Manufacturing & Engineering Week 2023


The advantages of Digital Supply Chain Testbeds in accelerating Innovation in end-to-end Manufacturing Supply Chains

08 Jun 2023
Innovation Stage

Made Smarter Innovation Digital Supply Chain Hub has recently launched 4 supply chain testbeds as the basis for accelerating innovation across end-to-end supply chains. Tim Lawrence, the Director of the Digital Supply Chain Hub will be joined by panellists from each test bed: Hydrogen, Circular textiles, Fresh food and Spare Parts for a panel discussion. They will explain what their test bed is covering, the opportunities this presents for innovation in supply chains and the challenges they are trying to overcome. Tim will also talk about further opportunities to get involved in the DSCH programme.


  • Spare Parts Test Bed: Obiye Ada-Ibrama, Research Fellow - Northumbria University
  • Hydrogen Test Bed: Ben Lindley, Co-founder - Hydrologiq
  • Fresh Food Test Bed: Ross Barry, Managing Director - LMB Textiles
  • Circular textiles Test Bed: Alex Szymborski, CEO - Contained Technologies UK
Tim Lawrence, Director of Digital Supply Chain - Digital Catapult
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