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Valuechain secures NATEP project to develop collaborative new product introduction platform

7 Nov 2014

Valuechain secures NATEP project to develop collaborative new product introduction platform

Project Objectives

  • Intuitive and flexible new product introduction platform that manages risk and provides transparency across internal departments and supply chain partners whilst maintaining flexibility for vast range of order book profiles from Aircraft on Ground orders to complex steady state assemblies

Project Successes

  • Replaced fragmented spreadsheets with a structured collaborative gateway process that managed new product introduction risk by exception
  • Platform significantly reduced non-value adding manual activities through streamlined fit-for-purpose NPI solution
  • Reduced NPI lead-times and improved delivery adherence as cross functional departments and supply chain partners benefited from improved visibility of NPI status and priorities

Background

Technology Innovation

  • Replaced fragmented spreadsheets with a structured collaborative gateway process that managed new product introduction risk by exception
  • Platform significantly reduced non-value adding manual activities through streamlined fit-for-purpose NPI solution
  • Reduced NPI lead-times and improved delivery adherence as cross functional departments and supply chain partners benefited from improved visibility of NPI status and priorities

About NATEP

The Aerospace Growth Partnership developed the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP) aimed at small and medium sized suppliers to help them develop their own innovative technologies to enhance their capabilities and increase their ability to win new business with higher tier companies anywhere in the world.

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