Knowledge Transfer in the Lifecycle of Medical Tools and Equipment
Authors: Katarzyna Mleczko, Teodor Winkler
Abstract: The article presents the results of research on transfer of knowledge in the life cycle of medical tools and equipment as an example surgical tools. The authors attempted to identify ambiguous areas in the process of knowledge transfer between life cycle participants like manufacturer, distributor and end user. This research was focused on causes and effects of lack of information, communication problems, ergonomic effects associated with exploitation medical tools. An important aspect is to recognize the location of problems and try to eliminate them at the roots, in order to overcome the effects and shorten the cycle time from design to finish product. These activities may be realized out by identifying ways of communication between different groups of participants of the process and to identify the forms and form of information resources and knowledge resources in the present cycle.
Keywords: Knowledge Transfer, Product Lifecycle, Medical Tools
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