HOLLOW SUPPLY CHAINS - A VERY BRITISH PROBLEM? 

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Two separate workshops will run at 10.15am and 12.30pm. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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Morning workshop: Evidence

With Brexit looming, are the UK’s hollowed out supply chains going to become more of a problem? Over the last thirty years, UK manufacturing supply chains have become increasingly ‘hollowed out’ – that is to say whilst the UK continues to boast major manufacturing success stories like our automotive and aerospace sectors, the supply chains upon which these sectors are based are increasingly dominated by the supply of imported components and materials. Will new trade frictions with the EU lead to UK reshoring, or a further decline in supply chain strength?

UK Steel have assembled a fantastic group of speakers to look at these questions, provide expert opinion, and engage manufacturers in a topical discussion about manufacturing supply chains and the increasing importance of their locality.

 

Speakers

Gareth Stace
Director General
UK Steel

Dr Rémi Zante
Head of Strategic Planning
Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC)

Andy Page
CEO
Sharing in Growth UK Ltd

David Bailey
Professor of Business Economics
Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
 

Afternoon workshop: You Decide

This is your opportunity to challenge the speakers from the 1st workshop and say why we must strengthen our national supply chains or adapt to for the 4IR economy. Does your business rely on a strong localised supply chain? Is additive manufacturing changing the way you trade? Does manufacturing even have a role to play in the UK’s economic future?

This will be an interactive workshop giving you a chance to vote on and discuss these issues and more.

 

Speakers

Gareth Stace
Director General
UK Steel

Dr Rémi Zante
Head of Strategic Planning
Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC)

Andy Page
CEO
Sharing in Growth UK Ltd

David Bailey
Professor of Business Economics
Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

Deirdre Fox
Director for Strategic Business Development
Tata Steel Europe
 
Key Takeaway
  • Highlighting the range of opportunities and weakness in UK supply chains, delegates will acquire a greater understanding of their domestic networks, the mid to long term implications on manufacturer’s ability to meet demand, and decide whether their business model is fit for purpose in a post-Brexit UK.

 

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