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The Industrial Revolution rebooted; Industry 4.0 is here

Industry 4.0; the next industrial revolution arriving soon

Lean and Six Sigma have proved to be the dominant and sustainable business and process improvement models that have evolved in the latter decades of the 20th Century. The improvement benefits of Lean Six Sigma have impacted on a diverse variety of industrial, manufacturing, commercial and health care sectors.

Largely, these benefits were realised under a mature though gradually evolving technological and business landscape where the Lean Six approach provided a good fit to sustainable improvement. The emergence of Industry 4.0 implies a more rapid rise in technological evolution disrupting conventional business and operating models.

The desire to improve is a consistent theme within business evolution (and indeed human evolution) and that desire will potentially grow given the promised benefits of Industry 4.0. Given the both the success and dominance of Lean Six Sigma as an improvement model, there is a need to consider the relevance of the methodology to Industry 4.0?

Dr. Robert Davies is an alumnus of Buckinghamshire New University who is Senior Engineer: Process and Automation at Aecom. AECOM is an American multinational engineering firm that provides design, consulting, construction, and management services to a wide range of clients.


Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


26 Mar 2019

7:30pm - 9:30pm

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Buckinghamshire Local Network

Registration Information

Registration is recommended but not essential. 

Doors open at 19:00 with light refreshments available until the talk starts at 19:30.

Free car parking adjacent to building; opposite Alexandra Park. Please use Car Park D off Queen Alexandra Road; postcode for Satnav is HP11 2JZ. (Please do not use car park C which is opposite the hospital.)

Car park D is opposite blocks of apartments, approximately 200m up the road from the roundabouts at the bottom of Marlow Hill, and to the right immediately before a traffic island when approaching from the roundabout system at the bottom of Marlow Hill (at the bottom left of the graphical image).

The left-hand entrance barrier is usually raised from 18:45 onward. If it is not raised, use the pillar-mounted intercom to contact the security office. The adjacent barrier rises automatically on exit.

Once parked, please then walk to the Owen Harris Building situated at the down-hill side of the car park, alongside Queen Alexandra Road.


Buckinghamshire Uni

Queen Alexandra Road
High Wycombe
HP1 12JZ
United Kingdom


Doors open 19:00

Light refreshments

Talk starts 19:30

Talk finishes by 21:30