Nowadays there is no doubt for the necessity of innovations. Without innovations no improvements can be made in productivity, sustainable progress and cost reductions. The task we have in our industry has gained in complexity since we produce our products in low cost labour countries and are remote from our geographical markets. Thematic working in multidisciplinary teams is a necessity to cope with this complexity and is the only chance to strengthen the value chain. The 'Innovation Management Practice Handbook' gives you the tools to gain in innovative power and find all possibilities for improvement of your business performances for more added value. You will fulfil the demands of your customers for lower costs through the elimination of waste and acceleration of business processes. Cost saving and sustainable development are in this philosophy complementary.