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Using early design decisions to improve your strategic supply chains

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Nexus - University of Leeds

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A half day event on 11th June 2019 at the University of Leeds

Are you developing and designing large, complex engineered products?

Do you make decisions on the overall system architecture?

Do you consider whether sub-systems are designed and made in-house or by suppliers?

All these decisions influence the structure of the supporting supply chain and its performance, including quality issues, costs and schedule risks. A recent example is the Crossrail project which reported cost overruns of circa £600 million and lessons learnt reports include recommendations for the management of quality in supply chains.

We have developed an easy and fast-to-use tool that incorporates supply chain perspectives in early design decisions where system architectures are being established. An engineering simulation package enables the visualisation of implications of design alternatives on supply chain performance based on information that is available early in product development processes: a system architecture and an associated make-buy scenario.

We invite you to come and see results from a proof-of-concept demonstrator and share your views and insights on how this could be further developed to meet your needs.

Benefits of attending

  • Insights from the latest thinking on issues in the development of large, complex engineering systems and the supply networks that deliver such products to customers
  • Opportunities to apply the ideas and software to your own case study products
  • Ideas to improve the performance of future supply networks

Who should attend?

Engineering & Technical directors; Supply chain managers, leaders and directors; People with responsibility for the configuration of global supply chains; People with responsibility for supply chains quality, risk and improvement; Engineering product development process managers and leaders.

Outline Programme

09:00 COFFEE

09:30 The efficiency and effectiveness of engineering supply chains

- Practical challenges

- Opportunities from engineering supply chain simulation

- The influence of system architecture and make/buy decisions

10:30 Proof of Concept software demonstration

11:15 Workshops to explore the applicability of this research to participants

12:30 LUNCH and networking

14:00 CLOSE


Acknowledgement:
This project is in collaboration with Lanner and Rolls-Royce plc, and funded by the UK Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) through the University of Leeds Impact Acceleration Account fund.

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