Managing New Product and Process Development

Argues that a company's capability to conceive and design quality prototypes and bring a variety of products to market more quickly than its competitors is increasingly the focal point of competition.

Author: Steven C. Wheelwright

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451602319

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 896

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Argues that a company's capability to conceive and design quality prototypes and bring a variety of products to market more quickly than its competitors is increasingly the focal point of competition. The authors present principles for developing speed and efficiency.

Research Advances in Industrial Engineering

Eng Manage J 168–172 Clark K, Wheelwright S (2010) Managing new product and process development: text cases. Harvard Business School, New York Cooper R, Edgett S (2008) Maximizing productivity in product innovation.

Author: J. Paulo Davim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319178257

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 118

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This book provides discussions and the exchange of information on principles, strategies, models, techniques, methodologies and applications of industrial engineering. It communicates the latest developments and research activity on industrial engineering and is useful for all those interested in the technological challenges in the field.

Supporting Requirements Communication for Shared Understanding by Applying Vision Videos in Requirements Engineering

165–182 [51] CLARK, K. B.; WHEELWRIGHT, S. C.: Managing New Product and Process Development: Text Cases. Simon and Schuster, 2010 [52] CLAYTON, M. J.: Delphi: A Technique to Harness Expert Opinion for Critical DecisionMaking Tasks in ...

Author: Oliver Karras

Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH

ISBN: 9783832552978

Category: Computers

Page: 330

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Requirements engineering (RE) has the overall goal of establishing the vision of the system in its relevant context. For this goal, all stakeholders must disclose, discuss, and align their mental models of the system by explicitly communicating their goals, ideas, needs, and expectations. This procedure serves to develop and negotiate a shared understanding and is called requirements communication. In this thesis, I analyze the application of videos as a documentation option in RE to support effective requirements communication for shared understanding. Videos used for this purpose are called vision videos. Based on a technology transfer process, I develop a candidate solution consisting of the two concepts video as a by-product and awareness and guidance. The first concept supports the revision of RE practices by integrating video production and use to obtain videos as a by-product with low effort and sufficient quality. The second concept helps software professionals with video production and use by creating awareness regarding video quality and providing guidance on how to proceed. Each concept is first validated in academia before the entire candidate solution is validated in a case study in the industry. The findings from academia and industry indicate that the candidate solution helps software professionals to gain the required awareness, knowledge, and ability to produce and use vision videos at moderate costs and with sufficient quality. These videos are suitable for the intended purpose of supporting requirements communication for shared understanding.

Managing Innovation Design and Creativity

Managing New Product and Process Development: Text and Cases.NewYork: Free Press. Claxton, G. (1997). Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: Why Intelligence Increases When You Think Less. London: Fourth Estate. Cleland, R.S. (2000).

Author: Bettina von Stamm

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470510667

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

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Innovation is the major driving force in organisations today. With the rise of truly global markets and the intensifying competition for customers, employees and other critical resources, the ability to continuously develop successful innovative products, services, processes and strategies is essential. While creativity is the starting point for any kind of innovation, design is the process through which a creative idea or concept is translated into reality. Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity, 2nd Edition brings these three strands together in a discussion built around a collection of up-to-date case studies.

Knowledge Perspectives of New Product Development

... 1992, Managing new product and process development: Text and cases, New York: The Free Press Cohen S.G. and Bailey D.E. 1997, “What Makes Teams Work: Group Effectiveness Research from the Shop Floor to the Executive Suite”, ...

Author: Dimitris G Assimakopoulos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461402484

Category: Science

Page: 330

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New Product Development (NPD) is about the ideation, formulation, and implementation of new and superior solutions in the market. Beyond the obvious need for organizations to innovate in order to compete, embedded in any NPD program are knowledge, technological expertise, and the social networks that convert these capabilities into offerings that create value at every level—for customers, industries, communities, and regions. This volume provides an array of knowledge perspective in NPD across multiple levels of analysis and geographic regions, including Europe, the United States, China, Japan, and India, to explore the dynamics of NPD in today’s global environment. Presenting case studies from such industries as ICT services, semiconductors, software development, bio-technology, higher education, and even safety for children’s toys, and drawing from a variety of theoretical perspectives, including technology and knowledge management, sociology, economic geography, and organizational behavior, the authors highlight critical success and failure factors in NPD. Among the topics covered: New product development teams, including multi-functional and multi-site teams De-localization and off-shoring of tasks and processes Individual competencies and organizational capabilities University-industry interactions, high-tech clusters, and technology transfer Technology policy

Bringing Technology and Innovation into the Boardroom

Clark, K.B. and S.C. Wheelwright (1993), Managing New Product and Process DevelopmentText and Cases, New York: The Free Press. Cohen, L.Y., P.W. Kamienski and R.L. Espino (1998), 'Gate System Focuses Industrial Basic Research', ...

Author: European Institute for Technology and Innovation Management

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230512771

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

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Europe is waking up to the challenge of technology and innovation. We see EU commitment to spend 3% of GDP on R&D, but who is thinking about how to spend? Who is thinking about technology management? Does the corporate board have the means to manage this spend? Should some percentage of the R&D be spent on improving technology and innovation management? This is where this book makes a contribution. It brings together the latest practice, research findings and thinking, presented in a way that addresses top management requirements. The goal is to secure the economic future of the firm, in the context of a sustainable industry and society. Using the ideas and methods in this book, the board can assess and improve its own ability to deal with the challenge of technology and innovation.

Product Innovation

Managing New Product and Process Development: Text and Cases. New York: Free Press. Cooper, R. G. (1998). Product Leadership: Creating and Launching Superior New Products. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books. Hamel, G. (2000).

Author: David L. Rainey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139444439

Category: Business & Economics


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Increasing pressures to produce new products faster and cheaper are resulting in huge efforts to streamline and restructure the traditional new product development (NPD) process. The purpose of the book is to describe, assess and apply the latest constructs, methods, techniques and processes to enable managers, professionals, and practitioners to be more effective in designing, developing and commercializing new products and services. It provides guidance and support in formulating and executing NPD programs for business practitioners and MBA students. The book is written from an Integrated Product Development (IPD) perspective, linking all aspects of marketing, costing and manufacturing into the development process even before the first prototype is built. It covers the advanced tools necessary to achieve this such as virtual prototyping and fully integrated business systems, and explains the changes needed to organizational structure and thinking.

The Management of Technological Innovation

Managing New Product and Process Development: Text and Cases. New York: The Free Press. Clausing, D. (1994). Total Quality Development: A Step-by-Step Guide to World-Class Concurrent Engineering. New York: ...

Author: Mark Dodgson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191622625

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

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The management of technological innovation (MTI) is one of the most important challenges facing businesses today. Innovation has become the fundamental driver of competitiveness for firms of all sizes in virtually all business sectors and nations. The first edition of this book has become one of the most popular texts for students of innovation and technology management. This new edition sees David Gann and Ammon Salter join Mark Dodgson as authors, drawing on their combined experience of 60 years of researching and teaching MTI. It combines the most relevant theoretical analysis with contemporary and historical empirical evidence to provide a comprehensive, yet concise and readable, guide to the challenges of MTI. By explaining the innovation process the book reveals the broad scope of MTI and its importance for company survival, growth and sustainability. It describes how MTI has to be managed strategically and how this is successfully achieved by formulating and implementing strategy and delivering value. Chapters provide frameworks, tools and techniques, and case studies on managing: innovation strategy, communities, and networks, R&D, design and new product and service development, operations and production, and commercialization. Based on robust analysis, the book provides a wide range of empirical evidence from a huge diversity of case studies, with around fifty case studies newly written for this edition. It analyses MTI in all parts of the world, in companies large and small, and in services, manufacturing, and resource-based business sectors. This new edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the latest teaching and research, and to ensure its continuing relevance to the contemporary world of MTI. It will be an important resource for academics, students, and managers throughout the world, is a recommended text for students of innovation and technology management at postgraduate and undergraduate level, and is particularly valuable for MBA courses.

Creating Knowledge Based Organizations

Managing New Product and Process Development : Text and Cases . New York : The Free Press . Cohen , M. D. & Sproull , L. S. ( 1996 ) . Editors ' introduction . In M. D. Cohen & L. S. Sproull ( Eds . ) , Organizational Learning .

Author: Jatinder N. D. Gupta

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1591401623

Category: Computers

Page: 360

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Creating Knowledge Based Organizations brings together high quality concepts and techniques closely related to organizational learning, knowledge workers, intellectual capital, and knowledge management. It includes the methodologies, systems and approaches that are needed to create and manage knowledge based organizations.

Involving Customers in New Service Development

The importance of customer input in the development of very new products. R&D Management, 34(2), 107–120. Clark, KB and SC Wheelwright (1993). Managing New Product and Process Development: Text and Cases. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business ...

Author: Bo Edvardsson

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781860948893

Category: Creative ability in business

Page: 323

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This book deals with how companies can involve customers or users in order to learn with them in the field of service-based business development. It presents a variety of customer-involvement approaches, methods for learning with customers, and the results of case studies conducted in both service and manufacturing companies focusing on value-creation through services.Based on research carried out by several research groups around the world, as well as on illustrative cases, the book creates new actionable knowledge regarding customer-involvement which will be useful for both practitioners and scholars.Benefits for readers include: an understanding of the business potential of learning with customers and other users; an overview of the fields of new service development and customer-involvement with regard to concepts, theoretical frameworks, and models, in addition to strategies and techniques for involving users in fruitful ways during the innovation process; an illustration of the cases based on the results of empirical studies; and managerial implications and guidelines regarding how to manage customer-involvement during the different phases of the new service and business development process.