PEME@Manufacturing Conference

PEME - Manufacturing Management Conference

PEME sponsored this year’s Manufacturing Management Conference.  This two-day event is attended by manufacturing managers seeking improvement to their safety and maintenance regimes and is a very respected occasion with a reputation for innovation and listening to delegates to improve the conference each year.

During the conference, PEME provided a desk-top stand to provide a focal-point for production and engineering managers interested in understanding how PEME’s approach to Asset Care could help them gain real-world improvements.  The stand was manned by David Hughes (PEME Reliability Manager) and Claire Garfield (Marketing Support Lead) and the picture shows them both explaining to visitors to our stand what it is we do.

The conference consists of 3 work-streams covering Safety, Maintenance and Continuous Improvement. During the first day, PEME also provided a workshop for the Maintenance stream providing a practical experience of the benefits of having and measuring performance against an Asset Care Strategy.

A networking evening was attended by our MD (Ashley Maile) and Business Improvement Manager (Wayne Pheasey) with an interesting after-dinner talk provided by Rugby legend Graham Rowntree; his theme was improvement after adversary (he resurrected his England career after not being selected for the world cup winning game against Australia in 2003) and this struck a chord with PEME’s MD because he wasn’t either and our support to industry in improving Safety (through our Engineering Compliance work) and Productivity (through our Plant Maintenance  and Reliability Improvement work) is often initiated once a significant issue has been experienced.

The final day of the conference consisted of factory visits to manufacturer’s such as Weetabix, GKN Driveline, Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover and Britta Filters.