Part of our mission at Made Smarter is the ‘widespread adoption of technologies across supply chains, especially within SMEs.’
Often, SMEs come to us with the technology-as-magic mindset. They want funding from us to help them buy the technology to make things happen. It's my job as a Specialist Adviser to pull their desired future apart and think practically about the steps they need to take in order to get them there. This always starts with people not technology.
It's easy to think that developments in technology make people less important, in fact the reverse is true. People, not technology, meet challenges. Technology allows for options and opportunities, but it is how we choose to use those technologies that determines success.