New Product Introduction Breakfast Briefing

Overview:  Earlier this year, Industry Forum launched a free NPI self-assessment tool to help organisations start their NPI improvement journey. Since its launch, we have received dozens of responses from cross-sector manufacturing organisations. Respondents to the self-assessment have come from across most functions in organisations, including project management, quality, design engineering, manufacturing engineering, supply chain,… Read more »

New Product Introduction Essentials

Course overview:   In many ways, you can compare launch excellence to rocket science. Coordination of activities that need to happen at predefined moments and to a certain standard is not an easy task. We offer a solution to overcoming the challenges of launching a new product – a New Product Introduction Essentials course. To get… Read more »

The Fundamentals of Lithium-Ion Cells and Battery Packs

Course Overview:  This 1-day course is made up of two modules: Module 1 Module 1 is designed to quickly introduce electrochemistry principals and how they are applied to the practical application of Lithium-ion Cells. This module will highlight the mechanical and chemical considerations made during design to tailor cell performance for applications and manufacture. The topic… Read more »

Project Management Principles for Product Launch Excellence

Course overview:   NPI projects are often not given sufficient priority in the business to have specific project management resource allocated. It often falls to design and development engineers to run projects in amongst their other responsibilities, without the cross-functional support for project activities or escalation of issues. This can result in a late launch into… Read more »

NPLX Programme – Module 5: Managing Product & Quality

Course overview:   The Managing Product Quality module is designed to ensure that Quality Engineers have the necessary knowledge and essential skills appropriate to their role to effectively contribute to successful new product launch.The Managing Product Quality module forms part of the NPLX (New Product Launch Excellence) Programme. Who should attend:   Quality Engineers who are responsible for… Read more »

NPLX Programme – Module 6: Lean & Value Stream Mapping

Course overview:   The Lean & Value Stream Mapping module is designed to ensure that Manufacturing Engineers and Supply Chain specialists have the necessary knowledge and essential lean skills so that the manufacturing processes that are implemented are optimised and have the capacity to support new product launch volume ramp up.The Lean & Value Stream Mapping module… Read more »

NPLX Programme – Module 7: Supply Chain Management

Course overview:   The Supply Chain Management module is designed to ensure that Supply Chain and Procurement specialists have the necessary knowledge and skills appropriate to their role to effectively contribute to a successful new product launch.The Supply Chain Management module forms part of the NPLX (New Product Launch Excellence) Programme. Who should attend:   Supply Chain and… Read more »

NPLX Programme – Module 8: Manufacturing Process Validation

Course overview:   The Manufacturing Process Validation module is designed to ensure that Manufacturing and Maintenance Managers have the necessary knowledge and essential skills appropriate to their role to effectively contribute to successful new product launch. Who should attend:   Manufacturing Managers who are responsible for the production of NPI goods and parts from raw materials using… Read more »

NPLX Programme – Module 4: Manufacturing Process Design Development & Managing Product Quality

Course overview:   The Process Design/Development and Managing Product Quality module is designed to ensure that Production Engineers have the necessary knowledge and essential skills appropriate to their role to effectively contribute to successful new product launch. The Process Design/Development and Managing Product Quality module forms part of the NPLX (New Product Launch Excellence) Programme. Who should… Read more »

NPLX Programme – Module 1: NPLX Management Overview

Course overview:   The NPLX Management Awareness module is designed to ensure that the management team have an awareness of the New Product Launch Excellence programme and understand the requirements to support new product launch.The NPLX Management Awareness module forms part of the NPLX (New Product Launch Excellence) Programme. The NPLX Management Awareness module forms part… Read more »