Introducing an exciting new Factory Tour experience…

With the new-look Manufacturing Management comes Experience Days, a best-practice learning experience brought to you by Manufacturing Management’s editorial team.

We have teamed up with EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, to offer an extended offering to our world-class Factory Tour programme. As well as a chance to see behind-the-scenes at some of the UK’s leading manufacturing sites, including Aston Martin, Fujifilm and Siemens, an EEF representative will be on-hand to deliver a themed presentation to reinforce the message and learning experience of the day.

Check back here regularly to see the latest Experience Days and book your place .

Crowcon, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, 19 March 2019

Brook Drive, Milton Park, Abingdon OX14 4SD

Discover the power of lean at Crowcon

Join Manufacturing Management and EEF for a lean masterclass at the home of gas sensor manufacturer, Crowcon. Discover how the company is engaging its workforce with a lean agenda to make a measurable impact on its day-to-day operations. Learn how regular Gemba walks from senior management help benchmark teams on performance, and how Crowcon are aspiring towards a flexible, agile workforce.

This is the ideal event for anyone looking to implement lean principles on their site – you will learn from one of the best. Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.


09.30 – Arrival and refreshments
10.00 – Welcome and introductions
10.15 – Introduction to Crowcon
10.45 – Crowcon’s LEAN journey (Frazer)
11.45 – Our strategy deployment and A3 reporting area (short walk)
12.15 – EEF presentation: the basics of Lean
12.45 – Networking Lunch
13.15 – Factory Tour
14.30 – EEF Workshop: implementing Lean on your site
15.15 – Q&A
15.30 Depart

Price is £295 per person (ex VAT) and a group booking discount is available.

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Siemens Digital Factory, 13 February 2019

Varey Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 1PH

Discover the potential of Industry 4.0 at Siemens’ award-winning Congleton plant, in association with Manufacturing Management and EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation.

The plant is at the cutting edge of Siemens’ unique ‘North Star’ vision and uses virtual technology, including a futuristic 3D cave, to stand out as one of the true pioneers of factory design today. The site puts continuous improvement at the heart of everything it does, driven by tough shareholder demands to deliver a 5.5% year-on-year price reduction.

Delegates on the tour will see how the factory is harnessing the latest technologies to deliver on its CI goals – with 6% year-on-year productivity gains and an 85% employee engagement rate – and how Industry 4.0 can help grow productivity and profit in your site.


10.00 – arrival
10.15 – Welcome and introductions
10.30 – Siemens presentation
11.15 – coffee break
11.30 – LI Europe presentation
12.15 – Lunch
13.00 – Safety briefing and Tour begins
14.30 – LI Europe Workshop
15.15 – Q&A and Round-Up
15.30 – depart

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