This is a framework developed by colleagues in Canada which helps with using the Innovation Fitness test framework. Click here for the tool: InnovationAuditScoring-V3
Unipart’s approach to improving productivity
May 13, 2015 : FT industry editor Peggy Hollinger talks to John Neill, chief executive of Unipart, about the logistics group’s methods for improving productivity, including a ‘university’ and ‘faculties on the floor’ for continuous training and monitoring.
Deep dive – Supply chain learning
Supply chain learning This deep dive explores the theme of shared learning and innovation across supply chains and suggests that the competitive advantage of firms like Toyota owes much to sustained implmentation of this approach
These are some quick interactive self-test quizzes covering various themes. Introduction to innovation Social innovation and entrepreneurship Globalization Building innovative organizations Sources of innovation Discontinuous innovation Searching for opportunities Innovation networks Developing new products and services Starting new ventures Knowledge and intellectual property Creating value and growing ventures Learning to manage innovation
Reflection and audit frameworks
These are tools to help build innovation management capability Innovation fitness test Absorptive capacity audit High involvement innovation audit SPOTS framework
Absorptive capacity audit
Absorptive capacity audit. This is a self-assessment tool to help explore absorptive capacity within an organization.
Benchmarking in the global automobile industry
Benchmarking in the automobile industry This case provides an illustration of benchmarking. The particular project it describes led to the emergence of ‘lean thinking’ as an approach which has had major impact in manufacturing, service and the public sector.
Activity – identifying innovative capabilities
This activity helps explore the idea of building and exploiting innovative capabilities
Electroco This is a case study of a large electrical company which looks at their innovation capability mapped against the framework model.
Activity: Innovation isn’t easy
innovation isn’t easy This is an activity designed to explore some of the difficulties in making innovation happen.