Optimising production efficiencies, including analysis of the role of IT, is to be one of the key areas of focus at next month's European Manufacturing Strategies (EMS) Summit 2007 in Germany.
The third annual EMS summit is to be held in the city of Düsseldorf. Starting 4 October, the two-day event will be chaired by the UK's Warwick Manufacturing Group digital product lifecycle management director, Darek Ceglarek.
A highlight of this year's event will be a tour of BMW's production plant in Leipzig where a limited number of delegates will have the opportunity to see how the manufacturer has adopted cutting edge technology and best practice to increase efficiencies and maximise output.
The event features speakers from more than 20 European organisations, including several from the UK, and according to organisers is set to attract leaders in manufacturing, production, and supply chain from across the European, Middle East and African region.
Event organisers, World Trade Group, said the programme is aimed at delegates from a wide range of sectors related to manufacturing, production and supply chain, including IT, computer hardware semiconductors, chemical, pharmaceutical, healthcare, food, and aerospace.
This year's EMS summit will include a presentation from Volkswagen on managing globalisation, Lear Corporation on the key principles behind just-in-time manufacturing, and Pfizer on improving methodologies and product quality in the face of regulatory demand in the pharmaceutical industry.
Saint Gobain Glass, Tryton Foods, Masterfoods, PA Consulting, and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply are among the UK organisations to be represented.