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Manufacturing Champions: Supply Chains

Date: 19th September 2018
Location: J.A Harrison, Britain Works, Greengate Industrial Estate, Greenside Way, Middleton, Manchester M24 1SW
Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Theme: Operational efficiency

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Champions event

Book your free place at the next Manufacturing Champions event - connecting leaders from small and medium sized enterprises with our Champions from the manufacturing and engineering sectors.

During the session you'll hear from a Principal Practitioner at The Manufacturing Institute who will talk about Supply Chains and consider the potential benefits across quality, cost and delivery that can be gained by implementing an effective Supply Chain Management System. As important as putting such a system into practice is, it is also essential to monitor, measure and review its performance to continuously improve it.

Supply Chain measures help to improve the overall performance of the Supply Chain by identifying improvement opportunities. Many businesses are solely focused on cost as a measure, but this is only one aspect that should be measured. It is useful to consider the Supply Chain as a whole, and put in place measures that cover multiple facets of its performance ensuring that it can respond effectively to customer demand.

The Manufacturing Champions will talk about their experiences of managing Supply Chains within their businesses and delegates will then work in groups to examine and review their own Supply Chain.

The session will close with a tour of the J A Harrison facility, which will demonstrate some of the topics discussed during the event.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Leanne Holmes, Site Managing Director & Operations Director, Crane Payment Innovations
  • Graham Wardlow, MD, Luxfer MEL Technologies, A division of Luxfer Holdings PLC
  • Julian Winn, Principal Practitioner, The Manufacturing Institute
  • Happy Dudee, Project Manager, Valuechain

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, GC Business Growth Hub
08.45 Supply Chains Fundamentals – Julian Winn, Principal Practitioner, The Manufacturing Institute
09.45 Q&A with Refreshments
10.00 Supply Chain Digitisation, Happy Dudee, Project Manager, Valuechain
10.20 A Business Case Study – Martin Shepherd, Operations Director, J A Harrison
10.50 Perspectives from the Manufacturing Champions
11.20 Workshop Exercise: Your Supply Chain with refreshments
12.00 Roundtable Discussion – Supply Chains
12.15 Feedback
12.30 Factory Tour
13.00 Event Close

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