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Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium

26 and 27 September 2019: Cambridge, UK

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Organisers

The Symposium is organised by the IfM’s Centre for International Manufacturing (CIM) which focuses on strategic and operations management research, working closely with industrial and institutional partners. Expertise in the analysis, design and operation of manufacturing supply chains is applied across a wide range of sectors, from food and healthcare to automotive and aerospace. The impact of digital technologies on supply chains across all sectors is a major research theme as is the development of more sustainable and resilient networks.

Symposium Organising Team

 Scientific Committee

  • Manoj Kumar Dora, Brunel University London
  • Afonso Fleury, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Nitin Joglekar, Boston University, USA
  • Manoj Kumar Tiwari, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

Symposium organisers

For further information, please contact: ifm-events@eng.cam.ac.uk or call us on: +44(0) 1223 766141

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 industry speakers were invited to address real-world applications that are making a difference in their organisations. Academic keynotes shared insights on how we might reconceptualise our supply chain operations and escape the pilot purgatory of experimentation without exploitation.