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Visual NPI

Our 'New Product Introduction' app helps you eliminate potential risks associated with your NPI / APQP processes. Visual NPI is part of the Visual IPI Platform.

The New Product Introduction (NPI) application has been designed to help minimise your ‘new product’ time to market and help reduce potential risks associated with your NPI / APQP processes. Visual NPI is part of the Visual IPI Platform.

Depending on your business category (Aerospace, Automotive, Medical, Nuclear, Oil & Gas – to name a few), the terminology known to you as either New Product Introduction or Advanced Product Quality Planning are the same in principle. Both being a framework of procedures / tasks and use of techniques used to develop products within your business. It’s also very similar to the concept of ‘Design for Six Sigma’.

Our approach to all software solutions we develop is simple – Understand the process / requirements, have knowledge of the issues associated with carrying out the process, then apply lean thinking, reduce opportunity for errors, ensure there’s a visual attribute to the software and demonstrate through industry use that the benefits and savings gained are objective evidence.

Visual NPI ‘New Product Introduction’ and Visual APQP ‘Advanced Product Quality Planning’ are powerful, yet simple applications that fully integrate with all other VIPI apps. The use of either application will enable your business to manage your own specific needs around the ‘New Product Introduction’ / ‘Advanced Product Quality Planning’ process.

Although there are guidelines on what tasks and objectives are required within a ‘NPI’ / ‘APQP’ process, we at IPI Solutions have ensured these software applications give you full control over the setup and task requirements for your own required steps in the ‘NPI’ / ‘APQP’ process for your business.

Each application will form the basis of a ‘HUB’ that all other applications can be launched from, including VisualFAIR® and VisualPPAP®. Both Visual NPI and Visual APQP are customized by setting up steps / tasks or gateways based on your particular NPI / APQP process which may also include customer requirements. For example – contract review, capacity / Rate readiness review, FAI, PPAP, Control Plans, Inspection Plans, check material lead times, create CMM programme, import results from CMM etc etc.

These defined Steps / Tasks / Gateways enable users to add documents or update documents or launch other applications such as VisualFAIR® & VisualPPAP®.

Both Visual NPI & Visual APQP are a very simple idea, however they do solve a complex problem surrounding New Product Introduction / Advanced Product Quality Planning.


The Benefits of Visual NPI & Visual APQP

  • Standardize your NPI / APQP process
  • Visualize your global NPI / APQP process with VIPI ‘Enterprise Version’
  • Leverage benefits of sourcing whilst eliminating potential risks.
  • Integrated with Process Flow, FMEA, Control Plan and Inspection
  • Planning. Flexibility to include bespoke NPI / APQP gates.

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