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New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI)
New product development and introduction (NPDI) is probably the most important process for many companies, but also one of the least understood. While NPDI is

new food product development  or broke even Mean new vehicle development costs are $500 million higher than best in class Poor NPDI costs apparel makers 30% of annual revenue in markdowns Food retailers spend $957,000 per store on new products that fail No company would today tolerate a manufacturing operation or supply chain that was wasteful, unreliable, and unpredictable. And yet, for many companies, that's what NPDI is. Top CEOs Recognize The Importance Of NPDI The CEOs of top companies have long recognized the importance of

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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