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Institute for Manufacturing Workshops
WHERE WOULD DIGITAL ADD VALUE TO YOUR BUSINESS?
event_note Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019
query_builder 10:00 - 11:00
card_travel IfM workshop
mic English
WHERE WOULD DIGITAL ADD VALUE TO YOUR BUSINESS?
Rather than being pressured into adopting technologies to keep up with the digital transformation curve, manufacturers need to consider how they can use technologies to solve the challenges they are facing and add real value to the business.
A first step to achieving this can be to identify your organisation’s core competencies – those resources and capabilities that provide your organisation with a strategic advantage.  During the workshop you will use the IfM’s tools to identify your core competencies and consider whether digitalisation could add value to these areas.
Rank of interest Tags Description Speakers Moderator Preferences
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WHERE WOULD DIGITAL ADD VALUE TO YOUR BUSINESS?
Rather than being pressured into adopting technologies to keep up with the digital transformation curve, manufacturers need to consider how they can use technologies to solve the challenges they are facing and add real value to the business.
Speakers
Nicky
Dr Nicky Athanassopoulou
Moderator
Institute for Manufacturing,
Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge
Institute for Manufacturing Workshops
ELEPHANT AND MOUSE- HOW LARGE AND SMALL COMPANIES CAN BUILD UNDERSTANDING
event_note Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019
query_builder 11:30 - 12:30
card_travel IfM workshop
mic English
ELEPHANT AND MOUSE- HOW LARGE AND SMALL COMPANIES CAN BUILD UNDERSTANDING
It is well known that ‘elephant and mouse’ partnerships (i.e. when a very small, new company seeks to partner with a large, more mature one) are very difficult to manage. In this workshop, drawing upon research carried out at the University of Cambridge in collaboration with a wide range of industrial partners, we will explore:
•    Why are these partnerships so difficult to manage?
•    Is it getting easier to set-up and manage such partnerships?
•    Are some sectors better at doing this than others?
•    What can be done to improve the success rate of such partnerships?
Rank of interest Tags Description Speakers Moderator Preferences
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ELEPHANT AND MOUSE- HOW LARGE AND SMALL COMPANIES CAN BUILD UNDERSTANDING
It is well known that ‘elephant and mouse’ partnerships (i.e. when a very small, new company seeks to partner with a large, more mature one) are very difficult to manage.
Speakers
Tim
Professor Tim Minshall
Moderator
Institute for Manufacturing,
Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge
Institute for Manufacturing Workshops
NEW WAYS OF THINKING TO CREATE DISRUPTIVE IDEAS
event_note Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019
query_builder 13:00 - 14:00
card_travel IfM workshop
mic English
NEW WAYS OF THINKING TO CREATE DISRUPTIVE IDEAS
Do you need a fresh perspective on how challenges faced by your organisation can be turned into opportunities? During the session we will work with creativity techniques that will help to spark new ideas and create new solutions.

You will try approaching problems differently, generating ideas on how you could unlock new value in your business, leaving with a fresh perspective on how to approach challenges. This session applies tools and approaches researched and developed at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge.
Rank of interest Tags Description Speakers Moderator Preferences
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NEW WAYS OF THINKING TO CREATE DISRUPTIVE IDEAS
Do you need a fresh perspective on how challenges faced by your organisation can be turned into opportunities? During the session we will work with creativity techniques that will help to spark new ideas and create new solutions. You will try approaching problems differently, generating ideas on how you could unlock new value in your business, leaving with a fresh perspective on how to approach challenges. This session applies tools and approaches researched and developed at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge.
Speakers
Diana
Dr Diana Khripko
Moderator
Institute for Manufacturing,
Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge
Institute for Manufacturing Workshops
LOW-COST DIGITAL SOLUTIONS FOR MANUFACTURING SMEs
event_note Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019
query_builder 14:30 - 15:30
card_travel IfM workshop
mic English
LOW-COST DIGITAL SOLUTIONS FOR MANUFACTURING SMEs
A project with a difference; the IfM are leading a cross-university collaborative research project called ‘Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring’. It asks how existing and readily available technologies could be implemented on a low-cost basis to support growth and productivity in SMEs. Rather than implementing digital at all costs, the focus is on addressing the common concern that recent developments in digital manufacturing are unlikely to be affordable to SMEs. 
 
In this workshop, we will:
•    Outline the aims of the project and it’s progress to date
•    Gather the most pressing digital requirements from manufacturers
•    Look at how this project aims to create appropriate digital solutions that demonstrate significant value for SMEs
•    Highlight how you can get involved with the project
Rank of interest Tags Description Speakers Moderator Preferences
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LOW-COST DIGITAL SOLUTIONS FOR MANUFACTURING SMEs
A project with a difference; the IfM are leading a cross-university collaborative research project called ‘Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring’.
Speakers
Benjamin
Benjamin Schönfuß
Moderator
Institute for Manufacturing,
Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge
Institute for Manufacturing Workshops
DISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF ROADMAPPING FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING
event_note Thursday, 14 Nov 2019
query_builder 10:00 - 11:00
card_travel IfM workshop
mic English
DISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF ROADMAPPING FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING
Roadmapping is a powerful strategic planning technique that is integral to creating and delivering strategic and technology plans.
This workshop will help you understand how strategic roadmapping could benefit your organisation. You’ll understand the graphic and collaborative nature of roadmapping and how this facilitates strategic alignment and dialogue between functions from across your organisation.
This hands-on session will guide you through a roadmapping template, showing how it can help your organisation align technological and commercial objectives, as well as detailing our fast-start, resource-efficient approaches to developing roadmaps.
Rank of interest Tags Description Speakers Moderator Preferences
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ROADMAPPING FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING
This workshop will help you understand how strategic roadmapping could benefit your organisation.
Speakers
Imoh
Dr Imoh Llevbare
Moderator
Institute for Manufacturing,
Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge
Institute for Manufacturing Workshops
TO AUTOMATE OR NOT? THAT IS THE QUESTION.
event_note Thursday, 14 Nov 2019
query_builder 11:30 - 12:30
card_travel IfM workshop
mic English
TO AUTOMATE OR NOT? THAT IS THE QUESTION.
Automation can be the answer to a whole host of manufacturing and operations questions. But deciding what, how and when to automate is not straightforward, and getting it wrong can be expensive and highly visible.
During this workshop you will learn about an Automation Assessment tool developed at the University of Cambridge that supports organisations through the decision-making process. Benefits of the assessment include: a full review of production capabilities, clarification of automation objectives and priorities, and uniting stakeholders from across the organisation to create a company-wide strategy. We will look at how a structured approach can help you progress along the ‘Automation Maturity Path’ and find out how it is already being used to make decisions in organisations including Jaguar Land Rover, Foxconn and Schlumberger.
Rank of interest Tags Description Speakers Moderator Preferences
error_outline No places requested. Please join tables below
TO AUTOMATE OR NOT? THAT IS THE QUESTION.
During this workshop you will learn about an Automation Assessment tool developed at the University of Cambridge that supports organisations through the decision-making process. Benefits of the assessment include: a full review of production capabilities, clarification of automation objectives and priorities, and uniting stakeholders from across the organisation to create a company-wide strategy
Speakers
Liz
Liz Salter
Moderator
Institute for Manufacturing,
Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge
Institute for Manufacturing Workshops
TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
event_note Thursday, 14 Nov 2019
query_builder 13:00 - 14:00
card_travel IfM workshop
mic English
TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
You’ve decided that you need to acquire new technology in order to achieve your digitalisation ambition. How can you objectively assess potential partners and technology providers to decide which is the best route to pursue, when there are so many potential solution providers you could work with? 

During this workshop, you will work through the IfM’s Technology Acquisition Tool to help you determine whether a potential partner or technology you are looking to purchase matches the needs of your organisation. 

You will consider and score the following criteria:
-    your organisations ability to absorb a new technology 
-    compatibility of your organisation and the potential partner
-    Suitability of the tech for your organisation’s needs
Rank of interest Tags Description Speakers Moderator Preferences
error_outline No places requested. Please join tables below
TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
You’ve decided that you need to acquire new technology in order to achieve your digitalisation ambition.
Speakers
Imoh
Dr Imoh Llevbare
Moderator
Institute for Manufacturing,
Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge
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