C3 is a consortium of professional and logistics service companies who support the chemical industry in NW England. C3 has been formed in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University.
C3 supports the growth and increased competitiveness of companies within the North West
through improved supply chain performance.
The consortium was formed in recognition that:
- Chemical companies in the NW are diverse and fragmented with a high proportion of SMEs.
- There are significant opportunities for NW chemical companies to grow if supply chain limitations can be overcome.
- It is very difficult for individual companies to achieve this in isolation.
- Through a collaborative approach, the skills, resources and influence could be pooled to achieve success.
We aim to provide a forum to encourage collaboration and cooperation amongst members/companies operating in the North West by;
- Building a pragmatic solution based approach to supply chain challenges
- Encouraging collaboration on supply chain issues amongst NW SMEs
- Identifying and deploying new technologies, especially the application of sensors,
- Securing investment in supply chain systems and infrastructure
- Encouraging and assisting members to develop into international export markets.
- Enabling members to access best procurement advice and action
- Securing external industry expertise to share experience and provide new insights.
- Engaging with academia to access their skills and resources as well as ensure a secure supply of graduates with the tools and experience to meet industry needs.
We are seeking membership from companies and organisations who want to benefit from a collaborative approach and are willing to be active participants in events and initiatives designed deliver shared benefits.
Companies and organisations must be involved in the chemical products sector, including;
- Manufacturers and consumers of chemicals and chemical products
- Importers and exporters to and from the NW region
- Storage and distribution within the NW region
- Supply chain services
- Academic institutions that support the chemical industry and
supply chain professionals.
Membership will be filtered to ensure a high level of open forum
discussions and a commitment to collaborate in order to achieve success.
We will commence with a review aimed at deepening our understanding of local supply chain issues. We see this as a two stage process.
First, a survey of willing counterparties in the chemicals sector. This will then be followed by a series of workshops to focus in on the early wins and key issues for further exploration.
We would also propose to develop a board level network forum, to provide a forum for continual improvement of the supply chain into the future, enabling our group to stay ahead of the crowd and continually develop, in collaboration, leading edge solutions for local companies.
From this forum we hope a number of working groups can be established to bring together member companies, academics and industry experts to develop and promote practical solutions to specific shared issues.
What you need to do
For now, the only action you need to contemplate is whether you register to participate in the consortium and to be part of the industry review. This can be achieved by expressing your interest to be involved by contacting Abi Lewisa.firstname.lastname@example.org
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