Coverage: Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Burnley, Chorley, Fylde, Greater Manchester, Hyndburn, Lancaster, Pendle, Pennine Lancashire, Preston, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, South Ribble, West Lancashire, Wyre,
Digit ME has been designed to address both the pressing need and the opportunity to help Northwest based manufacturing SME’s analyse internal data and its associated uses throughout their project lifecycle with the aim of making eventual prudent investments into new manufacturing techniques.
The application of this data combined with relevant investment will help open up new supply chains and business opportunities for north-west based SME’s and in doing so overcome the perception that these new, high value manufacturing technologies are the preserve of only the large, high volume manufacturing companies.
This ERDF funded assistance aims to make use of UCLAN based, data expertise and provide manufacturing companies with bespoke tailored examinations of how data is used in their business, their production cycle and in turn, their industry and how collection and processing of this data could open up new areas of business and regions of tender to help future growth and modernisation.
If you don’t use data, maybe you should – this assistance will highlight areas of your business from supply chain and production to environmental or energy faults where collection and analysis of data may highlight a key fact that could save money right throughout the process
UCLAN experts will collect, secure and analyse the data on site and will compare it to industry standards, to large supply chain standards and against other sectors of the business process to highlight areas of interest. All data will be strictly confidential and only used in the formation of recommendations specific to your company.
UCLAN will arrange an initial visit to your company and will conduct a ‘Business Analysis’. This involves recording the stages of production, the areas through which data is used and the recording of the baseline business information. Once the UCLAN team have analysed the business process the team will undertake the ‘Data Collection’ visit. This will involve collection of data from each of the elements that were noted at the first visit and will involve a number of data collection methods depending on the data being used. After this the UCLAN team will assess and analyse the data and present bespoke business information in the form of a data audit report. This will be presented at the final meeting and will give information as to areas of success or areas of potential improvement. After a period of 6, 12 and 18 months a UCLAN team member will check in to see if the data report has been useful to the business.
UCLAN are seeking to help the Northwest manufacturing industries grow. By providing this free service and measuring the company growth information over the lifespan of the project we can show how the industry expertise is growing and developing in partnership with the Northwest based education centres. This will allow further more specific projects to develop and lead to the UK becoming a more competitive manufacturing base in comparison to European and Japanese industries.
It is a program designed to help companies make the first steps that will hopefully regenerate manufacturing strength in and across the UK.
To become a part of the program run through the checklist below and contact Michael Mead via the Email button below for further information or to book an initial meeting.
Email UCLan via the Email button below for further details or if you’d like to speak to a Regenerate advisor, contact Regenerate via the Contact Us button.
Type of Funding: Service
Project Timeframe - Expiry Date: Thursday 1st January 2015
Eligibility: Digit ME is open to any Northwest based manufacturing company with less than 250 employees that comply with the checklist above.
Disclaimer: The information above was accurate at the time of publishing. This is a constantly evolving directory and we will amend the details as and when required. Regenerate Pennine Lancashire is not responsible for the accuracy of external information.