Digital Supply Chain Hub Showcase

Sign up for our afternoon showcase event on Tuesday 7 February 2023 featuring cutting-edge UK businesses who are researching and developing digital supply chain technology to solve critical challenges for UK manufacturing.

About this Event

Supply chain challenges have never been more in the spotlight than today, with Brexit, Covid 19 and the war in Ukraine all leading to fractured and interrupted flows of goods, money and data across the UK manufacturing and retail sectors.

The Made Smarter Innovation | Digital Supply Chain Hub has been created to develop and empower a globally competitive, digital innovation ecosystem, working together to address and prepare for the critical supply chain challenges facing UK manufacturing.

In August, the Hub funded five projects addressing key supply chain issues including collaboration and governance, risk and resilience, supply chain mapping and visibility, sustainability and measuring scope 3 emissions, along with supply and demand imbalances. 

The programme supported organisations and research bodies to trial and test the use of digital technologies to better prepare for the many factors that can destabilise a supply chain and have a severe impact on the coordination of materials and goods, such as economic instability and unexpected interruptions, natural disasters and the outbreak of war.

The showcase event will be an opportunity to hear from the project leads on their work in addressing these challenges and the solutions they have developed for industry.

Why attend?

This showcase event is an opportunity for supply chain leads and investors to explore these advanced digital solutions and meet the innovators behind the work.

  • Gain further insights into how the startup and tech community are addressing the latest supply chain challenges
  • Hear the latest updates from the Hub
  • Network and catch-up with industry peers and the wider supply chain community

Agenda

14:30 – Welcome and opening remarks

  • Tim Lawrence, Digital Supply Chain Director – Digital Catapult

14:35 – Supply Chain Keynote

  •  Judith Batchelar, Chair, Director, Trustee and Advisor

14:45 – Overview of industry challenges

  • Ben Ramsden, Partnerships Manager – Digital Catapult  

14:50 – First round of presentations by programme participants

  • Challenge 1: Supply Chain Resilience – WMG, University of Warwick
  • Challenge 2: Supply Chain Collaboration – Infoculture

15:30 – Coffee break

15:40 – Second round of presentations by programme participants

  • Challenge 3: Supply Chain Mapping – VersedAI
  • Challenge 4: Supply Chain Sustainability – Data Catalyst
  • Challenge 5: Supply and Demand Imbalances – Singular Intelligence

16:40 – Next steps and how to get involved 

  • Jasmin Kailath, Innovation Delivery Manager – Digital Catapult 

 16:50 – Closing Notes

  •  Tim Lawrence, Digital Supply Chain Director – Digital Catapult

16:55 – Networking drinks and canapes

18:30 – End

Who should attend?

The event will be of interest to CEOs, CTOs, Supply Chain Leads, Supply Chain Directors, Procurement Directors and Heads of Innovation working in supply chains across all sectors as well as investors.