TIME & DATE 9.00am -12.00 pm Thursday 4th July 2019

Address MSC Industrial Supply Co UK, 7 Pacific Avenue, Wednesbury, WS10 7WP

This networking event is kindly hosted by Made in the Midlands Gold member - MSC Industrial Supply Co UK


8:45: Arrival for networking and breakfast

9:30: Welcome from MIM

9:35: Introduction from all attendees

9:50: Introduction to MSC 

10:10: Group 1 - Engineering Session: What engineering costs savings did you reinvest last year?

           Group 2 – Buying Session: Do you know what you buy and how do you manage your spend?

10:45: Group 1 – Buying Session

           Group 2 – Engineering Session

11:20: Further networking

The event will be an interactive thought leadership session, where we will be discussing the biggest challenges the engineering industry is facing. Guests will partake in two workshop sessions; centered around Engineering and the cost of Indirect Products. 

Engineering Session- 

We want to discuss what the main Engineering challenges are in your business, and how you partner with suppliers to overcome them.  We will share our view on how the market works and how to best partner with suppliers, as well as our thoughts on what we believe Engineering best practice looks like and why receiving the right level of support and information from a trusted partner can directly impact your business growth. 

  • What are the fundamental issues we are looking at; idle machines, not enough work, not enough skilled people? 

  • What good practice engineering support looks like and why it’s important?

  • It’s not just the application of one tool, think of the whole operation; cutting techniques, material application strategy, tool selection and tool holding strategy. 

Buying Session- 

This session will help you to understand the consequences of not having visibility of your overall spend and processes you can implement to control this spend.  

  • Are your suppliers part of the solution or part of the problem when it comes to growth and cost savings reinvestment?

  • Do you know what you are buying, where your spend goes, what the wider impact of this is on your business?

  • What are the simple things you can do to control this spend?


Free onsite parking is available for all guests. 

About MSC- 

MSC is a leader in the supply of Metalworking and Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) products and services. 

We will save you time and money by transforming the way you operate. We help to drive greater productivity, profitability and growth with over 120,000 products, independent engineering expertise and advice, inventory management and supply chain solutions, and deep expertise from years of working across different industries.


Important notes

Our networking events are very popular and for members only. Please make sure you have booked your tickets early and that you are a member of MIM.  If for any reason you are not able to attend please cancel your ticket in advance to allow other members to attend.

These events are a great chance to meet Made in the Midlands members, MDs and CEOs of manufacturing businesses in the Midlands area.


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