Quality Management in a company comes of age when it is effectively applied to new product development. First published as a series of articles in Kenshu, this book by Hitoshi Kume fills a void. Kume not only demonstrates the application of techniques but also leads us through a journey that reveals all the steps in the process of successful product development. His insights give us a definitive work on the subject. This book is of course mandatory reading for anyone involved in product development or design. It also makes great reading for production engineers and marketing professionals. QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Profit-centre heads and chief executives who want to make success in new products a habit will find outstanding value
The purpose of this paper is to test Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) as a tool to build quality into the new product and processes and ensure that it meets the customer expectations. Research method is qualitative method using so called case-study to study the suitability of PPAP as a tool for quality management by building quality right into the new product and process. The case studies have been made with three different kinds of companies. PPAP is suitable tool for quality management in NPD processes when taking into account many requirements about personnel, processes, documentation etc. The paper has some limitations such as limited sample size. The results are encouraging managers to use PPAP as a tool for managing their company’s product development processes, quality work and supply chain partnerships. The manner in which the stakeholders could use to facilitate a sense of partnerships or co-workers aiming the same goals rather than have a traditional customer-seller relationship was valued in this study.