Agri-EPI would like to extend the invitation to our network to attend IAgrE’s annual conference with the topic theme ‘Lean Principles & Resilience in Agricultural Engineering’. The conference will tackle the potentially conflicting requirements of lean principles and ‘just in time’ manufacturing with the real world need to have resilient supply chains.
The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched supply chains to their limits (and beyond in some cases) and the conference is a timely opportunity to enable delegates to reflect on what worked, what didn’t and how organisations and businesses have adapted to flourish in this new landscape.
See the programme here.
Our President Paul Hemingway introduces the Conference. Martin Hamer from Fendt will discuss how Fendt have flexed to accommodate different working approaches, Richard Halsall from Ripon Farm Services will look at how the company manages inventory, deliveries and customer interactions. John Shropshire, Gs Fresh Produce delivers his talk around efficient delivery of services and products and his son Henry Shropshire will represent Gs at the LIve Q&A. Mark Cooper an independent safety engineer will discuss isomorphism and then how we deal with Black Swan events – is resilience at odds with a lean approach? Finally Professor Simon Pearsonfrom LIAT will reflect on how agricultural engineers and technology can assist efficiency, resilience and change management.
Live Q & A Session – 4 November 2020 11am-1pm
Our Speakers will gather for a live online event under the chairmanship of Past President and Editor of Landwards Andy Newbold, in order to discuss the Conference findings and answer your questions.
How do I book?
This event is FREE to IAgrE Members – non members please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to join.
The Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) is a professional membership organisation with grades for all those working, or with an interest in, engineering, science and technology within agriculture and the environment. A registered charity working for the public benefit, IAgrE brings together academics, practitioners and industry to share knowledge and promote professionalism in the advancement and application of technology in the landbased sector.