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Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium

Møller Centre, Cambridge: 27 and 28 September 2018

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


The first day consists of presentations by leading industrialists on the
digitalisation issues their companies are facing in capturing value and
developing international manufacturing and supply networks, and the initiatives
they have taken to improve international competitiveness. 

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Juergen Maier, CEO, Siemens UK
  • Chris Fielden, Group Supply Chain Director, Innocent
  • Michelle Shi-Verdaasdonk, Global Manufacturing Director, Philips Lighting
  • Edwin de Boer, Senior Director Supply Chain Operations, Cisco
  • John Fleming, Former Executive Vice President Global Manufacturing and Labour Affairs, Ford
  • Alain Leroy, SVP GSC Strategy & Transformation, Global Supply Chain, 

    Schneider Electric


The second day will comprise a mixture of keynote academic presentations and research papers in several parallel interest streams. The scope for papers is broad, building on recent issues in the management of international manufacturing and supply networks, and the areas of interest identified in previous Symposia. Submissions from prospective authors are encouraged in any discipline or subject area related to the Symposium topic - please see Call for Papers for further information.

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Professor Jan Olhager, Lund University
  • Professor Fabrizio Salvador, IE Business School
  • Dr Sandeep Kapur, Punjab Agricultural University

2017 Proceedings

The 2017 Symposium was held on 28 and 29 September and a summary article is available here.

The conference proceedings, with the papers presented at the conference, is available to download here.



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

The 22nd annual Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium provides 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.

The Symposium includes keynote speakers from the world’s leading companies and universities, mixed with informal networking opportunities. It aims to create a growing community of international manufacturing enthusiasts and to inspire ‘thought leadership’ in this exciting field.

Download the Symposium flyer