Industry Forum New Product Introduction (NPI) model covers 4 key areas required for a successful new product launch

  • Stable foundations support link of organisation growth strategy to NPI
  • Industry standards cover best practice approach for NPI
  • Process pillars include skills required for successful new product launch
  • Output is product launch excellence with adapted implementation for organisation

Common challenges

  • Growth targets defined in business strategy do not link with NPI
  • Limited upfront resource and capacity planning for NPI
  • Commercial bid and product launch cost performance do not match
  • One size fits all process does adapt to different complexity of NPI
  • Erratic quality, cost and delivery performance of product launch


Over the years Industry Forum has worked with companies across the automotive, aerospace and civil nuclear sectors to help them improve their New Product Introduction (NPI) approaches to deliver Launch Excellence.


“Industry Forum’s best practice knowledge transfer, has been integral in allowing us to align our business processes, to create a position of strength for our business to lead the way forward to achieving our goal of >99% OTIF.”

Mark Walker, Co. Managing Director, Walker Precision


Industry Forum have been a massive asset in providing us with an NPI process which will provide benefits for our business and better service levels to our customers. They have completely re-structured our approach and guided us through developing a multi-disciplinary process with a structured gated process and introducing a RACI culture. The whole team has remained engaged and is looking forward to rolling out the finished process. We have already seen benefits were we have introduced a part mature process to currents projects. The training is excellent, engaging and we already know it will provide huge benefits at Middlesex Aerospace.

Kevin Mould – Business Development Manager, Middlesex Aerospace


“Using a series of structured workshops, Industry Forum have been helping us developing a new and improved NPI process. From the diagnostic phase to the step by step implementation, IF have guided and advised us on industry best practice. More importantly they brought the focus needed to drive such improvement program.”

Remy Steenbakker, Technical Manager, Sigmatex UK

Get in touch and talk to us

Industry Forum can provide a range of improvement solutions across your organisation’s entire manufacturing operations. We don’t offer one single-standard solution, instead we get to know your organisation, your people and the environment within which you operate; before working with you to find an approach that is tailored to your requirements, meeting your needs and addressing your most pressing challenges.

Industry Forum can provide you with a range of expertise to support initiatives from large NPI programmes across a multi-site organisation to single projects in an individual plant. Industry Forum has a proven record of helping manufacturers of all sizes achieve their NPI goals.

From design right through to implementation we pride ourselves on our ability to transfer the necessary skills to your people and to ensure that you benefit from tangible and sustainable improvements to your business.


What next?

For further information and an initial and confidential discussion of your needs, please call +44 (0)121 717 6600 or email us today.