Defence Manufacturing 2004

Venue: Le Montreux Palace

Location: Montreux, Switzerland

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