The University of Liverpool has been awarded more than £900k European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funding to provide organisational and technical support to local manufacturing businesses.
The `Collaborate to Innovate’ project will support 64 businesses from Merseyside and the wider North West region by implementing product and process-related initiatives and innovations to improve their supply chain.
Companies who operate within the same supply-chain network will be encouraged to share platforms including customer relationship management, product design and planning and scheduling. The scheme focuses on companies in the aerospace, automotive, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and food sectors.
Dr Andy Lyons, who is leading the project from the University’s School of Management, said: “This project will enable local companies to benefit from the University’s research knowledge and expertise in supply chain management. The support we will offer aims to boost local companies performance which will ultimately lead to more business opportunities, and create new jobs and stronger businesses in the region.”
For further information about the Collaborate to Innovate project (C2I), please contact Dr Andy Lyons A.C.Lyons@liv.ac.uk