Using Enhanced Nested Function Models for Strategic Product Development
They can check when their product might be eliminated from the market by following products and new settings and define indicators for long-term decisions, what the next products could be;
Similar to the forecast procedure the incremental way of further product development can also be checked and with this overview the development steps for the R&D, production, and sales departments can be better planned.
The approach combines proven tools like Function Analysis with a new approach for modeling complex engineering systems (Nested Function Models), 9-Screen Models, S-Curve Analysis, and the Trends of Engineering System Evolution. This chapter examines the interactions between components on different system levels, the use of the model in conjunction with trimming, and the integration of the Multi-Screen Approach for developing a basis for strategic product development decisions. Furthermore, the possibilities of connecting Trends of Engineering Systems with this approach are explored. The suggested approach is aimed at creating an extensive, multilevel product map that combines the benefits of several classical TRIZ tools. It also creates a base for strategic decisions linked to problem-solving opportunities on the operative level.
KeywordsStrategic Planning Foresight Function Model 9-Screen Model Trends of Engineering System Evolution Systematic Innovation TRIZ
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