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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.    

Sustainability-led innovation toolkit

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    

Strategy toolkit

This toolkit gives some examples of tools which can help in developing an innovation strategy

Competency mapping

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?  

UK Design Council

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.

Search strategies for peripheral vision

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