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Manufacturing Champions: Resource Productivity

Date: 23rd May 2018
Location: Crystal Doors, 1-2 Unit Trans Pennine Trading Estate, Rochdale OL11 2PX
Time: 8:00am - 12:30pm
Theme: Operational efficiency, Sustainability

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Andrew Peters, Siemens; Leanne Holmes, Crane Payment Innovations; Tim Monaghan, Diodes Inc; Tony Bannan, Precision Technologies Group

Book your place at the next fully-funded Manufacturing Champions Network event - connecting leaders from small and medium enterprises with the Champions of the manufacturing and engineering sectors. 

During the session you'll hear from Environmental Business experts who will talk about resource productivity and consider the financial and environmental savings can be gained by applying changes to the manufacturing process. 

Resource productivity does not focus on ‘end of pipe’ solutions such as abatement and recycling because the later in the production cycle a waste is produced, the more costs it has accrued in terms of raw materials, labour, energy and production time. As such, by reducing or eliminating waste in the process, manufacturing companies can save on all the costs that went into manufacturing the waste, rather than just saving on the landfill and effluent costs involved in handling wastes.

The Manufacturing Champions will talk about their experiences of managing this within their businesses and delegates will then then work in groups to work through a problem together. 

The session will close with a tour of the Crystal Doors facility in Rochdale, which will demonstrate some of the topics discussed during the event. 

Confirmed speakers: 

  • Alan Purvis, Managing Director, Mettler Toledo Safeline Ltd
  • Nicola France, HSE Officer, Mettler Toledo Safeline Ltd
  • Claire Scott, Environmental Business Advisor, Business Growth Hub
  • Richard Hagan, Managing Director, Crystal Doors

Event booking notice

Places at this event are extremely limited, and are restricted to one delegate per company. Non-manufacturers will not be permitted to attend. 


08.00 Registration, networking and refreshments
08.30 Welcome and Introduction - Sam Nicholson, Head of Manufacturing, Business Growth Hub
08.40 Resource Productivity - Claire Scott, Business Advisor, Business Growth Hub
09.10 A business case study - Richard Hagan, Managing Director, Crystal Doors
09.25 Perspectives from the champions and refreshments
10.15 Workshop exercise: The True Cost of Waste
11.00 Roundtable discussion - Resource Productivity
11.30 Feedback
11.45 Factory Tour
12.30 Event close

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