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Think you really understand ‘digitalisation’? You probably feel like you ought to. But when you’re new to digital technologies, there’s no shame in not being 100% clued up.

Made Smarter’s Business Adviser Steve Cleaver, initially had that same sense of bewilderment. Now proficient in the subject, he reveals what you should be considering when it comes to adopting new tools, as well as the help available to you.

Register now to find out how technology can change your manufacturing

It’s not just financial help we offer – although that, of course, plays a key role in growth (provided you’re making the right investments, in the right way, at the right time, and in the right order). We also give you access to skills and advice to make it easier for you to embrace the latest technologies, boosting productivity and competitiveness.

Steve Cleaver, Business Adviser
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  • Funding vs support

    By engaging with manufacturing businesses, I’ve been able to see exactly how the Made Smarter pilot adds incredible value to these enterprises and our industry as a whole.

    It’s not just financial help we offer – although that of course plays a key role in growth (provided you’re making the right investments, in the right way, at the right time, and in the right order). We also give you access to skills and advice to make it easier for you to embrace the latest technologies, boosting productivity and competitiveness.

    This free, expert and impartial advice is certainly worth more than any amount of funding support. There’s not the big risk of financing misguided thinking. Instead, you’ll have the clarity to visualise your digitalisation journey, and avoid the likelihood of making expensive or poor decisions.

  • Real-life transformation

    Before you go ahead and use these technologies, it pays to step out of your SME and see how they work in other businesses. You’ll be able to clearly understand their capabilities, and how these relate to your particular development and growth.

    This process might even change your perception of your own SME, and where exactly future opportunities lie.

    Of course, it might be that there are challenges involved in onboarding the latest tools – especially as they are so dynamic. But what doesn’t come without its challenges? Sitting and waiting for your competitors to implement these technologies first is simply being fearful.is not an option.

  • Choosing the right tech for you

    Robotics, process control and automation, additive manufacturing (3D printing), augmented and virtual reality, big data and analytics, industrial cybersecurity, mobile devices and wearable technology, artificial intelligence… The list goes on. Find out more about technologies we can support here

    With the confidence that you’re making correct, well-informed decisions, along with the engaged and empowered Made Smarter team behind you every step of the way, adopting these tools will be more exciting than scary. The future is bright!

    Being new to digital technologies, it’s perfectly understandable if you’re unsure which ones are suitable for your business. Thankfully, we’re here to help you pick the right tools, as well as provide support along the path to growth.

    We’re looking forward to seeing you evolve and achieve incredible results. Contact the Made Smarter team to start unpicking the current obstacles that are stopping you from embracing digital technologies.

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