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T110 - "DFMA & Breakthrough Innovation"

The 2016 International Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly,
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
June 7, 2016 -- [71 Pages]
ISBN 978-1-937115-21-0

Introduction: This presentation was made at the Boothroyd-Dewhurst 31st Annual International Forum on Design For Manufacture and Assembly [BDI] held June 7, 2016 in Providence Rhode Island.  As formal technical conference, a byline authored technical paper is also required in addition to a presentation.

Description:  Clayton Christensen introduced "Disruptive Innovation" to the business world in 2005. 2015 was the twentieth anniversary. In the years after Geoffrey Boothroyd, Peter Dewhurst, and others pioneered DFMA, the body of knowledge expanded as the refined logic for the needed specialty areas of both DFM and DFA was developed. It continues today, decades later. So too is this occurring for Disruptive Innovation. GGI conducted a secondary research project in 2015 to examine what has developed. We identified ten differentiable refinements of approaches to achieve Disruptive Innovation. They have really great names like: Big Bang, Trickle Up, Digical, Ambidextrous, Design Thinking, Sustainable, and Bottom Of The Pyramid. Each of the ten breakthrough "methods" will be discussed, along with an examination of the opportunities where DFMA can play a role. Several are tailor-made for DFMA and analogous techniques.

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