New Product Introduction

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
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Background

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Technology Innovation

  • a scalable, intuitive platform proving the benefits of real-time upstream & downstream supply chain visibility
  • streamlining intercompany communication and data transparency to unlock new competitive business models for UK aerospace companies and cross sector
  • Multiple live NPI projects
  • Multiple parts per project
  • Multiple companies per part
  • Multiple users per company
  • 1 standardised and streamlined approach
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NATEP projectsAerospace Growth Partnership

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.