TOP-TRIZ (Tool-Object-Product TRIZ) is the result of three decades of further development of TRIZ by Zinovy Royzen, a TRIZ Master after Genrich S. Altshuller, the creator of TRIZ, stopped its development in 1985. TOP-TRIZ is based on Zinovy Royzens more than 30-years experience in solving thousands of problems for his clients and training thousands of engineers, scientists and engineering managers. He has transformed the Classical TRIZ into the most powerful and user friendly version of modern TRIZ.
TOP-TRIZ has integrated TRIZ methods into a single user friendly system of analytical thinking and developed further TRIZ methods into a universal and most powerful system for innovation, quality and reliability improvement.
Application of TOP-TRIZ resulted in dramatic improvements of quality and reliability of different products from Space Shuttle engines, airplane parts and hard drives to water bottle caps. A set of TOP-TRIZ courses provides the learners with practical experience sufficient to achieve outstanding results. TOP-TRIZ Problem Formulator and Solver software helps users to learn TOP-TRIZ, solve six classes of problems in innovation and facilitate their teams.
TOP-TRIZ provides a universal set of steps for formulating all problems that are worth solving to meet the objectives and a series of detailed checklists for the generation of breakthrough solutions for each of the 6 classes of problems in innovation. The users are guided by the most friendly TOP-TRIZ Flowchart. TOP-TRIZ allows documenting step by step the solution process and to build the Solution Tree.
The methods include a conflict solving algorithm for resolving conflicts between product parameters while minimizing product changes and costs. Even the most difficult problems with contradictions involved can be routinely solved much easily than using Classical ARIZ.
TOP-TRIZ methods guide to maximize utilization of the resources of the product or process, its supersystem and environment to minimize the cost of solutions.
TOP-TRIZ analysis of an innovative situation has integrated system approach, function analysis and Tool-Object-Product (TOP) function modeling.
ADVANTAGES OF TOP-TRIZ FUNCTION MODELING
TOP Function Modeling allows you to model any function in any system. It is a more generic way to model a function than Classical Substance-Field Modeling.
Desired and unwanted products of the functions of a modeled system improve understanding of the system and simplify analysis of the system resources.
Introducing the product of a function into its model provides a very convenient and understandable link between functions. For example, a product of the first function can be a tool or an object of a subsequent function. The link between functions is important in understanding not only a desired performance of a product, but also the chain of unwanted functions. Links between functions simplify cause-effect analysis and improve the process of revealing the cause of a current or potential failure of a product.
Function analysis guides you in decomposing the performance of your product into single functions both useful and unwanted. The system approach guides you in describing the function of the supersystem of your product and interactions between the product and its supersystem. It also guides you in analyzing and describing interactions between the product and its surroundings that are not part of the supersystem. Then a single function can be considered separately if it needs improvement.