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

Thursday 30 September

11.10-11.40 E32

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 E33

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 E34

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 E35

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

Thursday 30 September

10.30-11.00 L31

The importance of good design to Lean

The importance of good design at the concept stage of a product’s life for companies adopting the Lean manufacturing journey and Six Sigma principles. Describing some commonsense approaches such as DFMA/X, Component Proving (SPC features), value stream mapping and the use of cross-functional teams integrating activities throughout the concept design.

Ian Treacy, Rolls-Royce consultant

11.10-11.40 L32

Building an effective Lean supply chain

In today’s market place it is not just individual companies who compete, but rather complete supply chains. As a result, the efforts of individual plants to become Lean can all too easily be lost through poor supplier performance. However far from all the problems to do with getting the right parts on time are due to the supplier! This seminar explores the concepts of Lean Logistics and Supply, and will cover both the internal issue of poorly co-ordinated production, and the resulting impact of the ‘bull whip’ effect, and how suppliers can be developed in order to optimise supply chain performance.

Ian Bettles, Smallpeice

11.50-12.20 L33

Value stream mapping

The key role for successful process improvement is to know where you start from before you try to make changes. Value Stream mapping is a powerful tool designed to help Lean implementation engineers map the material and information flow within a company from supplier to customer. This seminar will overview the process of value stream mapping, why it is an essential Lean Manufacturing tool, how to develop and current state map including information and material flow and how to create a future state vision for dramatic waste reduction.

Ian Bettles, Smallpeice

12.30-13.00 L34


Manufacturing IT is about the People

IT tools for manufacturing are great for accumulating information, and broadcasting data, but the benefits are all tied up in your people. This should inform your thinking from selection of tools to the deployment of solutions....all of which relies on the meeting point of individuals and the organisation.

Clyde Bennett, UK-Product Solution Marketing Manager, Microsoft Business Solutions

13.10-13.40 L35

Driving manufacturing improvement through Six Sigma

Six Sigma offers a strategic and systematic programme of project-based improvement, aimed at removing sources of variation, and is proven to deliver massive waste reduction, product quality and business profitability benefits to all sizes and types of business. This seminar will look at what Six Sigma means, highlight why all companies should consider Six Sigma and how it can deliver major year on year benefits

Dave Thompson, Smallpeice

13.50-14.20 L36

Planning for product and process quality

With new product development increasingly recognised as a major area of competitive advantage, it is essential that companies have in place the skills and processes for effectively introducing new products and the corresponding manufacturing processes. This seminar will review the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process, and the benefits of its implementation. It will also look at how the process works, what its fundamentals are, and the quality tools and techniques that make it work.

Dave Thompson, Smallpeice

14.30-15.00 L37

Generating business process efficiency with transactional Six Sigma

Transactional processes underpin all companies, and even within manufacturing operations these processes can be a major constraint to overall product/service quality improvement. In recognising this, there is a growing understanding of the massive potential benefits to be gained by employing Six Sigma within these transactional processes. This seminar will look at how the Six Sigma toolbox can be aligned to transactional areas such as supply chain/logistics, the manually intensive business processes that exist in most companies and IT.

Dave Thompson, Smallpeice

15.10-15.40 L38

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

Service Management Europe Theatres
Thursday 30 September

Tracking Full End-to-End Costs

Per Posma, EMEA Business Development Manager, IBM Business Consulting Services


Telematics & Duty Of Care

Roger Faulkner, Sales Director, Police 5

Other seminars of direct relevance
Thursday 30 September
13.00-13.30 M34

Simulation Software For Systems Design, Trouble-Shooting & Training

Simulation software for systems design, trouble shooting and training A completely new means of creating 2D schematics for pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical controls projects which also includes the ability to size components and simulate entire systems. The latest release also includes proportional hydraulic technology, full electro technical documentation and simulation features.

Stephen Perron, Famic Technologies

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