Framework for successful product launches released

March 26, 2007

A new paper released by NACDS and prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers has identified the following four steps for successful new product launches.

A new paper released by NACDS and prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers has identified the following four steps for successful new product launches:

  • Understand and eliminate preconceived notions of each trading partner and establish a joint definition of launch success beyond just sales/volume targets;
  • establish detailed milestones and success criteria and assign specific responsibility and accountability for each element;
  • provide transparency to potential launch issues and develop contingency planning in advance for likely scenarios to avoid overreacting to expected event;
  • devote time to post-launch analysis. For more information, visit