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Oct 2015

Industrial excellence

Bentley Motors wins European Industrial Excellence Awards in competition judged by academics including Dr Jane Davies of Cambridge Judge Business School.

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Visit the Industrial Excellence Award website to learn more about the win

Jul 2015

Industrial Excellence Conference & Award 2015

The official programme of the Industrial Excellence Conference & Award (pdf, 1.25MB) in Ludwigsburg near Stuttgart, Germany, on 29-30 September 2015, is now online.

Visit the Industrial Excellence Conference & Award website to register

Jul 2013

Dr Benn Lawson awarded Emerald Citation of Excellence Award 2013

Dr Benn Lawson has received an Emerald Citation of Excellence Award 2013 for his paper "Knowledge sharing in interorganizational product development teams: the effect of formal and informal socialization mechanisms" (Journal of Product Innovation Management, 2009). This distinguished annual award recognises the 50 most outstanding articles published by the top 300 business and management journals worldwide. The paper was co-authored with Ken Petersen, Rob Handfield and Paul Cousins.

Jun 2013

"Building new product advantage within inter-firm NPD projects: the role of supplier technology and absorptive capabilities" is Runner-Up for the Chris Voss Best Paper Award, 2013

Dr Benn Lawson was Runner-Up for the Chris Voss Best Paper Award (alongside co-authors Beverly Tyler and Antony Potter) at the EurOMA Conference, Dublin 2013, for the paper "Building New Product Advantage Within Inter-Firm NPD Projects: The Role of Supplier Technology and Absorptive Capabilities".

May 2013

CPEI's Dr Stephan Schramm awarded his PhD

Congratulations to Dr Stephan Schramm, researcher at CPEI, who was conferred his PhD for work on "The Operations-Marketing Interface". The external examiner was Professor Linda Hendry, Associate Dean and Professor of Operations Management at the University of Lancaster's School of Management.

Apr 2013

Dr Dana Pavel joins CPEI as a research associate

Welcome to Dr Dana Pavel, our new researcher at CPEI. Dana is working on a new project jointly with the Computing Lab and BT on measuring stress related to communications process in office settings.

Oct 2012

Article "The genealogy of lean production" wins Journal of Operations Management award

Dr Matthias Holweg received a "Top 10 Cited Article, 2007-2011" award from the Journal of Operations Management for his paper "The genealogy of lean production". The paper outlines the conceptual evolution of the philosophy underlying the "Lean Production" concepts.

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Oct 2012

Update of sourcing survey

CPEI staff have been working with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the "Growing the Automotive Supply Chain" work that is being conducted under the Automotive Council UK. An initial report was published in 2011, with an update released this month.

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Aug 2012

"Supply chain responsiveness to product recalls", Finalist for Chan K. Hahn Distinguished Paper Award, OM Division, Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2012

Dr Benn Lawson has been included in the Best Paper Proceedings and is a finalist for the Chan K. Hahn Distinguished Paper Award at the Operations Management Division, Academy of Management 2012.

Aug 2012

Getting and Staying Productive: Applying Swift, Even Flow to Practice

Professor Roger Schmenner publishes his book on Getting and Staying Productive: Applying Swift, Even Flow to Practice with Cambridge University Press.

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Jun 2012

"Improving suppliers' new product development capabilities: the role of supplier development" wins Chris Voss Best Paper Award

Dr Benn Lawson won the Chris Voss Best Paper Award (with Antony Potter and Dan Krause) at the World P&OM / EurOMA Conference, Amsterdam 2012, for the paper "Improving suppliers' new product development capabilities: the role of supplier development".

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