The Future of Manufacturing Lecture

Event Date December 4, 2012 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Location – A13 The Moot Court

The Future of Manufacturing – Supply Chain Strategies for Securing Growth

The inaugural professorial lecture of Professor Andrew Thomas, from the Faculty of Business and Society, outlines the changing nature of UK manufacturing and the need for the industry to continually adapt and change to the global pressures for lower cost and higher quality products.

The lecture will identify the strategic and technological changes that have enabled UK manufacturing to survive in these turbulent times.

About Professor Thomas

Andrew has worked for over 22 years between FE and HE institutions across Wales. He entered academia having followed an industrial career in aerospace, manufacturing and production engineering. He has held roles at all levels in education including, senior management positions as Associate Dean and Director. His main research interests include; maintenance strategy and management, production systems design, manufacturing strategy and operations management and has published over 140 research articles, journal papers and delivered a number of key note speeches in these areas.

He has led several KTP projects and has managed a number of EPSRC and EU FP7 projects. He also and sits on a number of Welsh Government Advisory panels for manufacturing and supply chain development. He is a Chartered Engineer holding Memberships of the Institution of Engineering and Technology as well as the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Lecture details

A13 The Moot Court
Treforest Campus
CF37 1DL

To reserve your place or for more information please contact Jane MacCuish on ext 3345 or email

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