Int. J. of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage   »   2016 Vol.10, No.2



Title: Adaption of TRIZ method for problem solving: a case study


Authors: Lokpriya Gaikwad; Vivek Sunnapwar; S.N. Teli


Mechanical Engineering Department, SPCE, Andheri, Mumbai 400058, India
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lokmanya Tilak College of Engineering, Navi Mumbai 400709, India
Mechanical Engineering Department, SCOE, Navi Mumbai 410210, India


Abstract: TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) is one of the well-known tools, based on analytical methods for creative problem solving. With the latest advances in technology along with the human advancements, a tough competition exists between various organisations and the top management. At this stage, the Research and Development (R&D) and Marketing of products are more important. As a result, the multinational enterprises should rely on both the innovations and marketing strategies of products for higher competency. TRIZ is a premier disruptive technology for innovation that can be used throughout many industries and sciences. Elements of TRIZ can be effectively used by a wide range of people from children to adults. This paper suggests adapted version of contradiction matrix, a powerful tool of TRIZ and few principles based on concept of original TRIZ.


Keywords: TRIZ; productivity; innovation; inventive; CPI; CPS; contradiction matrix; automotive manufacturing; automobile industry; six sigma; problem solving; case study; multinational enterprises; MNEs.


DOI: 10.1504/IJSSCA.2016.10001733


Int. J. of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage, 2016 Vol.10, No.2, pp.146 - 155


Date of acceptance: 24 Oct 2016
Available online: 03 Dec 2016



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