Category Archives: Chap 16 Innovation and CI

A Five Fifty Guide to Creativity

Having blogged about the highly creative film industry, I though I’d see what McKinsey have to say about creativity.  Their Five Fifty Guide explores the following: creative workers is an increasingly important part of the workforce there is a strong … Continue reading

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Don’t just book an airline seat, book a bin too

The annual Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg is taking place right now, and Bloomberg.com have reviewed some of the innovations being showcased there (here).  These include “new seats, fabrics, lights, in-flight entertainment systems and creative layout concepts”.  My own personal … Continue reading

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Please wear your Safecap when reading our blog…

… to prevent you nodding off.  Ford have developed this headwear to prevent drivers from falling asleep at the wheel.  Rather than read Ford’s own blurb about it, it’s more interesting to see what deconstructedbrief.com have to say about it … Continue reading

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Innovation in Sodexo

I’ve just been looking at Sodexo’s Global Annual Culinary Report 2019.  Let’s be clear it is not what it says on the front – it is a sales and promotion glossy designed to highlight different aspects of Sodexo’s portfolio.  BUT … Continue reading

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Innovation in Europe

This Deloitte report “investigates how companies in Europe are developing digital, data-driven technologies to augment human physical and mental abilities. Specifically, the report examines the triggers of innovation and its implementation”. The digital tools most firms have already invested in … Continue reading

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The impact of digital technology on innovation

Arthur D. Little have conducted a survey of “150 senior executives in innovation, R&D and technology… analyzed over 300 tools, and investigated hundreds of real-world application cases of digitally enabled innovation” (reported on here).  This has identified three main areas of … Continue reading

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Enterprise of the Future

This presentation in Madrid shows HPE’s CEO talking two weeks ago about the ‘enterprise of the future’ and the ‘edge’.

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Potato peelings as part of the circular economy

OK.  I know what you are thinking – this circular economy stuff is getting ridiculous…  But it’s not.  You would think that MDF board (or chip board) is biodegradable, especially since 80% of it is wood.  But it’s not.  This … Continue reading

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CI gemba

Sometimes we can over complicate things.  This video shows how a continuous improvement (CI) training is conducted in a relatively small U.S. manufacturer.  It is beautiful in its simplicity… and its effectiveness.

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Insights into innovation

London Business School has a webpage devoted to case studies of innovation.  It includes insights into Amazon, Samsung and YouTube, as well as examples of less well known innovative companies. It introduces these cases with a brief overview, which includes … Continue reading

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