Management Lecture to feature Boeing UK president Sir Roger Bone

Posted on 21 Feb 2012

Sir Roger Bone, UK president of aerospace company Boeing, will be speaking at the annual Sheffield Management Lecture, which this year will also launch the city’s Global Manufacturing Festival.

During this free management lecture, which takes place at the University of Sheffield’s Octagon Centre at 7pm on 21 March 2012, Sir Roger will discuss Boeing’s global structure, supply chain management, and will look at the company’s latest products, such as the 787 Dreamliner passenger plane.

Boeing was the founding member of the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in 2001.

Sir Roger Bone said: “Boeing has a strong link to the city of Sheffield, especially via the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. We have several hundred valued suppliers as well as many important customers in the UK and our history here goes back over 70 years.  This event will help Boeing demonstrate how the partnership with the UK has developed and how it will continue to flourish in the future.”

Management Lectures, now in their 12th year, are an annual event that hosted between the Management School at the University of Sheffield and the Business School at Sheffield Hallam University.  This year the Lecture is being hosted by The University of Sheffield and has been integrated into the Global Manufacturing Festival.