Seminars in Seminar Theatre

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019

  • CE Marking 2019 and Beyond - How the changes will affect all manufacturers

    Tim Harrison, Engineering Manager, The CE Marking Association

  • Staying Lean

    Join the author of the Award-winning book ‘Staying Lean’ and creator of the Lean Iceberg Model who will share how ‘Excellent’ organisations deliver results for their business by both embedding and sustaining Lean & Continuous Improvement.

    Gary Griffiths, Author of Staying Lean & Partner, S A Partner

  • Key steps to support Manufacturing Growth

    The North West is a dynamic manufacturing region and produces 15% of total UK manufacturing output. The industry is ever evolving with new markets, customer demands and new technologies. This session will provide you with some of the steps you can take to grow your business, show how other companies have done it and help you tap into advice, funding and support that is available across the North West.

    Made Smarter and the Manufacturing Growth Fund

  • Porsche improved quality, slashed labour hours, reduced lead time and boosted profit through the use of Lean Principles - find out how you could too!

    Tim Scurlock, Director, Applied Lean Consulting

  • Mergers and Acquisitions in the Industrial Manufacturing and Electronics Sectors

    Overview of M&A activity in the marketplace with examples of transactions, preparing for a transaction, how manufacturing businesses are valued, how owners and shareholders can enhance the value of their business.

    Lawrence Price, Managing Director, Rockworth Management Partners

  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

    Andy Brunskill, Author of TPM: A Foundation of Operational Excellence will share with you the 11 step Model which can be used to deploy an effective, systematic TPM programme. The model incorporates the lean thinking tools and systems (such as OEE and RCA), and will also look at the leadership and engagement systems that will support sustainable change.

    Andy Brunskill, Author, TPM: A Foundation of Operational Excellence

  • An introduction to 3D Print and the exciting benefits it brings to manufacturers

    Case study examples of the limitless applications that are being discovered for this new technology across all manufacturing sectors and the new opportunities it could open for you.

    Tri-Tech 3D

  • The North West's Aerospace & Defence Sector

    Overview: The presentation will encompass the overview of NWAA, the capability of the companies in the region, the global aerospace market and the UK Future Combat Air Strategy.

    David Bailey, North West Aerospace Alliance

  • NAA Services and Activities

    Rowan Egan, Chief Executive, Northern Automotive Alliance

Thursday, 3rd October 2019

  • Fund Your Innovation with R&D Tax Rewards from HMRC

    HMRC provides UK Ltd companies significant cash rewards for innovation and R&D projects you have completed. Over 80% of UK SME businesses are missing out thinking it’s too good to be true. It is not a complex or lengthy claim process. We will explain what is involved to claim cash.

    Paul Grabham, Associate, Randd UK

  • Introduction to Shingo

    The Shingo Model is a proven philosophy and framework to move organisations towards sustainable results. In this intro workshop we will share with you the core principles of the Shingo Model and provide an outline of what is involved in challenging for a Shingo Prize

    Gary Griffiths, Partner, S A Partners LLP

  • CE Marking 2019 and Beyond - How the changes will affect all manufacturers.

    Tim Harrison, Engineering Manager, The CE Marking Association

  • Porsche improved quality, slashed labour hours, reduced lead time and boosted profit through the use of Lean Principles - find out how you could too

    Tim Scurlock, Director, Applied Lean Consulting

  • Practical Problem Solving

    In this session we will discuss how best to approach problems and issues, turning them into opportunities for improvement.

    Steve McCarthy, Hansei Technology

  • An introduction to 3D Print and the exciting benefits it brings to manufacturers

    Case study examples of the limitless applications that are being discovered for this new technology across all manufacturing sectors and the new opportunities it could open for you.

    Tri-Tech 3D

  • Pushing boundaries with ULTEM and EXTEM resins

    ULTEM resin portfolio offers a candidate material solution to each challenging design and application. In a constant demand for thinner, lighter, more energy-efficient devices, manufacturers need to make products that are cost-effective to produce, comply with demanding regulatory requirements, yet meet consumers’ expectations for style, ease of use and sustainability

    Janaina Gianfelice de Castro, SABIC

  • An Introduction to Composites

    Dr Ben Hargreaves, NetComposites/Coventive Composites