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Case Study – Using 3D Modelling to Assist Factory Layout Design

The Situation: An Oxfordshire based technology manufacturer developed a new product rage, with initial market interest suggesting they would need to double their productive capacity within 12 months to meet demand, while maintaining output of their established product lines. We worked with the company to plan the new layout, increasing the space allocated to production, […]

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Seeing CSR through New Eyes

The case for developing a strategy for change from within Often the appetite for adopting a strong, corporate socially responsible approach to doing business, is driven by shareholder expectations and the cultural norms that exist within an industry sector. To drive long term profitably by adapting work practices, that are seen to do good and […]

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Business Visioning Workshops Get Results

I Love Rich Pictures There is no denying the impact that graphical storytelling can have on groups of people – particularly as it often transcends the borders of industry sectors and breaks down the barriers of language. Taking complex data sets and visualising them, produces some great insight. A good visual representation of an opportunity […]

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ISO 9001:2015 – What you need to know

September 2015 saw the publication of ISO 9001:2015 – the latest iteration of the world’s leading Quality Management System.   If your organisation has been enjoying the benefits of ISO 9001:2008 for some time, these are the 3 big changes you need to know;   Annex SL – by far the biggest change to the […]

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PDCA for ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001:2015 brought in a game changer with a shift in focus to PDCA at the core of its Quality Management architecture. For those with a background in Lean Manufacturing, this is great news. For others, this raises two very important questions: What is PDCA? How will PDCA help my business? What is PDCA? PDCA […]

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Creating Good Ideas – Innovation In Your Business

listen to ‘Creating Good Ideas – Innovation In Your Business’ on audioBoom The Imagineers Lot You work in a design studio. You are extremely creative. Your brain never stops thinking of ways to solve problems – sometimes creating virtual problems to be solved just so that you can earth the creative energy that surges through […]

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Value Creation in Sales and Business Development

listen to ‘Value Creation in Sales and Business Development’ on audioBoom The rate of change in business today is growing exponentially. It’s not enough to be great at what you do – you have to keep on getting greater. You need a business innovation process that constantly generates new business ideas – BIG IDEAS Over […]

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Designing For the People of Tomorrow

An unsettling reality dawns I have two teenage children and many friends with similar aged children. I have detected a shared, unsettling question of ‘what will tomorrow be like for them?’ Some friends are heavily pushing their kids into medicine, science or engineering – nothing wrong with that, they are all great professions and offer […]

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Smart Self-Service Kiosk – The Future Is Biometric

Biometrics in our lives Customers, clients, visitors, staff; your organisation revolves around people – every one of them a completely unique individual inhabiting a planet of billions. The ability to recognise differences in those people that matter to you, to locate them, track them – even to instantly and accurately pinpoint and identify one of […]