Invation is central to business success, yet other aspect of business is as frustrating and out of control. Instead of occurring in fits and starts and strokes of genius, invation needs to become an all-the-time event that's measurable, reliable, predictable, streamlined, and effective. Asserting that every invation objective has a finite set of possible solutions given its unique constraints, TRIZ, the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, is a structured system for making invation more manageable and profitable. Divided into five parts, Insourcing Invation: How to Achieve Competitive Excellence Using TRIZ demonstrates how the applicatiof a consistent, systematic approach will render invative problem solving a dependable reality rather than an enigmatic phemen. Part I provides a framework for thinking about business excellence and the case for why TRIZ is a world-class approach for achieving perpetual invation with existing resources. Part II covers the tactical aspects of TRIZ, with a central focus on the TRIZ methodology (DMASI) and its primary constructs, techniques, and components. Part III provides implementation case examples, including an in-depth breakdown of how TRIZ was used to create a self-heating beverage container. This part also summarizes how TRIZ was applied to invate parts of the International Space Station, the Cassini Saturn orbiter, and even hospital triage. Part IV transitions from the tactical aspects of TRIZ to its strategic aspects, which show you that single invation stands alone. All tap into one or more of eight evolutionary forces to become what they are. This part describes these forces with related examples. Part V discusses how structured invation is part of the larger system of total performance excellence. Highlighting their interdependence, it shows how key aspects of business excellence enable structured invation, and at the same time are enabled by structured invation.
CEO, Breakthrough Management Group, Longmont, Colorado, USA Business Author, Fountain Hills, Arizona, USA The Inventioneering Company, San Diego, California, USA
David Silverstein, Michael Slocum, Neil DeCarlo
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Date of Publication
Business, Accounting & Vocational: Textbooks & Study Guides
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Auerbach Publishers Inc.
60 black & white illustrations, 35 black & white tables