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Opportunity and Value: Supply Chains and SMEs in Modular Construction

Event Information:

Type: Information and Policy

Date: Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Available To: Members and Non Members

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: £30.00+VAT

Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation Webinar

This webinar held in partnership with the Imperial College London will provide insights on supply-chains, SME opportunities, skills, and how large companies work with and integrate SMEs in their supply network, with a view to improving regional SME capabilities for modular building.

Reflecting on how we think about supply chains is especially timely now that we are entering the recovery phase in the sector. 


  • 16:00 – 16:10 Setting the Scene - Professor Jennifer Whyte

  • 16.10 – 16.30 Connecting Regional Policy & Practice - Introductory Talks (5 mins each + Q&A)

  • Manufacturing approaches to construction and engaging the supply chain - Dr Chris Millard (Laing O’Rourke)

  • The challenges of recovery for SMEs, skills and supply-chains in the Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire regions – Sajeeda Rose (D2N2)

  • Q&A

  • 16.30-17.00 Learning from Practice – Introductory Talks (5 mins each + Q&A)

  • How a major project engages with a regional supply chain, the Hinkley Point C example –Professor Jens Roehrich (University of Bath)

  • Supply Chain Management and learning from manufacturing sectors – Professor Janet Godsell (University of Warwick)

  • Opportunities to utilise advanced manufacturing techniques in modular construction to increase productivity, quality and value – James Illingworth (AMRC, Sheffield)

  • Q&A

  • 17.00-17.20 Panel Discussion and Q&A

  • 17.20-17.30 Closing remarks – Prof. Jennifer Whyte

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Bookings for this event are being managed by Imperial College, please register your interest on their event page HERE