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Easy digitalisation

Shoestring offers a step-by-step approach to digitalisation using off-the-shelf technology to create low-cost, low-risk digital solutions.

These small-scale solutions are designed to provide companies with immediate benefits without disrupting core operations. And they help build confidence and knowledge in digitalisation so employees are ready to embrace further change. Get started today with the starter solution package.

Tried and tested

Shoestring has been deployed in over 70 companies. Read the industry case studies and discover how Shoestring helps companies improve productivity, reduce waste and energy usage, and in addition give staff digital skills and confidence to do more.

Shaped by industry

Engineering Director, Carl Dean, explains the benefits of getting involved with Shoestring, how the low-cost solutions help smaller manufacturers get “a flavour” of what is possible in a market where many digital solutions are costly. “If we can help by being involved with Shoestring and these processes can be rolled out to other businesses across the country, it means that a lot of people can actually win out of this project.”

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Interesting discussions today at our first @dmshoestring Strategic #hackathon, organised and hosted by @GreaterLincsLEP for their regional Defence & Security Cluster. With thanks to @unilincoln for helping to organise and the research team @IfMCambridge for developing it.

🇬🇧 A fantastic and inspiring week at @MandEWeek 2024 🙌🏻

👏🏻IfM Engage, @IfMCambridge & @dmshoestring teams have had a busy few days showcasing the impact of our #research, #strategy & #innovation support for the UK #manufacturing sector.

Thank you to everyone involved!

Come and visit the @IfMCambridge stand @MandEWeek and try out the 'rubber duck' game, with low-cost production monitoring by @dmshoestring which shows:
⚡️ power used
⏩ speed of the belt
🦆 ducks that reach packaging

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