (including manufacturing costs, transportation costs, and distribution costs). With the use of technologies this has been advanced to meet the rising demands in the manufacturing.
The delegates will learn how to optimise the end-to-end supply chain and with the options that digital technologies provide to develop new business models and new strategies, companies should integrate digital technologies into their supply chain to quickly improve service levels while cutting costs up to 30%.