Henley-in-Arden, UK – 3rd September 2013 – Lanner, a provider of predictive simulation technology proven to maximise performance and optimise resources, today announced that it has joined the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing. The agreement will see Lanner provide its WITNESS predictive simulation platform for use within AMRC’s R&D activities, whilst increasing awareness of the benefits of the software amongst AMRC’s member community.
With around 70 members, The AMRC with Boeing is focused on working with manufacturing businesses which range from global aerospace giants to local SMEs. Through its role in the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, it supports growth in the manufacturing sector by helping organisations to incubate and develop new technologies through to commercial reality.
Rab Scott, head of simulation and visualisation at the AMRC, says:
"We are delighted to welcome Lanner to the AMRC with Boeing. Modelling and simulation are an increasingly important part of 21st century manufacturing, and Lanner's expertise and software allow us to develop simulation models of new processes and facilities and quickly demonstrate their impact on productivity. This lets us demonstrate to our manufacturing partners the potential cost savings that can be achieved through the use of Lanner's software."
“Continued reports of increased output and upgraded forecasts from manufacturers are hugely encouraging, and are testament to the resilience and innovation demonstrated by the sector,” comments David Jones, CEO, Lanner. “Process technologies can substantially improve the way in which organisations operate and service their customers, and we are delighted to be working with such a highly acclaimed organisation to support best practice, and raise awareness of the role predictive simulation can play in driving process innovation in manufacturing.”
Lanner delivers predictive simulation technology, a key component of advanced analytics which allows organisations to harness big data, model complex processes and experiment with business decisions within a risk free, virtual environment.
Lanner’s predictive simulation solutions deliver unprecedented insight into existing operations as well as guidance through foresight for making the best business decisions for the future.
With its headquarters and software development based in the UK, Lanner works with organisations around the world to optimise their resources, streamline supply chains, design new facilities, manage valuable assets and drive business performance.
Lanner’s predictive simulation applications and solutions are widely deployable across distributed cloud environments, mobile devices and secure networks, and its standards based, award winning simulation engine has been embedded across leading vendors’ BPM software suites.
For more information, visit www.lanner.com or follow @Lanner on Twitter
About the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing
The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing is a world-class centre for advanced machining and materials research for aerospace and other high-value manufacturing sectors. It is a partnership between industry and academia, which has become a model for research centres worldwide.
The AMRC with Boeing identifies, researches and resolves advanced manufacturing problems, with a focus on developing new technologies and processes for machining high-performance metal alloys used in aerospace and other industries.
Researchers work with individual companies on specific projects, and collaborate on generic projects for the benefit of all members. Over 70 companies have signed up as members of the AMRC with Boeing.
The AMRC with Boeing is part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, a consortium of seven manufacturing and process research centres backed by the Technology Strategy Board.
The AMRC with Boeing is part of the University of Sheffield AMRC group, a cluster of industry-focused manufacturing R&D centres and supporting facilities. Other centres include the Nuclear AMRC, AMRC Training Centre (opening autumn 2013), Namtec and the AMRC Knowledge Transfer Centre.
The AMRC is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.
For more information, see www.amrc.co.uk