30 July 2014

Supporting Supply Chain Resource Sustainability: A Workshop on Challenges, Efficiency Improvement and Collaborative Solutions

On 29th July 2014, 51 industry representatives and academics explored supply chain challenges during a half day workshop held at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.

Nuclear AMRC

The purpose of the workshop was to foster closer working relationships between The University of Sheffield academics and leading businesses in key strategic areas including advanced materials and manufacturing, energy and nuclear, water and agritech.

Professor Lenny Koh, supported by a distinguished team of respected academics, led the Supply Chain Resource Sustainability (SCRS) workshop, helping to shape the vision and programme of supply chain resource sustainability research for translational and high impact performance.

The workshop was very well attended, resulted in an informed and diverse range of opinions and identified key collaborative areas, capabilities and tools around supply chain resource sustainability needed by industry to address their resources supply chain challenges.

The workshop also introduced the Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre (AREC), a facility for supporting the development of competitive advantage by creating world leading, resource sustainable supply chains through collaborative action between industry and academia, especially in the thematic areas where the University of Sheffield has deep expertise, including:

  • advanced materials and manufacturing
  • energy and nuclear
  • water
  • agritech/food.

A report will be released in mid September 2014, to be followed by a collaborative steering group meeting.

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