New Product Introduction (NPI)
Speed up time to market and mitigate the inherent risk of supply chains taking products to market.
Taking a new product to market is a costly endeavour filled with risk. As the product moves from concept to production individuals from different departments must work in tandem and sequentially. Often large parts of the process is outsourced to supply chain partners. By employing new product introduction software, responsibilities are understood and workflows manage task dependencies.
The advantages of a repeatable new product introduction process have been incorporated in to industry specific standards such as the APQP requirement in aerospace standard AS9145.
Manufacturers need robust yet simple project management that supports distributed teams to all play their part in bringing a new product to market. Ideagen’s NPI software is used to create and automate a workflow from product design through manufacturing to quality control.
Typical Stages Managed in New Product Introduction
Capture customer requirements and other input to product development. The tasks in the phase should capture the technical, quality and cost requirements of the product, including any parts that need to be outsourced.
Product Design & Development
Translate the technical, quality and cost requirements into a controlled, verified and validated product design.
Process Design & Development
Design and develop the production processes needed to produce product that consistently meet the product specification.
Product and Process Validation
Validate that product fulfils the design requirements and the process has the capability to produce conforming products at the required rate.
Production line implemented as success monitored to feed in to continual improvement processes.
Many manufacturers are now finding their needs develop beyond the functionality of NPI software to a fuller product lifecycle management solution.
Find out how manufacturers are disrupting the software market and shifting priorities of product lifecycle management.