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Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium

Møller Centre, Cambridge: 27 and 28 September 2018

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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

Dr Jagjit Singh Srai

Dr Paul Christodoulou

Dr Don Fleet

Eric Harris

Patrick Hennelly

Nick Sherwen

Dr Yongjiang Shi

 

About

Supply chain transformation enabled by advanced technologies: implications for producers, consumers and society.

How are advanced technologies transforming supply chains? Interactions between producers, consumers and society are rapidly changing, shaken up by a plethora of emerging technologies. For example, we have seen the use of smartphones driving a new e-commerce model; or within manufacturing we have seen how the Internet of Things can support intelligent automation. Beyond the initial hype around 3D printing we are now witnessing real world applications, from large but lightweight structures in aerospace, to small, complex medical devices and instruments. 

What are the implications for supply chains, and how do companies need to adapt and develop their capabilities? And what are the considerations for consumers and wider society?

The Symposium will provide an opportunity to discuss and explore these issues. It is a unique event that brings together senior industrialists and leading academics to share their approaches and experiences.

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