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dc.contributor.advisorDaniel Whitney and Warren Seering.en_US
dc.contributor.authorZelkha, Sassanen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-09T19:30:22Z
dc.date.available2013-07-09T19:30:22Z
dc.date.copyright2012en_US
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/79426
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, 2012.en_US
dc.descriptionThis electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 88-90).en_US
dc.description.abstractIn todays' global economy, having a lean operation is no longer considered a competitive edge; rather has become the new necessity and norm [15]. The new source of this competitive edge is innovation [15]. What sets an organization apart from its competitors is the ability to develop products that constantly meet customers' demands. An organization must have a New Product Development Process (NPDP) that enhances, expedites and fosters development of innovative products on consistent basis in order to tie innovation to market success. Many organizations have a difficult time determining whether or not the NPDP they are using is adequate because there are no standard methods or processes that organization can use to assess their NPDP [16]. In order to assist a specific medical device organization to assess its NPDP, a partnership with Performance Measure Group (PMG) was established. PMG is a leader in benchmarking and performance measurement. This thesis gives insight into the various new product development and benchmarking processes that are in practice today. It also explores the challenges and benefits associated with conducting benchmarking. Finally, this thesis reveals some of the challenges that this particular medical device company confronts with their NPDP.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Sassan Zelkha.en_US
dc.format.extent90 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectEngineering Systems Division.en_US
dc.titleBenchmarking of a medical device company's product development processen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc849909951en_US


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