Ultra Tool & Manufacturing’s New Product Introduction Process is the reason we should be your supplier

It can be difficult to hand over a project to a supplier after putting in so much time and effort designing a part.   Wouldn’t that be easier to do if an established process was in place ensuring confidence and success from design-to-production?

Ultra offers the perfect solution with our NPI (New Product Introduction) Process which sets Design, Quality, Prototyping and Production procedures to deliver high-quality parts and meet your manufacturing goals.  It assigns accountability for improved efficiency and communicates target dates to all team members.

We have built our NPI process around the FIVE individual stages of the APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) standards which were developed by the AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group).  We have customized this process to fit our industry and customers’ needs.

VARIOUS STAGESDESCRIPTIONS
Product Planning & Quality Program Definition Understand customer needs & expectations
Product Design & DevelopmentEstablish control plans for prototyping & perform feasibility assessments
Process Design & Development Plan the manufacturing process
Validation of Product & Process PPAP Approval
Production Launch, Assessment & Improvement Continuous improvement & corrective actions

It’s simply a check and balance system guaranteeing customer’s success for new parts and redesigns.  It eliminates design and production doubts and issues before full-scale production begins on the manufacturing floor.   The NPI process is cross-functional; providing various expertise and knowledge from Ultra’s Designers, Engineers, Toolmakers, Stamping Operators, Quality Auditors and so on!

CUSTOMER ADVANTAGES:

  1. Continuous feedback on your part’s progress.
  2. Collaboration.
  3. Manufacturing process customized to your needs and goals.
  4. Improved capability to sustain customer demands.
  5. Continuous improvement focus after full-scale production has started.
  6. Dedicated project manager is your advocate.

Introduce your part to Ultra!