Manage Product Introduction, Product Portfolio Health and End of Life

Product life cycle management covers a vital part of a company’s capabilities to successfully manage the health of its product portfolio. This includes the development and launch of new products to drive growth, and the disciplines to sunset products when they reach a point where they no longer contribute enough to the portfolio profitability. In addition to these, product packaging and artwork management have an impact on the product demand and supply considerations and must be considered in supply chain planning.

Questions we’ll be tackling at this year’s conference include:

  • How do I develop a PLM/product metrics structure?
  • How do I integrate NPD/NPI into supply chain planning?
  • How do companies manage their product portfolios to achieve optimal margins for their investments?
  • What are the best practices in product life cycle management?

Related research:

  • Gartner’s Five-Stage Maturity Model for Achieving Product Life Cycle Management Excellence in Supply Chain
  • S&OP Process: Product Portfolio Planning