Recent Submissions

  • Analysis of shear-induced platelet aggregation and breakup 

    Hellmuth, Rudolf; Bruzzi, Mark S.; Quinlan, Nathan J. (Springer, 2015-07-31)
    To better understand the mechanisms leading to the formation of thrombi of hazardous sizes in the bulk of the blood, we have developed a kinetic model of shear-induced platelet aggregation (SIPA). In our model, shear rate ...
  • Supplier performance evaluation: Lessons from a large multinational organization 

    Cormican, Kathryn (2005-07-03)
    There are ever-increasing demands from customers for more manufacturing agility in the form of higher product variety, smaller production runs of more customised products and batch sizes with shorter delivery times. To ...
  • Product manager: A decision support tool for design engineers 

    Cormican, Kathryn; O'Sullivan, David (1999)
    The new product development process is the lifeblood of all manufacturing enterprises. Many tools and techniques have been developed in an attempt to make this process more efficient and effective. However, in spite of ...
  • Systems innovation tools 

    Cormican, Kathryn; O'Sullivan, David (1999)
    Manufacturing organisations are continuously innovating their systems and processes in order to survive in today¿s turbulent environment. There are currently a number of software tools available on the market, which can ...
  • Systems innovation management: Supporting innovation in a manufacturing environment 

    Cormican, Kathryn; O'Sullivan, David; Yu, Ming; Dooley, Lawrence; Wreath, Siobhan (1999)
    Each year organisations spend a significant amount of money developing new products and processes in an effort to satisfy customer demands and manufacture high quality products efficiently. Both development processes - ...
  • A web enabled solution for managing distributed product innovation 

    Cormican, Kathryn; O'Sullivan, David (2000)
    New organisational forms such as strategic partnerships and networks are replacing simple market based transactions and traditional bureaucratic, hierarchical organisations. Consequently, a new conception of product design ...
  • Product innovation management: Towards a constructive guide 

    Cormican, Kathryn; O'Sullivan, David (2000)
    Manufacturing companies rely heavily on successful new product innovation to maintain profits. Moreover, research indicates that new products will account for a greater percentage of profits in the future (Crawford, 1996). ...
  • Innovation management for product and process development 

    Cormican, Kathryn; O'Sullivan, David; Browne, Jim; Yu, Ming; Dooley, Lawrence (2000)
    Industry we are told manages change poorly. Surveys indicate that over 50% of change programmes fail to meet objectives. The reasons cited are all too familiar: poor goal definition, poor alignment of actions to goals and ...
  • Enterprise knowledge management 

    Cormican, Kathryn; O'Sullivan, David (2000)
    The knowledge-based theory of a firm suggests that knowledge is the only remaining sustainable resource that can provide competitive advantage in dynamic environments. Knowledge is a key resource that must be actively ...
  • Enterprise modeling for the customer focused company 

    Cormican, Kathryn; Shang, Yue (2002)
    The business environment is changing at an accelerated pace. Consequently, continuous systemic changes within companies are imperative. We are witnessing a shift in the way organizations are designed, structured and ...
  • A collaborative knowledge management tool for product innovation 

    Cormican, Kathryn; O'Sullivan, David (2000)
    In order to create and deliver innovative new products and services at an ever increasing rate, manufacturing enterprises must adopt a deliberate and systematic approach to managing the drivers of innovation. Managing the ...
  • Developing a self assessment audit to support product innovation management 

    Cormican, Kathryn; O'Sullivan, David (2000)
    Product innovation is critical to the success of most design and manufacturing enterprises. It is widely recognised that effective co ordination, organisation and management affects product innovation success rates. Self ...
  • An assessment of new product development in the Irish pharmaceutical industry 

    Enright, S. and Cormican, K (2003)
    In today's competitive drug development environment, Irish pharmaceutical companies are moving towards more knowledge base activities. These companies must focus on new product development (NPD) firstly to remain competitive ...
  • Requirements of SME's for effective innovation management 

    Cormican, Kathryn; Mulligan, David; O'Sullivan, David (2003)
    Innovation has become one of the most important and effective ways of obtaining and sustaining competitive dominance in the market place over the past number of years. No longer can organisation depend the traditional ...
  • Collaboration and enterprise networks: What about SMEs? 

    Cormican, Kathryn (2004)
    This paper describes the research and analysis realised in relation to the creation of enterprise networks, based on the networked enterprise model, in European SMEs. It focuses on the barriers to inter-firm collaboration ...
  • A groupware system for product innovation management 

    Cormican, Kathryn; O'Sullivan, David (2004)
    We are experiencing a radical shift in the way organisations are designed, structured and organised. New organisational forms such as strategic partnerships and networks are replacing simple market based transactions and ...
  • Key challenges for inter and intra enterprise knowledge transfer 

    Cormican, Kathryn (2004)
    Knowledge is a key resource that must be managed if improvement efforts are to succeed and businesses are to remain competitive in global markets. In recent years, researchers, consultants and practitioners have developed ...
  • The development of a supplier performance evaluation tool 

    Cormican, Kathryn; Cunningham, Michael (2005)
    As product life cycles continue to shrink and global competition increases, manufacturers are outsourcing what they consider to be non-strategic activities in order to focus on their core competencies. Consequently these ...
  • Managing enterprise networks: Support structures for SMEs 

    Cormican, Kathryn (2005)
    In an increasingly competitive global economy, small to medium sized enterprises (SME) realise that they must work together in order to survive. They must learn to share their experiences and knowledge and pool their ...
  • Understanding ambient intelligence: Typologies for systems development 

    Cormican, Kathryn; Gill, Simrn (2006)
    This paper examines the concept of ambient intelligence (AmI). Currently research in this field is ambiguous. There are not many definitions and consequently it is difficult to understand the concept. This paper seeks to ...

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