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Framework to design the interface between technology development and product development

 
: Schuh, Günther; Apfel, Katharina

Kocaoglu, D.F. ; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-; Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology -PICMET-:
PICMET 2014, Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology. Proceedings. Vol.1 : Kanazawa, Japan, 27 - 31 July 2014
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-890843-30-4
ISBN: 978-1-4799-5769-9
ISBN: 978-1-890843-29-8
pp.1-6
Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET) <2014, Kanazawa>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IPT ()

Abstract
In order to stay globally competitive, manufacturing enterprises face an increasing pressure to bring new products and applications to the markets, to enhance existing products technologically and to produce them at a lower price. New technological findings can enable enterprises to meet these challenges. In practice, technology developments with a long-time horizon are given a low priority compared and due to everyday business. Therefore more and more enterprises separate their technology development and product development units to increase innovation focused technology development. Due to this additional interface in the R&D organization new problems appear resulting in technology findings not being implemented in products e.g. due to wrong time for transfer, insufficient technology readiness or technologies that fail to meet product needs. The reasons for these problems often concern different aspects in the organization e.g. culture, communication or strategy. In this paper of ongoing research we introduce a framework to design the interface between technology development and product development.

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