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Challenges and opportunities

Healthcare supply chains can learn from COVID-19 response. The global scramble to find medical supplies to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic points to both challenges and opportunities for the sometimes too narrowly defined area of healthcare supply chains, says a…

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Dangers of de-globalisation

Worrying signs of a knee-jerk reaction to COVID-19, says Peter Williamson, Honorary Professor of International Management. There are worrying signs of a knee-jerk reaction to the coronavirus pandemic, a spasm toward protectionism, nationalism and the abandonment of international cooperation. This is clearly the wrong approach. …

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East Anglia in Business: ‘Frugal innovation’ isn’t just for developing countries

Jaideep Prabhu, Professor of Marketing at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses frugal innovation and how large and small companies can benefit from it. “Thanks to digital manufacturing (and frugal innovation more generally), many small companies are now able to survive…

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Digital customer focus

Manufacturers in the retail sector could better assess customer needs through digital technology in production and supply chain processes, says article in Harvard Business Review co-authored by Dr Benn Lawson of Cambridge Judge Business School. Dr Benn Lawson Manufacturers that…

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Harvard Business Review: How digital fulfillment is changing manufacturing

An article co-authored by Dr Benn Lawson, University Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, looks at how manufacturers serving the retail sector can harness digital technology for production and supply chain processes to realign decision-making with…

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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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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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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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