Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund (AMCF)Online Digital Manufacturing & Leadership CPD

The Online Digital Manufacturing & Leadership CPD Programme (DML-CPD) will provide SMEs across all manufacturing sectors with skills training in the areas of digital manufacturing and leadership. The project will support those SMEs through the digital transformation journey, from awareness to practical implementation of digital manufacturing technologies and concepts.

The project is funded by the Advanced Manufacturing Challenge Fund (AMCF) through the European Regional Development Fund, the overall aim of the AMCF is for projects to have a significant impact on advancing the manufacturing capabilities of SMEs within Scotland and lead to long-term transformational change. The project runs from 1 April 2020 until 31 December 2022.

This AMCF project is led by the Department of Design Manufacturing and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde and the materials produced will be delivered through the Manufacturing Skills Academy in the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

The AMCF project will develop and deliver an online Digital Manufacturing and Leadership Continuous Professional Development (DML-CPD) programme that expands on the existing residential Manufacturing Leadership and Technology CPD portfolio, offering substantially superior access and reach.

  • Content libraries and case studies - SME’s from every sector across Scottish manufacturing will be supported by a programme of content libraries and case studies designed to raise awareness of the benefits of digital manufacturing and provide the necessary skills to enable participants to successfully navigate through the digital transformation process. 
  • Bespoke learning pathways - SMEs will also be supported on a one to one basis through the collaborative design of bespoke learning pathways. These learning journeys and action plans will be developed in conjunction with management and leadership teams and will signpost companies to the appropriate support mechanism, e.g. Research Centres, learning material sitting within the online platform, academic expertise, support sector organisation, etc.

News

The DML-CPD project has taken part in two NMIS Insight webinars:

  • 10 February 2021 entitled “Free support for smaller Scottish manufacturers to advance your manufacturing capabilities”. The webinar covered the many ways your company could benefit from receiving tailored support on subjects including: support available to smaller manufacturing companies across Scotland. re-design of production systems and processes, adopt and integrate new innovations (incl. robotics and automation), navigate the digital transformation journey, and make significant savings. A recording of the webinar is available from the NMIS YouTube channel - Free support for smaller Scottish manufacturers to advance your manufacturing capabilities
  • 9 December 2020 entitled “Enhance your manufacturing capabilities: free support for smaller Scottish manufacturers” This webinar covered the many ways your company could benefit from receiving tailored support on subjects including: training and upskilling, bringing new products to market, implementing digital manufacturing technologies and concepts, and accessing advanced manufacturing technologies for test and demonstration purposes. A recording of the webinar is available from the NMIS YouTube channel - Enhance your manufacturing capabilities: free support for smaller Scottish manufacturers

This free support is available through the Scottish Government’s £15.8m Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund projects

Meet the team

Greg Cranstoun

Learning & Teaching Associate

Kate Murdoch

Technologist & e-learning platform specialist

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The Online Digital Manufacturing & Leadership Continuous Professional Development (DML-CPD) project is part-funded by the 2014–2020 European Structural and Investment Fund.