Free seminars at Southern Manufacturing 2013

22 November 2012

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The free technical seminar programme for Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2013 has been announced. Running in two lecture theatres on both days of the show, February 13th and 14th, the 2013 programme features a line-up of presenters and topics guaranteed to be of interest to anyone involved in electronics, engineering, manufacturing or export.

One of the key features of the show, the free technical seminar programme at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics draws hundreds of delegates each year. The programme is a complementary blend of technical and business topics covering a wide range of issues facing manufacturing businesses today. From exporting to emerging markets, to eliminating counterfeit components and designing for commercial success, the sessions genuinely deliver something for everyone.

In the Engineering Theatre, Tim Scurlock from Automotive Lean Consulting will look at Lean Concepts and what they mean for the practicalities of waste elimination. Bang Creations’ Stefan Knox returns with an update to one of the biggest hits of 2012: Designing for Commercial Success and New Product Development. Sergey Putintsev from TUV Rheinland presents an invaluable insight into Selling to Emerging Markets, in particular, the BRIC countries and the Middle East.

David Kilroy from Manufacturing Insights will examine Best Practice and World-Class Manufacturing. Mike Harrison from ATOL Business Services will look at Supply Chain and SC21, while Ian McKay, former quality executive with BAE Military Aircraft will discuss Improving the Manufacturing Process. Paul Laidler of T ÜV S ÜD Product Service will deliver an Introduction to Machine Safety.

The Electronics sessions begin with a look at Exporting, Distributing and Selling Electrical Products, with Sergey Putintsev and Jon Jones from international consultants T ÜV Rheinland. The legendary Bob Willis will present an unmissable presentation on Eliminating Counterfeit Components. Bob returns for a later session to look at Package on Package Design and Assembly – an increasingly important technique being employed in mobile, medical and military applications.

Sylvain Brand of Surface Technology International presents two sessions. In Continuously Improving Quality on an SMT Line, the Lean and 6-sigma Black Belt practitioner looks at how a simple 6-Sigma approach can be effective in reducing waste. His second session, Increasing Output of Electronic Box Assembly looks at how Lean principles can be applied to a production cell to achieve positive transformation in output.

Pros and cons of automation

Nick Wainwright, CEO of York EMC Services, examines the implications of the latest EU EMC Directive with particular reference to obligations under the Declaration of Conformity. Richard Poate of T ÜV S ÜD Product Service guides delegates through the requirements for CE Marking for Consumer Products and Professional Electronics. Peter Grundy of the Altus Group closes the Electronics programme for 2013 with a look at the pros and cons of automation in To Automate or Not To Automate.

Participation in the technical seminars, as well as entry to the show itself, is completely free. However pre-registration for the seminars is strongly advised as spaces are limited.

FIVE, Farnborough is easily accessible by road and public transport. On-site car parking is also free, and a free shuttle bus service operates daily between the show and both North Camp and Farnborough Main railway stations. Visitors can keep up with all the latest news on the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2013 blog site, or by joining the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics group on LinkedIn.


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