A while back I created this video to explain the new product introduction process. In particular, the 6 key areas that make it up.
Take a look at this video in this post...
Exploring the new product introduction process
Part of how we operate here at CMC is to help both hardware startups and large companies implement a meticulous NPI process, which we base on the auto industry's PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) as closely as possible.
There are 6 key areas to the NPI Process:
- Suppliers (and supply chain management)
- Line arrangement
- Staff training
- Process testing (and how PPAP works well here)
- "Go live"
You may also like the following new product introduction resources
- New Product Introduction In China - a thorough explanation of NPI
- What Is APQP? A Strong NPI (New Product Introduction) Approach