Event type: In-person

Improve your supply chain resilience, sustainability and profitability

UK Manufacturing is facing a supply chain crisis. Rising prices, transport delays, materials shortages and working capital pressure. All sectors are being impacted, with small and medium sized manufacturers in the frontlines, squeezed by customer requirements and supplier challenges as well as increasing regulatory, compliance and Net Zero requirements.

About this event

Digital Supply Chain Hub together with Midlands Aerospace Alliance and Warwick Manufacturing Group will be hosting a Future of Supply Chain Lab at the National Automotive Innovation Centre in Coventry on Thursday 7th March 2024. The lab will bring together a small group of SME manufacturers from the Aerospace sector to explore the potential of data and digital technologies to increase competitiveness and develop smarter supply chains.

What are the benefits?

The lab will provide you with a creative space to explore and learn new ideas and digital technologies which can directly improve your supply chains; and to design, test and experiment with new approaches; outside of your day-to-day environment. Come and hear from leading technologists and other experts who are building innovative solutions using technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain.

Future of Supply Chain Labs will provide you with ideas and approaches to:

  • Improve forecasting and demand management
  • Improve visibility and security of real-time data, tracking and traceability
  • Manage disruption and the impact on lead times
  • Measure carbon footprint, scope 3 emissions and reduce energy use.
  • Improve stock control, reduce waste and manage materials price volatility
  • Improve after sales service and customer satisfaction

There will also be plenty of time for building new connections and networking with peers. Participants will also receive fully funded access to a Digital Supply Chain Readiness diagnostic and 1-2-1 support to develop their action plan and identify funding to test and implement innovative solutions.


10:00: Arrival and welcome

10:30: How data and digital technologies can improve your supply chain resilience, sustainability and profitability

11.30: Case studies, technology showcase and Q&A

12:30: Lunch + networking + data and digital demonstrations

13:30: Understanding your Digital Supply Chain Readiness – interactive discussion

14:00: Building your supply chain resilience, sustainability and profitability – expert-led group workshop

15:30: Closing remarks and way forward

Who should attend?

This event is being offered exclusively to Midlands Aerospace Alliance and Warwick Manufacturing Group members and will be of interest to all senior leaders as well as individuals with responsibility for supply-chain management, sustainability, manufacturing operations, logistics and customer service. We encourage two attendees from each business. Places are limited so early registration is advised.

Places at this event will be limited. Please click on the button to sign up.


Board Room
National Automotive Innovation Centre
Prof. Lord Bhattacharyya Building
Lord Bhattacharyya Way
University of Warwick

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