Manufacturing Summit has enjoyed great interest from participants for years.
The conference is a valuable source of knowledge and inspiration, giving the participants impulse to initiate changes in their factories. It was so during the 6th edition. The event attracted a multitude of experts who discussed the improvement of operational processes, the possibilities of modern technologies and the increasingly difficult situation on the labour market.
The main part of the Manufacturing Summit was lecture sessions led by key representatives of manufacturing companies and industry experts which our Board Member Michał Żelichowski could not miss. His speech entitled How to find time for a continuous improvement? was on the KAIZEN philosophy involving continuous improvement of processes in the organisation.
How to face problems?
During the lecture, Michał Żelichowski noted that in companies, you can meet people with vast knowledge and experience, who could not only participate but even become a driving force of continuous improvement if they only had time. Instead of using their competences, giving them a chance for development, we involve them in a huge number of tasks, often purely administrative. Therefore, enterprises should invest in modern technologies that will change this situation, helping the staff in particular areas.
For example, manual production planning and scheduling can be automated by using the APS system>>. With one click, in the XPRIMER system>> you can design work schedules that take into account employee competences, provisions of the Labour Code or the company’s internal regulations. This approach will provide more time and increase comfort to employees.
See you next year
In addition to the lectures, the event included inspirational and stormy discussion panels. A selected group of experts talked about the role of digitisation and automation in the operation of manufacturing companies. The conference was summed up by a debate on finding and retaining production employees. We are glad that we could be part of the Manufacturing Summit Conference and we are already looking forward to the next edition.