Supply chain development

Resilient and reliable supply chains are vital for any successful business. We can help you develop and optimise your supply chains to keep your production moving.

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Developing reliable supply chains

Reshoring supply chains

Moving operations back to the UK can generate commercial gains and lower your carbon footprint. We can demonstrate the benefits and help you establish UK operations.

Supply chain resilience

Turbulent international logistics are impacting global networks. We can help you build on lessons learned from the pandemic to develop more resilient supply chains.

Building new networks

Our knowledge of manufacturing can help you create new supply chains and optimise your existing operations. We can advise on how best to work with suppliers to maximise your productivity.

Growing local economies

Manufacturing companies can often be the anchor employer for their local economies. We can help you to build a local innovation community.

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A new £250m PPE supply chain

Like other parts of the UK, Scotland’s critical NHS supply chains were under extreme pressure in 2020. The NMIS-AFRC stepped forward, as part of a Scottish Government led working group, to make sure that supplies were maintained.

3 February 2022


Building up the Scottish 3D-printing supply chain

Additive manufacturing (or 3D-printing) is a transformative approach to manufacturing that allows companies to develop complex shapes which often can’t be created by any other process.

3 February 2022


Developing the UK energy supply chain

More than 860 companies have already completed the online F4N assessment, with most receiving ongoing support and development from the Nuclear AMRC’s team of industrial advisors.

3 February 2022

Supply chain development programmes
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Made Smarter Digital Supply Chain Innovation Hub

Delivered by Digital Catapult (in partnership with the HVM Catapult and others), the Made Smarter Digital Supply Chain Innovation Hub is transforming UK manufacturing. It’s doing this by accelerating digital innovation to make supply chains smarter, more efficient, more resilient and more sustainable.

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Fit For Nuclear

Fit For Nuclear (F4N) is a unique service to help UK manufacturing companies get ready to bid for work in the nuclear supply chain. It lets companies measure their operations against the standards required to supply the nuclear industry – in new build, operations and decommissioning – and take the necessary steps to close any gaps.

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Fit For Offshore Renewables

A partnership between the Nuclear AMRC and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Fit For Offshore Renewables (F4OR) is a service to help the UK supply chain get ready to bid for work in the offshore renewable energy sector.

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Supply Chain Resilience Hub

Led by WMG, the Supply Chain Resilience Hub applies cutting-edge research in supply chain management to everyday supply chain problems.

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Three pillars of innovation

Supply chain development is one of the three pillars that supports the commercialisation of new technologies.

Our technology areas
Manufacturing technology and machinery
Technology development

Developing new technologies can transform a business, market or economy. We support commercial research and development, helping manufacturing companies to take advantage of novel new technologies and techniques.

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Workforce development

A thriving economy needs an effective system for training new engineers and technicians, and to continually progress the skills of those in the workforce. We are helping to build the foundations for a new UK skills system.

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We can help you to transform your supply chains.

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