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Research Insight: Business models and business continuity

This article by Niemimaa et al (2018) suggests that business continuity management (BCM) is too focused on day-to-day operations and their resilience.  However external threats (such as digital technologies, crowd sourcing and the sharing economy) may not only affect such … Continue reading

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5G – what does it mean for operations?

Yesterday, EE launched the first 5G network in some cities across the U.K.  Over the last few days, commentators and experts have been discussing this in the media. And to my mind, they have been fairly vague about its implications … Continue reading

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“The Duct Tape Guide to Digital Strategy”

Deloitte authors have published a new book called The Technology Fallacy.  For a quick insight into what this book is about visit this article on the Deloitte Insights website.  It looks in detail at the idea that digital technology can be used … Continue reading

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Recent startups that are growing fast

This week I am going to blog about some operations you may never have heard of.  This is because they are relatively recent startups – but they are growing fast.  Many of them will transform existing business models.  Look out … Continue reading

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Can “fast fashion” be part of the circular economy?

This piece from edie.net is interesting for two reasons.  First, it demonstrates how public policy may influence operations.  Second, it highlights how business models may have to change if they are to be part of the circular economy (blogged about … Continue reading

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Product-Service Systems role in the circular economy

There’s a great deal of interest right now in the “circular economy”, as evidenced by yesterday’s blog from Mark Camilleri.  The ‘old’ economic model of ‘take-make-consume- dispose’ is being replaced with the concept of a circular economy, which is more … Continue reading

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The meteoric rise of gin

Interesting piece on the BBC Business website, outlining the significant rise in gin consumption in the U.K.  Apparently 1.5 m. more adults now drink this beverage than four years ago.  It seems a major factor in this was a change … Continue reading

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AI will change most firms business model

The latest BCG Artificial Intelligence Global Executive Study and Research Project  report has just been published on the MIT Sloan Management Review website (here).  It surveyed 3,076 executives from around the world, and interviewed 36 in depth.  One of the … Continue reading

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“…as a Service” applied to agriculture by the Small Robot Company

Back in 2012 I blogged about cloud computing and explained three alternative models of this –  ‘infrastructure as a service’ (IaaS), ‘platform as a service’ (PaaS), and ‘software as a service’ (SaaS).  The “… as a Service” business model is … Continue reading

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Mission Mars growth plans for Albert’s Schloss

Albert’s Schloss is a beer hall concept in Manchester, designed and operated by the Mission Mars group.  If you’ve not been there, do the next best thing – visit its website.  And if you’ve never heard of Mission Mars, here’s … Continue reading

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