What is New Product Introduction (NPI)?

Saline Lectronics Blog, manufacturing, Technology

As they strive to stay competitive and relevant to their customers, companies must regularly turn new product ideas into tangible products. Businesses survey their customers to find out what they need, then brainstorm ideas for products that might meet their requirements. Businesses carefully vet concepts for new products and determine the best path of development to follow. New Product Introduction …

Through-engineering Across the Entire Value Chain

Davina McDonnell Blog

Through-engineering across the entire value chain is the third main characteristic of Industry 4.0, following Vertical Networking and Horizontal Integration. Through-engineering encompasses the idea that the focus in manufacturing shouldn’t just be on the production process, but also on the end product. Through-engineering focuses on the entire product life cycle, as an effortless process that happens during the production stages …