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Main Title Competitive product development : a quality approach to succeeding in the '90s and beyond /
Author Boznak, Rudolph G. ; Boznak, Rudolf G.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Decker, Audrey K.
Publisher ASQC Quality Press ; Business One Irwin,
Year Published 1993
OCLC Number 27010391
ISBN 1556239777; 9781556239779
Subjects Production management--Quality control ; New products ; Productontwikkeling
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  TS156.B69 1993 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/23/1997
Collation xviii, 183 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-175) and index.
Contents Notes
1. Introduction: Competitive Product Development: A Call for Action -- Competitive Product Development: A Call for Action -- Mastering Product Development Management: A New Premise -- Three Tenets of Effective Product Development -- Carpe Diem (Seize the Day) -- 2. Deprogramming Your Subconscious -- The Subconscious Management Influence -- Vitalism, Atomism, and Product Development -- The Japanese Approach -- The U.S. Approach -- 3. Musubi: Unlocking the Power of Your Mind -- The Art of Visualization -- Balance -- Harmonious Unification -- Oneness -- 4. Discerning the Past: The Source of Today's Problems -- The Nature of Work -- Pragmatism and Paradigms -- Institutionalized Product Development Inadequacies -- 5. The Results of Reality: A New Paradigm Emerges -- A Time for Action -- A New Paradigm Emerges -- 6. Operationalizing the New Paradigm -- Product Development Management Principles -- Communicating the It -- Product Development: The Process -- Managing the Organizational Elements -- 7. Assuring Process Stability -- The Source of Stability -- The Product Definition Process -- Organizational Stability and the Product Development Process -- Building Stability into the Product Development Process -- 8. Effectively Managing Product Change -- Two Change Management Myths -- Do You Have a Change Management Problem? -- Managing versus Administering Change -- Screening Change Requests -- Business/Product Intelligence -- Actioning and Communicating a Change Request -- Expediting the Change Process -- The Elements of Change Management -- Compressing Change Management -- Evaluating Cost Management of Change Control -- Evaluating the Change Management Operating System -- Change Management and Organizational Learning -- 9. Product Integrity and Customer Satisfaction -- Change Incorporation -- Change Incorporation versus Effectivity -- Analyzing Your Incorporation Process -- PDM: An International Issue -- 10. Energizing Your Organization for Action -- Barriers to Change -- The Change Process: Overcoming Change Barriers -- The New Paradigm and the Change Process -- The Quest for Competitiveness. Competitive Product Development offers a pioneering, holistic approach for revitalizing product development - a basic business function gaining renewed interest because of its abllity to improve overall productivity, cost management, and service. Strategic product development can also help your organization win the battle for market share and profits. Concise and easy to follow, this insightful reference presents the tenets of effective product development that can help your company introduce new products faster and at less cost than the competition. You'll also find approaches for assuring process stability throughout the entire product development process. Competitive Product Development gives you principles for assuring product integrity and customer satisfaction; a revealing comparison of Eastern and Western product development processes; and charts, case histories, and anecdotes that support and enhance essential product development concepts. Written specifically for business leaders looking for ways to improve organizational performance, Competitive Product Development helps you overcome the inadequacies of traditional product development processes and build a foundation for long-lasting competitiveness.