When you launch manufacture of a new product do you achieve volume production that is right first time every time, on time in full, at the right cost? Many companies across both high and low volume manufacturing sectors struggle to launch and ramp up new product manufacture successfully.
During the last five years Industry Forum has worked with over 50 companies across the automotive, aerospace and civil nuclear sectors to help them improve their New Product Introduction (NPI) approaches to deliver Launch Excellence. The New Product Introduction for Launch Excellence model below has been developed to capture in a simple manner the structure of activities and pillars that are required to assure success
An effective NPI process can drive an organisation’s growth plans as part of business strategy (Figure 2). Considering product life cycle stages, revenue from existing products in business will decline over a period of time. Business revenues are expected to increase with defined growth targets. This situation of declining revenue from existing products and expected revenue increase aligned to growth targets generates a gap to be filled by new product introduction. An effective NPI process will help us to answer common questions like:
- Are we likely to achieve our business growth targets with existing NPI opportunities in hand?
- What level of business development effort is required to achieve our growth targets?
Figure 2. New Product Introduction link to business strategy
Common NPI challenges and how can we help?
|NPI Technical Assessment
|NPI Process Development||
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|Measures to sustain NPI performance||
|NPI Project Management||
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|Change Management in NPI||
|Learning from experience||
|Core tools for manufacturing process design, verification and validation||
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“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.
For further information and an initial and confidential discussion of your needs, please call +44 (0)121 717 6600 or email us today.