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ERP | Lean Means Business | TCT | SME | Other Relevant Seminars
ERP Vendors Forum

Tuesday 28 September

11.10-11.40 E12

How To Select An ERP System Part 1 – From Start To Shortlist

Selecting a new ERP system can be a daunting task. Based on the combined experience of over 2,000 ERP selection projects amongst UK SMEs, find out how to analyse your needs, how to plan the project, who to have on your team, how to draw up a list of requirements and how to shortlist potential vendors.

Howard Joseph, Sales Director, McGuffie Brunton

11.50-12.20 E13

How To Select An ERP System Part 2 – From Shortlist To Contract

Moving from the shortlist to a preferred supplier can be time-consuming and difficult. Hear further pragmatic advice on how to keep the process smooth and efficient for all involved: should you use a consultant, how to set a budget, managing vendor presentations and workshops, getting the most from reference visits, handling the final negotiations.

Doug Miles, Marketing Manager, infor:swan

13.40-14.10 E14

Implementing An ERP System

An ERP implementation will involve every department in your company. It therefore needs to be managed as a business critical project. Based on wide experience of both good and bad implementations, this session will guide you through the basic steps: choosing a project manager, winning commitment, mapping processes, the relation with ‘Lean’, dealing with the data, managing the go-live and achieving the benefits.

Richard Thomas, Marketing Director, K3

14.20-14.50 E15

Justifying ROI And Management Of Change

Presenting a financial case for a system replacement requires more thought than for a first system. Many of the potential customer service benefits are difficult to quantify. Until the system is implemented, none of the savings will accrue, so it’s important to keep the project on track. We cover: hard and soft benefits, setting targets, presenting the financial case, achieving departmental buy-in, importance of structured training.

Clive Mattson, Lilly Software


Lean Means Business

Tuesday 28 September

10.30-11.00 L11

Building a competitive and Lean manufacturing base

Lean manufacturing is a proven philosophy, and if manufacturing companies – large or small – are to survive and compete effectively in home and export markets, then becoming Lean is not an option, but a must. This seminar will discuss what becoming Lean really means, examine some of the false’ arguments used to avoid Lean implementation, and review an acid Lean test – determining the wasted time and efforts involved in processing a piece of material from stores to delivery.

Ian Bettles, Smallpeice

11.10-11.40 L12

Combining Lean and Six Sigma for world class performance

Lean and Six Sigma are highly complimentary strategies with Lean providing an excellent improvement foundation that can then be built on through more wide-ranging Six Sigma improvement projects. The seminar will compare the basic concepts of the two approaches, investigate their strengths and weaknesses, reviewing the two approaches in terms of the ‘8 Deadly Wastes’ and overall provide an enhanced appreciation of why and how these concepts should be effectively integrated.

Ian Bettles, Smallpeice

11.50-12.20 L13

The fundamentals of process flow

The flow of a product through a company is now a key performance indicator for many organisations. But, what are the main ingredients of world class flow manufacturing? This seminar will review the issues of pull systems, one piece flow, Takt time analysis and pacemaker management. But flow is also dependent on rapid changeovers and effective equipment usage, and so the seminar will also examine the principles of rapid changeover and the benefits and practical application of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM).

Ian Bettles, Smallpeice

12.30-13.00 L14


RFID: what’s in it for manufacturing?

Retailers such as Walmart and Metro are driving the uptake of RFID technology in the manufacturing sector, requesting that suppliers utilise the technology to deliver benefits to the retailer and their customers. The benefits of RFID in retail are undeniable - better availability on the shopfloor and happier customers completing more successful shops. However, little emphasis has been placed upon the building of a business case for manufacturers - they are being told they have to roll out the technology by their customers. But what’s really in it for them?

Chris Mason, IBM’s BCS Supply Chain Leader

13.10-13.40 L15

Designing in quality with design for Six Sigma

Many quality problems are design-based, and manufacturers - in particular those who have started Six Sigma programmes – are starting to recognise that while applying Six Sigma principles within the manufacturing environment offers considerable benefits, there are often even greater benefits to be gained by embracing Six Sigma principles upstream during the product development process.

Dave Thompson, Smallpeice

13.50-14.20 L16

Delivering products to market rapidly

Despite all the talk of Lean and Six Sigma, Time to Market is still a major factor in business success. This seminar will focus on a number of the proven and practical techniques that companies can adopt to help streamline their product development cycles. It will review the critical issue of economic analysis, examine how to start projects faster by better management of the fuzzy front end, discuss the key issue of capacity management and the importance of concurrent engineering.

Ian Bettles, Smallpeice

14.30-15.00 L17

Managing project risk, cost and progress

Engineers are increasingly faced with complex, multi-disciplinary projects that are subject to the demanding commercial pressures of time and budget. Yet, initial project planning within companies typically varies between the basic “back of the envelope” sketch plan, to being overwhelmed by too much detail! Moreover, a fundamental aspect of project planning is often completely overlooked – project risk assessment. This seminar will examine essential elements of project management.

Dave Thompson, Smallpeice

15.10-15.40 L18

Controlling and integrating your supply chain

Sage manufacturing seminars will demonstrate how businesses of different size and complexity are overcoming problems and constraints within their production processes. Sage explores different scenario issues stretching across the supply chain, so you can get a feel for how to identify and address areas for improvement.There will also be an interactive session where we demonstrate how Sage manufacturing Solutions can overcome your specific production probelms, and the benefits that will be delivered.

Steve Barritt, Sage L50 Manufacturing

TCT Seminar Theatre

Tuesday 28 September

14.30-14.50 T15

Chasing The Sun – Global Collaborative Development

Simultaneous engineering and virtual product development are now accepted as essential for rapid product development. Whilst the technologies exist to support rapid design and development processes, little attention has been paid to the geographical spread of engineers within international organisations and the potential to accelerate development cycles by working 24 hours a day in global design relays - "Chasing the Sun".

Simon Jones, Rossmore Group

14.50-15.10 T16

Is Rapid Product Development Consistent With Agile Product Development?

Is Rapid Product Development Consistent with Agile Product Development? This paper shows how rapid development methods can be exploited within an integrated organisation that can think clearly, make coherent decisions and implement them swiftly.

Daniel Ruiz, Arup

15.10-15.30 T17

RE & CFD Technology Speeds Ferrari Wing Development & Other Applications

RE and CFD Technology Speeds Ferrari Wing Development and other Applications. When the Ferrari 550 Maranello crossed the finish line in front of all other GTS-class cars at the 24 hours Le Mans in June, it was not only the car that showed unprecedented speed. The Prodrive-run team won Le Mans at only its second attempt - and in the course of its preparation, the team embraced new technologies that enabled an alternative rear-wing design in just six weeks.

Ping Fu, Raindrop Geomagic

15.30-15.50 T18

Interoperability Best Practices

Interoperability Best Practices: An Industry Update. Although progress continues to be made in making CAD data more interchangeable, it still remains a formidable impediment to accelerating product time-to-market. This presentation will present just-completed findings from the Third Annual Report on the State of CAD Interoperability and discuss data exchange best practices, infrastructures and tools, along with the latest trends in standardisation, healing technology, security and CAD-PDM/PLM integration.

David Prawel, Longview Advisors Inc


Service Management Europe Theatres

Tuesday 28 September

14.30-14.50 T15

Making Your Mobile Work Management System Successful Martin Morey, Mobile Computer Users Group (MCUG)


Work-Flow Led Supply Chain Synchronisation

Sharon Boyes-Sciller, MD, Skyscape Solutions & UK Country Chair for the Workflow Management Coalition


Adaptive Service Supply Chain Networks

Dieter Haesstein, Head of Solution Management, SAP AG

Other seminars of direct relevance

Tuesday 28 September

11.40-12.10 Q13

CAD To Part The BSI Way

In 2000, ISO published its vision for the next generation geometrical product specification and verification system. In the same year, BSI published BS 8888, its route-map to an integrated system for Technical Product Specification, the full implementation of which has the potential to save industry 20% of turnover. This talk focuses on latest developments including the 2nd revision of BS 8888, due in October 2004.

Paul Scott, Company Mathematician, Taylor Hobson; Brian Such, Programme Manager, BSI

13.00-13.45 Q15

Intelligent Engineering Design

Considered in this presentation are the potential advantages of capturing design experience and enabling its redeployment during future design applications. The methods of doing this range from the very simple requiring only investment in time through to the more complex that need financial as well as monetary commitment.

Dr. Diane Mynors, Brunel University

13.00-13.50 D15

PC Software For Rapid Composite Material Property Synthesis & Preliminary Design

Polymer composites can be formulated to give an endless variety of materials depending on the choice of fibre, matrix and fibre format. In spite of harmonisation of test methods, it is still not economic to test all combinations and possible combinations, especially as the anisotropic properties mean that more properties are needed than for an isotropic material. Hence, there is a need to be able to predict the full 3D property database, or to predict those that have not been measured experimentally.

Graham Sims, NPL

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