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October 24, 2017

Earlier this week, I gave a keynote talk at the Future Manufacturing Conference 2017 at the Royal Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh. The conference was organised by the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS), and the key theme was around the impacts of Industry 4.0...

August 17, 2017

.:: My Interview with Jane Irene Kelly - Originally published at Sage Advice ::.

For manufacturers today, making products is becoming less important to their long-term survival than servicing those products. But switching to a service-centric business model is a sea cha...

August 13, 2017

.:: Originally published at http://fieldservicenews.com/why-servitization-is-critical/ ::.

Ahead of this year’s Spring Servitization Conference, Dr Ali Ziaee Bigdeli explores three key reasons why companies should be considering a move towards servitization. One of the...

July 28, 2017

I am grateful to receive my first research grant as the Principal Investigator, awarded by ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council, UK) to conduct a study on ‘Pathways towards Servitization’. This is a £250k research project starting 1 November 2017 for three years,...

June 21, 2017

As part of our industry engagements and collaborations, we have been working closely with the UK Road Transport Industry. During the last 2 years, we have conducted an extensive programme to understand the provision of servitization and advanced services in this indust...

Last week we held our 6th Spring Servitization Conference. It was the first time we hosted the conference outside the UK, near the beautiful Swiss Alps in Lucerne and in collaboration with the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. The main theme of this year...

February 2, 2017

One of the keep-coming-up questions I get when I talk about servitization is "what are the key examples that really demonstrate the scope of this concept?" Last month, I wrote a piece for The Conversation addressing "Will services be the saviour of manufacturing?"...

November 17, 2016

Yet again another sensational news surprised everyone in the world of manufacturing; GE Digital announced it is going to buy ServiceMax, a cloud-based field service management company, for around £730m. You may ask why (!), but the answer is very simple. GE estimates t...

September 14, 2016

In the past few weeks, Tim Baines and I spent a good amount of time to address what do we really mean by advanced services? How such services are different with notions such as solution, outcome based services etc.? This was a quite challenging task as several concepts...

August 10, 2016

Not only the mainstream magazines, but also some experienced practitioners and even scholars use the term business model and strategy interchangeably. Well, that's NOT quite right!

The below video by Harvard Business Review explains the difference in a very straight for...

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