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.