Innovation by Increasing Ideality – A New Method for Overcoming Process Related Problems

Ing. Vladimír Sojka, doc. Ing. Petr Lepšík, Ph.D.


Purpose: In production, problems that are difficult to solve could occur. When a classic problem-solving toolset is not enough, a company must accept not fully satisfying solutions or secondary problems. This paper proposes a new method called Innovation by Increasing Ideality (3I), which helps to resolve difficult problems in production.    

Methodology/Approach: Based on a previous literature review a new method was designed. The method leads the solver by a set of steps that lead to a well-described problem, with many ideas or ways, where the solver should search for a satisfying solution. The method is based on TRIZ principles, but it is user-friendly even for users who are not TRIZ specialists but have only basic knowledge of TRIZ principles and its tools. The method is demonstrated in a case study, where a problem with the transportation of parts is successfully solved.

Findings: Newly proposed method, compared with the traditional way of resolving a problem, got a much better solution in a shorter time.

Research Limitation/Implication: Only one example of use. There is a need for more applications in future.

Originality/Value of paper: The paper describes a new method for overcoming difficult problems in production. The method uses TRIZ principles to innovate the process where the problem is. The presented method can serve as a new powerful tool for industrial engineers in practice.


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Ing. Vladimír Sojka (Primary Contact)
doc. Ing. Petr Lepšík, Ph.D.
Author Biography

doc. Ing. Petr Lepšík, Ph.D., Department of Machine Design and Mechanisms, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic

Sojka, V., & Lepsik, P. (2021). Innovation by Increasing Ideality – A New Method for Overcoming Process Related Problems. Quality Innovation Prosperity, 25(2), 78–94.

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