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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

"I wanted to thank you and your staff for all the hard work and time spent putting this project together. I know it will bring the needed changes to our operations so we can better service our customers. I also know it's taken a lot of hard work and many long hours to put together a project of this magnitude, It's the best thing I've seen in our business in the past 25 years. Thanks again."

District Manager, Field Services - Major Metro Cable Communications Company