The NAI New Product Introduction (NPI) Operation links a new customer project from its early design phase through launch and mass production. The NPI Team develops a manufacturing assembly plan, documents and implements the related best practices, and provides cross-functional team support. This specialized group is dedicated to providing shorter lead times, on-time delivery, premium quality and a safe launch.
A drawing of a completed assembly and its related “working board” is created by the NPI Team. They also create a prototype and a production sample, along with a Bill of Materials. NAI can provide the First Article within two to four weeks.
The focused and agile NPI team is also tasked with preparing the visual aids and other tools needed for production. In addition, dedicated program managers utilize and oversee the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process, similar to the tool adopted by major auto manufacturers, for proactive quality planning in the design and manufacturing stages.