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Unlock your Digital Enterprise

With the unveiling of the ‘Made Smarter’ industrial digitalisation review last year, which outlined the ways industrial digitalisation could, over the next 10 years, boost UK manufacturing by £455bn and increase sector growth by 3%, the opportunities for manufacturers through digitalisation are defining the ability to compete and thrive in the digital era.

It's time to grasp the opportunities and absorb the knowledge, best practice and practical tips from the collective industry pioneers on how you can start to make small, incremental steps to a bigger transformation needed to compete in the digital era. With improved time to market, flexibility, productivity and cost efficiencies - the future is bright, especially when it isn’t overshadowed by limitations to brownfield sites, lack of skills, know-how and capital to invest.

Preliminary session

Keynote speech

Keynote and Q&A led by Mike Houghton, Managing Director – Process Industries and Drives UK. Panellists include Steve Elliott - CIA, Graham Hillier - CPI and Jo Craig - MMIP

The keynote speech will set out to theme the event by introducing the ‘Made Smarter’ industrial digitalisation review, backed by leading industrial companies, which explores how UK manufacturing can maximise benefits from increasing adoption of digital technology.

 

Mike Houghton, Managing Director – Siemens Process Industries & Drives (PD) UK & Ireland

As Managing Director, Mike is responsible for four business units within the PD division.  The focus areas within these units are growth, culture, strategy, productivity, stakeholder management, performance management, reporting and governance for the division. Mike is one of nine divisional managing directors within Siemens plc for UK & Ireland, responsible for 14,000 staff and a turnover in excess of £8billion (FY15/16) split across nine divisions.

In addition to being Managing Director of PD, Mike is also a member of the Siemens plc Executive Management Board along with being members of the Country Growth and Strategy Management Boards for Siemens plc.  Chair of Siemens plc UK & Ireland Service Forum. A member of Siemens Global PD Innovation Board, settings out future technology needs along with go to market strategies.  A Board Member of the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Chair of the Advanced Manufacturing (Making It) Board for the City Region.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-houghton-3431b2b/

Event programme chemical industry

Event programme for chemical industry

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Bentley Systems

Creation of the digital twin can often be a challenge in a brownfield market.  This presentation will demonstrate and discuss the ease in which a reality model can be developed and the subsequent value of taking this approach in the chemical industry.  

Solvay

Migration of legacy DCS installations can often provide a number of challenges due to short shut down periods, the need to maintain production and the need to manage change with operations.  This presentation will discuss and demonstrate how with the use of digital tools and techniques, such as virtual commissioning and 3D virtual reality, these challenges can be overcome.

BOC / Linde

Digitalisation creates opportunities for organisations to add additional value to their business and that of their customers.  This presentation will provide insight into how BOC/Linde are embracing digitalisation and the impact on its global operation and customer base.

BASF

BASF has identified seven core technologies which will enable Industry 4.0 in chemicals.  These are Artificial Intelligence, Big-Data-Analytics, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Mobile Devices, 3D Printing and Augmented Reality. Digital market trends such as massive connectivity, increased transparency and data sharing are shaping BASF’s environment, with attractive applications identified along the value chain. Several examples from across the value chain will be presented here covering areas such as using Supercomputers to support and complement real life experiments and using Big Data to unlock customer demands. BASF’s approach towards building the competencies and mindset within the organisation is also described, within our stated aim of leading the digital transformation in chemicals.

Hosokawa Micron

Cloud based data and analysis provides opportunities for companies active in the process industries, with changing attitudes around the offsite storage of company data having a positive impact on this trend.  This presentation will discuss how the use of data is creating value for Hosokawa Micron and its customers.

Sean McDonagh explains how digitalisation can improve plant commissioning times and get products to market sooner.

Event programme pharmaceutical industry

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Industry 4.0 to Pharma 4.0

Digitization will trigger the next industrial revolution. Information will be generated from a “value network” within seconds and allow high transparency. This will lead to an enormous jump start for higher levels of productivity in the process industry.  The pharmaceutical world, for obvious reasons has to consider public health and safety and is therefore highly regulated. This regulation seems to be sometimes slowing down processes with generates a natural “tension” or even a trade-off between industry 4.0 and pharma 4.0.

Digital Twin Simulation

Paperless manufacturing

The vision of BioNTech is to revolutionise the treatment of tumors with medicine tailored specifically for each patient. This presentation will discuss how the collaborative approach between Siemens and BioNtech to this vision is fast moving towards becoming a reality with the use of software for digital production.

Smart Biomanufacturing

Continuous manufacturing

The pharmaceutical industry has been making the shift from traditional batch manufacturing to continuous manufacturing.  This change has been driven by the benefits of fast time to market, process flexibility and increased efficiency without compromising quality.  This presentation will discuss how continuous manufacturing utilises digitalisation through integrated systems and PAT data to reliably produce quality product.

Industry 4.0 to Pharma 4.0

Digitization will trigger the next industrial revolution. Information will be generated from a “value network” within seconds and allow high transparency. This will lead to an enormous jump start for higher levels of productivity in the process industry.  The pharmaceutical world, for obvious reasons has to consider public health and safety and is therefore highly regulated. This regulation seems to be sometimes slowing down processes with generates a natural “tension” or even a trade-off between industry 4.0 and pharma 4.0.

Continuous manufacturing

This presentation will, using CMAC as a case study, look at some of the benefits and challenges that pre-competitive collaboration can bring to help drive innovation in an era of ever tightening budgets, manpower and time. Specific benefits arising from the collaboration will be highlighted both for companies, academics and the younger researchers. Pre-competitive collaboration does, however, require investment of time and effort from all parties and the talk will address some of the key principles necessary for effective collaboration developed from the 6 years at CMAC. 

Smart Biomanufacturing

Fujifilm have been working with Sartorius for many years, our most recent Facility expansion introduced three new Sartorius Single Use Bioreactors into an upgraded GMP facility. The control of those bioreactors was specified to allow it to fit into the site’s overall control systems strategy, as we move from a number of legacy systems towards an integrated site wide cGMP compliant control system, capable of delivering benefits to both ourselves and our customers now, and developing towards fully paperless systems in the medium term.

This presentation outlines the implementation of the current system in partnership with both Sartorius and Siemens, and looks ahead to how internal requirements, the changing regulatory framework and growing customer expectations are shaping how Fujifilm view, and wish to make better use of , automation systems in the future.

Pharmaceutical plant of the future

The IIM Digitisation Lab was designed to show the art of the possible in a working pharmaceutical manufacturing facility to help stakeholders experience the opportunities presented by automation, manufacturing execution systems, analytics, and informatics. This presentation will demonstrate how state-of-the-art systems and technologies can be used and combined in a manufacturing environment to help the pharmaceutical industry exploit the potential of digitization.

Innovation in pharmaceutical manufacturing

Alwyn Jones explains how the transition to flexible paperless manufacturing can enable production of more individualised medicines and therapies, with assured data integrity and transparency at every phase of the manufacturing process

Made Smarter

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