This updated, second edition of Management of Technology and Innovation: Competing Through Technological Excellence offers an understanding of the management of technology and innovation, not in isolation, but as a dynamic integrated system connected to organizational culture, knowledge management and value creation.This book will be an invaluable resource for management students and teachers studying the theory and practice of technology management.

The Product Development Cycle—Integration of Design and Manufacturing

The product development cycle—Integration of design and manufacturing

Driven by the external forces of market opportunity, technological change, and competitive pressures, industrial enterprises try to improve their products and develop new products. Product improvement and development efforts focus on achieving lower unit cost, higher functionalities, shorter manufacturing cycle times, shorter new product development time, lower cost of new product development, and higher end-product variety.

In today's fast-paced environment, firms need to manage a product family from early conceptualization in the initial product prototype to continuous improvement throughout the life-cycle of the product. Leading firms create a series of models over the life-cycle of a product family, engaging in incremental innovations to achieve lower cost or a high degree of ...

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