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Quarterly Newsletter January 2016   [subscribe]


We envisage a more environmentally and economically sustainable future for all manufacturing with a resilient industrial sector adapting to uncertain future conditions and operating their businesses in ways that do not compromise the needs of future generations. 

We see our role in this transition as a partner with industry, carrying out effective interdisciplinary research that delivers ideas, knowledge and solutions in management practice, technology and policy to create lasting impact  for the whole manufacturing sector. 

We do this through:

> Understanding factory performance and developing tools to  drive effective reductions in the use of resources

> Providing the systems and tools to design and manage the next generation of factories

> Providing frameworks for sustainable business models

> Enabling and driving sustainable industrial policy development



The Centre operates out of 4 Universities with a track record of success in the core elements needed in sustainable manufacturing. We have a membership programme to ensure manufacturing businesses both help set the research agenda and actively participate in projects. Operating together we are able to draw upon our individual strengths to create enhanced capabilities and collaborative research.

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      DVladimirova      Steve Hope - Sustainability     

                   Business Model
               Transformations for

            Dr Doroteya Vladimirova      
            University of Cambridge

         Does it have a future in

                  Steve Hope
           Toyota Motor Europe


Our success can only be achieved with the close collaboration of businesses that are facing these challenges. All of our research programmes are expected to run with one or more industry partners. Our executive is required to have equal numbers of business and academic representatives to set direction and decide which projects we fund. Our members are able to access much of the research at an early stage and so help test findings in a wider community.

To ensure we have engaged effectively with industry we have a membership programme, which allows the participating businesses to become engaged in the operation of the Centre.

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