The KTN series of Made Smarter Innovation Network webinars - delivered as part of the ISCF Manufacturing Made Smarter programme - showcases the journeys of manufacturers innovating with digital technologies to improve the performance of their business, alongside digital technology providers creating innovative solutions to aid the manufacturers journey.
You can register for one or more of the webinars based on your specific areas of interest.
Manufacturing Made Smarter (MMS) is one of the Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund programmes, investing £147m into creating a fully connected, dynamic manufacturing ecosystem inspiring innovation across academia, technology providers and manufacturers.
If you are a manufacturer aspiring to be more productive, efficient, competitive, resilient through the use of digital technologies, an integrator or a digital technology solution provider or developer who wants to reach a manufacturing audience, then this event series will be of interest to you.
Digital technology solution providers and developers engaged in the series will have early access to express their interest in taking a stand at Innovation Alley, within The Manufacturers inaugural exhibition Smart Factory Expo at Digital Manufacturing Week.
13 April 2021
Made Smarter - Innovation Network: Industrial Energy Efficiency
Exploring how manufacturers can gather, process, present and analyse data throughout the factory to enable rigorous management decisions regarding energy reduction is key to running an efficient factory. This webinar will explore the opportunities for cost savings and efficiencies and digital solutions targeting this area.
20 April 2021
Made Smarter - Innovation Network: Web Based Customer Order Tracking
Customers want to be able to track orders to help them plan better. In this webinar we will be looking at how manufacturers can gather, process and present data from the factory in sufficient detail to give customers visibility of their orders.
27 April 2021
Made Smarter - Innovation Network: Continuous Improvement
Capturing data to support decision making is crucial to modern continuous improvement programmes. This area of innovation is progressing at a fast pace, and in this webinar we will highlight the significant benefits of dedicated solutions in this technology area.
4 May 2021
Made Smarter - Innovation Network: Factory Floor and Production Systems
This webinar series will focus on the integrated digital production management systems within a business to deliver control and optimisation of manufacturing, product lifecycle and resource management processes.
11 May 2021
Made Smarter - Innovation Network: Predictive Maintenance
This event will explore the emergence of products and services that inform manufacturers as to when their shop floor equipment is likely to require maintenance. We will hear from both providers of these services and from manufacturers that have seen the benefits and provide a meeting place for the two communities - technology providers/developers and interested manufacturers.
18 May 2021
Made Smarter - Innovation Network: New Product Development
This event will explore the digital technologies and associated systems across supply chains that can drive and enable opportunities for new products or variants.
25 May 2021
Made Smarter - Innovation Network: Quality Management
Ensuring your finished product meets the requirements of your customers is the difference between selling your product (and not). This event will explore how the application of digital technology may improve production quality directly or reduce the time involved in ensuring quality through management and data sharing activity.
1 June 2021
Made Smarter - Innovation Network: Mass Customisation
Scaling up to mass produce a product in line with specific customer’s needs and preferences is an art! In this webinar we will explore strategies to undertake this skill keeping unit costs low.
8 June 2021
Made Smarter - Innovation Network: Circular Economy
This event will explore the synergy between digital manufacturing and the notion of a more "circular economy" and make exciting connections across the various communities that will catalyse action- manufacturers, tech providers and circular economy experts.
15 June 2021
Made Smarter - Innovation Network: Design for Manufacture
We will explore how advances in manufacturing and materials technology may allow you to offer opportunities for DfM decisions to create a product that is easily and economically manufactured.
22 June 2021
Made Smarter - Innovation Network: Servitisation
This event will explore servitization and how digital technologies and approaches can facilitate it, making exciting connections across the various communities, catalysing uptake - manufacturers, tech providers and servitization experts.
29 June 2021
Made Smarter - Innovation Network: Flexible Manufacturing
Production efficiency often centres around a consistent product and process, optimised to run with minimal downtime. But what happens when customers demand more product variation, where you need to switch a process from one product to another, or where batch sizes are small? This event will explore how digital technology can help manufacturers maintain efficiency and asset utilisation whilst offering the customer what they want.
13/04/2021 - 29/06/2021 10:00 - 11:30
Knowledge Transfer Network Limited