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New Product Introduction (NPI)

Speed up time to market and mitigate the inherent risk of supply chains taking products to market.

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Business Benefits

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.

  • New Product Time To Market

    Accelerate new product time to market.

  • Resource Planning

    Improve internal and supply chain resource planning.

  • Minimise Risk

    Minimise risk of product failure and overrun costs.

  • Improve Resilience

    Improve resilience to execute shorter lead times and product revisions.

Critical Capabilities

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.

  • Automated Ballooning From 2D and 3D

    Assign responsibility to tasks, manage deadlines and escalations.

  • Optical Character Recognition

    Look forward visibility of completion and individual work load.

  • Automatic Population of AS9102B Fprm Templates

    Task level messaging and discussion.

  • Non-Conformance Reports

    Web portal access for task management, project visibility and supply chain collaboration.

Typical Stages Managed in New Product Introduction

Planning

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

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.

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