Go Fourth. How smart technology can create intelligent manufacturing

12th October 2017

With Industry 4.

0 promising increased productivity, lower costs and enhanced customer satisfaction, it will certainly be difficult for manufacturers to ignore the digital revolution. The current and likely future state of sophisticated sensor technology, connectivity and powerful analytics means that Industry 4.0 is not only on the horizon but inevitable. As it will only be a matter of time before the marginal gains in productivity, efficiency and ultimately profitability accumulate to make a compelling argument for widespread acceptance, this event promises to bring to life some of the opportunities, challenges and value that Industry 4.0 can bring, not only to large corporations, but also to the SME market, which continues to play an important role within the UK manufacturing sector.  Timings: 8am - Registration & breakfast 8.30am - Presentations 9.40am - Q&A 10am -  Approximate close Guests are invited to remain behind after the formal close for coffee and networking Speakers: Ben Morgan, Head of the Integrated Manufacturing Group - AMRC Learn more about how the AMRC & Factory 2050 is leading the way in collaborative research across robotics & automation, integrated large volume metrology, digitally assisted assembly  and manufacturing informatics.    Dorrien Peters, Partner & Head of Manufacturing - Irwin Mitchell Dorrien will share the insights identified in Irwin Mitchell's report -Go fourth which  will allow manufacturers to begin to assess how the Industrial Revolution might affect  their businesses and plan accordingly.   John McRae, Manufacturing & Data Analytics Lead - PwC Fran Dobson, Data & Analytics Manager - PwC John & Fran will be sharing their experience of how they have enabled local manufacturers to  truly understand their data and how commercial analytics has positively improved their  profitability and productivity on the factory floor.    Nick Clark, Regional Head of Trade and International - Natwest Nick will provide insight into Capital Import Finance and the options businesses have when  considering to import machinery and technology from international markets.    Location: Factory 2050 Sheffield Business Park Europa Avenue Sheffield S9 1ZA   Places are limited so please contact jessica.x.davies@pwc.com to register your place.

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