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Are you keen to explore how you can maximise the benefits of digital technology but unsure where to start? Begin your digitalisation journey with our digital strategy workshops.

Would you like impartial, technology advice to help you build a digital strategy tailored to your business needs?

Our approach is to give you practical steps that are tailored to your particular requirements. Technology experts will facilitate the workshop with your leadership team and work with you to identify where value can be added across your operations through emerging technologies.

During the workshop, you’ll create a digital roadmap, to help you to pinpoint the right time to introduce the tools. Through this exercise, you’ll see exactly why you need industrial digital technologies, along with the best methods for getting started. This will ensure you can recognise the positive effects on output – for instance, boosted productivity and profitability. You’ll discover how digital transformation can enhance the skill set of your workforce and solidify customer and supplier relationships.

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Digital strategy workshops explained
  • What are the benefits of a digital strategy workshop?

    Ultimately, you’ll gain a competitive advantage; the use of technologies is becoming essential in order to cut costs and enhance the customer experience. Without capitalising on digital tools, you risk getting left behind.

    We cut through all the jargon and sales to provide honest advice on what technology is most effective to overcome your operational challenges. We demonstrate the steps you need to take to achieve a move to digital, which areas need support and we take a holistic view of the business – it’s a quick way of gaining really valuable insights.

    Working with an adviser you'll benchmark your current digital readiness level and see your growth post technology adoption.

    Funding and support options available to help you move along your digital roadmap will also be shared to ensure you can take full advantage of the support available.

  • What do digital strategy workshops offer?

    A Made Smarter digital strategy workshop will act as a diagnostic session, and will then be followed up with a personalised report for your business. It will provide you with a roadmap detailing the measures required to reach a successful digital transformation.

    Made Smarter advisers will take time to listen to your business challenges and work with you to identify practical solutions. As it involves minimal time investment to turn the actions into results, you’ll still be able to focus on the day-to-day operations of your business.

  • How do the digital strategy workshops work?

    The ‘input’ consists of:

    • 1 x two-hour diagnostic session – this is delivered virtually, with 2-6 people from your company present
    • 1 x one-hour presentation to explore the findings of the session – this is also delivered online (the number of attendees is optional)

    And the ‘output’ is a digital manufacturing strategy – this is the written-up report, as well as a printable wall graphic. It acts as an easy-to-use guide for decision makers by:

    • providing recommendations on first steps,
    • a technology roadmap,
    • information on how to get further support (such as government grants)
  • Who can benefit from a workshop?

    Manufacturing SME, leadership teams who can implement change within the business.

    Made Smarter’s digital strategy workshops are only available as part of our North West Pilot at the moment.

  • How else can Made Smarter help?

    Along with the digital strategy workshops, our programme can support* your transformation and help you benefit from Industry 4.0 with the following:

    • Leadership Development Programme – Gain the skills and confidence to guarantee that your chosen technologies are embraced by every single team member.
    • Digital technology internships – Use the support of a digital native to help implement your strategy, significantly boosting its chance of success.
    • Specialist advice – Receive tailored guidance on the right technologies for your SME, and how exactly they’ll benefit you.
    • Business growth funding – Receive information about the financial options available to your business, as well as application assistance.

    *Like our workshops, this support is currently provided through the North West Pilot, but we expect to introduce accelerator programmes across the UK in the future.

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