The Toyota production system teaches that delivering greater value to the customer is of prime importance in the development of any product. Dave Moore from Toyota Material Handling examines how this affected the development of the new Toyota Tonero
Merger and acquisition – M&A - is the ‘ultimate change programme’. It is often high profile, always disruptive, and carries a large degree of risk. You need to manage the risk, and to do that, you have to approach the whole process in a practical and people-centred way explains David Axon, head of private equity and M&A at Celerant Consulting.
Andy Millar, engineering design manager of Bombardier Rail Control Solutions,
describes how working in collaboration with a higher education institution
through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership enabled his company to develop a
product that is both innovative and marketable
The current state of the economy is making companies think twice about investing in a new ERP system. But is it time to revise cautious thinking, asks John Stephens, and bite back at the credit crunch?
Linda Rawson, appointed last year as Gripple’s first learning and development manager, explains how she is implementing wide ranging training and development initiatives to encourage every employee to adopt a ‘can do’ attitude in every aspect of their work
James Euchner, vice president advanced technology at Pitney Bowes, talks about the company’s new customer-centric approach to product innovation, and how it has trebled the number of products moving from research lab into product development