The European Commission has awarded Valuechain.com with a €3.2m project as part of the Horizon 2020 Programme to innovate and commercialise supply chain collaboration and intelligence solutions for advanced manufacturing companies.
The DISCO project (Data Integrated Supply Chain Optimisation) aims to implement a collaborative platform that enables advanced manufacturing companies to create extended enterprises and unlock new business models. The project builds on technologies prototyped and piloted with leading aerospace and automotive companies, such as Bombardier and Bentley Motors. through several Innovate UK projects and BIS funding from AMSCI and NATEP.
The project is expected to take approximately 3 years and will engage multiple stakeholders across advanced manufacturing supply chains, as valuechain look to develop software to enable streamlined communication across complex multi-tier supply chains. By further incorporating their existing DNAerp systems, along with iQapture and AnalytiQs, the platform will be able to capture & analyse supply chain big data to help companies optimise supply chain performance.
The Horizon 2020 funding enables Valuechain.com to grow its talent base in the UK; collaborate with leading Universities; partner with global industry associations and evolve its technologies with industrial partners.
“Our mission is to improve the competitiveness of manufacturing businesses and to connect organisations so that they compete seamlessly as extended enterprises. We have developed some exciting technologies that can transform how manufacturing companies compete, however this would not have been possible without the support of Lancashire County Council Rosebud Fund, HSBC and the NATEP team who have gone above and beyond to support us. We are an innovative and ambitious team and we aim to connect with the ambitions of our manufacturing and supply chain clients, people and partners. We now have an opportunity to build a global business and become the Facebook of business-to-business collaboration.”
– Tom Dawes (CEO of Valuechain)