Servival: The servitisation of manufacturing

‘Servitisation’ – jargon invented to fulfil the needs of management academics or a business paradigm companies should be exploiting to remain competitive? Jane Gray looks into the practicalities of selling services as a route to enhanced revenues and growth.

The Global Manufacturing Festival 2013, Sheffield

After two years of remaining fairly provincial, there are signs that the Sheffield City Region’s three-day Global Manufacturing Festival is actually going global. And there is proper value-add for visiting SMEs as the organisers plan to fix business networking meetings with multinational companies.