Int. J. of Technology Management   »   2003 Vol.25, No.6/7

 

 

Title: Intranet based system for a product innovation management process

 

Author: Petteri Piippo, Jouni Koivuniemi, Hannu Karkkainen, Markku Tuominen, Takaya Ichimura

 

Address: R&D Process Development, R&D Center, Valtra Inc, P.O. Box 557, 40101 Jyvaskyla, Finland. Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Lappeenranta University of Technology, P.O. Box 20, 53851 Lappeenranta, Finland. Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Lappeenranta University of Technology, P.O. Box 20, 53851 Lappeenranta, Finland. Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Lappeenranta University of Technology, P.O. Box 20, 53851 Lappeenranta, Finland. College of Commerce, Nihon University, 8-24, Kudan Minami 4-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8275, Japan

 

Abstract: A high quality product development process is a critical success factor for product innovations. Many companies have developed process models to support the management of product innovation processes. The defined management process models are not always flexible enough and sufficiently easy to use to ensure their regular usage in companies. This study utilises the possibilities of internet technologies to build a system to promote product innovation management (PIM), to support the use of management process models and to meet the defined development requirements for PIM. Our paper describes the developed system and clarifies its possibilities, advantages and limitations. The system includes different process models, it assists in the selection of an appropriate process model, and provides instructions for the implementation of the different stages in the PIM process. The developed system provides companies with a framework for building their own management systems.

 

Keywords: product innovation management; process model; information system; internet; intranet; tool.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2003.003128

 

Int. J. of Technology Management, 2003 Vol.25, No.6/7, pp.631-642

 

Available online: 12 Jul 2003

 

 

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