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N. Khomenko. OTSM Problem Flow Networks approach: application for competitive analysis of patents and other sources of information. 2000-2007

Competitive analysis of patents, the creation of "patent umbrella"  are  very important tasks for companies. The article explains how to use OTSM Problem Flow Networks approach for these purposes.

N. Khomenko. OTSM-TRIZ: Short Introduction

The presentation was prepared  for the training in OCAD (Switzerland). It was based for the TETRIS project presentation and prsented the main ideas of OTSM.

Thomas ELTZER, Denis CAVALLUCCI, Philippe LUTZ, Nikolai KHOMENKO. Contribution to early stages analysis: a framework for contradiction’s complexity representation. ETRIA, 2004

It is universally acknowledged that actual industrial situation regarding problem solving stages is of a critical matter for R&D robustness. A technical situation that causes inefficiency is stated as an “unsolvable problem” and treated as “best possible compromises”. In fact they are the result of a complex situation where mental inertia leads the designer’s attitude.

Karlov, A.G., Khomenko, N.N. Camozzi’s Didactics and Tools of TRIZ-OTSM Technologies as Means for Improving the Effectiveness of Innovative Projects in Packing Industry


The Article is dedicated to the problems of using the OTSM-TRIZ approach in the packing industry. This approach developed by Nikolai Khomenko has been introduced for years by Anton Karlov at the Simporopol (the Ukraine) branch of Camozzi company. 

The article is currently available in Russian only.

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