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Supply Chain Transition

Government funded
Provided by West Midlands Combined Authority
Support Type

About the Supply Chain Transition Programme

The Supply Chain Transition Programme (funded via the Commonwealth Games Legacy Fund) aims to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the West Midlands (WM) to diversify their customer base by winning new orders in growing areas of the economy.  It will do this through a combination of workshops, intensive one-to-one coaching, peer to peer support and events that host buyers from organisations seeking to diversify their supplier base in the West Midlands.

The Supply Chain Transition Programme aims to help 160 firms in the West Midlands. The support will help businesses win new orders in the priority clusters in the Plan for Growth.

By the end of delivery, we expect to see evidence that one or more of the following outputs have been achieved by the businesses supported through the programme:

•    increased value and volume of sales with new customers operating in the priority and nascent clusters defined in the WM Plan for Growth
•    increased employment

How the programme supports SMEs

The Supply Chain Transition Programme will support WM SMEs in a variety of ways, including for example:
•    Preparation of a roadmap towards new sales in the target cluster(s)
•    Risk analysis, mitigation, prevention, and planning.
•    Enhance the capacity and/or capability of the management team and board of directors.
•    New accreditations or certifications
•    Marketing strategy development and execution
•    Training and recruitment – need analysis and planning.
•    Organising Meet-the-Buyer events with buyers from key customers or OEMs
•    Mentoring

How is it delivered?

There are 3 delivery partners each with a different focus. 
Please follow the links on the subpages to register interest in the programmes:

Supply Chain Transition - Aerospace


In SCTP-Aerospace, some of the region’s top industry experts will support participating companies to explore business opportunities in aerospace and aviation markets, identify which opportunities they are best placed to go after, and plan how to align their business strategies and operations with aerospace industry requirements. 

Register your interest in this strand of the programme
Supply Chain Transition - Very light rail and electric light vehicles

Very Light Rail and Electric Light Vehicles

This strand aims to equip businesses with the knowledge, tools, and connections to become suppliers to the emerging sectors of Very Light Rail and Electric Light Vehicles. We'll help businesses develop their understanding of these sectors, learn about current and future procurement requirements, and access opportunities to become suppliers for light vehicle manufacturing.

Register your interest in this strand of the programme
Supply Chain Transition - Micromobility


The micromobility strand of the Supply Chain Transition Programme is designed to help businesses navigate and succeed in the burgeoning micromobility sector. Through tailored one-on-one support and comprehensive workshops, the programme will guide businesses in leveraging their existing strengths to secure new opportunities within micromobility supply chains. This initiative aims to position businesses for success by aligning their capabilities with the demands of this emerging market.

To register your interest please email

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