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LCR4.0 HOLISTIC helped to deliver the first Liverpool City Region wide digital supply chain ecosystem for SMEs

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What is LCR4.0 HOLISTIC?

LCR4.0 HOLISTIC was a European Regional Development Fund initiative, delivering the first city region-wide digital supply chain ecosystem; cross-linking traditional supply chains and clusters to create a city region supply chain network offering greater business resilience, growth opportunities and diversification that will facilitate greater innovation in products and services and a unique proposition for inward investment and export post-COVID & Brexit.

Our teams supported businesses in overcoming industry challenges and barriers by improving visibility with analytical insight to enhance productivity, efficiencies, confidence and drive practical and cost-effective solutions.

Businesses could benefit from…

ENHANCED CONNECTIVITY – Cross-linking ambitious and high potential SMEs to forge new links between sectors.

INTENSIVE ASSISTANCE – Providing enhanced & tailored technical & business support to SMEs for implementing digital

BUSINESS GROWTH – Generated through digitally-enabled diversification & new market access

HYBRID EXPERTISE – Pairing technical & engineering support with Management School expertise in one programme

IMPROVED DATA – Offering driven insights through AI and integration for better-informed decision making

FULL CYCLE – From strategy to practical solutions, focussed proof of concept and implementation

Benefits for enhanced digital supply chains:

SOLVING PROBLEMS –  We helped OEMs & Primes by working with them to help digitise their suppliers and identify opportunities for innovation in supply chains

OVERCOMING BARRIERS – Better access to investment by futureproofing existing supply chains with new digital technologies and innovative thinking

IMPROVING VISIBILITY – We supported businesses to refine their reliability and improve efficiencies of supply chains with insights through data, AI and technology

DEMONSTRATIONS – we offered practical, actionable and cost-effective solutions

BUILDING RESILIENCE – For improved adaptability and responsiveness throughout the city region economy through technical and supply chain model innovation

Over 3 years, LCR4.0 HOLISTIC project:

  • Supported 142 SMEs across the Liverpool City Region
  • Supported new R&D collaborations
  • Developed new product innovations
  • Helped to create new high-value jobs
  • Support in the development of new products to market