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    Events: KTN Workshops – Innovating digital solutions for integration and optimisation of manufacturing supply chains

    Start date: 14/07/2020
    Cost: Free Please register via Link

    The aim of the Manufacturing Made Smarter Challenge, as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge, is to help the UK manufacturing industry to become more productive and competitive through innovation and adoption of digital technology…

    Manufacturing Made Smarter Challenge

    Through the current competition UK businesses can apply for a share of funding for feasibility studies and/or proof of concept projects to research and develop innovative digital solutions to enable integration and optimisation of manufacturing supply chains to achieve these goals.

    The use of digital technologies can enable companies to rethink and restructure the way they design and operate their supply chains and improve how they operate within end to end supply chains. Rapidly changing customer requirements and supply availability is driving the need for supply chains to adapt, become more effective, flexible, resilient and sustainable.

    The competition was launched on Monday, 6th July. Further details will be supplied in the briefing webinar on 14th July. Register here

    KTN and Innovate UK are hosting a series of online webinar workshops with industry experts to help explore the opportunities for using digital solutions to improve and re-engineer existing manufacturing supply chains, design new supply chain solutions and to help collaborators develop their applications for the Manufacturing Made Smarter supply chain competition. This will be delivered in three industry specific workshops and one general one.

    The aim of these workshops is to help potential applicants to:

    • Identify manufacturing supply chain issues and potential ways to address them
    • Find resources to identify appropriate digital technologies, methods and frameworks
    • Develop strategies for dealing with issues associated with integrating and optimising supply chains
    • Identify appropriate mechanisms to establish trust between collaborating parties, including developing strategies for data and benefits sharing
    • Hear the experiences of an expert panel of experts with the opportunity to ask questions
    • Make connections in both digital technology provision and manufacturing communities.

    All workshops will address common manufacturing supply chain issues, whilst the sector focused ones will include topics specific to that sector, and so are expected to attract an audience attuned to that industrial sector.

    Who should attend?

    The workshops are suitable for organisations with an interest in participating in projects within the scope of the competition. Individuals are encouraged to register who have supply chain experience and capabilities from across the UK manufacturing community (SME and large enterprises), academia, RTOs, digital technology providers and other types of organisations with appropriate skills and expertise who can contribute to, and benefit from this challenge.

    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham