In this stage, we will set up a team for the NPI project, and define the role of each member. And figure out the functionality and requirements of the product. Rough ideas and deadlines would be confirmed as well.
This step means to check if the initial design or concept is feasible:
Make a workflow of the product development
Create a model according to the concept by using CAD
Evaluate the concept and marketability, and materials to confirm the best one
In the development phase, we will:
Draw sketch based on the concept
Create functional prototype
Make a bill of materials (BOM)
In this step, the prototype would be tested and analyzed to see if the modification is needed to achieve the expected result. On the other hand, the manufacturing process would also be validated to make sure that the final production plan is workable and efficient.
Fabricate the final product and perform a quality control process to guarantee the superior quality
Introduce the product to the market
In this phase, we would evaluate the whole NPI process and improve in the next run of the NPI process to meet consumers’ needs better.