Oman’s Leading Manufacturers Back Smart Manufacturing
Muscat – Staff from Cambridge University's Institute for Manufacturing will join policy makers, business and education representatives at this year's Smart Manufacturing Conference to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel 15 – 16 April (www.peie.om)
It was announced today that OCIPED, Al Mudhish, Muna Noor Manufacturing & Trading, Al Buraimi Group and Khimji Permoglaze will sponsor Smart Manufacturing 2007. "We're thrilled to welcome these five outstanding organizations as partners in this important manufacturing initiative. They will add substantial value to what is already a marvellous two-day program," commented Eng. Hamad Al Harthy, Director General Rusayl Industrial Estate.
The conference, one of five manufacturing events being organized by the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE) this year aims to develop ideas on how Omani manufacturing can develop, thrive and succeed in an increasingly competitive global market. Eng. Al Harthy said: "Omani manufacturing faces a host of new challenges in today's global economy. We all have an interest in securing the competitive future of Oman-based companies. Only success can ensure and secure, well-paid and rewarding jobs for Omani workers."
"PEIE has taken the lead in bringing business, government and education together to discuss how we can meet these challenges. The conference will be a major opportunity to bring industrial new thinking to bear upon the manufacturing sector, which remains absolutely central to the whole future of the Omani economy," said Al Harthy.
A key aspect of Smart Manufacturing is the strong mixture of business, government and education attendees. This allows for the free exchange of ideas and challenges faced by these three key stakeholders in manufacturing and encourages collaboration between members of these groups. According to Amrou Al Sharif of KOM-based Teclution and conference moderator: "The two-day Smart Manufacturing program provides an excellent opportunity for delegates to update their understanding of manufacturing from a logistics, finance, ICT, HR design, marketing and business process perspective. I found the networking opportunities at last year's conference highly valuable."