For the very first time, CAEF organ­ised a lec­ture forum at GIFA on Fri­day, 28 June 2019. Many inter­ested vis­it­ors from all around the world listened to lec­tures of the CAEF Forum with focus on strategy and man­age­ment top­ics for the foundry industry. Nine speak­ers from seven European coun­tries looked at future trends from com­pletely dif­fer­ent perspectives.

These days every­one talks about buzz words like, Industry 4.0, digit­al­isa­tion and glob­al­isa­tion. But the ques­tion arising is: how can foundries react to these tre­mend­ous changes? The speak­ers presen­ted vari­ous approaches to the stra­tegic devel­op­ment of the future foundry busi­ness by look­ing at these major chal­lenges. Thereby, one focus was on data gen­er­a­tion and how the res­ult­ing addi­tional know­ledge can be used to optim­ise cast­ing pro­cesses of the future. Another emphasis was on chal­lenges sur­round­ing the devel­op­ment and recruit­ment of per­son­nel and how the safe work­ing envir­on­ment of the future could be shaped.
Over­all, the CAEF Forum presen­ted best prac­tices, gave inter­est­ing insights on the European foundry industry and provided the audi­ence with impres­sions and new ideas for their own innov­at­ive and future work.

Dr. Pamela Mur­rell, Chief Exec­ut­ive of the Cast Metals Fed­er­a­tion (UK) talked about “Home Grown Tal­ent — a people centred approach to stra­tegic com­pany devel­op­ment” — Best Prac­tice of Wall Col­monoy Ltd

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