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New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI)
New product development and introduction (NPDI) is probably the most important process for many companies, but also one of the least understood. While NPDI is

ideas and inventions  process for capturing product ideas and market opportunities and developing them into products. This process needs to be well organized and subject to regular management review to ensure alignment with company objectives and that the most promising ideas are getting through the filtering processes. Typically a company will have a portfolio of NPDI projects running in parallel and all at different stages. Companies with good strategic control are constantly looking at the health of their active and future

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