With the advent of new software, more efficient lasers, faster cutting speeds and a greater reliance on doing business online, the role of the Job Shop owner is evolving and there are new challenges to be faced. Should Job Shops specialise in doing one process as efficiently as possible? Or seek to provide as complete a solution as possible by adding other processes? What about Industry 4.0? What might that mean for the management of a lean manufacturing service business in the UK, as batch sizes reduce and personalisation increases?
The unique forum that is the Job Shop Group within AILU is a way to make new connections, share ideas (contributing to real cost savings) and find out what’s new in the marketplace.
The theme this year is The Future of the Job Shop and there will be an opportunity at the end of the day to tour the facilities at MTC Coventry.
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:30 Presentations 1
Introduction to the day
Mark Millar, Essex Laser
Overview of MTC
Ken Young, MTC
Laser processing with high power lasers
Handling & Automation to Improve efficiency
10:30 - 11.00 Refreshment Break
11:00 - 13:00 Presentations 2
Laser systems & automation options
Presentations from Machinery Suppliers (TBA)
Industry 4.0 – What does it really mean?
John Lincoln, Harlin Ltd
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.30 Presentations 3
Survey of Electricity costs 2016 – results & potential savings
Breakdown response survey 2016 – results presentation
Open panel discussion – the Future of the Job Shop – Q&A
15:30 Tour of MTC