Thinc Supports Made Smarter Digital Manufacturing Conference

Thinc are supporting the recovery of manufacturing in Greater Manchester with Made Smarter. Our team of will be on hand to answer questions about ERP solutions, cyber security, IT Managed Services and cloud migration options at the Digital Manufacturing Conference 2021.

The free-to-access summit will showcase the ‘why?’, ‘what?’ and ‘how?’ of digital manufacturing with a packed day of analysis, inspiration, and practical tips from industry leaders, experts, and peers. Special guests and speakers on the day include:

  • Juergen Maier, Chair of the Digital Catapult and co-Chair of the Made Smarter Commission;
  • Stephen Phipson, the Chief Executive of Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation;
  • Andrea Hough, Managing Director of ATEC Engineering Solutions, based in Salford; and
  • Glyn Jones, Service Delivery Director at BAE Systems, based in Lancashire, and Chair of the Made Smarter Pilot Steering Group.

Donna Edwards, Managing Director for Business Support & Business Finance at The Growth Company, said: “This conference is an unmissable opportunity to showcase the tremendous achievements of the Made Smarter North West Adoption pilot to Greater Manchester’s manufacturers. We will demonstrate the value technology can bring to the sector, using real-life examples of makers who have started their digital journey, reporting growth, productivity and efficiency gains, and job creation.

“Whatever you make, wherever you are in the region, the Journey to Digital Manufacturing conference offers you the chance to learn from the experiences from industry leaders, hear directly from your peers, and gain the know-how you need from experts about taking the first or next step.

“By utilising the support available, including The Growth Company, manufacturers can build resilience, accelerate growth, keep up with the competition during these uncertain times, and seize the opportunities offered by digital tools and technologies.”

James Peel, Head of SAP at Thinc said: “Having the right IT, cyber security and ERP solution is a crucial step for all businesses, especially in manufacturing where the fundamental technology has to be the initial platform for successful digital transformation and automation.”

The packed one-day programme, which will be hosted virtually using an interactive online platform, will include insightful panel discussions and roundtable debates, interactive workshops; demonstrations of the latest digital manufacturing technologies; and one-to-one advice sessions, giving businesses the vital intelligence needed to start their digital journey or take the next step.

To ensure the Made Smarter message reaches as many people the conference is free to access for anyone from the spectrum of UK manufacturing and engineering, including aerospace, automotive, chemical and pharmaceutical, construction, defence, electronics, energy, food and drink, nuclear, plastics, security, steel, space and textiles.

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