Future of Supply Chain Labs

The Future of Supply Chain Labs will help SME manufacturers to discover how to leverage digital technologies and to develop smarter digital supply chains through a series of workshops around the UK, alongside our Digital Readiness Tool.

Introduction

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.

The Made Smarter Innovation | Digital Supply Chain Hub is a digital innovation ecosystem that empowers individuals and organisations to work together to make supply chains smarter. Developed by Digital Catapult and funded by the Made Smarter Innovation challenge at UKRI, the Hub will transform UK manufacturing by accelerating digital innovation – making supply chains more efficient, resilient and sustainable.

The Hub is designed to tackle supply chain difficulties head on – by accelerating innovation of digital technologies to target bottlenecks and pinpoint unnecessary waste.

The Future of Supply Chain Labs flagship programme is being led by Deloitte and EDGE Digital Manufacturing and funded by the Hub to help SME manufacturers to explore and realise the potential of digital technologies to increase productivity and competitiveness by digitising supply chains.

Through structured workshops and one-to-one support Future of Supply Chain Labs will help you to discover how to leverage digital technologies and to develop smarter supply chains, as well as the wider support and funding available for digital technology innovation and adoption. The Labs 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.

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