August 14, 2019 Industry Forum Blog Once again, Industry Forum will be supporting Advanced Engineering, the UK’s largest annual exhibition and conference for advanced manufacturers and supply chain professionals, with the provision of speakers for the open forum sessions and offering free consultancy review sessions to those attending the show. The Advanced Engineering show is held at the NEC, Birmingham on 30th – 31st October and is free to attend – register your place in advance here. Industry Forum’s General Manager for Aerospace, Andy Spence will be giving a presentation on National Manufacturing Competitiveness Levels at this year’s Advanced Engineering Open Forum. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has recently announced that they will be providing £26 million of funding to drive the competitiveness improvement of automotive and aerospace supply chain organisations, led by the respective trade associations, SMMT and ADS. This presentation will explain how the approach can develop a programme tailored to meet your needs, supported by a financial business case. In addition, General Manager for Diverse, Simon Carr will be presenting on “Competitive Advantage Through Total Productive Maintenance Techniques” and Principal Consultant, Robin Talwar will be discussing “Delivering Effective New Product Introduction” during the show’s morning PechaKucha sessions. More details of location and time for all Industry Forum’s presentations will follow soon. Not only are we also exhibiting at the show, we are also offering free consulting review sessions with one of our industry experts, for organisations that are looking to drive improvement in their competitiveness. These free sessions will start with a structured discussion of the current processes, application and performance, and we will then be able to provide you with a clear outline of where improvements can be made across your organisation. Our industry experts will be available throughout the Advanced Engineering Show to conduct these sessions. You can book to talk to experts in the following capability areas: Competitive Strategy and Management Systems New Product Introduction Manufacturing Operations Supply Chain Management Please click here to book your slot, indicating your desired capability area for discussion and your preferred date and time. If you would like to arrange a more general discussion with our expert team during the event, please give us an indication and we will pair you with the most appropriate expert. We will be in touch to confirm your slot. Please note, you will need to register to attend Advanced Engineering as well as book your slot with our experts.