NPI Process Design and Execution

This organization develops, produces, assembles and tests complex (opto) mechatronic systems and mechanical modules for high-tech machine manufacturers (OEMs). As a first-tier systems supplier, they focus on companies active in markets with high levels of product diversity, low volumes and high complexity, such as the semiconductor, life sciences and digital printing markets, in which precision and maneuverability are paramount.


Industrialization of various products for OEMs, which are key for the further miniaturization of the semiconductor industry and are under high pressure with regard to time to market. Furthermore, as a senior co-designing, supervising and implementing the NPI methodology in which a balance between processing time and care was required.

Approach and results

By using both the knowledge of first tiers and OEMs in the region, quick agreements on TPD, assembling processes and the supply chain were determined. Because the known networks were used, the balance between first tier and OEM was quickly found and the tension in the first tier was kept manageable. By deploying parallel supply chains, risks were eliminated and the OEM’s wishes were met. By using our experience, we have been able to shape the redesign of the NPI process, in which robustness of the process, risk mitigation and optimization of the lead time were balanced.

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