Productivity and Leadership

The Productivity and Leadership event was held on 24 June at Siemens House, in Congleton. The event provided case studies from businesses that have raised their Productivity levels, and also asked delegates to consider strong leadership as a critical factor in driving up Productivity.

There is a strong evidence base to support investment in leadership and management skills and productivity improvement. McKinsey and Company has demonstrated that there is a positive correlation between management practices and productivity, return on capital employed, sales per employee, growth in sales and market share, and stock market valuations.

The future growth of the manufacturing sector in Greater Manchester will depend on the extent to which we are able to leverage our strengths to accelerate the transition of our manufacturing base from the traditional, labour-intensive industries to a more capital intensive, higher skilled and highly innovative sector.



08.00   Registration and Refreshments

08.30   Welcome and Introduction
Justin Kelly – Director of Strategy, Siemens

08.35   Introduction to the site
Andrew Peters, Managing Director, Siemens

08.45   Case Study – Diodes-Zetex
Mick Conlon, Operations Manager and Dave Ogden, Production Manager      

09.15   Tea / Coffee Break

09.25   The National Productivity Initiative
Christopher Handscomb, McKinsey & Company

09.45   Roundtable Discussions and Champions Q & A

10.25   Business Support for Leaders
Sam Nicholson – Head of Manufacturing, Business Growth Hub

10.30   Siemens Factory Tour

11.30   Optional – Opportunity to Connect with the Manufacturing Champions

12.00   Event Close