Webinars

Automation

Assessing your automation investment decisions

Automation can be the answer to a whole host of manufacturing and operations questions. This webinar outlines the IfM's structured Automation Assessment Tool to support you in automation investment decision making.

Business strategy & performance

Competing through competences

In this webinar, experts demonstrate how reviewing competences will give you a better understanding of your organisation’s potential, capabilities and limitations, so you can develop and refine strategies that adapt effectively to shifts in the market and build a sustained competitive advantage.

Business tools

Make or buy: Supporting strategic decision-making

In this webinar, experts cover the IfM’s 'make-or-buy' approach which helps organsiations determine what activities to undertake or develop in-house, undertake with partners, outsource or deliver through acquisition.

Developing people

Delevoping the next generation of technology leaders at Atos

Dr Judith Shawcross and colleagues from Atos and Paderborn University talk about the award-winning 'Gold for Experts' talent development programme. The webinar hosted by EFMD Global Network was part of the Excellence in Practice Award Winners series.

Digital manufacturing

Introduction to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Professor McFarlane talks about the next stage in the IoT evolution and its expansion into industry (IIoT).

Digital manufacturing, on a shoestring budget [WEBINAR]

This webinar introduces Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring, an EPSRC-funded project, that aims to demonstrate how low-cost commercially available technologies can be exploited in SMEs.

Ecosystem mapping

Ecosystem thinking for strategic planning [WEBINAR]

In this webinar Florian Urmetzer explores how looking to your business ecosystem can offer opportunities to draw in the resources and capabilities needed to meet the demands of end-customers.

Managing risk

Total information risk management

Making the business case for data quality programmes.

Manufacturing a better world

COVID-19: Manufacturing at a turning point

At this IfM Briefing, leading experts from the Institute for Manufacturing draw lessons from the response of firms and governments to the COVID-19 pandemic, and look at how the manufacturing industry is likely to change and adapt in the months and years ahead.

Roadmapping

Strategic roadmapping: take control in times of uncertainty

Dr Imoh Ilevbare, Product Manager (Innovation and Technology Management) at IfM ECS, provides insights on how to stay on the front-foot in the face of the current complex and rapidly-shifting political and technological landscape.

Steering your organisation through a time of uncertainty

In this webinar, experts from the IfM cover how organisations can use strategic tools including roadmapping and scenario planning to plan in a rapidly changing business landscape.

Sustainability

Manufacturing sustainability: How to develop sustainable business models

This webinar looks at why sustainable business models matter and how to think differently about value creation and capture. We also cover applications from three industries where IfM tools have helped businesses to shift to a sustainable business model.

Manufacturing sustainability: Practical steps towards an efficient future

In this webinar, experts from the Centre for Industrial Sustainability highlight why sustainability makes business sense and how manufacturers can generate new value whilst reducing waste.

Manufacturing sustainability: Identifying and eliminating waste

This webinar looks at how identifying and eliminating waste in your business makes business sense. Experts from research and industry will explain techniques for identifying waste using data you are already collecting and how you can get buy-in from across the business to drive the initiative forward.

Manufacturing sustainability: Back to the future

In this webinar Steve Evans revisits the 'Future of UK Manufacturing' predictions from 2013 and looks ahead to the big changes and challenges that are now shaping our industrial future.