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Thank you to our Conference Host

Thank you to our Conference Sponsors



This years Manufacturing Excellence Conference will be on the theme of Continuous Improvement.


On the day we will have several guest speakers & the opportunity to hear from teams who will present on the excellent project work that has been carried out to drive Continuous Improvement.

We will have several of our supplier companies attending who will be exhibiting in the break-out areas.

There will be a free buffet dinner in the evening in an informal atmosphere to relax and meet colleagues & friends, old & new.


08:30 Registration

09:00 Welcome and Introduction
– Chris Bennett, NMI

“The (mostly) Long and (often) Winding Road”
– Dr David Bott, WMG

“Yield Management Systems to Accelerate Continuous Yield Improvement”
– Kevin Robinson, MFG Vision & Neill Mitchell, Plessey Semiconductor

Suppliers Elevator Pitches

10:30  Break & Meet the Suppliers

“Transformation to Operational Excellence Training Systems”
– Diodes

“Measuring for Success – Creating the Dashboard and Visibility to Sustain Continuous Improvement”

“Optimizing Tool Start Run Proceedure”
– Seagate

12:30  LUNCH

“The Disentropic Organisation – Innovation & Perpetual Improvement”
  – Paul Fletcher, Enabling Innovations

“Printed Circuit Board Assembly – Value Stream Mapping Improvement Activity”
  – Ultra-CEMS

“Managing CI in a New Work Environment – Profiler Automation Case Study & Learnings”
– Analog Devices

15:00  Break & Meet the Suppliers

“What is TPS, Lean, Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma or Operational Excellence?”
  – IR Newport

“Reticle Pod Quality Inspection and Repair System”
  – Seagate

When Continuous Improvement Is Not Enough”
  – Teledyne e2v

17:00  Conference Close
19:00 Buffet Dinner & Prize Draw—Radcliffe Hotel


Thank you to our Exhibitors


Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

For more information on Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities, please contact Rachel Palmer.

Buffet Dinner 

We will be hosting a Free Networking Buffet Dinner after the Conference in the Radcliffe Hotel on the evening of 14th September.


Free to NMI Members
£125+VAT for Non-Members


There are a number of on-site hotels at Warwick University – the Radcliffe, Scarman and Arden.

Please note that these hotels fill up extremely quick. You can contact them directly to see if there is anything available – +44 (0) 24 7652 3772, [email protected]

Alternative Accommodation

Premier Inn Coventry South A45
Village Hotel, Coventry