Defence Manufacturing Summit

Venue: Le Montreux Palace

Location: Montreux, Switzerland

Event Date/Time: Nov 22, 2004 End Date/Time: Nov 24, 2004
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Description

"Good organisation of summit and good occasion to know the evolution of Defence organisation in Europe. Also to meet with colleagues of different countries and solution providers."
Commercial Director, Gamesa

In these modern times, the challenges facing defence manufacturers are becoming ever more demanding! With growing environmental restrictions, economic slowdown, diminishing budgets & resources, increasing R&D costs and spiralling overheads, manufacturers need to reduce costs throughout their supply chains, whilst maintaining, and exceeding quality, in order to remain profitable.

The Defence Manufacturing Summit brings together the leading players in the industry to discuss how they are tackling these and other pressing challenges. They will share their revolutionary new technologies, proven best practices and the emerging trends they have identified.

The leading practitioners speaking, will illustrate their modern best practices for realistic application in the modern production line, including:


Successful Lean techniques which work in practice
Advances In Supply Chain Management technologies with bottom line results
The Future Of Virtual Manufacturing - soon to make traditional methods obsolete?
The Future Of The European Defence Policy and its impact on global spending and competition
Centralised Procurement and the options it provides the new Europe
Collaborative Alliances - The pros and cons
Managing the complexities of International Knowledge, and overcoming boundaries associated with multicultural Co-development
Reusing existing technologies across multiple sectors successfully and profitably

Call For Papers

The Summit programme is currently being produced. If you are interested in speaking at the Summit, please contact Mark Ram at markr@marcusevanscy.com.

Preliminary topics for Defence Manufacturing:

Achieving process improvement on a global scale
Globalisation - Benefits, challenges, strategies
Technology: Integrating advanced automation processes into existing processes
Increasing productivity in plant operations
Examine maintenance, repair and overhaul in a lean environment
Vendor teaming
Supply chain management
Explore cultural integration in global companies
Exploit lean manufacturing to reduce lead-time
Leverage supplier relationships to improve your product’s time-to-time market
Achieving process quality control on a global scale
Integrating advance automation processes into existing processes
Maximise enterprise resource planning implementation
Exploit inventory control techniques in your manufacturing process
Examine the role of research and development in defence manufacturing
Assess cultural integration in global companies
The technological outlook on future defence manufacturing
Logistics
Employ sourcing and procurement strategies in defence manufacturing

Venue

Additional Information

Le Montreux Palace in Switzerland provides a professional yet relaxed setting for this premium event. From the terrace of this luxurious 5-star hotel, guests have a magnificent view of Lake Geneva and the snow-covered Alps. The hotel, decorated in the grandeur and glamour of the Belle Époque, will be reserved almost exclusively for the attendees of the Defence Manufacturing Summit. For further information please visit www.montreux-palace.com marcus evans specialises in the research and development of strategic events for senior business executives. From our international network of 29 offices, marcus evans produces over 1000 event days a year on strategic issues in corporate finance, telecommunications, technology, health, transportation, capital markets, human resources and business improvement. Above all marcus evans provides clients with business information and knowledge, which enables them to sustain a valuable competitive advantage, and makes a positive contribution to their success. The Defence Manufacturing Summit is exclusively owned and produced by Marcus Evans (Cyprus) Ltd. For all marketing enquiries please contact Mark Ram, Marketing Manager at markr@marcusevanscy.com