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The Optimization Gap

How COVID Turned Manufacturing Ops into a Key Competitive Advantage

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Learn why fast NPI cycles are critical in manufacturing, how COVID is changing build processes, and what you can do to enact change in your organization.

Manufacturers have talked about Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0 for a long time, but progress has been notoriously slow. Brands have focused on product-side innovation, often ignoring the fact that NPI operations offer an order of magnitude more opportunity to shorten time-to-market, improve margins, and drive customer satisfaction up.

Then Covid came along, and brands that have been slow to modernize their NPI process may not even have product on the shelves in the Fall, while others are staying on-track and even improving quality during this time. NPI experts Anna-Katrina Shedletsky and Rajeev Bhalla talk about why fast NPI cycles are so critical, and how engineering teams need to be adapting today to secure product success tomorrow.

Topics covered:

  • How COVID-19 has changed EVT, DVT, and PVT builds
  • Why fast NPI cycles increase product market share
  • What needs to change to enable engineering teams to find and fix issues faster
  • How individual contributors and leaders can advocate for the technology they need

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