Topic: New Product Development

Manufacturers serving or entering into defense and aerospace markets face simultaneous, and what may be seen as competing, demands. First, manufacturers are tasked with delivering and accelerating product innovation. Second, they must adhere to strict regulatory standards such as International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR). […]

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Learn the five basic steps in a new product development (NPD) process and how to successfully transition from NPD to manufacturing new product introduction (NPI).

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Product Realization Platform for Each New Product Development Stage Creating quality products in this fast-paced world isn’t easy. Product development involves multiple teams, locations, partners, suppliers, and vendors. These dispersed teams must be synchronized to the same design, ensure regulatory compliance, stay on budget, and respond to customer demands. You […]

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No matter what business you are in, requirements management matters and is, indeed, management–not a one-time collection of voice of customer (VOC) wishes, technical checklists, marketing projections, and sales requests. Without active, day-to-day, week- to-week product management (which we might argue is requirements management), products fail to launch or miss […]

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Defect Management Today In the defect management world, the best defect is the one that never happens. Prevention is better than a cure. But until we reach a state of perfection in our product development teams, tools, and, processes, we should consider how we can manage defects for easier, faster […]

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Engineering change management process The engineering change process begins when a customer, manufacturing partner or internal employee raises an issue or problem with a product. Manufacturing, operations, engineering and others discuss the problem and determine what action (if any) should be taken. Once the group members agree that a change […]

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What is an engineering change request form? An engineering change request (ECR) form is used to describe a suggested enhancement or problem with a product. The form initiates the change process — it promotes discussions within the organization to help determine the impact of a change and the best possible […]

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Consistent product development processes will help you control and predict your time to market Time to market (TTM) — What it is and why you should care While the definition of time to market (TTM) can vary depending on the company and product complexity, for the purpose of this article […]

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This article defines engineering change orders (ECOs), describes the role it plays in product design and manufacturing and provides downloadable templates so you can create your own ECO sample form. What is an engineering change order? An engineering change order (ECO) is a documentation packet that outlines the proposed change, […]

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