New Product Launch (APQP)
How many companies have lost millions of dollars launching a new product? Problems
with product launch timing, quality, and cost issues are very common but not inevitable.
During the launch process a slip-up here and an "oops" there can cost millions of
dollars in re-work, customer dissatisfaction and lost revenue. Low cost, high quality
and quick delivery are basic expectations of the customer. By working with Omnex,
you can know that your launches will be consistently successful.
Omnex's Product Realization Process
Omnex provides both the product realization planning (APQP) tools and the development
system to achieve remarkably predictable success in your organization's product
launches. Recognizing the strategic importance of product development, Omnex integrates
consulting with APQP and Core Tools training services to support the development
and deployment of effective processes in your product and process design, verification,
and launch to help ensure your ability to meet all your customer requirements while
achieving all of your own business objectives.
We analyze your current product design processes to determine your product design
lead-time, how you develop new product ideas, how you innovate, how you commercialize
new products and how you achieve overall design policies and objectives. This provides
a snapshot of your current design processes and helps us determine what work is
needed. We also take time to analyze the approach that will be taken in training
cross-functional teams on a national or international basis.
Once your current state is determined, we map out a program that will help move
your product design efforts to the most advanced systems in the world. Our approach
gets you developing new products on time, on budget, with first pass success, with
a PPM level of six sigma or less, all while meeting overall customer expectations.
Omnex's Integrated APQP Process
The Omnex process will result in major reductions of design costs while significantly
increasing design throughput and engineering productivity. The first step involves
aligning design policies and objectives with overall business strategy. This enables
you to utilize your management system to track how these policies and objectives
are deployed throughout the organization.
Next, we examine your approach to project management and to objectives-setting for
each new product launch to allow us to begin examining potential improvement areas.
We study the entire design and development process and scrutinize it to find contributors/
inhibitors to overall success. We study the overall design process, the integration
of product and process technology, simultaneous engineering, innovation, and the
rapidity of the process. Omnex shows your team how to incorporate Design for Manufacturing
(DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA) in design rules. Effective project management
and customer satisfaction methods are deployed to identify the success and failure
factors in the design area so you can continually assess and improve.
Omnex Modular Training Approach
The Omnex approach emphasizes the need to concentrate on improvement as the goal
instead of basic documentation, conducting the process review with plant floor personnel
and using your real data for failure mode analysis. Omnex develops a unique integrated
modular product development and launch plan for you, with an eye to the bottom line.
Courses are designed for sales, program managers, engineers and quality and manufacturing
The training regimen begins with APQP, which involves risk assessment, program management
and feasibility analysis. Next, the focus moves to Product Design & Development
and includes DFMEA and DVP&R. We then head into Process Design and Development,
including Process Flow, PFMEA, Control Plans and Work Instructions. Finally, we
begin training to assess plant floor standardization, production trail run, PPAP,
and continuous improvement. This course provides a hands-on approach to the entire
APQP process, using your data, and Omnex can deliver this training anywhere worldwide