Research themesSupply Chain Transformation
Accelerate Wales was an initiative developed in consultation with the Welsh Automotive Forum, focusing on the improvement of the performance of the automotive supply chain. LERC developed a training programme for the participants or ‘champions’.
Building from the success of LEARN 1, LEARN2 was established to bring together sponsors from a diverse range of manufacturing sectors to ‘learn’ about lean manufacturing, by implementing lean systems within their own facilities and using their own employees (guided by LERC mentors and researchers).
The Cardiff University EPSRC Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (IMRC) was established in 2004 - an amalgamation of three of the university’s leading manufacturing and operations research groups – LERC, Logistics System Dynamics Group and the Manufacturing Engineering Centre.
The Supply Chain Development Programmes (SCDP) investigated both the internal value steam and wider supply chain management practices and resulted in improvements to the network members in terms of operational changes and also the development of methodologies drawn from research with other members.