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Drive Excellence in Supply Chain Planning for New Product Introduction

Published: 21 August 2019

ID: G00433866

Analyst(s): Janet Suleski , Tina Hu


Supply chain planning leaders are under tremendous pressure to balance new product launch speed requirements and expectations on service, cost and inventory. This research provides a framework to help supply chain leaders tackle these challenges and deliver desired business outcomes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Create Differentiated Supply Plans to Support Different Kinds of NPIs
    • NPI With a Short Product Life Cycle
    • NPI With a Long Product Life Cycle
  • Improve Decision Making for New Products by Integrating Product Development Activities With S&OP Processes
  • Improve Supply Adaptability to Counter Demand Volatility

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