BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Professionals engaged in developing new
products -- whether they are tangible goods or services -- are
invited to explore how reusing the knowledge produced through
product-development processes enables future innovations. The
Knowledge-Driven New Product Development informational seminar, a
two-hour preview of a new short course developed by the University
at Buffalo's TCIE and the New York State Center for Engineering
Design and Industrial Innovation (NYSCEDII), is one of two programs
planned during TCIE's summer 2012 session.
The breakfast seminar will take place from 8-10 a.m. on June 26
at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 2402 North Forest Rd.,
Amherst. It will feature discussion of knowledge-driven new product
development in the information age. Registration is due by June
"Companies are creating a lot of new knowledge, but are not sure
how to harness it the right way," says Andrew Olewnik, NYSCEDII
research associate. "With any product development, how are you
going to distill and capture the knowledge that's created so you
can re-use it over time?"
Attendees will be introduced to three elements critical to
supporting knowledge-driven new product design: organizational
philosophy, formalized design processes and information
infrastructure. These elements will be taught in greater depth
during a new eight-hour course, Knowledge-Driven New Product
Development, developed by TCIE and NYSCEDII to be offered in fall
Both the two-hour informational session and full course are
intended for engineering managers, designers, department
supervisors, senior managers, presidents and other professionals
responsible for new product development. Olewnik suggests that the
courses are ideal for better leveraging information technology in
supporting development processes and for achieving growth goals
through enhancement of new product development.
TCIE is also offering a summer session of the Certified Lean
Professional course. Personnel in any industry will learn how to
become Lean thinkers and how to create Lean organizations that
maximize customer value while minimizing waste. Each participant is
required to complete a project designed to improve a process at his
or her organization and pass a certification exam.
The course will be held at UB's Baird Research Park, 1576 Sweet
Home Rd., Amherst. It runs from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on June 5, 12, 19
and 26; July 10, 17, 24 and 31; Aug. 7, 14 and 21; Sept. 18; and
Oct. 16. Registration is due by May 29.
For more information and to register, contact Kerry Lynch at
716-645-8840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A program of the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences,
TCIE is Western New York's bridge to excellence by providing a
dynamic link between UB's expert resources and the region's
business community. TCIE's engineering solutions ignite innovation
and technological advancement, and its core focus on operational
excellence drives continuous improvement. For more information on
how TCIE can assist Western New York businesses, go to http://www.tcie.buffalo.edu
or call 716-645-8800.
NYSCEDII was established in 2000 at UB as an engineering design
center to provide companies throughout New York State with a
significant competitive advantage in high-tech product development.
Its mission is to develop next-generation design, manufacturing,
product and process development tools that best exploit new
information, visualization and simulation technologies for the
benefit of the industrial base of New York State.