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 developing the business case
This toolkit contains various tools which can help deal with the challenges of innovation management for sustainability Click on the link for more details on a particular tool Value stream analysis Value analysis Scenarios
This toolkit gives some examples of tools which can help in developing an innovation strategy
This toolkit contains a number of tools which can be used to help with aspects of market research.
SPOTS audit. This is a tool to help explore new product or service development.
This is an activity designed to help explore using the 4Ps framework. There is also an interactive quiz based on this approach – click here For more information on the 4Ps tool click here
Competency mapping is an approach to finding opportunities for innovation by exploring an organization’s distinctive competencies. What does it know about and how could it use this knowledge to advantage?
The UK Design Council has been actively promoting a design approach to innovation for many years. On its website there is a rich set of case examples, many with video illustration.
This report looks at how a variety of companies and public sector organizations are exploring at the edges of their environment. It describes experiences with a wide range of search strategies to help identify and anticipate discontinuous innovation. Click here to access the report: Twelve searchstrategies