IfM Briefing – COVID-19: Manufacturing at a Turning Point

The coronavirus crisis has changed the landscape for manufacturing. The sector’s importance in the eyes of governments and the public has grown – as have the economic and operational challenges facing firms. As we look to an uncertain future of continued disruption and potential recession, the effects will be profound.

Dates Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 14:00
Venue Webinar
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At this IfM Briefing, leading experts from the Institute for Manufacturing will draw lessons from the response of firms and governments, and look at how the industry is likely to change and adapt in the months and years ahead.

Part 1:
Responding to COVID-19
Rapid repurposing: Lessons from the crisis response in the UK - Tim Minshall, Head of the IfM

The role of automation and information: Operating safely and responding to changing priorities – Duncan McFarlane, Head, Distributed Information & Automation Laboratory, IfM

Supply chain challenges: What are the future drivers of economic growth? – Jag Srai, Head, Centre for International Manufacturing, IfM

International policy responses: How manufacturing can emerge stronger - Carlos López-Gómez, Head of Policy Links, IfM ECS

Part 2: The future of manufacturing in the wake of COVID-19
Panel discussion moderated by The Manufacturer


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