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Probing the value of Solent maritime industries

Published: 8 February 2010Origin: Southampton Management School

The School of Management is contributing its expertise in supply chains to Solent Maritime, a new group formed by Business Southampton to highlight the importance of maritime companies to the area and promote the sector.

The School of Management is contributing its expertise in supply chains to Solent Maritime, a new group formed by Business Southampton to highlight the importance of maritime companies to the area and promote the sector.

Research shows the marine sector contributes more than 25 per cent of Southampton’s annual gross domestic product (GDP), approximately £1.4bn.

The School of Management, working with experienced consultants SCMG, has been commissioned to produce a database and supply chain map that will identify the activities and linked relationships of the Solent’s maritime businesses and organisations.

Douglas Macbeth, Director of Business Development and Professor of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management at the School of Management says: "This sector is of key importance within the region’s economy but until now there has been not been a comprehensive insight into all the activities currently underway in and around the Solent. The map is intended to provide support to other projects on economic impact, new business opportunities and business support interventions for example".

Business Southampton is holding a morning seminar on Friday 5 March at the National Oceanography Centre to launch the project and discuss these issues.

If you would like to make a booking please call bookings@businesssouthampton.com or call 023 8068 2520

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