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Innovation and New Product Development Reason 1: New products are big business! nature of innovation management, role of creativity in innovation. Book is out-dated and very simplified. While this book is good if you have no experience with New Product Introductions, it's advertized​ techniques are. Definition of a Product and Product. Development. • A Product is something sold by an enterprise to its customers. • Product Development is the set of activities.

Literature review The new product development literature reflects the importance of introducing new products in the market for the success of any sustainable business. There are numerous studies done in the last few decades that document the relevance of NPD as a key factor in business planning, profit performance, and overall growth of the company Urban et al.

However, there is fragmented presentation about the development of an upgradation process in the literature.

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Some of the existing models have been critically analyzed to identify the gaps with an intention to design a framework that would fit in to bridge those gaps in the upgradation process.

Regular reviews keep narrowing down the options generated. Product development thus becomes a logical progression meeting defined objectives. The emphasis is on getting the next new product out to the market in the shortest possible time. The process follows six key linear stages, viz. Scoping involves market projections and analysis of the technical advantages of the product. The business case creation stage assesses the feasibility of the product and spells out the product and project definition, justification, and plan.

The development phase includes thorough planning for manufacturing and marketing.

Customer reactions are mapped during the testing and validation phase. The launch phase involves the commercialization of the product.

The advantages of this stage gate process are: i. It speeds up the mind-to-market cycle It reduces rework and other forms of waste iii.

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It increases the focus since projects with low projected returns are eliminated early. Besides these advantages, there are certain shortcomings embedded in this process such as: a Customer feedback is sought at the validation stage, which is too late, thus making the cost of change enormous b The project team is forced to take decisions early due to the in-built stages and gates, reducing the flexibility and further escalating the cost of change c Product development, in this process, goes through a sequential process, while in reality, it is otherwise iv.

The rejected ideas may not get documented and may be lost forever, since the emphasis is on quickly moving forward through elimination, rather than building of concepts through user feedback The New Product Development Model proposed by Achrol and Kotler postulates the use of a funnel through which new ideas and concepts are passed.

Various initial new product ideas and concepts are thought of, which are then run through this funnel and high potential products are launched. This process is not always linear. There are eight stages of new product development. The process begins with idea generation. The second stage involves idea screening. Followed by concept development and testing phase, where consumers test the product and its benefits.

This is followed by development of marketing strategy and business analysis. Then product development and market testing are followed by commercialization. Many companies use a spiral approach where they return to an earlier stage to make improvements before going ahead.

The model is too open-ended and generalistic in nature; it does not give details of the intricacies at each stage. The process ends where product sales meet expectations and does not elucidate the process of making the product more relevant to the consumer. The NPD process by Ulrich and Eppinger helps co-ordinate between cross-functional teams and plan from idea to launch phase.

It entails thorough documentation at every stage. That helps in identifying opportunities for improvement.

After the initial planning, the requirement concepts are developed using industrial designs. Then the concept is converted into a computer aided design.

After this, the cost of manufacturing and other relevant costs are evaluated. Prototypes are then constructed and refined as required.

After the design passes the testing phase, production is initiated. However, this process is too design-specific and is aimed more at industrial products. The exact date of the genesis of the concept has not been documented; however, it is widely believed that two Japanese professors, viz.

Mizuno and Akao formulated the method in the s. At that time, they realized that the then existing methods of quality assurance were reactive rather than pro-active, i. The aim of Mizuno and Akao was to embed customer satisfaction into the manufacturing process. Later, QFD became a comprehensive design system that links customer satisfaction with various business processes and functions. It seeks the voice of customer through market surveys, compares these findings with the offerings of competitors, and maps these with the technical capability of the company.

The main shortcoming of this method is that the voice of the customer is tapped through the use of conventional surveys. Beckley et al.

However, they take an existing product and take into account consumer preferences to deconstruct and then reconstruct a product with their individual preferences and priorities for attributes and different combinations of attributes. The model helps change a specific product but does not provide a framework that can be universally applicable for any product or service. Besides these models, literature also reflects upon the importance of generating a list of attributes that serves to generate new models.

Pike and Steven in their paper have used Kelly to generate a list of attributes preferred by people to choose short break holiday destinations.

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They have emphasized on comparing options and not about generating a list of attributes. Moreover, that paper helps researchers to understand the priorities that consumers display among the attributes of competing alternatives.

On similar grounds, Blijlevens et al. The study identified the perception of the consumers in a durable goods category. As reflected in the works of Alpert , the determinant attributes have evoked the interests of researchers.

He has highlighted that product attributes do create a preference among consumers and that attributes play an important role in product development. Tsafarkis et al. They have assigned weights to consumer preferences to a few product attributes. However, these product attributes have been pre-determined by the researchers and have not been sought from the consumers.

They conducted a real world application wherein they compared the expected market penetration of some milk products, however, this was based on four pre-determined attributes of the products and not an attempt to seek out the attributes sought by the consumer. The present study builds on from the identified disadvantages of the existing models and the importance of studies that highlight the role of attributes toward product development.

Crawford mentions about specific strategy that can enhance the new product development projects and divided it into five categories namely: new-to-the-world, new category entries, additions to product lines, product improvements, and repositioning of products. Booz et al new product development process serves as a guide for managers seeking to develop new products in a comprehensive and appropriate fashion.

It has seven stages, namely new product strategy development, idea generation, screening and evaluation, business analysis, development, testing, and commercialization. This is a widely recognized model in the literature and captures most of the prevailing practices in the industry.

The seven stages bring to light that the firms are different and the industries also varies from each other hence the NPD process must be adopted to meet specific company needs. However, it is a framework that suggests each of the seven stages should happen in a linear sequence. In reality, if this is practiced, it leads to a lot of sunk costs because testing happens only toward the end of the process, by which time a lot of costs have been incurred.

Design thinking, on the other hand, makes use of extensive user research, feedback loops, and iteration cycles at an early stage in the New Product Development Process and is becoming popular in the industry Martin, , since it saves a lot of sunk costs.

Brown in his landmark article in the Harvard Business Review too makes the same point. Kamrani and Vijayan have shown that the time required for new product development is drastically reduced by using the Design Thinking methodology. As compared to the linear, staged framework, the Design Thinking Approach encourages quick prototyping and feedback cycles that lead to faster iteration, thus saving a lot of time in the New Product Development Process.

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Why download extra books when you can get all the homework help you need in one place?Prototypes are then constructed and refined as required. He has highlighted that product attributes do create a preference among consumers and that attributes play an important role in product development.

Executives involved with overseeing new product development. In the last decade, however, there have been attempts to explore other avenues. One of the core responsibilities of a product manager is to define the minimum viable product MVP and make sure it serves its purpose. Email or Customer ID.

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They are frequent users of the chosen products and services 2. The development phase includes thorough planning for manufacturing and marketing. A comprehensive master-list of these attributes was then created to form the framework.