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Effective innovation in practice

Effective innovation in practice




Koos Slagter

When developing new products, new processes and new markets it is crucial that organizations continue to deliver products to existing customers in a sustainable, innovative and competitive way. This book shows how to do just that To be an effective innovative organization, both the value chain and the innovation process have to be coordinated properly in order to attain the organizations main goals. This requires challenging managerial decisions combined with balanced coordination of activities at a strategic, tactical and operational level. In an exploratory way this new book presents several concepts related to the management of technology-oriented innovation and problem solving-based business management research. The goal of this book is to develop the readers knowledge, skills and attitudes, based on learning by doing, in these areas focusing on technology-oriented innovation from a managerial perspective. Effective Innovation in Practice is essential for students, studying abroad at Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences, who are involved with technology-oriented learning programmes, and for managers interested in, and working on, innovation management issues in organizational practices. In systemizing the innovation process, this book is also useful for professionals working on innovation issues within innovation teams, process change teams, and product development teams. After reading this book, and, in particular, by applying the recommended learning approach, readers will acquire: an innovation management knowledge base; methodological research skills to cope effectively with a broad spectrum of innovation issues in practice; a critical approach to using innovation concepts for problem solving practices in relation to decision-making; encouragement to explore analytical abilities and conceptualizing skills in order to cope with complex innovation situations; a systematic approach with regard to problem solving, dealing with it in an interdisciplinary way. 

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Effective Innovation in practice

Effective Innovation in practice




Koos Slagter

When developing new products, new processes and new markets it is crucial that organizations continue to deliver products to existing customers in a sustainable, innovative and competitive way. This book shows how to do just that. To be an effective innovative organization, both the value chain and the innovation process have to be coordinated properly in order to attain the organizations main goals. This requires challenging managerial decisions combined with balanced coordination of activities at a strategic, tactical and operational level. In an exploratory way this new book presents several concepts related to the management of technology-oriented innovation and problem solving-based business management research. The goal of this book is to develop the readers knowledge, skills and attitudes, based on learning by doing, in these areas focusing on technology-oriented innovation from a managerial perspective. Effective Innovation in Practice is essential for students, studying abroad at Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences, who are involved with technology-oriented learning programmes, and for managers interested in, and working on, innovation management issues in organizational practices. In systemizing the innovation process, this book is also useful for professionals working on innovation issues within innovation teams, process change teams, and product development teams. After reading this book, and, in particular, by applying the recommended learning approach, readers will acquire: an innovation management knowledge base; methodological research skills to cope effectively with a broad spectrum of innovation issues in practice; a critical approach to using innovation concepts for problem solving practices in relation to decision-making; encouragement to explore analytical abilities and conceptualizing skills in order to cope with complex innovation situations; a systematic approach with regard to problem solving, dealing with it in an interdisciplinary way. The Effective Innovation in Practice methode comprises this textbook, a workbook and a website (www.innovationcenter.nl) 








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Integrated design and engineering

Integrated design and engineering




T.M.E Zaal

Organizations have to work continuously on the improvement of the quality of their products and services to secure future profit. They have also to develop and deliver timely new innovations and products. But the development of these new innovations and products is always both a challenging and a difficult process. Challenging because it enables us to exploit new ways, challenges and possibilities, and difficult because it requires choices to be made, which exclude other challenges and possibilities. Each choice or possibility in the design process also means financial consequences or a specific cost price and so impacts upon future profitability. Well designed products promise profit, whilst a poor design can even result in losses. So design as a profession is not only a challenging one but also a risky one. But no improvement means no future profits. Value creation will be the red line in this book. How to organize the right design process is the main topic. This will mean an integration of all stakeholders around the design and engineering processes of products and services. This process can deliver the right prospects for client satisfaction and value creation. Organizing the design processes of a design team around all the stakeholders is necessary and the quality of this team will be a main factor for success. Another important factor is to investigate and weight the right client needs, demands and wishes. And finally, the effective utilization of information technology as a knowledge tool around design and engineering processes is also a key factor. What lessons will you learn after reading and in particular applying this book: What is involved in setting up a design and engineering process that is client oriented and value driven for your organization. How to organize an improvement of existing products and services with all the stakeholders. How to implement the role of information technology over the whole life cycle of a product, including the reuse of proven knowledge. Exciting applications from the fields of designing products, of building services and of asset management. 






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Profit-driven maintenance for physical assets

Profit-driven maintenance for physical assets




Tim Zaal

In the board rooms of most companies the word maintenance typically gives the top management an uneasy feeling. Why is this the case? The main reason is the way in which they think about business. They generally think, speak and discuss about opportunities, profits, risks, new markets, added value and costs for their business. On the other hand, the maintenance manager generally thinks in terms of techniques, failures, technical problems, workforce schemes, and not purely in costs and benefits. Maintenance costs are seen as penalties from `above and maintenance as a function is not viewed as a business opportunity for improvements and for creating added value. The main scope of this book is to fill this large gap between these two worlds. We will treat the maintenance function as a pure business-driven process to fulfil the companys main goals and address the challenge of organizing the maintenance activities in the most profitable way for the asset owner. There are a lot of methods available for maintenance management improvement like Asset Management, TPM, RCM, WCM, FMECA, Lean, PAS 55, etc. Profit-Driven Maintenance for Physical Assets provides the reader with an overview of how all these methods can improve the maintenance function and how to leverage the opportunity to utilize them. In addition, the maintenance organization and the competencies of the people involved are important items in this book. For maintenance managers output improvement and operational excellence are high on the agenda. It is important that the maintenance function not only covers technical matters about the physical assets, but that there is also a thorough understanding of the business way of thinking about assets. We can call this `Technomics. This approach enables communication with top management to take place on the basis of business terms, such as profit, added value and profitability. Who is this book for? The aim of this book is to provide all people involved in maintenance with the right tools to demonstrate the real contribution that this function can make to the profit or profitability of their organization. So this book is a `must-read for operational managers, maintenance managers, maintenance engineers, senior staff, financial staff members and CEOs, in fact everybody who has an interest in how maintenance can be viewed as a business-driven process. It is also for post graduate courses on maintenance and business engineering, and everybody who plays a role in the maintenance function of a company. 






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Profit-driven maintenance for physical assets

Profit-driven maintenance for physical assets




Tim Zaal

In the board rooms of most companies the word maintenance typically gives the top management an uneasy feeling. Why is this the case? The main reason is the way in which they think about business. They generally think, speak and discuss about opportunities, profits, risks, new markets, added value and costs for their business. On the other hand, the maintenance manager generally thinks in terms of techniques, failures, technical problems, workforce schemes, and not purely in costs and benefits. Maintenance costs are seen as penalties from `above and maintenance as a function is not viewed as a business opportunity for improvements and for creating added value. The main scope of this book is to fill this large gap between these two worlds. We will treat the maintenance function as a pure business-driven process to fulfil the companys main goals and address the challenge of organizing the maintenance activities in the most profitable way for the asset owner. There are a lot of methods available for maintenance management improvement like Asset Management, TPM, RCM, WCM, FMECA, Lean, PAS 55, etc. Profit-Driven Maintenance for Physical Assets provides the reader with an overview of how all these methods can improve the maintenance function and how to leverage the opportunity to utilize them. In addition, the maintenance organization and the competencies of the people involved are important items in this book. For maintenance managers output improvement and operational excellence are high on the agenda. It is important that the maintenance function not only covers technical matters about the physical assets, but that there is also a thorough understanding of the business way of thinking about assets. We can call this `Technomics. This approach enables communication with top management to take place on the basis of business terms, such as profit, added value and profitability. Who is this book for? The aim of this book is to provide all people involved in maintenance with the right tools to demonstrate the real contribution that this function can make to the profit or profitability of their organization. So this book is a `must-read for operational managers, maintenance managers, maintenance engineers, senior staff, financial staff members and CEOs, in fact everybody who has an interest in how maintenance can be viewed as a business-driven process. It is also for post graduate courses on maintenance and business engineering, and everybody who plays a role in the maintenance function of a company. 

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