Industry 4.0 Summit
Earlier this week, Valuechain headed to Manchester for the Industry 4.0 Summit event, organised by Emma Hilditch, Gary Gilmour and Pav Singh. The two-day event saw innovative companies come together to connect and discuss the exciting opportunities Industry 4.0 will bring to manufacturing.
As part of the ‘Factories of the Future Expo’ section of the event, exhibitors including The University of Manchester, Schneider Electric, and Bosch Group set up their stands to showcase the latest solutions they provide for Industry 4.0.
Valuechain attended the event as part of our partner Innovate UK’s stand, alongside Majenta Solutions, Brainboxes Ltd, Theorem Solutions and more. We were excited to see the innovative and unique products and services that our fellow exhibitors had to offer, and show off our own iQluster software to the crowd.
Building Blocks To Connect Smart Factories
The Industry 4.0 Summit welcomed industry specialists to the stage to discuss the movement into the fourth Industrial revolution. Valuechain’s very own Tom Dawes had the chance to speak, alongside Luke Walsh (MD of Brainboxes) and Simon Reid (Sector Manager for Advanced Manufacturing at Liverpool City Region LEP).
Tom discussed growth in innovation and advanced manufacturing in practice for the SME sector. Explaining his story about being a recovering manufacturer, Tom’s animated and lively presentation was a welcome change to the regular presentation format often found at these events.
Tom discussed his key lessons learnt from running a manufacturing business, relating to People, Plant, Process, Product and Partners (The 5 Building Blocks to Connect Smart Factories). All key lessons learnt underpin our Valuechain solutions to streamline and standardise business processes, capture, clean and consolidate data dynamically, build personalised smart dashboards, focus on core competencies and integrate with customer technology & operations.
Valuechain’s stand attracted great interest from other exhibitors and industry specialists, especially after hearing what CEO Tom Dawes had to say. After thoroughly enjoying the Industry 4.0 event and meeting others who are driven to make full use of the next generation in manufacturing, we're more motivated than ever to continue working upwards.