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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.

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Blog | Has COVID-19 Invented the 10X Supply Chain?

Jul 06, 2020

Surendra Kancherla, Principal Architect - Digital Technologies, at CSA partner, HCL, says that COVID-19 is forcing firms to look afresh at their supply chain capabilities.

Insight | Business model innovation for digital twins in the construction sector

May 19, 2020

At the Cambridge Service Alliance's most recent Community of Interest, Dr Erika Pärn considered the development of digital twins in the construction sector: the challenges it faces and whether android operating systems could provide a useful roadmap for business model innovation.

Generate revenue from digital platforms

May 12, 2020

According to Shep Hyken: "Customers are smarter than ever because they're experiencing great service from certain brands, and those rock-star brands are setting the bar higher for everyone else." In this white paper we explore the 'customer experience paradox' and how firms can use digital platforms to overcome it.

Unlocking the secrets of customer loyalty

May 12, 2020

Customer retention plays a critical role in a firm's long-term sustainability. Until recently, however, firms have tended to rely on one-dimensional survey techniques to measure their customers' loyalty. This white paper shows how machine learning can help overcome these limitations.

Driving business model transformation

May 01, 2020

A new white paper from the Cambridge Service Alliance and HCL Technologies considers how the development of a digital thread is vital for business model transformation.

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