Case studies

Big Data and the new analytics

DIAL B for Boeing

Duncan McFarlane, Head of the IfM's Distributed Information & Automation Laboratory (DIAL), and members of his research team have been working with Boeing since 2005, finding intelligent solutions to some challenging industrial problems.

Business model innovation

Business model innovation in India

A new study by Chander Velu, from the University of Cambridge's Institute for Manufacturing and Mahima Kanna from the International Finance Corporation, aims to shed light on business model innovation in India over the last decade.

Business strategy & performance

Case study: developing a successful business strategy

IfM ECS has used its approaches to prioritisation and business strategy to help Stainless Metalcraft, a high specification fabrication and machining company, achieve its ambitions for growth.

Design for transformation

Innovation by design

Linde Gases has designed a radical new valve for its gas cylinders, with support from the IfM's Design Management Group and IfM ECS.

Developing people

Seeing the bigger picture: how experts at ATOS are becoming trusted advisors

IfM Education and Consultancy Services (IfM ECS) has developed a bespoke executive education programme for IT experts at the global technology company, Atos.

Global supply chains

International Manufacturing Briefings - 2007-2009

IfM briefings and case studies provide a two-page summary of management, technology and policy issues.

Global production network planning at Caterpillar Inc: a case study

Rod Skewes, Caterpillar's Manager of Global Production Network Planning, describes their approach, developed in collaboration with Cambridge University.


Roadmapping health and wellbeing in the UK rail industry

There are approximately 120,000 people working for the UK rail industry. Recent figures have indicated that sickness costs the industry ?316 million a year. Addressing the health of its workforce is therefore a matter of some urgency and could result in an annual saving of ?32 million

Roadmapping the future of UK physics

The UK’s Institute of Physics has engaged the roadmapping expertise of IfM ECS to support IOP Members to deliver transformational changes for society.

Roadmapping case studies

Read how IfM roadmapping has benefited a wide range of organisations.

Roadmapping at BASF

How BASF's experiences are shared by many of the companies taking part in a research project run by the IfM's Strategic Technology and Innovation Management (STIM) Consortium.

Integrating roadmapping into whole of company strategy planning

IHI Corporation is benefitting from better goal alignment and increased dialogue across departments within the company as a result of integrating roadmapping into its business planning strategy.

Technology roadmapping for leading liquid repellent supplier

We used our fast-start approach to roadmapping to help a leading liquid repellent technology supplier gain a clear direction for the future. The process highlighted the benefits of roadmapping and provided training for their internal team to allow them to use the technique for other products.

Technology and innovation policy

Understanding the landscape: High value manufacturing strategies for the regions

In 2011 the UK Government invited local authorities and businesses to set up Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), and gave them a remit to decide the investment priorities that will best support local business.