Full citation

Numata, J., & Taura, T. (1996). A Network System for Knowledge Amplification in the Product Development Process. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 43(4), 356.

Format: Peer-reviewed article

Type: Experience

Experience level of reader: Advanced

Annotation: SONY engineers construct a management information system based on the principle of knowledge amplification, to support the increasingly important role of knowledge in the NPD process.

Setting(s) to which the reported activities/findings are relevant: Large business, Small business (less than 500 employees)

Knowledge user(s) to whom the piece of literature may be relevant: Manufacturers

Knowledge user level addressed by the literature: Organization

This article uses the Commercial Devices and Services version of the NtK Model

Primary Findings

Model: The NPD's domain of creation includes: Product Planning (evaluation of marketability), Design Planning and Conceptual Design (evaluation of principle and main function). The NPD's domain of execution includes Basic Design (evaluation of function and performance) and Detailed Design (evaluation of product). The NPD's domain of manufacturing includes: Manual Prototyping and Mold Prototyping (verification) and Mass Production.
Case study by internal NPD engineering staff.