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Friday Brief

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Friday Brief.

The MTA is once again sponsoring the National Manufacturing Debate at Cranfield Uni, this year’s event is on the 21st of May and the theme is Supply Chains in 21st Century Manufacturing: Developing sustainable supply chains for UK Manufacturing growth. They have a great line up of confirmed speakers including, Dick Elsy - CEO of the HVMC, Professor Janet Godsell - Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Strategy at WMG, University of Warwick and Professor Juergen Maier - Chief Executive; Siemens plc, to name but a few. More details on how to register for this event can be found within the Brief.

Evidence submitted to the International Trade Select Committee on support for exporters has recently been published. The MTA contributed to the process of putting EAMA’s submission together and it chimed with some of our themes; notably the need dire state of the Trade Show Access Programme. Find out more in the story below.

The NPL Manufacturer Measurement Network is being taken on the road to the Liverpool John Moores University on 18 June. The topic for the event will be ‘Additive Manufacturing’. Furthermore, the next Huddersfield based MMN event will take place on 9 July and will cover topics related to Robotics and Automation. We have details of how to attend both of these events.

MTA members Fronius UK are hosting a performance inspired Open House at its Technology Centre in Milton Keynes, the date for your diary is Wednesday 15th May and you can find more details on this event below.

Lunch and Learn (TM) Event at Kyocera SGS will take place on 22nd May. The theme of the event is Single Operation Manufacture and Optimisation of Complex Components, if you would like to find out more or attend, see the story below.

On behalf of members, MTA subscribes to a service provided by our colleagues at BEAMA which gives a monthly track of key indices on labour and materials costs enabling you to utilise a neutral, validated, source for updating contracted prices.  So, see the story below to find out more about the BEAMA Contract Price Adjustment Service.

In economic news this week we take a look at European Commission’s Economic Sentiment Indicator and Capacity Utilisation.

That’s all for this week, we’ll be back next Friday for more industry news and views, until then have a great weekend from everyone at the MTA.

National Manufacturing Debate

National Manufacturing Debate

Event:   National Manufacturing Debate (NMD) 2019

Date:     Tuesday 21 May 2019

Venue: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield University

Speakers Announced.

2019 theme: Supply Chains in 21st Century Manufacturing: Developing sustainable supply chains for UK Manufacturing growth. 

Confirmed speakers:

Professor Richard Wilding OBE - Professor of Supply Chain Strategy Logistics - Cranfield University

Professor Janet Godsell - Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Strategy - WMG, University of Warwick

ECONOMIC NEWS THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC NEWS THIS WEEK

European Commission Economic Sentiment Indicator and Capacity Utilisation, April 2019:  The European Commission (EC) pulls together a range of surveys, including from the CBI (see above) to construct its Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI).  This registered another significant fall in both the Euro-zone and the EU28, with a strong decrease in industrial confidence leading the way (alongside weakness in the financial services indicator).

BEAMA Contract Price Adjustment Service

BEAMA Contract Price Adjustment Service

Do you have long-term contracts, either with customers or suppliers?  Have you thought about incorporating something in the contract that allows you to adjust the price according to changes in input costs?

On behalf of members, MTA subscribe to a service provided by our colleagues at BEAMA which gives a monthly track of key indices on labour and materials costs.  Of course, you need to get the principle and the relevant formulas included in the contract, but this gives you a way of updating the relevant prices independently.

Lunch and Learn (TM) Event at Kyocera SGS

Lunch and Learn (TM) Event at Kyocera SGS

Manufacture and Optimisation of Complex Components, 22nd May 2019

22nd May from 08:30 to 14:00

This time, the theme is Single Operation Manufacture and Optimisation of Complex Components. Attendees will be able to hear from industry leaders on how to apply new technologies to make significant time savings, improve cutting tool and machine life and maximise and reduce the costs of manufacturing machined aerospace and automotive components. Not bad for one morning away from the office.

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