Grasping The Opportunity Leading Change and Capitalising on the Benefits Across Industry
Manufacturing Technology Centre - MTC looking resplendent in the autumnal sun
Monday and Tuesday this week was spent at the MTC in Coventry where I am an associate member involved with the business development unit that concentrates on helping SMEs with productivity improvements.
I attended last years conference where the Made Smarter Review was launched and the first keynote on Monday was again delivered by Juergen Maier CEO of Siemens UK who revisited the steps made since that weighty volume was published.
Slowly but surely seemed to be the main message backed up by the chancellor latter in the day (it was budget day) depositing over £120 million into an Made Smarter implementation strategic fund.
Prof. Juergen Maier CEO Siemens UK Made Smarter - One Year On
Martin Dury presenting the advanced training and apprenticeships at the AMTC
Day two was a fairly full agenda with interactive workshops with presentations looking at Flexible Manufacturing, Labour and Skills, Digital Readiness, Asset Utilisation, Quality, New Business models and more.
Sponsors and partners that took part included Omron, ATS, FESTO, DXC Technology, iBASE, rexroth, outsystems, IET, GAMBICA, MTA and The Manufacturer.