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Dr Veronica Martinez explains that UK manufacturing companies often cannot compete on price alone, while product differentiation is getting more difficult and expensive. Services are the key to creating a more diversified business and to building stronger customer relationships, she argues.

Servitization, or the ‘shift to services’, is one of three key streams of activity for CSA, along with ecosystem value mapping and data analysis.

Veronica suggests that in future, the interaction of systems, processes and technology will provide a route to ‘total solutions’ for customers. Examples mentioned are miniaturisation to drive connectivity of services, and mass personalisation.

Career Profile Talk - Dr Mohamed Zaki

Dr Mohamed Zaki is a research associate at Cambridge Service Alliance. He is leading the Big Data and analytics for service research. 

Mohamed’s key research interests lie in the field of Big Data analytics and its implication on manufacturing, service science and business model innovation. His research uses an interdisciplinary approach of Big Data technology to address a range of real organizations problems to make better business decisions within complex service network. He is working in many research projects in collaboration with business industries such as BAE systems, Caterpillar, IBM, Pearson and Zoetis. Mohamed is also a member of the Steering Board of the Cambridge Big Data Strategic Research at the University of Cambridge. He is a co-investigator in EPSRC research networks such as Consumer Goods, Big Data, and Redistributed Manufacturing (RECODE) and EPSRC-Digital Economy (NEMODE). Recently, he is appointed as a research associate member at St Edmund's College, University of Cambridge.

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How Can Big Data Create Value?

Dr Mohamed Zaki describes recent research from the Cambridge Service Alliance into:

  • How can big data create value for companies?
  • What are the key data-driven business models?
  • What are the questions large companies need to ask when creating their own data-driven business models?

What is the future of servitization?

Many manufacturing firms are choosing to adopt or partly introduce a service-based model to create new and longer-term revenue streams.

But how will servitization evolve in the future and how will it affect businesses and consumers? Andy Neely, Head of the Cambridge Service Alliance, explains what servitization is and what opportunities it will create for manufacturers in the future.

 

Cambridge Service Alliance - The Challenge of Selling Services

Andy Neely discussed the move to selling solutions, with Della Bradshaw from the FT

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Cambridge Service Alliance - The Future of Complex Services

Introduction to the Cambridge Service Alliance

KT Box 

KT Box - The Toolbox for Improving Service Operations

Innovation in Service Business Models

Michael Davidson, IBM in discussion with Ivanka Visnjic, University of Cambridge

Cambridge Service Alliance - The Challenge of Selling Services

Cambridge Service Alliance Introductory Video.

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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Business Ecosystems: Towards a Classification Model

Apr 20, 2017

April 2017 Paper on 'Business Ecosystems: Towards a Classification Model' by Florian Urmetzer, Andy Neely and Veronica Martinez

Webinar - Investigating risks of outcome-based service contracts from a provider's perspective

Apr 10, 2017

Webinar by Dr Jingchen Hou, on 10 April 2017 'Investigating risks of outcome-based service contracts from a provider’s perspective'

Exploring the Journey to Services - Podcast Interview

Mar 27, 2017

In a new podcast from the Cambridge Service Alliance, Senior Researcher Veronica Martinez, talks about her new jointly authored paper: ‘Exploring the Journey to Services’. It is co-authored with Professor Andy Neely, Chander Velu, Stewart Leinster-Evans and Dav Bisessar.

Service Excellent Programme Delivered to Veolia

Mar 22, 2017

A Two-Day Service Excellence Programme has been developed and delivered to Veolia by the Cambridge Service Alliance.

Exploring the Journey to Services

Mar 20, 2017

March paper on 'Exploring the Journey to Services', by Veronica Martinez, Andy Neely, Chander Velu, Stewart Leinster-Evans and Dav Bisessar.

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