Future of Manufacturing

Posted On October 4, 2017 By mhauk

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Date(s) - 04/10/2017
8:00 am - 11:15 am

Ramside Hall


Designed purely with senior management teams of manufacturers in mind, our member firm, MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s event includes a combination of real life case studies, workshops and high level speakers.

Held at FESTO, home to cutting edge automated technology inspired by the biological workings of nature, you will be able to exchange ideas with other key manufacturing businesses from around the East Midlands, and take away up-to-date knowledge and inspiration to improve your business and its future.


08:35 – Monetising Innovation: Designing the product around the price.
Dr Peter Colman, Simon-Kucher & Partners

Innovation is the key driver for growth and companies spend significant expense designing new products, yet most struggle to hit financial targets. What do smart companies do differently to achieve commercial success?

09:10 – “You’re showing me things I didn’t even know were possible!”
Case Study: Canice O’Reilly of LAC Conveyors & Asif Moghal, Autodesk 

Following last year’s event, LAC Conveyors worked on their end-to-end processes with Autodesk and return to provide an update on how it has worked for them.

09:35 – Breakout sessions with facilitated discussions.  

Please book one session from the list of breakout options below this timetable.

10.05 – The Manufacturing Outlook

Feedback from breakout groups and MHA MacIntyre Hudson & Lloyds Bank will present a snapshot of themes manufacturers have in common from the MHA Manufacturing & Engineering survey, released in September.

10:30 – NETP: Over 25 years of successful industry – academic partnership: benefits to employers, students and academia. Case Study: Dan Bailey, NETP Academic Lead & Philip Shaw, FESTO

A summary regarding the development of the Northants Engineering Training Partnership (NETP).

10:50 – Government Industrial Strategy – addressing the UK productivity/ skills gap.
Steve Brambley, Gambica

Steve discusses the positive partnership between industry and government as a result of recent sector deals done as part of the industrial strategy work with the government.

11.15 – Close and optional tour of FESTO’s facilities.   

Breakout Options (Please choose one below, and include your choice when you RSVP):

1. Strategy & Communication 

Sharing, and getting staff involved in strategy and process, will result in faster achievement of goals. FESTO will share the change process that enabled them to become a world leading automation company.  The workshops will give a unique insight into how the long term goals of the business are converted into the day to day tasks facing each individual within the business and how those individuals were made to feel part of the change process.

2. Reverse Mentoring: Implementation & benefits 
Franklins Legal 

Introducing Reverse Mentoring as a concept, how to implement it, the benefits of it and tackling worker reluctance.

3. Breakthrough Growth

An introduction to the three key elements that can set your business on the route to Step Change/ Breakthrough growth.  A real opportunity to give fresh impetus to your business and to leave incrementalism behind.

4. Digital Disruption

The digital revolution is already transforming companies and entire industries are becoming a digital enterprise, requiring far more profound changes than merely investing in the latest digital technologies. Companies will need to search for new business models and fundamentally rethink how they operate.

5. Cyber Security
North Hampton Office of Police & Crime Commissioner and EMSOU

The latest insights and updates on Cyber Security. Tackling the current issues, and how to start preparing your business for the future predicted challenges.

To register your place, please click here.