Jan 13 - Present European Regional Development Funding, Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Network (KEEN) Project with Coen – ‘Growing an SME using Enterprise Management Principles’.
Sept 08 - Aug 13 ESRC Capacity Clusters Project ‘Engaging Research for Business Transformation’ ‘EREBUS’. BT. Clegg (PI), and J Scully, £2M of funding. Principal Investigator and Project Manager. Ref. RES-187-24-0005. Held in collaboration with University of Warwick and University of Birmingham. Aston was the Lead institution.
Jan 11 - Dec 13 ESRC Case Award. ‘A systems Approach to integrating lean thinking and six-sigma’. with SigmaPro. Principal Investigator.
Mar 10 - Mar 12 Knowledge Transfer Partnership,‘Solving Wicked Problems in the Large Public Organisations’ with Altruist Medical. Principal investigator.
Aug 11 - July 13 Knowledge Transfer Partnership,‘To implement an innovative cultural change programme that will impact on sector performance by better understanding client needs, re-examining pricing strategy and challenging operational processes’ Principal Investigator with Higgs & Sons. AWM and ERDF funded.
Aug 10 - Oct 10 Innovation Voucher (EPSRC, ESRC & AWM funded). Precision Micro.Leader.‘Improving material handling and waste reduction’. Change implemented at company.
Sept 08 - Jun 10 ESRC Seminars Competition ‘Trends in Modern Operations Management’BT Clegg, PK Dey and J MacBryde. Principal investigator. Ref. RES-451-26-054. Five seminars delivered – see details at www1.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school/research/groups/oim/research/esrcseminars/ .
Mar 08 – Apr 09 DSTL/DfT TRANSEC ‘Supporting our Security Officers’. DA Shaw, BT Clegg, PK Dey, A Greasley. Co-investigator. Operational layout and technology change implemented at Birmingham International Airport check-in process.
Mar 08 - Sep 08 DTI Manufacturing Advisory Service (West Midlands)and Brintons Carpets, ‘Audit of a Quality Management System’ BT Clegg, PK Dey. Principal Investigator. Quality procedures and process changed at company.
Nov 07 - Jan 08 Innovation Voucher (EPSRC, ESRC & AWM funded). Pinstripe Ltd.Leader (with D Shaw). An SME printers. ‘Improving customer interface practice’.
Nov 07 - Jan 08 Innovation Voucher (EPSRC, ESRC & AWM funded). WillsonTrusts.Leader. ‘Design operational processes for a new call centre’. ESRC case study. Process workflow designed and implemented.
Nov 16 -17, ‘06 Organiser of EPSRC 2-day Network Workshop on ‘The Future of UK Manufacturing’.ABS Conference Centre, 60 attendees, local press coverage. Leader. Ref. EP/D059046/1.
Jan 06 - Nov 06 SigmaPro, Birmingham. ‘Improving Quality Management Syllabi’. Leader of industry funded project to survey, analyse and present current scenario. New training syllabus adopted.
Jan 01 - July 02 EPSRC Network Project, ‘Product Innovation across Supply Chains using Enterprise Systemics’(PISCES).J Boardman, B Clegg. A networking project to ascertain current industry and academic practice. Ref. GR/R12299/01. Co-investigator. De Montfort University. Network of supply chain researchers initiated.
Awards for Research (Selected)
- KTP “Outstanding” level of achievement in Higgs & Sons KTP (ERDF/TSB funded). Certificate Jan 2014. This is the highest grade award that very few projects achieve.
- ‘The Lawyer’ Mangement Awards 2013 – 3rd place for ‘Excellence and/or Innovation in Law Firm Financial Management’ 24th September 2013. London. This was for applied research.
- KTP Project shortlisted for National Technology Strategy Board (TSB) Award ‘To implement an innovative cultural change programme that will impact on sector performance by better understanding client needs, re-examining pricing strategy and challenging operational processes’ shortlisted for ‘Business Leader of Tomorrow’ National Award from the Technology Strategy Board (10 from 200). July 10th 2013.