Information Systems for Sustaining Competitive Advantage

Host: University of Derby

Location: Online - Webinar

Date: Thursday, 11th March 2021 at 10am - 12pm

Cost: FREE

This workshop takes a holistic approach to understanding the type of information required to support business efficiencies including logistics, finance and operations data. The workshop also identifies the key issues and factors associated with the adoption and use of complex, tightly coupled information systems.

You will develop an understanding of the types of information within your organisation and look at key areas, such as:

  • the role of information systems in business process or value-chain innovation
  • cyber risks
  • disruptive technologies

Why is this workshop useful?

On successful completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify and evaluate the critical areas of information requirements that contribute to the success factors of an organisation.
  • Demonstrate critical appreciation of the strategic role and benefits of enterprise systems for sustaining competitive advantage.

Who should attend this workshop?

This workshop is for those in the aerospace, rail and automotive supply chain industries who have an interest in using information to sustain a competitive advantage for their business. It will help you to understand how to improve the flow of information within your business so that you can make best use of the data.

Is my business eligible?

To qualify for this ERDF-funded support, your business needs to meet this criteria:

  • be part of the automotive, aerospace or rail sector supply chains
  • be based in Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire
  • have less that 250 employees
  • not to be more than 25% owned by a large company (i.e. a company that is not an SME)
  • have a turnover less than 50 million euros and/or annual balance sheet less than 49 million euros.


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