MECHANISM UPGRADE USING PRESCRIPTIVE MODEL OF PART BASED PRODUCT UPGRADE
At NIKO d.d. company, a producer of binding mechanisms, the improvements are usually a trial-and-error process. For this reason, our company has taken a more systematic approach. The prescriptive model of searching for changes has been used. The use of the model on the mechanism M75 has shown that the model is also suitable for companies with limited R&D human resources. It also has a positive effect on the creativeness of the process of searching for changes. Its deficiency lies in the fact that decomposition does not keep the relations between the parts. Searching and assessing the changes proved the main problem. The proposed changes should contribute to a better competitiveness of the product on the market.