Digitalization of New Product Development

by Chad Kymal,Antony John published on July 08, 2021

Today’s New Product Development (NPD) projects are mechatronic with a tremendous amount of electronics and software. In fact, data shows that 20-50% of warranty issues in vehicles include software as a root cause and this could be extended to similar complex systems. Today’s NPD digitalization efforts often include software, hardware, and global product development teams in implementations.

The building blocks of prevention based digitalization in NPD includes a planning tool for advanced quality planning, requirements management, bi-directional traceability, DFMEA/PFMEA product risk tools, supply chain planning and tool sets, AI/machine learning tools, and the ability to manage complex BOMs, PPAPs, or first piece inspection gates for flawless manufacturing launches.

The competitive advantages and concepts of NPD digitalization will be shown with a case study in this presentation. Digitalization makes every field of data available for analysis whether inside the company or in the supply chain. With a tremendous amount of data available in the digitalization process, Business Intelligence, and analytics play a key role in utilizing that information.

Digitalization is the use of digital technologies to convert a process into digital information. The process performance turns into data that can be used to manage the process.The goal of digitalization is to reduce the number of steps in a process, reduce lead time, and to increase efficiency.

Speaker

Antony John

Antony John is the Vice President of Omnex Systems. He has 19 years of experience transforming technology businesses across global markets and different customer industry segments, for profitable growth. Antony also possesses strong experience working in the Information Technology, Automotive, Aerospace, Oil & Natural Gas, and Insurance industries. He currently leads the Product Development of EwQIMS, a revolutionary software solution for managing Enterprise Quality for APQP, Integrated Management Systems / QHSE, and Supplier Quality used by Fortune 500 companies, OEMs, top automotive manufacturers, and large semi-conductor organizations across the globe.

Chad Kymal

Chad Kymal is the CTO and Founder of Omnex Inc. He is the author of seven books and more than 100 papers including several on integrated management systems. Chad is currently on the writing committees for several standards including TC 22/ SC 32/WG 8 for ISO 26262 (Functional Safety), ISO/TC 176 for ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management), ISO/TC 207 for ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management), and PC283 for ISO 45001 (Health and Safety Management Systems). He founded and was the CEO of an Automotive registrar for over 10 years and is familiar with conducting audits, being witnessed for audits, and also evaluating auditors and assessors. He authored and teaches a course for 3rd Party Auditors for Automotive Registrars on behalf of International Automotive Certification Bodies Association (IACBA). This course explains how 3rd Party Auditors audit IATF 16949 in an environment that includes ASPICE, Functional Safety and Product Cybersecurity. He is currently rolling out the course to global 3rd Party Auditors for IATF 16949. Chad has spent over 20 years in system, hardware and software development in various capacities. He assesses and works in automotive system, hardware and software for Agile, ASPICE, and Functional Safety ISO 26262. Chad is also currently an intacsTM certified Principal Assessor for Automotive SPICE.

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