Alliant Consulting Aligning people, processes and metrics to meet your business goals.

IMPROVE NEW PRODUCT INTRODUCTION PROCESS; Improve and accelerate the introduction process for all new and reformulated products from the idea stage to full commercialization while maintaining or improving quality, service and safety

Project Focus

  • Manufacturer’s New Product Development Processes affecting Marketing, Sales, Research, Environmental Health & Safety, Procurement, Manufacturing, Human Resources, Information Services, and Finance
  • Assess and redesign process flows, controls, communications, and project management systems across all departments involved in new production introductions

Client Gains: Financial and Operating Benefits

  • Streamlined process flow for 60-80% of new products
  • Reduced process steps by 20% for a key product group
  • 60% reduction in chemistry changes flow
  • 95% reduction in non-chemistry changes flow
  • Reduced paperwork processing time for new chemistry by 5-10% and by 20% for chemistry adjustments

Key Changes That Supported Client Goals

  • Five new product classifications and new streamlined product introduction process flows for each
  • Developed plan for implementing new product process flows and for changes in approval processes, including additional reporting or data requirements for eliminating authorization steps
  • Trained 25 employees to manage implementation of the redesigned product introduction process, and 23 to manage implementation of empowerment recommendations

The consultants conduct themselves in a very professional manner while maintaining approachability. They think outside the box enough to challenge ideas but remain sensitive to our culture…. very detailed and action oriented which allowed movement forward in a tough project. Documentation was key and they put together clear and concise updates, project plans and implementation plans…. written communication in email was also stellar.

State Human Services, Continuous Improvement Engineer