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Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium

26 and 27 September 2019: Cambridge, UK

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Programme and Speakers

See our lineup of keynote speakers on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 September.

Read interviews with Per Berggren, Geoff Parker and Haydn Powell

Research Papers

Hear the latest research presentations on Friday 27 September

See the detailed timetable here


The Symposium will be held at the Moller Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Venue and travel information

2018 CIM Symposium Academic Papers

Copies of the available papers can be accessed via the University of Cambridge online library

Visit the online library

The 23rd Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium

Shaping the future of global manufacturing supply networks:

Delivering sustainable value for producers and consumers through digital platforms

Advanced production and digital technologies are offering new opportunities for more responsive, flexible and distributed manufacturing. E-Commerce models are also emerging, as are digital platform businesses, that are connecting end-users with producers and service providers. Whilst these technology developments suggest radically different digitalised manufacturing supply chains, technology adoption is far from straightforward, with many pilot applications not progressing to full scale. So is this transformation more hype than reality?  Our invited industry speakers will be addressing real-world applications that are making a difference in their organisations. Academic keynotes will be sharing insights on how we might reconceptualise our supply chain operations and escape the pilot purgatory of experimentation without exploitation. Join us for some lively discussions!