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Improve your supply chain resilience, sustainability and profitability

Date: 22 May 2024 10:00 - 22 May 2024 16:00

About this event

Digital Supply Chain Hub together with AMRC North West will be hosting a Future of Supply Chain Lab at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre North West in Blackburn on Wednesday 22nd May 2024. The lab will bring together a small group of SME manufacturers from a range of sectors to explore the potential of data and digital technologies to increase competitiveness and develop smarter supply chains.

Who should attend?

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

10:15: How data and digital technologies can improve your supply chain resilience, sustainability and profitability

11.00: Technology Use Cases and Q&A

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

13:45: Understanding your Digital Supply Chain Readiness – interactive discussion

14:30: Building your supply chain resilience, sustainability and profitability – expert-led group workshop

15:30: Closing remarks and way forward

16:00: End

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