7 Ways to Outperform Your Competitors in NPD (eBook, survey results)

This eBook shares survey results analyzing companies’ ability to hit new product development (NPD) targets, then offers seven practical tips identified by the research as best practice processes, organization, and technology leveraged by the top performing product developers. The research provides recommendations to companies based on the approaches taken by the Top Performers, those that are able to outperform

A New Product Portfolio Management Opportunity for Engineering-Centric Businesses

A quick peek into some research on … how product portfolio management (PPM) can be more closely tied to engineering projects. The research, Issue in Focus: Product Portfolio Management in a PLM Strategy – Closing the Loop on Product Planning explores the connection between PLM and PPM for manufacturers that focus on intense engineering programs as opposed to high-volume products like consumer packaged goods (CPG).

Should You “Exnovate” your Product Portfolio?

What I learned this week … came from a blog entry by Paul Hobcraft on Innovation Tools asking “What is ‘exnovation’ and where does it fit in the innovatin life cycle?” I found “exnovation” an intriguing term and an interesting concept. And then, as usual, I tried to think about how manufacturers could apply it to their product lifecycles to enhance product profitability.