Improving Knowledge Transfers at Protektorwerk Florenz Maisch GmbH & Co. KG through the Application of the InKTI – Interdepartmental Knowledge Transfer Improvement Method

DS 122: Proceedings of the Design Society: 24th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED23)

Year: 2023
Editor: Kevin Otto, Boris Eisenbart, Claudia Eckert, Benoit Eynard, Dieter Krause, Josef Oehmen, Nad
Author: Klippert, Monika (1); Schäfer, Luisa (1); Böllhoff, Jörg (2); Willerscheid, Heiner (2); Rapp, Simon (1); Albers, Albert (1)
Series: ICED
Institution: 1: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT);2: Protektorwerk Florenz Maisch GmbH & Co KG
Section: Design Methods
Page(s): 2255-2264
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In the development and production of new products, interdepartmental knowledge transfer is essential. Successful knowledge transfer faces several challenges, such as a lack of willingness to transfer knowledge or an inappropriate selection of tools. These can lead to the reduction of efficiency and effectiveness of knowledge transfers. Therefore, the InKTI – Interdepartmental Knowledge Transfer Improvement Method is developed to support the improvement (in terms of speed and quality) of knowledge transfers, particularly in product and production engineering.

This paper presents the first validation of the InKTI Method through a field study at the company Protektorwerk Florenz Maisch GmbH & Co. KG, which is a leading European company in the construction industry, to support the successful knowledge transfer into practice. Therefore, the research need is pointed out, and a concept for validation is developed and implemented. Afterward, the InKTI Method is evaluated based on its success, support as well as applicability.

Keywords: Knowledge management, Integrated product development, Product-Production-CoDesign, Optimisation, Validation

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