R&D planning of manufacturing industry: a systematic method based on SITRM
by Jianmin Li
International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services (IJIMS), Vol. 4, No. 4, 2017

Abstract: Industrial technology roadmapping (ITRM) offers an important tool for technology R&D planning in manufacturing industry. However, previous studies cannot support the R&D planning and management in practical applications since they remain conceptual and lack of robustness in a volatile environment. In response, this research uses scenario planning and Bayesian network to support R&D planning for developing an ITRM. The first step is to construct the scenarios which are used as inputs for the scenario-based technology roadmapping (SITRM). Second, a Bayesian network topology model of SITRM is developed, in order to display various states of random variables and the uncertainty in relationships between nodes uncertainty of SITRM. Finally, based on probability deduction methods of Bayesian network, a quantitative analysis process and calculation model in supporting technology R&D planning was performed. As an illustrative example, light emitting diode industry in Guangdong is presented to show the feasibility of this method.

Online publication date: Fri, 24-Nov-2017

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