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Industrial policy (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

The financial crisis has revived the notion of industrial policy in the UK. But how is it different today from the 'discredited' policies of the 1970s, and do we risk betting on winners once again? In this episode, joining podcast…

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Collective feelings matter

Study co-authored by Dr Jochen Menges of Cambridge Judge Business School says employees feel worse at work in less consumer-centric industries such as manufacturing, with consequences for workplace strain and absenteeism. Employees at less consumer-focused industries such as manufacturing feel…

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Metal grinder patiently practicing his craft on a large metal pipe. With a group of factory employees working in the background. Trying to lift a large metal pipe with a factory crane.

Recycling luxury

Luxury auto makers can reduce waste and boost profit margins by adopting 'circular economy' strategies, says article in World Economic Forum co-authored by Dr Khaled Soufani of Cambridge Judge. The luxury auto manufacturing industry can reduce waste and boost profit…

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Changing the world? Here’s your playbook.

If you really want to change the world, this is how to do it, one play at a time. Picture this: a campaign group has identified a harmful chemical, and wants to campaign for its removal from consumer products. But…

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The playbook that might help you change the world

Industrial plant and equipment: Industrial Excellence Awards came to the UK

Coverage of the first UK Industrial Excellence Award competition, backed by CJBS and led by Dr Jane Davies, University Lecturer in Operations Management at CJBS. The prestigious award, previously won by BMW, Siemens and Airbus, is now open to UK…

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Industrial Excellence Award comes to the UK

UK companies invited to showcase excellence in manufacturing via the first UK Industrial Excellence Award competition, backed by the University of Cambridge Judge Business School A prestigious award previously won by companies like BMW, Siemens and Airbus is now open…

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Industrial Excellence Award comes to the UK

Any hope for Japanese manufacturing?

They were once the global leaders in consumer electronics but over the past few years, top Japanese manufacturers have posted record losses. Cambridge MBA Masato Omori discusses whether there is any hope for Japanese manufacturing. An interview with Conrad Chua,…

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Masato Omori

Competitive advantage through new business models (Cambridge Service Alliance Conference)

As European economies bump along the bottom a new approach to manufacturing industries is helping to make businesses more successful in the longer term. Companies which have traditionally manufactured products are now branching out into the service sector. "The Servitisation…

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A total solution

What do we know about global trends in the servitisation of manufacturing? Professor Andy Neely, Fellow in Business Performance Measurement & Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, and Director of the Cambridge Service Alliance, who recently wrote the paper Servitization…

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Professor Andy Neely

Smart factories create competitive advantage for global manufacturers

A new model for understanding how multinationals can gain a competitive edge from their manufacturing networks has been created as a result of a recent study by Professor Arnoud De Meyer, Director of Cambridge Judge Business School and Professor Ann…

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Smart factories