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New Product Introduction

New Product Introduction

SMTC supports new product introduction (NPI) as a robust, repeatable web-based process that shortens time to market and increases long-term success. The NPI process provides a disciplined, cross-functional, collaborative approach that structures new product development projects into phases and permits a path for critical evaluation of projects during development in order to satisfy the customer requirements. The phase gates are as follows:

Phase 1: Analysis

Phase 2: Product Development

Phase 3: Process Development

Phase 4: Prototype Build / Production Readiness

Phase 5: Lessons Learned

Our Customer Focus Teams (CFT) represented by program management, quality, engineering, materials, planning and manufacturing organizations take part in each NPI launch and ensure that all customer requirements are met during product/process development and after the production release.

Our NPI process ensures that process and product functions are clearly planned, validated, documented and communicated, resulting in:

  • Robust and reliable designs
  • Reduced process variations
  • Controlled process changes
  • Defect-free launches
  • Improved Customer satisfaction
  • Improved time to market
  • Minimum Waste

Whether we launch one or 100 new products for our clients, each launch follows this process, therefore, ensuring the validity of the first article process.