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Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium

Møller Centre, Cambridge: 27 and 28 September 2018

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Why attend?

The annual Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium is the chance to hear from world-leading business figures and thinkers on the challenges facing modern manufacturing. It is a unique event that brings together senior industrialists and leading academics to share approaches and experiences in this strategic domain, covering the following key themes:

  • Supply chain transformation enabled by advanced technologies
  • Digital supply chain design, analysis and operation
  • Sustainability, circular economy and industrial ecosystems
  • Collaborative supply chain models, crowdsourcing and the sharing economy
  • Risk and resilience of global supply networks
  • Digitally-enabled consumer-centric supply chains
  • Global manufacturing and emerging countries: repositioning of MNCs 
  • Reshoring and Distributed Manufacturing: new paradigms
  • Smart cities, urbanisation and eCommerce

Find out more about these themes.

Who Should Attend

Senior executives responsible for:

  • Manufacturing networks
  • Global supply chains
  • Operations strategy
  • Network reconfiguration procurement & sourcing logistics and customer service

Researchers working in the fields of:

  • Strategic & operations management
  • Design of manufacturing or service based networks
  • International business
  • Network capabilities
  • Sustainable & resilient network design

 

The Symposium is organised and hosted by the Centre for International Manufacturing (CIM).

2019 Symposium Dates

The 23rd Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium will be held on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 September 2019.

2018 Symposium - 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 provided 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.