Manufacturing Management is launching a campaign to develop and prepare future leaders. Securing profit and productivity for the future depends not only on investment and implementation of new technologies but it is reliant upon developing today’s leaders to be equipped with the knowledge and tools that will safeguard and secure future success.

As part of a Continuous Improvement series of events, Manufacturing Management is working alongside key partners – Festo, Kronos, Siemens, Infor, Werma and OEEsystems – that share our core vision of preparing leaders for the digital manufacturing age.

Leadership Days have been designed to provide you with a series of events throughout the year with different themes to address different learning requirements.

The first of these new, one day events will provide you, the UK’s manufacturing leaders, with practical, hands-on advice to prepare your site for the Smart Factory of the Future.

Join us at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Castle Bromwich on 20 March to:

HEAR: from Chris Reeves, director of Consulting Services, Country Digitisation, England, at Cisco, as he provides a high-level presentation on how to prepare your leaders for the Factory of the Future.

SEE: a factory tour and learn more about the world-class advanced manufacturing techniques. The world-famous JLR Castle Bromwich plant – home to the Jaguar XJ and F-Type models – produces thousands of vehicles per year, and employs over 3,000 people. You will see how the company has combined state-of-the-art technology with lean manufacturing techniques, which when combined with investment has led to an increased push for quality and efficiency.

DO: a series of hands-on practical workshops from Manufacturing Management partners, Siemens, Infor, Kronos and Festo, to reinforce your learning on topics including workforce management and Industry 4.0.

Standard delegate price is £395+VAT. Price includes: a keynote conference, workshops, tour, lunch, refreshments and car parking. A 10% discount is also available for groups of three or more. Find out more by clicking here or by going to:

Chris Beck, editor of Manufacturing Management, said: “This new series of events, kicking off at the iconic Jaguar Land Rover plant in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, will offer practical, real-world advice to any site leader that is concerned about how to prepare for the impending Fourth Industrial Revolution."

Date: 20 March 2018
Location: JLR Castle Bromwich

08:00 - 08:30 Arrival and Coffee
08:30 - 09:30 Keynote Presentation
09:30 - 10:15 Workshop 1 & 2
10:15 - 11:00 Workshop 1 & 2
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:15 Workshop 3 & 4
12:15 - 13:00 Workshop 3 & 4
13:00 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:45 Jaguar Factory Tour
16:00 Closing Summary