RESHORING: a global trend with implications for businesses across the supply chain - MIDAS

RESHORING: a global trend with implications for businesses across the supply chain

2013-11-27T09:00:00+00:00 2013-11-27T15:00:00+00:00 ,

Since the 1980s, production has shifted from the Western world to low labour cost Asian producers.

This trend is now reversing, or at least slowing and there are signs of a return. Emerging technologies such as 3D printing and E-commerce will play an important part in this reshoring process, especially those which underpin new manufacturing methods and innovative business models.

In this interactive workshop delegates will:

  • Examine the problems and opportunities available to UK manufacturers, their products and their customers, drawing on real cases of companies who have: 
  • Retained manufacturing in the UK 
  • Reshored, but with a new business model, e.g. selling directly to consumers 
  • Created an entirely new product using 3D printing, enabling customers not merely to buy directly but to customize

Full programme and speaker details can be viewed here.

HOW TO APPLY

For further details on the programme or to register for the event, please contact our Project Officer Jen Melling on 01524 510769 or email j.melling@lancaster.ac.uk.