TRIZ Promotion: Japan TRIZ Symposium 2008 Presentation

TRIZ and innovation culture at Samsung Electro-Mechanics Company
SeHo Cheong; Vasily A. Lenyashin; Alexander T. Kynin; Naum B. Feygenson; YongKwan Lee; Seungheon Han
(Samsung Electro-Mechanics Company, Korea)
The Fourth TRIZ Symposium in Japan, Held by Japan TRIZ Society on Sept. 10-12, 2008 at Laforet Biwako, Moriyama, Shiga, Japan
Introduction by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), Oct. 26, 2008
[Posted on July 10, 2009] 

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Editor's Note (Toru Nakagawa, Jul. 9, 2009)

This paper was presented at the Fourth TRIZ Symposium in Japan, 2008 , which was held last September by 'Japan TRIZ Society, NPO'.  Korea, especially Samsung group, seems to be most active in the world in pomoting TRIZ in industries.  This paper was presented by the manger who leads the Corporte R&D Institute of Samsung Electro-Mechnical Company and takes care of the innovation methods including TRIZ.  Thus the present paper attracted much attention during the Symposium.

Japan TRIZ Society has posted the presentation files (in Japanese) of all the Contributed Presentations in the 'Members-Only' area of its Official Web site ( ) in PDF on July 1, 2009.  Files in English are going to be posted in a similar way.

The present site, "TRIZ Home Page in Japan", on the other hand, is going to post several selected Contributed Presentations publicly, under the desire & permisson by the Authors.  Presentation slides of them will be posted in PDF, with the policy of updating prohibited, copying and printing permitted.

This page has the following contents in English and in Japanese:

Item English page Japanese page
Abstract of the paper  (HTML) Abstract  --
Presentation slides (PDF) (19 slides, 255 KB) (19 slides 545 KB)
(Translated by Makoto Unno (Kwasaki Heavy Industries))
Full paper (PDF)  --
Introduction by Nakagawa: An excerpt from "Personal Report of Japan TRIZ Symposium 2008"  (HTML) Nakagawa Introduction  --


[1] Abstact

TRIZ and innovation culture at Samsung Electro-Mechanics Company

SeHo Cheong; Vasily A. Lenyashin; Alexander T. Kynin; Naum B. Feygenson;
YongKwan Lee; Seungheon Han
(Samsung Electro-Mechanics Company, Corporate R&D Institute,
Solution Creation Group)


Samsung Electro-Mechanics activity is concentrated on the three main fields of technology: materials, radio frequency components and optic elements. First steps of TRIZ application were made here in 1998. At now the international high skilled interdisciplinary team is created for effective TRIZ implementation on the corporative level. The general directions of the team activities are TRIZ- consulting of projects for R&D groups, education and certification of engineers and researchers inside of manufacturing plants and development new TRIZ-methodologies. TRIZ education is provided under the guidance of experienced mentors and oriented to practical solving of real problems. Specific features of consulting projects are deep and close interrelation between TRIZ consultants and project’s team members, TRIZ application in different manufacturing processes and technologies, transfer the best of created solutions for functional related engineering areas.

Such organization allows us to resolve many complicated manufacturing problems, to prepare sufficient amount of certificated in MATRIZ specialists and to provide research for TRIZ development as the science.

[2]  Presentation Slides in PDF

Presentation Slides in English in PDF (19 slides, 255 KB)

Full Paper in English in PDF (4 pages, 173 KB)

Presentation Slides in Japanese in PDF (27 slides, 545 KB) (Japanese translation by Makoto Unno (Kawasaki Heavy Industries))

[3]  Introduction to the Presentation (by Nakagawa)

Excerpt from: 
Personal Report of The Fourth TRIZ Symposium in Japan, 2008
by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin University), Oct. 26, 2008
Posted on Oct. 26, 2008 in "TRIZ Home Page in Japan"


SeHo Cheong, Vasily A. Lenyashin, Alexander T. Kynin, Naum B. Feygenson, YongKwan Lee, Seungheon Han (Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Korea) [O-10 #09] gave a presentation with the title of "TRIZ and Innovation Culture at Samsung Electro-Mechanics Company".  This is a valuable presentation because Korea, and especially Samsung, is known to be most active and successful, in the world, in introducing TRIZ into industrial problem solving. 

The below-left slide shows the 'Solution Creation Group' headed by the Author, SeHo Cheong (Center, back row), and including 3 Russian TRIZ experts (Right).  This Group is working in the areas, shown in the below-right slide, using the methodologies of six sigma, CAE, etc. in addition to TRIZ.


The following slides show typical problems for TRIZ application and two types of projects where TRIZ need to be applied with somewhat different criteria.


The style of collaboration between the TRIZ team and the project team of engineers is shown in the following slide.  Such collaboration has succeeded in producing much results as shown in the subsequent slide.

The education and training of TRIZ to engineers are widely carried out in the company as shown in the following two slides.

*** Listening to this presentation and talking with the Author, SeHo Cheong, I am rather puzzled about the real situations of TRIZ in SEMCO.  As shown in the above slides, TRIZ education is widely done in the company in the Korean language and a number of projects have generated good results by using TRIZ.  However, in the Solution Creation Group (of 16 members in the photo), the TRIZ Team is composed by the three Russian TRIZ experts and no Korean engineers.  The style of interaction between engineering projects and the TRIZ Team is similar to a contract research rather than a joint work.  Mr. Cheong told me that the Russian TRIZ experts have much higher capability in problem solving and hence he cannot imagine to promote TRIZ without them.  Is this a good sign or a poor sign after several years of activities of the TRIZ experts?  -- Probably, there is a big cultural difference between Korea and Japan; no company in Japan employed Russian TRIZ experts so far.  (On Japanese approach, you are now reading a lot of presentations here in this Symposium.  Please also refer to Nakagawa's presentation.)


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