Sally Russell from Entrust People attended the SMAS Future Manufacturing Conference 2017 – Focus of the day was Industry 4.0 and the changes this will bring.

Very insightful discussions had throughout the day and lots of opportunity to gain different perspectives and solutions for businesses from SME through to Corporate.

As well as listening to key speakers from SMAS, Natwest, SE, SIEMENS and the High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute, all giving an informative insight into how smart manufacturing can give businesses the competitive edge no matter what size or profile. Meet the expert sessions where one on one advice was available for those with questions on the day. There was also the opportunity to join focus groups hosted by Sarah Jardine of Optos, John Scott Of Life Scan and Wayne Thomson of Technip.  All giving different examples of how they are using innovation and process currently and adopting initiatives towards Industry 4.0.

Lots of exhibitors in the Technology Centre, demonstrating how their products can assist organisations with the Industry 4.0 revolution.  From Additive Manufacturing, Automation/Robotics, Digitalisation and  Data Management to name a few.

Overall it gave plenty of food for thought and from a recruitment perspective, Entrust People will certainly be looking to assist organisations in advising and consulting with the increased skills demand, upskilling current workforce and retaining key employees when market demand increases.

Looking forward to SMAS 2018