The RECODE International Symposium brings together industrial organisations and research institutions from around the world to share and create future visions for manufacturing focusing on the topics of customisation, re-distribution and technology. The Symposium offers: six parallel sessions, internationally recognised keynote speakers, networking sessions and a symposium dinner.


Confirmed Speakers:

Visions of the Future in Manufacturing

What are the possible impacts of RdM

Implementing new manufacture strategies


Parallel Sessions:

SME-Oriented Collaborative Customer Insight Platform for User-driven RdM

Circular Innovation and RdM

This session will give an introduction to re-distributed manufacture and its opportunities to enable circular business models through presenting two case studies. Then a discussion will be open to participants to explore the opportunities, challenges and questions towards new circular and redistributed models of production and consumption.

RdM Studio: A data-driven approach to business model development

The RdM studio is a new approach to business model development that will allow future users to dynamically incorporate data and experiment with new redistributed manufacturing scenarios. This session will demonstrate System Dynamics and IDEF0 representations of new RdM business models, following up with a discussion on the modelling of LCA factors and future development of the RdM studio platform.

Business as Unusual: Consumers in the Loop

In this session, we will present four possible future scenarios for re-distributed manufacturing in these contexts, and analyse their potential for people and products. Together participants will work to generate new models of how people can be incorporated into the product whole life cycle – to bridge the gap between users, companies and the products they produce.

SME-Oriented Collaborative Customer Insight Platform for User-driven RdM

The session on SME-Oriented Collaborative Customer Insight Platform for User-driven RdM will present the results of industry survey on customer insights and redistributed manufacture, a presentation and demonstration of big data analytics on uncovering customer insights, and business perspectives of customer insights from Procter and Gamble. The session will then conclude with an interactive panel discussion involving representatives from industry, and academics from business, computer science and engineering backgrounds.

Big data Ecosystems in Re-Distributed Manufacturing

This session aims to examine the future outlook about Data-Driven Pathways in Re-distributed Manufacturing to highlight the different scenarios to drive innovation and to identify the use cases that should be consider in the future. We invite participants from different consumer goods industries to help us identify the challenges and opportunities to leverage effectively big data and provide a better understanding of the drivers and the value that redistributed manufacturing can deliver for a manufacturer, distributor, retailer as well as for a customer.

Event Programme

5th June 9.00 to 21.00
6th June 9.00 to 13.30

09:00-10:00 Registration and Coffee
10:00-10:30 Welcome and Intro to RdM Chair: Dr Fiona Charnley Council Room
10:30-11:00 Keynote Session - What is RdM? Chair: Professor Ashutosh Tiwari Council Room
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break and Networking Frank Whittle Room
11:15-12:30 Circular Innovation and RdM Chair: Dr Mariale Moreno Manufacturing Room
Big Data Ecosystems Chair: Mohamed Zaki Council Room
12:30-13:30 Lunch Frank Whittle Room
13:30-14:30 Panel Session - Visions of the Future in Manufacturing Chair: Professor Philip Shapira Council Room
14:30-15:15 RdM Studio Chair: Dr Christopher Turner Council Room
Business as Unusual: Consumers in the Loop Chair: Dr Leila Sheldrick Manufacturing Room
15:15-15:45 Networking Session and Coffee Break Frank Whittle Room
15:45-17:00 Debate Session - What are the possible impacts of RdM? Chair: Fiona Charnley Council Room
18:30-21:00 Symposium Dinner Library

Location and travel details

The symposium will take place in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

One Birdcage Walk
United Kingdom

Visiting IMechE

How to get to One Bridcage Walk

Who should attend

The Symposium will act as a platform to share knowledge between international practitioners and researchers to set the vision of the future of manufacture.


Free to attend

How to register

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