Thousands of visitors are expected to attend National Manufacturing Week, scheduled from 9 – 12 May 2017 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. With registrations now open, there is a whole range of workshops, presentations, live demonstrations and networking opportunities on offer.
The 2017 National Manufacturing Week speaker program, now available online, will feature a leading edge series of seminars, showcases, interactive discussions, and networking sessions addressing the critical touch points that will help drive the Industry 4.0 revolution including:
Industry Capability Development: These sessions will focus on investment, supply chain integration and industry capability promoting initiatives, and supportive industry, government and community led networks promoting team based approaches to manufacturing sector development.
Product and Service Innovation: Manufactured products are changing radically, and the very nature of manufacturing is shifting towards “manufacturing as a service” as part of complex horizontally and vertically integrated supply chains. NMW 2017 will explore advances in manufactured products, services and supply chain integration in Australia and abroad.
Technology Innovation: The pace of technological change is relentless and manufacturers must keep up with it to maintain their competitive edge. NMW 2017’s extensive exhibition and content program will both feature a broad showcase of innovations in advanced manufacturing design and technology. Through live tech demonstrations and hands-on sessions, attendees will have many opportunities to skill themselves around new techniques and technologies.
Process Improvement: Lean, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement, Agile, Value Engineering, there are many methodologies out there that manufacturers can call upon to strategically improve their processes and organisational productivity. These leading case studies and interactive sessions will highlight process improvement approaches in manufacturing which deliver practical increases to manufacturers’ operational efficiency and effectiveness.
To register for NMW 2017, please visit www.nationalmanufacturingweek.com.au.