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Improving manufacturing productivity: demystifying the current perceptions of productivity in manufacturing and addressing future challenges

Media and political commentators are increasingly touting a productivity problem in the UK when compared to other economies. But how many of us can really claim to understand productivity and the levers that affect it? Are people within manufacturing firms actually talking about productivity in their boardrooms and shop floors?

Join us for an insightful webinar that will get you thinking about the current factors impacting manufacturing productivity and the ways in which manufacturers can work towards improvement.

During this webinar, you will gain a valuable insight into the findings from a recent manufacturing productivity project from one of its main contributors, Professor Jillian MacBryde.  Jill will demystify manufacturing productivity, offer clarification on confusing terminology, and discuss the ways in which manufacturers are measuring productivity and the factors that influence it. Jill will also address future challenges for manufacturing productivity.

Cutting across all manufacturing sectors including food and drink, aerospace, automotive, and life sciences, this webinar will be of interest to anyone managing in a manufacturing context.

Jill MacBryde is Professor of Innovation and Operations Management at the University of Strathclyde. She also co-leads the Innovation and Entrepreneurship theme across the University and is Director of Research within the Department of Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management. Jill is recognised globally for improving the performance of organisations through streamlining processes and developing innovation capacity.

Through a 30-year career covering academic leadership and industry-focused research Jill has assisted organisations across a variety of sectors including manufacturing, FMCG, banking, public sector and consulting through her valuable understanding of the challenges facing organisations in a changing competitive arena.

The theme throughout Jill’s work is operations management in changing environments and her current research projects range from productivity in manufacturing to innovation and performance improvement in food and drink sector. Jill engages with organisations in research, executive education and consultancy.

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Dates & Venues

DateTuesday 30 June
Duration11:30 - 12:30