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The importance of a new product development (NPD) process: getting started.

By Jonathan D Owens and John Davies


In order to achieve a successful new product, and certainly the successful implementation of a new product into a company, it is necessary to have a structured and documented approach to New Product Development (NPD), therefore providing a clear roadmap for the development of new products. This review highlights the NPD process, from concept to consumer, and what the key success drivers are, such as; the quest for real product superiority and success, and the need for cross-functional teams; in order for a company to succeed and use new products as a source for competitive advantage

Topics: N100 Business studies
Year: 2000
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