Knowledge management in corporate practice: knowledge space - empirical research using the example of medical technology (B.Braun Melsungen AG)

  • Startdate:

    February 2005

  • Enddate:

    June 2006


















The aim of the project was to make the knowledge available in the toolmaking sector transparent, to bundle it and to integrate it into the respective work process. The knowledge activities in the design fields - organization, technology, culture, methods, human resources - were to be optimized. Furthermore, the networking of experts throughout the company should be intensified.



As part of the project, the "knowledge space" was initially developed as a common image for "managing knowledge." In the course of the project, this image was expanded into a conceptual framework for database-supported knowledge management and finally transferred into a set of specifications for implementation. For this purpose, the following four main activities were carried out: 1. detailed analysis of the toolmaking area including people involved, data and documents used, and existing interfaces. 2. conceptual design of the human-IT interface by integrating methods and technologies to optimize communication and cooperation processes. 3. introduction of tools for training employees in knowledge management methods as well as evaluation tools for checking the applicability and benefits of IT support. 4. specifications for a database-supported knowledge management system.



The project "Knowledge management in corporate practice: knowledge space - empirical research using medical technology as an example" was successfully carried out in the period from 4/2005 to 12/2005.