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Manufacturing Focus with MTC – Supply-Chain – Business Not As Usual

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  • Date: Thursday 22/07/2021
  • Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
  • At: Online Event -

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Supply-Chain – Business Not As Usual  – Thurs 22nd July 2021 10.00am – 11.00am

Link For Today’s Event -Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 872 8050 0103   Passcode: 501821


10.00 am – Online event officially opens, informal chat whilst attendees login

10.05 am – welcome and overview from C2S

10.10 am – Introduction to Stefano Pucello, International Trade Adviser for the Department for International Trade – A brief overview and explanation on how they support exporters ( 3 slides)

10.20 am – Introduction to MTC – Slides and discussion around supply chain

10.50 am – Open discussion and questions from attendees

11.00am – Official Close ( but people can stay on for further discussions and networking)


Speakers –  Business Transformation, Cy Keogh, Senior Business Transformation Advisor


“Mapping your supply chain post lockdown”

 Have you reviewed and assessed your supply chain? With an uncertain future for many now is the time to re-asses your supply chain and ask yourself the following questions:

  • Will it be possible to use the same suppliers?
  • Will they be reliable? Is there a better option?


Have you considered the following and what’s is your risk assessment and continuity plan?

  • Value
  • Location
  • Logistics
  • Administration
  • Process
  • Efficiency
  • Performance
  • Complexity
  • Reliability and Flexibility
  • Cost
  • Risk & Vulnerability


Join us for our series of Manufacturing Focus events with the MTC in support of the Manufacturing Sector.

Circle2Success and MTC are working together to support the manufacturing and engineering sector through these trobled times. We have created online events to help answer many of the questions manufacturers have today – How do I move my business forward successfully? What does the future hold for my business? Join us to get answers to your questions and expert advice on how to deal with the ‘New Norm’

Have you reviewed and assessed whether your business is agile enough to adapt to the new way of working norm?

The MTC are one of only a few organisations that have funding available to support manufacturers and can provide technical and digital support to any project undertaking.


Digital transformation and 5G – Wed 8th September 2021 10.00am – 11.00am

Speaker: Tim Andrews, Senior Digital Transformation Advisor [To be re-confirmed nearer the time]


“The factories of the future are embracing 5G – are you?


A recent study found that 74% of manufacturing leaders are considering upgrading their communications networks by 2022. It’s clear that 5G – with its private network capability and designed-in security allowing for low latency and high bandwidth – has a leading role to play, and projects are already underway to explore how this ground-breaking technology can benefit the manufacturing industry.


West Midlands 5G (WM5G) have worked with partners (Worcestershire 5G (W5G), BT, The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) near Coventry and A E Aerospace), undertaking a range of use cases to demonstrate how 5G can accelerate productivity in manufacturing environments.


WM5G and its partners are keen to share the results and learnings from the use case trials to help inform British manufacturing to accelerate productivity and efficiency, demonstrating how 5G can support manufacturing operations in the UK and beyond.


This session will provide:

  • an overview of what 5G is (not just a better 4G!) – to raise awareness and demonstrate the benefits
  • information on why 5G is a key enabler for manufacturing’s transition to Industry 4.0; look at examples of where 5G has been used and the benefits it has already and will deliver in the future
  • details of 5G and the opportunity with the MTC programme
  • What we have learnt to-date – sharing our experiences”

Smart Factory  – Tues 9th November 2021 10.00am – 11.00am

Speaker: Mark Wise, Senior Business Transformation Advisor [To be re-confirmed nearer the time]


“The journey towards a Smart Factory of the future.”


This webinar aims to help explain the concepts, the decisions and the roadmap needed to embark on your journey towards a future Smart Factory – it is the road to resilience.


The session will include topics such as:


  • The history behind Smart Factory
  • What is a Smart Factory?
  • Deciding where to start
  • Industrial Digital Technologies (Big data & Analytics, Industrial Internet of Things, Simulation, Mixed Reality, Automation & Robotics, The Cloud, and more…)
  • Digital Dashboards
  • Machine connectivity
  • The “Factory in a Box” concept

 It is clear that smarter ways to manufacture are going to be even more essential than ever to drive not just productivity, but overall competiveness for UK companies in the global market place. Helping to also realise other benefits around sustainability and wider societal impacts.

 If any of these drivers capture your current aspirations for your business, then you should be considering how the Smart Factory benefits could help you.


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