Small and Medium Enterprises – Competitiveness in Networks (SME-COMNET)

SME-COMNET project aims to establish technology based cooperation between Macedonian and European SMEs and increase SME competitiveness on domestic and international market through strengthening inter-company linkages and intra-company improvements by addressing:

  • Value chain: strategic issues, design – the structure of SME’s value chain, operation – running business, value chain performance measurement
  • Manufacturing logistics – production systems, layout, warehousing, quality, etc.
  • Transportation issues – internal and external

SME-COMNET project consists of four main components:

  • Value chain perspective (collaboration amongst companies operating in one supply chain)
  • Company level improvement projects (integrated part with value chain perspective)
  • Introduction of information management systems (ERP, DRP, MRP)
  • SMEs learning in clusters

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In addition, SME-COMNET project is supporting the creation of a logistics based course at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Skopje. The project is recognized as contributing for the SME sector in Macedonia by the relevant governmental bodies as it fills up the gap in expert support in the field of logistics, essential for strengthening the competitiveness of Macedonian SMEs.

Project is supported by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.