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ERP Vendors Forum

Wednesday 29 September

11.10-11.40 E22

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 E23

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 E24

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 E25

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

Wednesday 29 September

10.30-11.00 L21

The journey to Lean: making operational change stick

Why embarking on a Lean transformation is like setting off on any journey in life, and how key elements such as planning, design and implementation are of generic importance, whatever the company or product, or hazards or detours encountered along the way.

John Drew, McKinsey & Co

11.10-11.40 L22

Creating an environment to implement Lean

How armoured vehicle manufacturer Alvis Vickers involved its people in the process of implementing Lean manufacture.

Charlie Blakemore, operations director, Alvis Vickers

11.50-12.20 L23

Bringing Lean into the office

Many forward-thinking companies are now using Lean techniques in their manufacturing areas, but manufacturing is only a small part of any business. Some organisations are applying Lean to the supply chain, but equally large benefits can be achieved by applying the philosophies to all the office, administration and other non-manufacturing areas so that the whole business can become really Lean.

Chris McKellen, Manufacturing Awareness

12.30-13.00 L24


Investment protection and lower cost of IT ownership

This session will introduce how you can reduce total cost of ownership across the IT landscape. How to leverage exisiting IT investments, including SAP and non-SAP systems. Flexibility reduces the cost of change, while integration knowledge reduces the need for consulting services.

Paul Eggleton, Business Developement Solutions Manager, SAP (UK)

13.50-14.20 L26

Managing calculations to save time, money and lives

Most calculations in engineering are performed by hand, on calculators and spreadsheets, by writing programs, or using mathematical software; and they are scattered on desks, personal hard drives, document management systems, and file cabinets. By failing to manage these calculations (through technology standardisation, centralised storage, and global availability), companies risk needless redesign and disastrous errors, meanwhile squandering intellectual capital.

Allen Razdow, Chief Technology officer, Mathsoft

14.30 - 15.00


Lean Manufacturing Needs No Software!
True Or False?

High volume does not necessarily mean low variety, and Lean manufacturing is today having a tremendous impact on industry in terms of fucntional progress. Now there is a need for planning and scheduling software which is in unison with industry practice.

Dean Barns, Turner Powertrain Systems (a Caterpillar Group company) & Mukund Altekar, FDS Infotech


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

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TCT Seminar Theatre
Wednesday 29 September

10.30-10.50 T21

Rapid Manufacture For Performance Applications in F1 & Other Demanding Markets

Rapid Manufacture for Performance Applications in F1 and other Demanding Markets. This paper will introduce the LENS technology and present case studies in the rapid manufacture of a range of Formula One car components. These will illustrate some of the design drivers and constraints affecting different types of part and quantify the benefits of using this manufacturing process.

Martin Hedges, Neotech Services MTP; Kevin Keating and Drew Myers, Jaguar Racing

Service Management Europe Theatres
Wednesday 29 September


Five Steps To Supply Chain Excellence

Gordon Colborn, Director, PRTM


Outsourcing: Getting It Right

Kevin Wheatland, Managing Partner, Service Pulse Intl AB


Other seminars of direct relevance
Wednesday 29 September

16.00-16.30 M27

The New A380 Airbus

The new A380 Airbus should manage to square the circle: carrying more passengers over a greater distance yet quiter and more economical on fuel. An ambitious goal realised with the support of Rexroth technology at various stages of wing production.

Gary Livesey, Bosch Rexroth

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