At SFO Technologies, New Product Introduction (NPI) is given immense importance since seamless transfer to manufacturing stage, defect free manufacturing, process yield and productivity depends on how well the product and process are engineered at NPI stage. Each product is conceptualized and produced after detailed discussions with clients in order to give maximum satisfaction on delivery. The aim is to provide a holistic solution to customers, and to help them launch the product within the scheduled lead time.
The NPI activity covers wide range of services such as:
Test engineering, test software development and test jig fabrication
Production line set up and qualification
Proto part approval process
Product qualification and manufacturing release
Engineering change management
NPI is executed in 3 stages
Proto – There are two kinds of protos that are provided.
Design proto / Rapid proto - This is the proto delivered when the design is not ready for final production and at SFO it’s ensured that this proto is delivered within 2-3 weeks.
Manufacturing proto – This is the initial stage of NPI, where a small lot of PCBAs will be manufactured for process and quality validation.
Pilot – This is the stage where a higher quantity lot is chosen for manufacturing in order to complete the entire process validation. All documents are prepared for production transfer.
Production - The final stage, i.e, volume production is started after the qualification of proto, pilot and compliance certification.
Corporate Office Address
Plot No. 2,
Cochin Special Economic Zone, Kakkanad, Cochin - 682 037,