Introduction

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

NPI best practices

Best practices for New Product Introduction process have been in existence for nearly 3 decades. Since inception, a number of organisations have adopted these best practices to launch successful new products. Adopting best practices in new product introduction within supply chain provides confidence for your customers to partner with you on new programme developments and in turn, provides growth opportunities for your 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 not adapt to different complexity of NPI
  • Erratic quality, cost and delivery performance of product launch

These common challenges can result from one or a combination of skills gap covered by the tried and tested Industry Forum NPI model.

Solution

Over the years Industry Forum has worked with companies across the automotive, aerospace, manufacturing and civil nuclear sectors to help them improve their New Product Introduction (NPI) approaches to deliver Launch Excellence. We offer a number of cross sector open courses at our facilities in Birmingham. For automotive industry we have a programme endorsed by OEMs called New Product Launch excellence (NPLX). Most of our courses can be delivered at your site as a closed course.

Not sure where to start? Take our NPI self-assessment

Cross-Sector

NPI

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 »

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Overview:  Industry Forum provides a free to access, simple to navigate NPI self-assessment tool which exists to help organisations know where best to begin with their NPI improvement journey. The Self-Assessment also provides a rare guide to where next to focus their efforts for those already embarking on their NPI improvement journey. Since its launch, we have… Read more »

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Course Overview:  NPI projects often don’t have specific expert project management resource allocated. It commonly 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 manufacturing with incomplete information and a stressful… Read more »

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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 »

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PRINCE2

eLearning

Course Overview:  PRINCE2® is a globally recognised, process-based approach to project management. It is the most practiced methodology for Project Management, with over a million PRINCE2® Certified Project Management professionals around the world. The methodology was developed by best practice provider AXELOS and provides practical, scalable methodologies to improve projects. It is designed to be… Read more »

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Virtual Classes

Course Overview:  This PRINCE2® course is delivered in partnership with e-Careers. As the world’s most utilised method for Project Management, PRINCE2® boasts over one million certified professionals across 150 countries worldwide. Developed by AXELOS, this classroom course offers a practical, flexible and scalable methodology to help manage projects of all sizes and types. The PRINCE2®… Read more »

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Course Overview:  PRINCE2® is a globally practised method for project management, which has over a million certified professionals, spanning 150 countries. Developed by best practice solutions provider AXELOS, it offers a flexible, practical and scalable methodology, to help manage projects of any size or type. The PRINCE2® (6th edition) methodology is a made up of… Read more »

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Course Overview:  PRINCE2® is the world’s most practised method for project management, with over one million certified professionals across 150 countries worldwide. Developed by leading best practice solutions provider AXELOS, it offers a practical, flexible and scalable methodology to help manage any project, regardless of size or type. The PRINCE2® (6th edition) methodology is a… Read more »

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Automotive

NPI

What is New Product Launch Excellence (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… Read more »

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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 »

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Course overview:   The pressures and requirements of the automotive industry demand a structured and more agile approach to New Product Introduction. Effective Project Management is therefore key to the success of any New Product Launch programme. Delegates who attend this course will learn the tools and techniques required to succesfully manage a New Product launch… Read more »

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Course overview:   This module is designed to ensure that the Product Design & Development team has the necessary knowledge and essential skills appropriate to their role to effectively contribute to successful new product launch. The Product Design & Development module forms part of the NPLX (New Product Launch Excellence) Programme. Who should attend:   Individuals who are… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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New Product Technologies

Course Overview:  This Electric Motor (EM) Manufacture course is a one-day, advanced-level technical course designed to teach you how to design for manufacture, build, and run production of electric motors, particularly for electric vehicle solutions.  The course will include topics such as AC vs DC motors, motor construction, motor supply, motor control, types of motor,… Read more »

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Course Overview:  This Electric Vehicle (EV) Manufacture course is a half-day, advanced-level technical programme designed to teach you how to design for manufacture, build, and run production of electric vehicles; with a focus on the automotive industry. The course will include topics such as the history of the EV, EV types, EV components, EV manufacturing methods,… Read more »

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Course Overview:  This course is an advanced-level course designed to quickly explain battery design and performance. This module will focus on the skills required to defne a battery pack design, how it is manufactured and what tests are required before entering the market. Attendees will leave the course armed with tools to understand vehicle battery specifications and able to extract… Read more »

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Course Overview:  This course is an advanced-level course 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 is explored further with the inclusion of cell selection for application, alternatives… Read more »

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