Supply Chain Discovery Day

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Tuesday, 23 May, 2017 - 09:30 to 16:00

Supply Chain Discovery Day




International Institute of Product & Service Innovation
WMG, University of Warwick University Road Coventry, CV4 7AL
United Kingdom

Improving supply chain integration in infrastructure projects

A unique opportunity to learn more about developing infrastructure projects that are fit for the future.

The UK Government has recently published their long-term plan to put research and innovation at the heart of industrial strategy. The green paper identifies the need for improved supply chain integration, low carbon manufacturing and resource efficient solutions to deliver infrastructure projects that are fit for the future.

Funded by Innovate UK, leading academics from WMG have joined forces with industry leaders Costain and Concentra, to investigate the use of supply chain analytics in the construction and engineering supply chain to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Their collaborative research project aims to identify the source of inefficiencies and opportunities for improved supply chain integration and the application of best practice techniques taken from other industries.

Hosted by WMG, the Discovery Day on the 23rd May 2017 will highlight the project findings and identify how the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) could support future industry and academia collaboration, to transform the management of infrastructure projects. This is an event not to be missed for those managing infrastructure projects in the construction, water, gas, utilities, road and rail industries.

The event is free to attend and places are limited so register early using the link on the right of this page to avoid disappointment.



(*Details TBC and subject to change)

09:30: Registration and coffee


10:00: Welcome and overview: Professor Jan Godsell, WMG: Steve Fozard, Costain


Part 1: Improving SCI in construction

10:10: The Challenge for Construction: Tim Broyd, UCL

10:30: Strategic Planning: A missing portfolio management capability? Professor Jan Godsell, WMG

10:50 Factory Thinking – Costain Steve Fozard, Costain

11:10: Coffee


11:30: Role of visual analytics in enabling SCI in construction: Andy Birtwistle, Concentra

11:50: Cyber-secure construction supply chains: Hugh Boyes, WMG

12:10: Contractual alignment Pinsent Masons - TBC

12:30: Panel / Q&A



Lunch and networking


Part 2: Harnessing the Opportunities of the Industrial Challenge Fund

13:40: Overview of the Industrial Challenge fund and opportunities to construction: Innovate UK - TBC

13:50: Facilitated group work

15:00: Feedback in plenary / voting / discussion

15:40: Closing comments, Professor Jan Godsell, WMG

15:45: Close


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