The most recent North East Productivity Forum which was be organised by AMAP in partnership with EEF was held on Thursday 14th July 2017.

This event took place at Siemens in Newcastle, and once again this interactive session gave attendees the opportunity to share best practice tools and techniques in productivity to improve operational efficiency.


9:00am Welcome and Introduction to the Forum – Professor John MacIntyre, University of Sunderland.

9:10am Industry 4.0 – An introduction and overview of potential and benefits Andy Hodgson, Siemens.

9:25am Digital Engineering for Knowledge Management, Richard Gorton, Siemens.

9:40am The impact of Quality on downstream productivity and managing shop floor improvement teams, Simon Miller, SCA HP UK Ltd.

09:55am Low Carbon Technologies – Opportunities for cost reduction and revenue generation, Mitchell Smith, D&J Franks Renewables.

10:10am CAM software and the benefits of offline programming, Adrian Morris, AMAP, University of Sunderland.

10:20am Q&A session with all speakers.

10:35am Open floor discussion regarding future NEPF topics.

10:50am Summary and Close, followed by further opportunity for Networking.

The forum is an excellent opportunity to come together with like- minded individuals to advance your knowledge of productivity techniques.