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developing new understanding and approaches to complex service systems

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Tools and Frameworks

Through a rigorous programme of research and investigation, we have been developing a set of tools and techniques which can be used by businesses to address some of their most pressing needs.

Business model innovation assessment:

This process helps senior teams identify whether their organisations have the right capabilities to innovate their business models. We have used this assessment successfully with a variety of senior teams, helping them develop a much clearer and more coherent strategy for organisational capability development as they seek to make the shift to services.

Identifying and designing enterprise-wide key performance indicators:

Firms often work with partners to deliver complex services and solutions but this creates a challenge when it comes to performance measures, which are typically developed within the confines of a single firm. The Cambridge Service Alliance has developed a structured process for developing cross-organisation, enterprisewide, key performance indicators. The process helps you to identify and design a small and well-structured set of key performance indicators that you and your partners can use to co-ordinate value creation and delivery across the network of organisations involved in the delivery of a complex service.

Ecosystem mapping toolkit:

As networks of firms pool their capabilities to deliver the desired customer outcomes, the question of who to collaborate with and how, becomes central to the strategic debate in many firms. Understanding the structure and nature of your ecosystem, as well as its economics is a prerequisite to thinking about your approach to collaboration and competition. The Cambridge methodology for mapping and innovating ecosystems helps you understand the structure of your ecosystem, analyse its economics and decide how you should seek to shift the balance of power in your ecosystem.

Cambridge Service Alliance

Welcome to the Cambridge Service Alliance…

  • a unique global alliance between leading businesses and universities;
  • bringing together the world's leading firms and academics;
  • all of whom are devoted to delivering today the tools, education and insights needed for the complex service solutions of tomorrow.

Members of the Cambridge Service Alliance include BAE Systems, Caterpillar, IBM and the University of Cambridge.

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Risks of Outcome-Based Service Contracts

Feb 21, 2017

February Paper on 'Investigating risks of outcome-based service contracts from a provider's perspective' by Jingchen Hou and Andy Neely

New Pro-Vice-Chancellor Role for Professor Andy Neely

Feb 15, 2017

Professor Andy Neely, the University of Cambridge's new Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Enterprise and Business Relations.

Webinar on Classification of Noisy Data

Feb 13, 2017

13 February 2017 - Classification of Noisy Data: An Approach Based on Genetic Algorithms and Voronoi Tessellation - Abdul Khan

A Process for B2B Partnerships - designing to deliver capability across companies

Jan 26, 2017

Executive Briefing and Podcast on B2B Partnership - designing to deliver capability across companies.

Podcast on Ecosystems Value Framework

Jan 23, 2017

Dr Florian Urmetzer, Senior Research Associate, Cambridge Service Alliance talks about his new paper: The Ecosystem Value Framework: Supporting Managers to Understand Value Exchange between Core Businesses in Service Ecosystems. The paper is co-authored with Veronica Martinez and Andy Neely.

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