Optimization and neural network in new product development

C. Lin, C. N. Madu, C. H. Kuei, J. M. Yeh

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New product introduction is vital to a firm's growth and prosperity. A company needs to develop a process to determine how to find and develop new product ideas and finally, how to successfully introduce them into the marketplace. To address this problem, this study proposes a new approach that combines neural network, analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and linear programming (LP). A neural network is used to classify the feasibility of ideas/projects in new product development and the theory of AHP is applied to evaluate the interdependence among projects. A linear programming model is then developed and used to allocate the limited financial resources of the firm to the competing projects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-329
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Transactions in Operational Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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