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NEW PRODUCT INTRODUCTION (NPI)

The Ultimate Guide to QMS Software

This QMS software guide outlines the key considerations to help you establish compliant quality management processes. ...

The Ultimate Guide to PLM Software

This guide covers a key topics including the key phases of NPD, product lifecycle stages, essential elements of PLM software, and more. ...

What Are the Key Elements of a Quality Management System (QMS)?

Having an effective quality management system (QMS) in place for life sciences companies is critical to help organizations reach their product develop...

Streamline New Product Introduction (NPI)

New product introduction (NPI) and new product development (NPD) are often referred to in the same way or confused by many. ...

Product Requirements Management Matters

No matter what business you are in, requirements management matters and is, indeed, management—not a one-time collection of voice of customer. ...

Form-Fit-Function (FFF) Definition and Rules

For anyone that has dealt with production line issues, you can read why it's important to embrace form-fit-function rules. ...

Improving the time to Release Products: Speeding Time to Market (TTM)

This article discusses why companies care about improving their time to market (TTM) and how PLM can help. ...

Best Practices for New Product Introduction (NPI)

Establishing a solid plan for new product introduction (NPI) can help you meet cost, quality, and scheduling goals, but the benefits don’t stop ...

Why Cloud Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Solutions Are Better

We explain the advantages of today's cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) systems. These include helping supply chains collaborate ...

ERP and PLM: Complementary Systems Drive Manufacturing Success

ERP and PLM systems are complementary systems that can communicate with each other, yet support distinct business needs. ...

How much of your production process should you outsource?

Are you preparing for production? We discuss the pros and cons of outsourcing manufacturing activities like assembly, purchasing, and more. ...

Two ways to lower supply chain costs—which is right for you?

This article contrasts working with your current supply chain partner versus finding a less expensive one. ...

Should you move manufacturing closer to your customers?

Should you mitigate the cost of international delivery by manufacturing closer to your customers or should you cut costs another way? Read more ...

Manufacturing Outsourcing: 7 Common Pitfalls to Avoid to Achieve Supply Chain Success

Through many years of experience working with OEMs and CMs, we have observed 7 common pitfalls that impact manufacturing outsourcing success. ...

10 Key Challenges & Keys to Success for Outsourcing Manufacturing

We identify top outsourcing issues and offer insights on how to address them to help you establish long-term success in outsourcing manufacturing. ...