Title: Technology roadmapping in manufacturing: a case study at Siemens AG

Authors: Jan-Marc Lischka, Hans Georg Gemunden

Addresses: Siemens AG, Energy Sector, Fossil Power Generation, Huttenstrabe 12, 10553 Berlin. ' Lehrstuhl fur Innovations- und Technologiemanagement, Technische Universitat Berlin, Strabe des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin

Abstract: The availability of specific technologies at the right time is a major factor for a companies success. To ensure this, the industry has the need for a holistic methodical support of technology management. This focuses on early activities like technology foresight and strategy development as well as controlling of individual projects until their full impact in the company|s profitability. Technology roadmapping offers a process to support a holistic technology management. The approach of technology roadmapping is extended with the objective to mitigate existing risks and barriers and was tested successfully in a decentralised implementation in a manufacturing business unit for Gas Turbine Parts.

Keywords: technology roadmapping; innovation; controlling; manufacturing; risk mitigation; technology planning; Siemens; technology management; gas turbines.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTIP.2008.018317

International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning, 2008 Vol.4 No.2, pp.201 - 214

Published online: 15 May 2008 *

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