Courses and events

The Centre for International Manufacturing offers short courses for supply chain executives and hosts the annual flagship event, the Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium.

The Annual Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium

27-28 SEPTEMBER 2018

CIM SymposiumJoin us at our annual symposium and hear from world-leading business figures and academics on the supply chain challenges facing global manufacturers. 

The Symposium includes keynote speakers from some of the world’s leading companies and universities, mixed with informal networking opportunities. It aims to create a growing community of international manufacturing enthusiasts and to inspire thought leadership in this fast-moving field.


Theme for 2018

Supply chain transformation enabled by advanced technologies: implications for producers, consumers and society

Our keynote speakers include:

  • Juergen Maier, CEO, Siemens UK
  • Chris Fielden, Group Supply Chain Director, Innocent
  • Michelle Shi-Verdaasdonk, Global Manufacturing Director, Philips Lighting
  • Edwin de Boer, Senior Director Supply Chain Operations, Cisco
  • John Fleming, Former Executive Vice President Global Manufacturing and Labour Affairs, Ford
  • Alain Leroy, SVP GSC Strategy & Transformation, Global Supply Chain, Schneider Electric

Find out more and register your interest here.



Open course: Developing end-to-end supply chain capability

Next course: 11 OCTOBER 2018

E2E supply chain courseThis course helps attendees develop a strategic approach to identifying, addressing and developing supply chain capabilities, enhancing integration across networks.



Find out more and book your place here.



Open course: Making the right things in the right places

making right things in right placesLearn how to take a structured approach to developing and exploiting a global manufacturing footprint  strategy. This course will help delegates to reconfigure their company’s international production network to deliver real business impact.


Date of next course to be announced.
To register your interest, email:



Both of these courses can be run in-house, tailored to your organisations's requirements. For more information contact:
Dr Paul Christodoulou




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