What is NPLX?   

New Product Launch Excellence (NPLX) is a national programme aimed at improving the New Product Introduction (NPI) capabilities of the UK supply chain through the provision of essential skills, training, coaching support and project management expertise.

The programme is an initiative of the Automotive Council, endorsed by OEMs and delivered by SMMT Industry Forum.

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Benefits of NPLX   

  • The programme up-skills suppliers and provides the catalyst for dramatic improvements in new product launch capability
  • The programme supports IATF16949:2016 standard which mandates effective NPI processes and competently trained practitioners
  • Cost effective solution due to leveraging national volume across OEMs and tier ones


Module # Name of Module No. of Days Pricing
Module 1 NPLX Management Awareness 2 £415
Module 2 NPI Programme Management 5 £1,000
Module 3 Product Design & Development 4 £800
Module 4 Process Design/Development and Managing Product Quality 4 £800
Module 5 Managing Product Quality 3 £600
Module 6 Lean and Value Stream Mapping 2 £415
Module 7 Supply Chain Management 2 £415
Module 8 Manufacturing Process Validation 3 £600


All individuals who complete one of the above module will receive an Industry Forum NPLX certificate of attendance.

Next Steps   

Suppliers to express an interest in the programme by completing the form below. Suppliers will be contacted to provide further details of the programme and availability in your region.

Register your interest in the New Product Launch Excellence Programme (NPLX)