What's new at the IfM - December - Latest from the Centre for International Manufacturing

These are interesting times for global manufacturers. At our recent annual Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium, we learnt first-hand from companies such as Cisco, Jaguar Land Rover and Schneider Electric about the radical transformations they are undergoing as they move towards increasingly connected, smarter, digitally-enabled supply chains.


Which means these are also exciting times for the IfM’s Centre for International Manufacturing as our research programme responds to the design challenges inherent in these ‘next-generation’ supply chains. We are also leading the research for the UK government and industry-funded project, REMEDIES, which aims to tackle inefficiencies in the UK’s pharmaceutical supply chain and enable it to take full advantage of emerging technologies. Meanwhile, we continue to put our research into practice with a number of multinational companies - helping them achieve competitive advantage through their production and supply networks.


If you would like to find out more about the Centre for International Manufacturing or how we could work with your organisation, click on the links below or get in touch with me at: jss46@cam.ac.uk


Dr Jag Srai
Centre for International Manufacturing
Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge.



Connecting the unconnected Connecting the unconnected: New thinking on next generation supply chains
Transforming global supply and manufacturing networks

Transforming Global Manufacturing and Supply Networks

Working with multinational companies to capture value from their international operations

Keeping the supply chain flowing

Keeping the supply chain flowing

In this age of rapid and escalating change, what can businesses do to flourish? Take a look at their supply chains, say researchers in the Centre for International Manufacturing, part of the IfM, based on their research in the UK and India.




Following the recent release of capital spend and funds for recruitment, a full Remedies consortium partner meeting was held at the IfM Cambridge to review progress on individual project workstreams and agree forward plans.
Supply chain risk
Dr Mukesh Kumar shares research and guidance from the Centre for International Manufacturing which can help large, multinational companies manage their supply network risk in a more efficient way.
Cambridge TV
Dr Jag Srai from the Centre for International Manufacturing at the IfM has recently taken part in an interview for Cambridge TV.
Global food security
Listen to the podcast with Dr Mukesh Kumar on UK-India food supply chains: sustainability and food security.
Manufacturing at 50
2015 is an important year for the IfM. This October sees the 50th annual intake of students on its MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management.


Recent publications

  • Manufacturing in the world: where next? - See here.
  • Evaluating the potential for the continuous processing of pharmaceutical products—a supply network perspective - See here
  • Inkjet printing for pharmaceutics - A review of research and manufacturing. See paper here.
  • Future supply chains enabled by continuous processing--opportunities and challenges. See paper here.

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