New Product Introduction Questionnaire

The 'NPI Questionnaire' provides a structurized methodology to collect basic information regarding the Printed Board Assembly (PBA) product development context. The NPI Questionnaire aims at creating a comprehensive view on the PCB/PBA technology requirements, the industrialization context, the operational context of the product and the business priorities. The NPI questionnaire can be used for the product portfolio as a whole, a product class or an individual PBA product. The NPI Questionnaire information provides the basis on which PBA specifications and Design-for-X strategies can be built.

The NPI Questionnaire contains five parts (sheets), which are:

  • Part 1 : What are the PCB technology needs ? Identification of PCB technology needs: substrate types, interconnection density, etc.
  • Part 2 : What are the PBA technology needs ? Identification of PBA technology needs: PBA type and processes, packaging technologies, etc.
  • Part 3 : Which PCB/PBA standards are used ? Identification of industry standards used in PBA development.
  • Part 4 : Product Deployment Identification of NPI methodology: design, prototyping, qualification, industrialisation, production, operation, maintenance and associated quality and volume expectations.
  • Part 5 : What are the business priorities ? Identification of business priorities regarding cost, quality, reliability, flexibility, time-to-market, etc. Note: “If everything is important nothing is important.”. Identify the priorities.  

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