In this dynamic presentation, Sean will go through the new wave of disruptive technologies have fundamentally changed the relationship between customer and company. He will also detail how these new technologies allow companies to respond to this shift by better understanding and automating their manufacturing and supply chain operations, enabling them to become more personal, clocal and sustainable. He will also describe the mindset shifts that need to take place to enable organisations to thrive in this new age, and how the customer, not the firm, needs to be at the center of their universe.
As manufacturing becomes ever more customer centric, organisations must adapt to new processes such as Digital Thread: the flow of data fuelling the digital insights behind customer-centric experiences.
Made Smarter has been born put of an industry-led review exploring how UK manufacturing can maximise benefits from increasing adoption of digital technology through a strong industry and government partnership. A North West pilot was initiated in 2018 and now £121m of additional funding has been made available across the country, as part of the governments £1.1bn Industrial Challenge Fund. We asses the impact this could have on UK manufacturing through 2019, discuss the next stage of the implementation of the 'Made Smarter' review and how it will improve the UK's manufacturing capability.
Set to break the world land speed record at over 1,000mph, Bloodhound SSC is a unique, high-technology supersonic car project that is pushing the limits of technology and innovation. This case study will explore:
Digitalising an industry with a history the length of manufacturing, and the legacy machines to prove it, is not easy. But the first hurdle is ensuring everyone is on the same page.
We dive into the exciting world of Start-Ups and bring you the brightest ideas and best solutions to those key problems that have been plaguing your company.
The AMRC Manufacturing Intelligence Team for AMRC Factory 2050 have used virtual reality (VR) modelling for factory layout, which has determined that it can increase productivity by a whopping 50% - a prime example of how to succesfully integrate Industry 4.0 to increase productivity. This collaborative case study will explore:
Yielding customised production with transformation and IoT.
Digital Twin methodology can be applied to a huge variety of physical objects and systems and systems from single parts through to entire factories and supply chain. But what value can they deliver?
Moving from a PoC to a full scale roll out requires that pilots are only run with real business issues in mind. This case study presentation will explore :
Effectively visualising and analysing the data captured from machinery and processes across the plant floor can enable discrete and process manufacturers to improve product quality, reduce production delays and improve time-to-market for new products. With manufacturers accelerating their adoption of advanced analytics, it is imperative that the data is captured, visualised and analysed in a meaningful and effective way in order to gain true value.
Streamlining you manufacturing facility is vital in an increasingly competitive atmosphere. Risk Assessment for Collaborative Robots (RACE) is an award winning feasibility study which envisioned the development of a simulation tool to perform virtual risk assesments of collaborative applications. By reflecting upon various manufacturer case studies, this presentation will explore :
When it comes to innovating the supply chain, data and analytics play a hugely important role. However, there are a range of challenges, not only technical, but also human that must be addressed. This presentation will explore:
All industries are told that big data will be the key differentiator between competitors. But for manufacturers, who produce more data than everyone else, it is imperative to ensure that the right data doesn't get lost in the noise. This presentation will explore :
Organisational supply chain are becoming increasingly global and there is growing pressure from consumers to be ethical and able to account for every part.
Supply Chain 4.0 has the potential to ensure your manufacturing time-line is significantly faster and more efficient. From the application of big data, to the advanced use of robotics, this expert led presentation will explore how to deliver cost effective connectivity solutions.
Predictive maintenance ensures the functionality of product development and an efficient supply chain. But just how much has predicitve maintenance evolved? Through the use of case studies, this presentation will explore how predictive maintenance has evolved over the past 20 years.
While only 15% of manufacturers currently have a digital strategy in place, most are cognizant of the fact that it is a vital component of their future success.
The key challenge that many companies have when beginning to implement an Industry 4.0 solution is defining their roadmap and ensuring they can effectively measure success.
The lean approach provides the foundation for operational excellence by standardising processes and instilling a culture of continuous improvement, but it also ensures that an organisation is still the best possible place to take full advantage of Industry 4.0. This panel brings together those playing vital role in digital transformation with their organisation.
The additive manufacturing market is forecast to reach £69bn by 2025. We explore how UK manufacturers can get in at the ground level and ensure that they are utilising it to the full.
Securely connecting an IoT MCU design to the Cloud? Azure Sphere enables just that! It is not only a simple microcontroller, but also a complete highly-secured solution based on a unique microcontroller that includes a secure operating system combined with Cloud Services. This three-part solution is defining a new industrial security standard for IoT devices. In this speech, you will learn about the new Azure Sphere Technology.
As the IIoT sector grows, so does the list of vendors and platform providers within it. While competition is good for the end user, we discuss whether there is a compelling argument for a move towards more alliances and platform standards to ensure a level playing field.
With data coming to the point of where it is the lifeblood of any company, manufacturers in particular, it is imperative to keep it secure.
Valuable Data Analytics projects are those which generate actionable insights. Underestimating the Power of Data Visualization of existing production data may lead to keep Data Analytics a hype. Visual Analytics right to the Shopfloor is a key enabler for two things : Data Cleansing and Root Cuase Analysis.
As Industry 4.0 and Made Smarter have an increasingly large impact on manufacturing, it is more vital than ever to ensure that you have a work force ready to meet the challenges ahead.
How to choose when to automate your operations. Automation can be the answer to a whole host of manufacturing and operations questions. But deciding what, how and when to automate is not straightforward, and getting it wrong can be expensive and highly visible. We have developed a structured Automation Assessment tool to support you in this decision making . Benefits of the assessment include : a full review of production capabilities, clarification of automation objectives and priorities, and uniting stakeholders from across the organisation to create a company-wide strategy. This practical workshop will help you understand the benefits of this approach and demonstrate the impact it can have using project case studies from organisations like Jaguar Land Rover, Foxconn and Schlumberger.
Rolling our an IIoT solution beyond the initial pilot or proof of concept is an expensive endeavour, we lay out the key technologies to deliver strong ROI on a more limited budget.
Historically, IT (information technology) and OT (operational technology) have operated independently. However, aligning these two parties have four key benefits : cost, performance, productivity and agility.
Industry 4.0 adoption is a journey, one which can be started on by any company, and at quite an affordable price point if the business model and strategy are defined from the offset. There is a perception amongst SME's that digitalisation is very expensive and time consuming, which hold them back and hurts their competitiveness and productivity.
The effective use of digital technologies has the potential to better streamline manufacturing operations and increase productivity. However, one of the key concerns SME's face is the time and cost associated with implementing them. This SME led case study will explore how best to build and nurture cultural changes needed to drive success.
The Made Smarter Review set out how UK manufacturing can be transformed through the adoption of Industrial Digital Technology (IDT). In 2019, a Made Smarter North West Pilot was launched which is providing expert leading advice and matched funded support to SME's in the North West of England. This presentation will address:
The manufacturing industry is not immune to the rise of green sentiment and the implementation of business models based on circular economy.
The Manufacturing Technologies Association is the UK's trade association for companies in the manufacturing technology sector. MTA members design, manufacture and supply the advanced machinery, equipment and intellectual property that enable the creation of the products we rely on from the day-to-day and that drive our economy. With the opportunities of the 4th Industrial Revolution, companies of all sizes must look to invest in the future. Businesses, the public, and government alike, through a modern long-term industrial strategy, must embrace new opportunities and ensure that the UK changes its culture to one of long-term investment. The MTA also owns and runs MACH, the UK's premier event to showcase manufacturing technologies. This workshop will address :