Automotive Challenge Network Symposium 2018
Austin Court, IET Birmingham,
The EPSRC Automotive Challenge Network will be holding a Symposium on 14 and 15 November 2018 at Austin Court, IET Birmingham. Keynote speakers: Professor Neville Jackson, Chair, APC Advisory Group & Auto Council Future R&D. Read Neville’s biography Professor Phil Blythe, Professor of Intelligent Transport Systems, Newcastle University and Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Transport. Read Phil’s biography Join us to explore the challenges facing the automotive sector in power electronics machines and drives. This two day event includes: - Six in-depth workshops - Plenary sessions - Updates on Challenge Network feasibility study projects - A networking meal on the evening of the 14 November - A small exhibition showcasing the latest research. Visit link for more information: https://www.apcuk.co.uk/event/automotive-challenge-network-symposium-2018/
Midlands Engine: US Automotive Market Visit to Detroit 21 – 26 October 2018
Join this Midlands Engine trade visit to Detroit, designed specifically for companies operating within the automotive sector: OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 supply chain companies. This is an excellent opportunity for UK companies to navigate their way through the US automotive market.Why Detroit? Detroit is a key destination for the automotive industry. With nearly 85% of the world’s major car and parts manufacturers based there, it is difficult to over-state the importance of Detroit and South East Michigan on the industry. The city is regenerating and rebranding itself as the global centre for mobility. It has had huge investments in every aspect of the auto industry, from R&D to manufacturing, development of autonomous technology, precision engineering, connected car software and drivetrain electrification. Add an active focus on Industry 4.0, the highest concentration of engineers in the country, a highly skilled workforce and a number of engineering focused universities and you have over 30 square miles packed with opportunities. Quick facts: • The State of Michigan is home to 92 of the top 100 suppliers to North America. • More than 10 billion USD is spent on automotive R&D annually - 75 percent of the U.S. total. • More than 2,200 facilities conduct automotive research, design, engineering, testing and validation in the state of Michigan. For more information on this visit click here Register your interest in joining this visit today, free and without obligation. For any queries please contact Stéphane Lambotte, International Trade Adviser and High Performance Technology Specialist for DIT East Midlands at: email@example.com
Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP Annual Conference
The Rep, Birmingham,
Greater Birmingham & Solihull’s regional economy has thrived over the past year. The area has cemented its position as the leading core city region for economic growth. Thousands of private sector jobs are being created, major infrastructure projects are underway and new educational and training centres have been opened.
You are invited to join the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) at its fifth Annual Conference. The event will consider how we can all build on the region’s recent successes to create a stronger economy for all – from Cannock Chase to Redditch, Wyre Forest to Birmingham, Tamworth to Solihull.
At this pivotal point for our city region, the conference will provide an update on current economic issues, review what has been achieved during the last year, and consider what the future holds for the LEP and the region overall.
The agenda will feature esteemed speakers from Greater Birmingham & Solihull’s high growth sectors: Creative Industries; Business, Financial & Professional Services; Life Sciences; Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Technologies. Each speaker will provide an insight into the future of their industries, and what we must invest in as a region to continue to grow our vibrant economy.
The event will also highlight a range of projects that GBSLEP has supported – from assisting and advising local high growth businesses, to funding major regeneration schemes, and providing education providers with new spaces and equipment.
You will be able to ask questions of GBSLEP’s Chair, Tim Pile, meet the wider LEP Board and executive, and network with other senior stakeholders from across the region. It is a free event for the private, public and third sectors.
To sign up for your space and more information click here.
Drive Midlands Partnership Launch Event
Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hale Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD,
Automotive businesses tell us that there is a need for an organisation in the Midlands which is there just for the sector.Half of the UK’s automotive activity is in the Midlands but there is no regional organisation uniquely concentrating on supporting the sector. Until now. Drive Midlands has created the Automotive Partnership, dedicated to the automotive industry in the Midlands. To launch this partnership, Drive Midlands are hosting an event on Wednesday 19th September at Coventry Transport Museum, 08:00 – 13:15. The event will begin with interesting, informative and relevant presentations on what Brexit might mean for your automotive business, how to win new business and addressing the skills challenge amongst many others. Exclusive panel discussions will allow you to have your say. Spaces are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Register here
EV Supply Chain Seminar – Opportunities for New Suppliers – Could you be missing out on a big opportunity?
There is a huge potential for suppliers to utilise their skills and products to feed into the ever growing electric vehicle supply chain, with its estimated worth of €30.2 billion (FEV).Join the Advanced Propulsion Centre at the Low Carbon Vehicle Show 2018 (12th September 2018) and find out how you could maximise this opportunity. We will provide insights on how individual company’s capabilities could be applicable in the (end to end) supply chain of e-machines, power electronics and batteries in the automotive industry. We are looking to showcase the opportunities available for tier 2 suppliers and part suppliers to directly feed into this, to meet the growing demand from OEMs and tier 1 suppliers. Agenda: 11:00 – 11:30 Introduction to the Electrified Supply Chain and the market opportunity, Dave OudeNijeweme, Advanced Propulsion Centre. What are the market values of the power electronics, battery and electric machine sectors in the electric supply chain? Hear from the experts from Borgwarner, GKN, AGM Batteries and Advanced Electric Machines. 11:30 – 12:15 Meet the experts, see their technology and discuss your place in the electrified supply chain. To find out more information about the event and how to register, go to: https://apcuk.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4d19fcc2e761540b9b43cfefd&id=81bed27c9a&e=ec81d1775e
Solving the Productivity Puzzle: Productivity through People – A networking and speaker event at Aston Business School
Conference Aston Aston Street Birmingham B4 7ET,
By adopting High Performance Workplace Practices, a business can become more productive and develop a better engaged workforce. A key route to achieving this is the development of leadership and management skills, enabling SME leaders to adopt management best practices and drive increases in turnover, productivity and growth.
Join our Aston Business Network event where Professor Mark Hart (Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship at Aston University and Deputy Director of the national Enterprise Research Centre), will be talking about routes to improving productivity and the benefits they bring to business longevity and growth.
We will also be launching the Productivity through People programme in the Midlands. Productivity through People is a national programme born out of a unique collaboration between the public and private sectors. It is co-produced by Be the Business - an industry-led alliance of trade bodies - world-class industry leaders BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce and Siemens and leading UK business schools at Aston, Bath, Lancaster and Strathclyde Universities, with support from Local Enterprise Partnerships. By providing a framework for new leadership styles, Productivity through People helps bridge the gap between leaders and staff, empowering the front-line workforce to improve efficiency and competitiveness by directly solving business and customer problems.
Register here - https://solvingtheproductivitypuzzle.eventbrite.co.uk
18.00 - registration
18.30 - Prof. Mark Hart: Solving the Productivity Puzzle
18.45 - Q&A
19.00 - networking and canapes
20.00 - close
Talk Shop: Driverless Cars
Are driverless cars a good thing? Will they help people who find it hard to drive? How soon will they be here? Will they reduce congestion and pollution? Will I need to own a car at all? 5th September, 6-8pm Talkshop is a new way of discussing and reaching agreement about the issues and tricky questions that really matter to us all – locally, nationally and internationally. Talkshop is about making sure that everyone has a voice in the matters that concern them – so that democracy works for everyone. Facilitated by Perry Walker, one of the four founders of Talk Shop, this event is part of Nesta’s Everyone Makes Innovation Policy programme. Perry is a Fellow both of the New Economics Foundation, where he used to run a programme on democracy and participation, and of Involve, where he used to be a trustee. Conversations will be built around a discussion kit designed to engage the public on complex policy issues. Talk Shop will provide kits for anyone attending who would like one. The kits are free, all they ask is that you use them by the end of October and return a feedback form with your conclusions. Your results will be part of an overall report to the Department for Transport and other stakeholders. Join the debate, play with the kit, change the future. Register here.
Data-Driven Process Improvement
International Manufacturing Centre,
Do you want to improve manufacturing with better data and better digital process but don’t know how? Join this breakfast meeting at WMG to find out how to improve the performance of devices and machines within your manufacturing line. This meeting is an introduction to one of the five areas where WMG can help you take advantage of the revolution in digital industry. It will focus on individual machines and operations. It will show how collecting data can give greater insight into how to run these operations more effectively, plan maintenance and introduce new processes without sacrificing productivity. It will also show how new measurement techniques can give greater in-line data and how computer control has led to a wholly new way to make things. Please click here for more information.
Industry Forum – Featured Events Programmes
Japan Best Practice Programme 2018 Overview The Japan Best Practice Programme provides you with the opportunity to visit Japan and experience world-class manufacturing first-hand with plant visits to the Tokyo and Nagoya areas along with further visits to the Toyota Museum, the JIPM’s Karakuri Kaizen Exhibition and a JIPM-led seminar on the subject of ‘Advances in TPM: Karakuri Kaizen, Industry 4.0 and Asset Management’. The Programme includes: • Plant visits to the Tokyo and Nagoya areas • Entrance fee to the Toyota Museum • Seminar delivered by the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM) on the subject of ‘Advances in TPM: Karakuri Kaizen, Industry 4.0 and Asset Management’ • Attendance fee for the JIPM’s Karakuri Kaizen Exhibition • Services of an interpreter for factory visits and exhibitions • Services of a Black Belt TPM Consultant • Cultural exploration day with a guided city tour of Tokyo • Hotel accommodation to cover standard room charge including taxes and breakfast • Domestic travel within Japan including airport transfers, coach and train travel • Lunches are included alongside a welcome dinner and a farewell dinner Find out more
Breakfast Briefing: Successful Strategies for Small and medium Manufacturers This informal breakfast briefing event is designed to benefit small and medium manufacturers. Attendees will learn about common challenges and pitfalls experienced by small and medium manufacturers when developing and implementing strategies, and how to avoid them. The session will also give attendees a basic appreciation of some useful strategy development tools and the benefits they can bring as well as a chance to challenge and reflect on whether their current strategy is fit for purpose. Find out more
Basics of Sales & Operations Planning Sales & Operations Planning is the single process to engage all functions in creating aligned, forward looking plans and making decisions that will optimise resources so as to achieve a balanced set of goals. It provides a single environment for optimally synchronising demand, inventory, and supply plans and is the key enabler in supporting the business in meeting costs, revenue and profit objectives. This two day Sales & Operations Planning Course gives participants an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the Sales & Operations Planning process from beginning to end. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of the S&OP process in make-to-stock and make-to-order environments. The focus is on S&OP teams and companies who aspire to introduce the process to their organisations. 2 day course Find out more
New Product Launch Excellence (NPLX) New Product Launch Excellence (NPLX) is a national programme aimed at improving the New Product Introduction (NPI) capabilities of the UK supply chain through the provision of essential skills. Each module caters for a specific role or function within your business in order to support successful new product launches:
- NPI Programme Management
- Product Design & Development
- Process Design/Development and Managing Product Quality
- Lean & Value Stream Mapping
- Supply Chain Management
- Manufacturing Process Validation
Drive Midlands Nemawashi
Autodesk Ltd, Talbot Way, Small Heath Business Park, Birmingham, B10 0HJ,
So much is happening in UK automotive at the moment and whilst the underlying trend is positive, the supply chain is faced with a lot of change over the coming years. Some of the drivers of that change are within our control; some are not.
The Drive Midlands Nemawashi will be your chance to hear the insights of experts on some of the biggest topics facing the industry today.
The agenda for this half day event has been put together to stimulate thought on what companies can do to effect change but also to give the latest thoughts on what is happening on the European and world stage, including:
- The Industrial Strategy Automotive Sector Deal
- Industry 4.0
- Increasing competitiveness
Venue: Autodesk Ltd, Talbot Way, Small Heath Business Park, Birmingham, B10 0HJ Time: 08:00 - 13:00
Hurry, places are limited and we expect demand to be high, so register your interest now!