The Role of Technology in Building Supply Chain Resilience

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Why attend?

The smart manufacturing sector has experienced significant growth over the course of the last few years, as various industries continue to adopt new technologies in the hunt for maximum efficiency.

However, manufacturers’ supply chains have faced unprecedented disruption with the combination of the UK leaving the EU and the global pandemic, sitting alongside rocketing cost of transport, energy and raw materials. This disruptive cocktail has forced businesses to dramatically review their supply chain arrangements at speed, and explore which industry leading technologies can be harnessed to achieve company-wide agility.

This Tech Monitor webinar, in partnership with Infor, will explore how manufacturers of all sizes can realise the benefits of increased digitisation, connectivity and automation at a time of unparalleled disruption.

  • Is volatility the new normal for the global manufacturing industry?
  • Which technologies are manufacturers adopting to build resilience in their global supply chains?
  • How can technology adoption be effectively paired with strategy?  
  • How can manufacturers incorporate advanced analytics into their supply chain operations?
  • What does future hold for smart manufacturing?

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Fergus McReynolds
Director of EU & International Affairs, Make UK

Fergus McReynolds represents Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation in Brussels, leading Make UK’s engagement and liaising with European and International Stakeholders, including the European institutions on a wide range of European, Trade and International policies. Working through his extensive European and Global network and with the partner organisations, Fergus has represented manufacturers for over 10 years in Europe and internationally. Fergus has a Masters in Chemistry from the University of Warwick and joined Make UK as a Senior Climate & Environment Policy Adviser. Before joining, he worked in the food industry providing guidance and analysis for dairy companies on environment, sustainability and climate change. Fergus has sat on various government and industry advisory panels in the UK and abroad and spent time on secondment in the UK Government.

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Sarah Dawood
Special Projects Writer, New Statesman (Chair)
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Andrew Kinder
Senior Vice President, Industry Strategy, Infor

Andrew Kinder leads the Strategy team for Infor Discrete Manufacturing globally. His role involves developing a deep understanding of customer needs, their challenges and ambitions and the technologies that help them achieve their transformations and growth. Based in the UK, Andrew’s background is in manufacturing and supply chain and the enterprise applications that serve these.

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