Thomas Hawksley Lecture: Future of Manufacturing - Opportunities and Challenges

Thomas Hawksley Lecture: Future of Manufacturing - Opportunities and Challenges

Industry Events Thomas Hawksley Lecture: Future of Manufacturing - Opportunities and Challenges

Date: 13th December 2017
Venue: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Price: Free
How to register: Please register via the event website

This lecture will provide a holistic view of the emerging Future of Manufacturing landscape. Factories of the future and their extended value chains will vary depending upon the specific sub-sectors they belong to, in the vast majority of cases they will be influenced by a number of crucial common global trends.
Some of these trends relate to changes in technology, environment, regulations, climate change, business models, global connectivity, employment, workforce development and much more.
Their cumulative impact will have a transformational impact on the development of Manufacturing value chains of the future; bringing new global opportunities but significant challenges too.

Whilst the key characteristics of the factories of the future are broadly understood the full impact of digital connectivity, pervasive computing, advanced software and sensor technologies on the extended value chains is only just emerging.
This poses a number of challenges to the architects of business strategies and creates a unique blend of excitement and fear of the unknown.
The presentation will cover the technological, environmental, regulatory and social aspects of the future of Manufacturing and draw out both the opportunities for growth and innovation and the associated business, workforce and leadership challenges.

Dr Hamid Mughal, Director of Global Manufacturing for Rolls Royce, is a confirmed speaker for this event.


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