Business strategy & performance
IfM students help to turn 100-year-old bakery into thriving online business
Despite a few challenging years as a result of COVID-19, 100-year-old Cambridge bakery Fitzbillies has emerged triumphant, with the help and insights of a group of IfM students.
Helping SMEs develop strategy and build capability
Small firms with big ideas are a critical component in driving the nation towards a knowledge economy – but SMEs are often left out of the innovation system. Dr Nicky Athanassopoulou discusses how universities can work with small businesses to boost innovation.
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.
Unlocking opportunities for specialist metals fabricator
Stainless Metalcraft is a high specification fabrication and machining company planning to triple its turnover helped by expert facilitation from IfM ECS through the Civil Nuclear Sharing in Growth programme.
Competing through competences
Reveals an organisation's potential, its capabilities and limitations, in order to build a more sustainable competitive advantage.
Getting the measure of your business
Provides simple but effective tools to develop a performance measurement system to match a company's manufacturing strategy. (2002, Paperback, 143 pages)
Creating a winning business formula
Explains how to review current processes and procedures and develop and implement a new manufacturing strategy. (Part of a series of three books) (2002, Paperback, 116 pages)
- 3D printing
- Advanced manufacturing
- Big Data and the new analytics
- Business model innovation
- Business strategy & performance
- Business tools
- Design for transformation
- Developing people
- Digital manufacturing
- Ecosystem mapping
- Global supply chains
- Innovation and IP management
- Managing risk
- Manufacturing a better world
- Manufacturing matters
- Open Innovation
- Strategic asset management
- Technology and innovation policy
- Technology management
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