The British Standards Institution will be holding a free day-long workshop at the University of Brighton on 20 September entitled ‘Remanufacturing: a solution for business resilience to supply chain disruption?’
With many businesses currently being affected by disruption to their supply chains, it can be argued that now is the perfect time for remanufacturing sceptics to take the idea seriously. In remanufacturing, as opposed to ordinary manufacturing, much of the raw materials and/or components are already on the doorstep in the form of waste and out-of-date or unwanted products. From this perspective, remanufacturing has many possibilities, including, potential lower material costs, cheaper and easier transport and the enhancement of green credentials. Implementing some sort of remanufacturing aspect or facility will surely enhance the resilience of current manufacturing processes and systems.
In this free-to-register event, a group of invited industrial and academic speakers will talk about future challenges faced by manufacturing industries and the latest innovations in remanufacturing. Of particular interest to delegates from industry will be the ‘real-life’ examples of how remanufacturing has already helped the speakers’ companies to expand and improve their businesses, and increase supply chain resilience, while at the same time mitigating the risks associated with global events such as pandemics or economic turbulence.
The speakers will include Dr Rachel Waugh, a senior consultant at Oakdene Hollins; Cormac O’Prey, director of Kestrel Technology Consulting; Steve Haskew, director of sustainability and client engagement at Circular Computing; Oliver Baker, CEO of Remade Group; Sarah Kelly, lead programme manager at the British Standards Institution; Professor Brian Griffiths, chair of British Standard BS 888 7; and Dr Yan Wang, principal lecturer at the University of Brighton.
The event will take place between 10am and 2.30pm in the Watts Building at the University of Brighton on Lewes Road.
Drinks and lunch will be provided but spaces are limited. To register, visit here.
Contact Dr Yan Wang ([email protected]) for more information.