10:30-11:00 - MAGWAY ZERO-EMISSIONS DELIVERIES
Introducing Magway: a zero-emissions, low-footprint, high-capacity delivery system. Faster, smarter, safer and cheaper than existing solutions, it has the capacity to take up to 90% of online delivery vehicles off our roads, drastically reducing congestion, pollution and the carbon footprint of shopping online. Able to deliver the equivalent of 20,000 40ft container loads through each 1m diameter pipe, per week, it gives people what they want, when they want it.
11:10-11:55 - MADE SMARTER IN THE WEST MIDLANDS
Digital technology and adoption within your business can transform the way you work. Learn how the Made Smarter programme has been introduced to numerous SME’s throughout the West Midlands region, the difference it has made to the way they work and how you can register to take part. With contributions from Craig Humphrey, MD Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub, Paul Sullivan and Barry Jones Digital Technology Specialists, and experts from WMG, the University of Warwick and MTC.
12:00-12:30 - FASTER, FURTHER, GREENER
Most people think that electric vehicles are green, sadly that is often not true today as they use materials and designs which are less than sustainable. James Widmer, CEO and co-founder of Advanced Electric Machines, will discuss AEM’s mission to create the world’s most sustainable electric powertrain. James will explain how unlike other sustainable technologies, this does not come at the expense of performance; AEM’s motors allow customers to go Faster and Further, whilst remaining much Greener.
13:30-14:00 - PRINTCITY STORY
Higher education and industry both have role to play in supporting career growth and modernising manufacturing - and initiatives like Manchester Metropolitan University’s 3D additive and digital manufacturing centre, PrintCity is one such success story. PrintCity is the result of the university teaming up with companies like industrial 3D printing manufacturers Markforged to provide students with hands-on training and the opportunity to gain experience using the latest digital manufacturing technology.
14:15-14:45 - AUTONOMY
Forget everything you’ve heard about Industry 4.0, smart factories & the 4th industrial revolution. The real industrial revolution will come when manufacturing & entire supply chains are autonomous, not automated. We’ve been automating processes for decades as part of industrial evolution and it delivers incremental improvements, but it won’t deliver the quantum leap that autonomy will. Theo will share his vision & roadmap around autonomous systems, driven by AI and data, that make faster, better decisions
15:00-15:30 - MANAGING THE COST OF SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTION
The recent spate of global supply chain disruptions and surge in demand for some products and services – for example, those associated with the big push towards electric vehicles – have brought many challenges for businesses. In addition, mounting pressure from Government legislation and consumer demands to become more green are forcing procurement and supply chain teams to consider costs and sustainability. This session will examine the pressures on global supply chains & the cost of doing business.