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Norwich Shoestring Awareness Workshop

13 June, 2023 @ 10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Discover the quickest way for your company to get started with digitalisation using the low-risk Shoestring approach.

Find out how a low-cost digital solution can help:

  • reduce your energy costs
  • enable you to track jobs across locations
  • improve process / equipment monitoring

This workshop will help you identify challenges your business faces, benefits you would like to see from a digital solution and show how low-cost digital solutions help manufacturers. After the workshop you will have free access to practical low-cost solutions (all you have to do is purchase the low-cost components*), and free support from the Shoestring team to help your employees (and apprentices) deploy them.

Are you worried about energy consumption?

The Power monitoring starter solution will help you address challenges such as:

  • Are machines on unnecessarily?
  • Could youreduce costs by rescheduling operations?

Do you know where your jobs are across the shop floor?

The Job tracking starter solution helps resolve problems such as:

  • Do customer queries on job progress take too much time?
  • Do misplaced / incomplete jobs create delays?

How well do you need to control temperature in production?

The Temperature monitoring starter solution helps answer questions such as:

  • Do temperature conditions impact product quality?
  • Can you see if temperature is out of expected range?

* When accessing the solutions, companies only need to purchase the low-cost solution components which cost about £150-£300. 

Who should attend?

This workshop is aimed at senior managers, production and operation leaders and those who are keen to explore the possibilities for low-cost digital solutions in their business. It is designed to help small- and medium-sized companies involved in engineering, manufacturing, construction and logistics.

Sign up for a free place on the workshop via NAAME’s Eventbrite page

This Shoestring Awareness workshop is co-organised by NAAME (New Anglia Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering), the sector group for manufacturing & engineering businesses in Norfolk & Suffolk. The workshop is hosted by Productivity East, Norfolk’s regional hub for engineering, technology and management which is based at the University of East Anglia (UEA).


Productivity East, University of East Anglia, University Drive, Norwich NR4 7LP