Quality supply chain management to be discussed at NMW 2018

Australia’s largest showcase of manufacturing innovation and inspiration, National Manufacturing Week (NMW) 2018, returns to Sydney Showground from 9 to 11 May 2018.

The three day event provides an unrivalled opportunity for industry decision-makers to network, collaborate and learn about the next generation of technology and industry growth.

This year’s speaker program will host 40 presenters discussing the impact of digital transformation, innovative design, and new business practices on the manufacturing industry.

As part of the Industry 4.0 Theatre line-up, leading manufacturing advisory, Manufacturship Group, and Michael McLean of Mclean Management Consultants will discuss ‘the elephant in every manufacturer’s boardroom: quality management failure.’

Globalisation of supply chains in the manufacturing industry has placed pressure on traditional quality management strategies which are increasingly prone to gaps and failures.

Hosted by Bede Boyle, chairman of Manufacturship Group and Michael McLean, managing director of Mclean Management Consultants, the session will address this issue head on, highlighting the need for supply-chain quality management strategies to be agile and adaptable. It will focus on maintaining market share, reputation and profitably during factory refurbishment, product recalls, and delivery failures.

The speakers certainly bring some experience to the table; Boyle has a 25 year track record as a corporate and business strategist, and along with being chairman of Manufacturing Group is also chairman of MMC Corporate Alliance. McLean has a 30 year track record in assisting manufacturers to embed strategic change, often in highly complex situations. His clients include BHP, GM Holden, and Volvo Trucks.

NMW 2018 will be again co-located with the Safety First Conference & Expo, the Sydney tour of Australia’s one-stop manufacturing safety event, as well as Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo, the Sydney stopover of the world’s largest 3D printing event series.

Registrations have now opened for the free-to-attend NSW 2018 for anyone with a professional or commercial interest in manufacturing. To register, visit www.nationalmanufacturingweek.com.au.

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