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BLOG: Start your digital transformation journey with Made Smarter East Midlands

16 October 2023

The central purpose of the Made Smarter East Midlands programme is to fuel growth and bolster productivity among East Midlands-based manufacturing SMEs. By participating in the Programme, businesses are presented with a unique opportunity to delve deep into the intricacies of digital technology adoption and gain a broader understanding relevant to their specific ventures. Made Smarter equips participants with essential skills and knowledge, ensuring they are well-prepared to navigate the complexities of the digital landscape.

Why Embrace Digitalisation?

In today’s fast-paced business landscape, embracing digitalisation isn’t just an option; it’s a necessity for survival and growth. The world is evolving, and so are consumer demands. Digital technologies offer unparalleled efficiency, precision, and agility, enabling manufacturers to meet these demands with finesse. By digitalising your operations, you streamline processes, reduce costs, and enhance product quality, giving your business the competitive edge it deserves.

One of the key aspects of the Made Smarter East Midlands Programme is its focus on providing valuable insights into the future of digital manufacturing. Participants are encouraged to envision the landscape of 2040 and understand how this future aligns with their own digital transformation goals. Moreover, Made Smarter empowers businesses to evaluate their digital readiness, identifying strengths and weaknesses and adopting leading practices to bridge the gaps effectively.

Leading the Change

Leadership plays a pivotal role in the success of digital transformation, and Made Smarter East Midlands recognises this by emphasising the importance of strong and visionary leadership. Participants of the programme can undertake a Leading Digital Transformation Course in partnership with and delivered by Loughborough University.

During the Course, participants can learn how to leverage their leadership strengths to facilitate successful digital transformation within their organisations. Strategic alignment is another crucial element, emphasising how digital technologies can enable new business models that balance economic, environmental, and societal considerations.

The Course unfolds over 12 weeks, comprising eight sessions that blend half-day and full-day workshops. These sessions are meticulously designed to cover a diverse range of skills and knowledge necessary for the implementation of a successful ‘Digital Transformation Journey.’ The sessions are led by experts, including Professor Janet Godsell, Dr. Kamran Chatha, Professor Vikki Locke, and Naomi Dake, who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table.

In essence, the Made Smarter East Midlands Adoption Programme serves as a catalyst for transformation, propelling manufacturing SMEs into a digitally advanced future. By arming businesses with knowledge, skills, and strategic insights, the Programme paves the way for a more innovative, efficient, and competitive manufacturing sector in the East Midlands. Through this programme, businesses are not merely adapting to the digital age but are actively shaping it, ensuring a prosperous and sustainable future for the entire industry.

Express your Interest Today 

Made Smarter East Midlands isn’t just a programme, it’s your gateway to a future where your manufacturing business is not just surviving but thriving, leading the charge in innovation, efficiency, and profitability.

Digital adoption can revolutionise your operations, satisfy customer demands faster, and outperform your competitors. Ready to transform your manufacturing business? Embrace digitalisation, lead with vision, and join Made Smarter East Midlands today. Express your interest here