IfM Review Issue 5 - What's new at the IfM - April


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



To read the latest PDF copy, please click here, or view in ISSUU here.


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.


Best wishes,


Sarah Fell
Editor, IfM Review
T: +44 (0)1223 748267


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The innovation game

The innovation game

Frank Tietze

Getting to grips with IP

A social network of things

'A social network of things' - New approaches to asset management

Liquid assets

Liquid assets

Roadmapping at BASF

Roadmapping at BASF

Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap

The Cambridge Value Mapping Tool

The Cambridge Value Mapping Tool

Oral health production line

Manufacturing Leaders

Date published

1 April 2016

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