The increase of data exchange, ICT advances, and other emerging demands require efficient supplychain management. Threats due to digital insertions can compromise aspects pertinent to the processes, planning, proprietary knowledge, data sharing and so on. However, the raise of such concerns corresponds to all company contexts, despite the size.
Therefore, updated and profound knowledge on supply chain risks is crucial for SMEs’ professionals to safeguard their business activities. The consortium of BePrepared project is formed by 7 organizations, aiming to help SMEs in the identification and supply chain risks handling, with the delivery of a pertinent VET training.
The Erasmus+ project focuses on the SMEs due to the value they bring to the EU economies despite the constraints they encounter. Finally, the project is intended for young professionals that are entering SMEs or are interested in a venture launch.
The BePrepared Design
In this context, the BePrepared consortium has planned the following activities:
• Identifying potential threats on supply chain, by taking into consideration the aspects of cybersecurity and good practices for supply chain management that are applicable and efficient.
• A motivation video that highlights potential real-life supply chain risks.
• A best practice report with informative content in different industries and countries.
• The Be Prepared training intended to support participants and help them understand, identify,
assess cooperatively and tackle emerging risks.
• Furthermore, the “Be prepared” learning room will be a case-based teaching that will illustrate examples that may occur in the context of supply-chain network.
• Finally, to broaden the project impact, partners will create a practical guidance intended for supply chain risk management that will supplement the project activities in a sustainable way.
Visit the project’s official website to discover more.
The Research Summer School 2022 at Wiesbaden Business School
Between July 17th and 24th, the Research Summer School 2022 took place in Wiesbaden, Germany. During the Research Summer School, the results of the Erasmus+ projects of Virtual Open Innovation Lab (VOIL) and SME BePrepared 4 Supply Chain Risks, which was scientifically assessed through synergies establishment with pertinent companies.
During the one week summer school, students explored the BePrepared material and platform and got informed on various aspects related to Supply Chain risks.
Multiplier events in partner countries
One of the most important aspect of each project, is the promotion of the project to the public. To this aim, project partners, organized and launched different informative events to their countries, where the project’s scope, activities and results were presented.
One of the multiplier events that took place, was handled on 6 th of July 2022, in Graz, Austria by the University of Graz. During the event focus was on the fact that serious gaming approaches should not be a deterrent; games must be clearly differentiated from training courses with rigid text formats and encourage participants’ own interest.
Another event that took place, was located in Larissa, Greece, on 29th of July 2022, where an open discussion on the risks of the supply chains nowadays was done and discussion on the benefits of the project along with the importance of promoting such initiatives such as the BePrepared project, were highlighted.
On the 14th of July 2022, the Portuguese team arranged and launched another multiplier event in Porto, Portugal, where the project’s aim & objective was presented to the target group, along with the benefits of the results towards the target groups.
Stay tuned for the next multiplier events!