Digitisation Adoption and Net Zero Projects in Greater Lincolnshire | Manufacturing Growth Programme

The Manufacturing Growth Programme is one of a number of contracts ran by Oxford Innovation Advice in the Greater Lincolnshire area. We have analysed the business support data that we collect from manufacturing SMEs in the Greater Lincolnshire LEP region to investigate their capabilities in incorporating digital technologies and reducing their environmental impact. In summary, our analysis finds that:



• There are low levels of adoption of digital tools across all sizes of SMEs
• Manufacturing SMEs have weak capabilities in collecting and using data to manage processes internally and across their supply chains
• Over 50% of SMEs do not believe that they are on top of environmental issues
• Despite this, only 3% of manufacturers chose to invest in an improvement project with the aim of improving their environmental performance

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