Jean-Marc_Le_LannManagement of “Systematic Innovation”: A kind of quest for the Holy Grail!
Jean-Marc Le Lann, Stéphane Negny & Celine Bryon-Portet

In this paper, authors proposed a joined contribution based on different views and focuses on the management of Innovation coming from Human Social Sciences (HSS) and Scientific Technological aspects. After revisiting some philosophical and historical aspects including the history of Innovation in the context of the evolution of Sciences, the concepts between creativity, innovation and inventive solving problem are well defined. It shows the necessity to get a strong methodology for innovation (more precisely technical one) in order to build an efficient framework for Design and Operation in Process Systems Engineering. These HSS concepts will revisited theories for Innovation (theory of ordinary innovation, process for destruction-creation, technological jump, notion of paradigms,…), including similarities with the concepts of the so-called technological Innovation. After dealing with the importance of Process Innovation and Problem solving investigation, as integrated parts in the business Process management including Process Systems Engineering tools such as Modelling, Simulation, optimization, the proposed approach mainly based on Process solving theory is presented. Originally based on an extension of TRIZ theory, it has been improved in a valuable manner by using tools such as Knowledge Based Management (KBS) and Case-based reasoning (CBR). Using original concepts and ideas coupled with TRIZ theory and advanced tools connected with artificial intelligence, including new features such as the Matrix contradiction concepts revisited and multicontradictions, authors show the applicability of the proposed framework in order to tackle and revisited problems encountered in the Process Systems engineering. More, it shows how using efficient PSE tools, it may emphasis a lot the proposed framework. “Success stories” and case studies about that will be enlighten and finally a “philosophical” conclusion and the necessity about this synergy between Human Social Sciences and Scientific approaches will be developed with future works in mind.

Finally as a continuous support for illustrative aspects, the proposed concepts and methodologies will be evocated to be fully used in the context of the “revolutionary” concepts around the so-called factory for the future for manufacturing and processes in the industry 4.0, also called digital plant 4.0, cybermanufacturing, integrated digital factory, innovative factory,…