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Ornella Benedettini

Ornella Benedettini

Visiting Researcher


Biography:

Ornella Benedettini joined the IfM in September 2009 as academic visitor at the Cambridge Service Alliance. Her work has broadly been concerned with the analysis of financial consequences of servitization of manufacturing strategies (servitization paradox in particular) and, more recently, the modelling of service complexity. 

Ornella is also a University lecturer at the Politecnico di Bari, where she is in charge of the modules of ‘Industrial Plants’ (Degree in Industrial Engineering) and ‘Reliability and Maintenance of Production Systems’ (Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering). She has held a visiting academic position at Cranfield University from 2005 to 2009, and has been appointed University Fellow in 2008. Her research at Cranfield Univerisity has covered a number of topics, including discrete events simulation, modelling of human behaviour in manufacturing systems design, asset health management, green production, servitization of manufacturing and product-service systems. On behalf of Cranfield University, Ornella has also worked as consultant at Ford Motor Company and within the Boeing-Cranfield Centre of Excellence on Integrated Vehicle Health Management.

Ornella’s educational background includes a PhD in logistics and a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Politecnico di Bari. Her student work has been awarded prizes from the Italian Association of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (AILOG) and the National Association of Industrial Mechanical Plants (ANIMP). Further recent accomplishments include work as scholar of the Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) Research and the contribution to the pro INNO Europe EPISIS project as BIS expert for the work-package Integration Between Technology and Services.

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Understanding business models in the construction sector

Nov 25, 2020

What’s standing in the way of offsite manufacturing? For decades, the construction sector has been hailing it as the next big thing but we have yet to see it really taking off. Why is that, when the technologies and processes already exist? Dr Zakaria Dakhli believes it is due to a fundamental incompatibility between business models and it is only when this has been fully understood that the long-awaited transformation can take place.

A machine learning approach to quality control

Nov 14, 2020

Most of the products we take for granted contain huge numbers of components assembled in multiple stages by different manufacturers. Quality control is vital throughout the assembly process with rigorous testing required at every step.

Digital twins: driving business model innovation

Nov 06, 2020

For B2B firms struggling to reap the rewards of digitalisation, could digital twins be the way forward? In this article, CSA's Dr Erika Pärn and colleagues from the Fraunhofer Institute and Technische Universität in Dortmund, explore the relationship between this emerging technology and business model innovation.

Making business model innovation happen: the Business Model Cohesiveness Scorecard

Oct 30, 2020

Digital transformation is failing to live up to its hype, at least as far as productivity gains are concerned. If, as research suggests, a lack of business model innovation is the main culprit, we need a way of making it happen. Dr Chander Velu thinks a balanced scorecard approach could be the answer.

2020 Annual Review

Oct 23, 2020

Read about our latest research in our tenth anniversary Annual Review.

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