Innovation Product Development and Commercialization

Author: Dariush Rafinejad
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
ISBN: 9781932159707
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This title uses a holistic approach to examine the diverse issues that managers face to channel resources in the right direction for commercial success. It details the commercialization of innovation and new products in fast-paced, high-tech markets and how to match tecnological advances to new market opportunities.

Management of Innovation and Product Development

Author: Marco Cantamessa
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1447167236
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Presenting an integrated and holistic perspective on innovation management and product design and development, this monograph offers a unique and original understanding of how these two perspectives are interconnected. This book explores these themes in a scientifically rigorous manner, associating academic findings with examples from business. It provides readers with the conceptual and decision-making tools required to understand and manage the process of innovation at different levels, from the analysis of industry-wide phenomena to the formulation of a strategy and from the planning of operations to the management of technical choices. Chapters cover innovation as an economic and social phenomenon, the formulation of innovation strategy, the management of product development processes and projects and the technical design of products and services. Offering an invaluable resource to postgraduate students in economics, business and engineering, this book is also intended for managers and entrepreneurs.

Innovation and Product Management

Author: Kurt Gaubinger
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642543766
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Marketplace complexity and dynamics create an environment that increases the uncertainty of innovation activities. In this context systematic management of innovation and product management are increasingly important for company success. This book presents the fundamentals of innovation and product management and introduces the reader to a holistic process model with particular focus on innovation and uncertainty. This integrated consideration of innovation management and product innovation within an interdisciplinary approach represents a unique characteristic of this book. The book is designed to address the needs of managers who want a practical but well-researched guide to innovation and product management. Graduate and advanced undergraduate students would also find the chapters in this book particularly useful.

Engineering Your Future

Author: Stuart G. Walesh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047090044X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Engineering Your Future, third edition, is the go-to resource on the nontechnical aspects of professional practice for engineering students and young technical professionals alike.

Competitive product development

Author: Rudolph G. Boznak
Publisher: Irwin Professional Pub
ISBN: 9781556239779
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Competitive Product Development is aimed at managers and others who want to support their current product design efforts. The book offers an innovative, holistic approach to revitalizing product development--one of today's hottest industry issues. It also outlines philosophies and a course of action computers can adopt to introduce new products faster and at less cost than the competition.

Design for Lean Six Sigma

Author: Rajesh Jugulum
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470631690
Format: PDF, Docs
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Design for Lean Six Sigmais the only book that employs a "road-map" approach to DFSS, which allows corporate management to understand where they are in the process and to integrate DFSS methodology more fully into their overall business strategy. This is a similar approach to that used by Forrest Breyfogle in his successful book: "Implementing Six Sigma, 2E". This approach will allow corporate management to understand where they are in the process and to integrate DFSS methodology more fully into the overall business strategy. Another important aspect of this book is its coverage of DFSS implementation in a broad range of industries including service and manufacturing, plus the use of actual cases throughout.

Robust Plastic Product Design A Holistic Approach

Author: Vikram Bhargava
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 1569905819
Format: PDF, ePub
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Tooling, molding, secondary operations, material selection, evaluation and testing, design, project management, costing, value engineering, international supplier management and enhancement, and more: this book provides a broad insight from the author’s over 40 years of experience in the plastics industry. Aimed at both technical and non-technical personnel involved with plastic product design and manufacturing, this book shows how having the big picture leads to effective solutions and high-quality products. Numerous case studies of product failures exemplify the key concepts. The reader will benefit from the author’s unique depth and breadth of knowledge and experience as a team manager and hands-on contributor in all aspects of plastics, involving extremely robust, mission-critical products. Judicious attention to fundamental engineering principles is always at the foundation but “people issues” are also brought into focus from the author’s background as a long-time international trainer and Six Sigma expert. The book is therefore an essence of all the experience gained along the way: the good, the bad, and the ugly. This book is unique among the many other fine books available in this subject area in that it is the perspective of one who has been in the trenches—as opposed to an academician, scientist, or other professional from a field with narrower scope, such as material science, tooling, or manufacturing. Hence, the HOLISTIC APPROACH. Contents: • Causes of Plastics Failure • The Holistic Approach • Plastic Materials • Design • Tooling Considerations • Processing • Secondary Operations • Part and Tool Costs • Six Sigma Techniques in Plastics • Further Reading and Reference Material With forewords by Glenn Beall, Louis Maresca, and Joe McFadden.

Mastering Lean Product Development

Author: Ronald Mascitelli
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780966269741
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As competition in the manufacturing sector intensifies, excellence in new product development has become a mandate. Renowned author, educator, and lean product development expert Ron Mascitelli takes the reader through his Event-Driven Lean Product Development process, from its beginnings in innovation, effective problem-solving, knowledge creation, and organizational learning, through to the rapid commercialization of highly successful products. This proven and practical approach balances all aspects of market success: customer value, profitability, time-to-market, and quality. Specific topics covered in this Event-Driven Lean Product Development framework include: - Selecting and prioritizing new product opportunities that have a high probability of market success.- Optimizing the productivity of finite development resources, and arbitrating resource conflicts in a multi-project environment.- Implementation of a practical, flexible, event-driven process that ensures the highest degree of cross-functional collaboration at every stage in new product development.- Managing the day-to-day efforts of developers and project teams through Visual Workflow Management.- Capturing the voice-of-the-customer in every new product by systematically identifying and ranking differentiation opportunities.- Building a realistic project schedule that is created and owned by the developers themselves.- Proactively identifying project risks and mitigating them through systematic (A3) problem-solving.- Employing rapid cycles of learning and set-based design to close knowledge gaps and build a foundation of high-value knowledge for future projects.- Implementing the Production Process Preparation (3P) methodology to maximize the manufacturability and quality of each new product. Mastering Lean Product Development represents the definitive roadmap to achieving breakthroughs in speed, efficiency, and customer value for any firm engaged in new product development.

Scaling Teams

Author: Alexander Grosse
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491952245
Format: PDF
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Leading a fast-growing team is a uniquely challenging experience. Startups with a hot product often double or triple in size quickly—a recipe for chaos if company leaders aren’t prepared for the pitfalls of hyper-growth. If you’re leading a startup or a new team between 10 and 150 people, this guide provides a practical approach to managing your way through these challenges. Each section covers essential strategies and tactics for managing growth, starting with a single team and exploring typical scaling points as the team grows in size and complexity. The book also provides many examples and lessons learned, based on the authors’ experience and interviews with industry leaders. Learn how to make the most of: Hiring: Learn a scalable hiring process for growing your team People management: Use 1-on-1 mentorship, dispute resolution, and other techniques to ensure your team is happy and productive Organization: Motivate employees by applying five organizational design principles Culture: Build a culture that can evolve as you grow, while remaining connected to the team’s core values Communication: Ensure that important information—and only the important stuff—gets through