Monthly Industry Meetup

Monthly Industry Meet-Up with Transicon Ltd, Pulsar Instruments Plc & Drive Management Systems

Monthly Industry Meet-Up with Transicon Ltd, Pulsar Instruments Plc & Drive Management Systems

Wednesday, 24 July at 09:00am


75 minutes


Monthly Industry Meetup

Join our Monthly Industry Meetup!

Join us for a captivating virtual event where industry experts, thought leaders, and professionals gather to share knowledge, insights, and best practices. Our mission is to foster collaboration, inspire innovation, and drive growth within the manufacturing community.

Each month, we feature 3 engaging talks from Made Members, focusing on best practice around key themes that shape the future of manufacturing. Our Meetup series covers a wide range of headline topics, including:  Future Factories, Sustainable Manufacturing, Growth Strategies, and People & Skills.

Our virtual events attract a diverse audience of Made Members, including esteemed senior manufacturing leaders, executives, and professionals. We believe in the power of shared experiences and strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone can contribute, learn, and connect.

In addition to the thought-provoking talks, our Meetup series offers interactive virtual roundtable sessions. Engage in lively discussions, exchange ideas, and gain further insights on the chosen subtopic. Collaborate with peers who share a passion for shaping the future of manufacturing.

July's lineup of speakers and Roundtable Session subtopics includes:


  • Jennifer Hughes, General Manager at Transicon : Join us for an engaging talk by Jennifer on the transformative power of servitization and its impact on revenue growth and customer relationships. Faced with the quest for greater revenue stability and growth, Transicon decided to expand its service offering, fostering deeper customer relationships and strengthening its competitive market position.
    Jennifer will share how Transicon overcame challenges such as staffing a dedicated service team amidst a skills shortage and creating a pipeline for future expansion. She will discuss Transicon's diverse service activities, including Site Surveys and Assessments, Preventive Maintenance, Obsolescence Management, Support for Existing Systems, Service Contracts, and Integration and Modernisation. A specific customer example will highlight the practical benefits of these services.
    The talk will cover the impressive financial results achieved by Transicon, with over £500,000 in growth and strengthened customer relationships. Jennifer will also touch on the future growth potential, with service offerings potentially becoming as significant as the core systems engineering business. Attendees will gain practical advice on introducing or growing a service offering, aligning servitization with business strategy, building internal capabilities, managing change effectively, and ensuring scalable growth without overreaching. Growth Strategies: The Servitization Effect Virtual Roundtable Session


  • Simon Rehill, General Manager at Pulsar Instruments: Join us for an insightful talk as Simon discusses leveraging digital marketing for global growth. In a landscape where direct-to-consumer (D2C) sales are booming, now worth over £100 billion for UK manufacturing, the importance of digital marketing cannot be overstated. This trend has been accelerated by the pandemic, highlighting the need for SMEs to maximize results from limited resources through effective digital strategies.
    Simon will delve into the challenges faced by small companies with limited or no digital presence, including establishing a strong online brand and maintaining effective digital marketing campaigns. He will also address how digital marketing can facilitate market entry and expansion for SMEs, making it easier to reach and grow in new markets. Drawing from Pulsar Instruments' experience, Simon will share how the company enhanced its digital presence post-pandemic, from SEO and social media to comprehensive digital marketing campaigns and an online shop. This strategic move has resulted in a substantial portion of revenue now coming from online orders, increased global visibility, and a successful shift in market focus from Europe to the Middle East post-Brexit.
    Simon will offer practical advice on developing a comprehensive digital marketing strategy tailored to your business needs and goals. He will discuss how to allocate resources effectively to maximize ROI, stay updated with digital trends and technologies, and leverage partnerships and collaborations to enhance your digital marketing capabilities and results. Don't miss this opportunity to gain actionable insights into driving global growth through digital marketing. Future Factories: Leveraging Digital Marketing for Global Growth Virtual Roundtable Session


  • Allan Findlow, Managing Director at Drive Management Systems (part of Hayley Group): Join us for an insightful talk by Allan, on the critical topic of Predictive Maintenance. Maintaining uptime is a formidable challenge for manufacturers, with unplanned downtime incidents averaging 20 per month and costs soaring due to inflation and high-capacity production lines. Despite these risks, many manufacturers still rely on high-risk maintenance strategies, highlighting the urgent need for more efficient solutions.
    Allan will explain Predictive Maintenance and its significance in modern industrial operations, focusing on efficiency and sustainability. He will share insights from a recent case study at a large quarry in the West of Scotland, where predictive maintenance saved £44,000 in parts, labour, and lost production by optimizing asset management, reducing downtime, and lowering energy consumption.
    The session will conclude with practical advice for manufacturers considering or planning to implement predictive maintenance. Allan will discuss key success factors, technology requirements, data collection, and the benefits of partnerships and collaboration, providing actionable insights to help manufacturers minimize downtime and achieve sustainable growth. Sustainable Manufacturing: Predictive Maintenance Virtual Roundtable Session


  • Join us to explore how gamification can transform training in the manufacturing and engineering sectors. Gamification leverages game-like elements such as points, badges, leaderboards, and immersive simulations to make learning more engaging and effective. By incorporating these elements, companies can motivate employees, foster a competitive spirit, and enhance retention of skills and knowledge.

    Discover the benefits of integrating gamified training methods, including reduced training time, increased engagement, and improved retention of complex information. Learn how companies are using simulations and virtual reality to create immersive training environments, scenario-based learning to develop problem-solving skills, and team-based competitions to promote teamwork and collaboration.

    This session offers a unique opportunity to share your experiences and learn from peers about the challenges and successes of implementing gamification in training. Gain practical advice on strategies tailored to your organization’s needs, aligning them with business goals, and measuring their effectiveness. Join us for an insightful discussion on revolutionizing your training programs. People & Skills: Gamification in Training Virtual Roundtable Session

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