Successful creation of radical manufacturing technology innovations

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    Abstract

    Manufacturing technologies are often developed incrementally, and less attention has been directed at radical innovations. Radical manufacturing technology innovations pursue significant performance improvements in the production process and are expected to enhance the competitiveness of the firm. This paper explores the successful creation of radical manufacturing technology innovations by analyzing previous empirical research and characterizing the emergence and management of the innovations. Companies engage in radical manufacturing technology innovations by bringing in advanced manufacturing technologies, carrying out technology-related R&D in processes, and innovation in their supply chain processes. Innovation by adopting new technologies developed elsewhere appears as more dominant than innovation by creation. Forthcoming research is proposed on different management practices for different types and contexts of manufacturing technology innovations, and on how digitalization-related innovations can be made into a source of competitive advantage.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management
    Subtitle of host publicationWCEAM 2015
    Place of PublicationSwitzerland
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages121-132
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-27064-7
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-27062-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Publication typeB3 Article in conference proceedings
    EventWorld Congress on Engineering Asset Management -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing
    ISSN (Print)2195-4356

    Conference

    ConferenceWorld Congress on Engineering Asset Management
    Period1/01/00 → …

    Keywords

    • radical innovation
    • manufacturing technology

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