Supplier scheme aims to boost efficiency

AN initiative has been launched to help more than 200 businesses across the East of England to save money and become more efficient with their resources.

AN initiative has been launched to help more than 200 businesses across the East of England to save money and become more efficient with their resources.

In its latest bid to drive productivity across the region, Resource Efficiency East (REE) has secured funding to run the Supply Chain Network, with the aim of improving the resource efficiency of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) by working with the supply chains of up to eight larger regional organisations.

The network is designed to improve resource efficiency on a collective basis by enabling larger organisations to mentor and engage SMEs that are connected through their supply chain to many other organisations.

Applications to become a host within the network are being invited from public and private sector organisations in the East of England who are keen to work with and mentor their supply chain to deliver improvements in resource efficiency.


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Antony Gough, director of Resource Efficiency East, said: “Each Supply Chain Network will be supported by up to 30 days of fully funded assistance to help facilitate the network and encourage the stimulation of innovative solutions to joint issues.”

For an application form and guidance on how to apply to be a host within the Supply Chain Network, please visit www.resourceefficiencyeast.org.uk/supply-chain-network.asp or email supplychain@resourceefficiencyeast.org.uk.

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Completed application forms must be returned no later than 4pm on December 11, 2009. Successful applicants will be notified by December 21.

Resource Efficiency East is a �2.1 million programme, managed by Renewables East and jointly funded by the East of England Development Agency and the European Regional Development Fund, which aims to deliver specialist advice, guidance and support on how businesses in the region can improve their resource efficiency and realise the business benefits that result.

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