Issue 5 of the Institute for Manufacturing Review is now available online. I hope it gives you a flavour of the research we carry out at the IfM and the work we do with industry and governments putting that research into practice.
This issue includes articles on:
|The importance of business model innovation and why we need to understand it better|
|Advances in inkjet printing and fluid engineering and how they are being used to develop and manufacture new technologies|
|How the ‘social network of things’ has the potential to transform the way in which companies manage their key assets|
|The benefits of taking a more strategic approach to IP|
|Turning research into effective business tools and processes|
|The ‘Cambridge Value Mapping’ tool and how it helps firms create more value for their customers, stakeholders and themselves|
|Manufacturing leaders: Roger Connor, President Global Manufacturing and Supply at GSK, talks about what he learnt on the IfM’s Manufacturing Leaders Programme|
|The benefits and challenges of embedding roadmapping within an organisation|
We hope you enjoy this issue of the Review. If you are interested in exploring any of the topics in more detail, please do get in touch. We would be delighted to hear from you.