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Pantek to run first in a series of
Smart Manufacturing Interactive Workshops

Stockport, 31st May 2002 – Pantek has announced that it is to run a series of Smart Manufacturing Interactive Workshops. The first workshop is being held on the 25th June at the Alton Towers Hotel, Alton, near Stoke.

These events follow on from the success of Pantek’s ‘Smart Manufacturing Conference’ held last year. Pantek marketing manager Susannah Brook commented; “this year we are running a series of one-day events around the country with smaller groups. This, we feel, will facilitate a more hands on, more relevant and more personalised day”. She continued; “Pantek’s Smart Manufacturing 2002 series of events will, we hope, set a new standard for user-oriented, interactive workshops. We shall examine the implications of introducing Collaborative Manufacturing Systems and focus on real problems, how best to address them and how you can achieve the competitive edge that is crucial to success in today’s marketplace”.

The key to sustainable competitive advantage can come down to Process Improvement: improving due date delivery and quality; reducing costs, lead-time and inventory; and increasing capacity without costly capital investment.

Increasingly, industry professionals are realising that the key to competitive advantage lies in Process Improvement, particularly on the shop floor. Process improvement provides a competitive edge and it adds straight to your bottom line.

Manufacturing systems are not new technology, but they are the tools by which these goals may be achieved. Until recently manufacturing systems have been perceived as the preserve of the shop floor. This is because business focus has been preoccupied with ERP, MRP, SCM, or business philosophies; shop floor system integration has been perceived as complex and difficult to achieve; and there has been little or no recognition that they are the real enablers of the supply chain.

At this, the first in the 2002 seminar series, attendees will gain insights as to how they can enable their companies to control and use the data that exists on the shop floor, through software demonstration, discussion and interaction with other manufacturing professionals.

These events will be of interest to professionals from a wide range of vertical markets, and include plant managers, production managers, control and process engineers and IT professionals.

Pantek Business Consultant Darryl Dickinson commented; “through these interactive workshops, Pantek aims to give industry professionals an understanding of how collaborative manufacturing is developing, and most importantly, how it will impact the way they work. Further more, we provide the support required to confidently grasp the opportunities that this understanding presents. We plan to show attendees how to get real competitive advantage from their manufacturing systems which is of course the key to Smart Manufacturing”.

Any one wishing to attend this or future free “Smart Manufacturing” events, may either call free phone number 0800 0152 169, E-mail register on-line at

Seminar contact: Media contact:

Claire Maskell Jim Crowther
Senior Marketing Executive Ad-Lib International Limited
Pantek Limited Tel: 0118 9744189
Tel:0161 428 8506 Fax: 0118 9745066
Fax: 0161 428 1373 Email:

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