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New Product Introduction (NPI)

To empower quality from the concept

A culture of quality starts with step one of the product and service design process.

The ETQ Reliance® New Product Introduction software application features 5 apps that help make quality job one on day one.

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Project Control (APQP)

Control Plans and APQP reduce the complexity of product quality planning for customers and suppliers by allowing customers to easily communicate their product quality planning requirements to their suppliers.

APQP defines the required inputs and outputs of each stage of the product development and new product introduction process.

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Product Specification Management

Everything you need to develop, configure and manage new product specifications from raw and intermediate materials to finished product and packaging.

Drive efficient sourcing and inventory optimization processes across the supply chain.

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Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Eliminate or reduce failures using NPI software with a FMEA application.  FMEA is a step-by-step approach for identifying all possible failures (e.g. design, manufacturing or assembly process) of a product or service from the conceptual stages of design and throughout the life of the product or service to achieve continuous improvement. 

The ETQ Reliance FMEA app helps you make better quality planning decisions by enabling analysis of product and process design reducing the time devoted to study failure effects and their mitigation. The end result is better and safer new products to market faster.

  • Manage risk in design with FMEA projects to prioritize potential failures by RPN score
  • Ensure adherence to AIAG-VDA FMEA Handbook guidance using the optionally configured FMEA application


FAQ About the New FMEA Standards

What is FMEA?

Failure mode effects analysis (FMEA) provides a framework designed to help organizations to perform a thorough risk analysis and identify failure points in product design and production processes.

ETQ Reliance quality by design HACCP application with HACCP plan

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)

Food safety is a growing concern in a dynamic world. Automated HACCP processes give your organization the power of knowing that the food you deliver to customers is safe.

The ETQ Reliance HACCP app is dynamically linked to preventive control processes such as Hazard Prevention, Sanitation and Hygiene Documentation and Training, Environmental Monitoring and Food Allergen Control.

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Assets, Calibration and Maintenance

Ensure employee safety and minimize nonconformances by actively managing equipment maintenance with automated scheduling, notifications and reporting of any piece of equipment in your manufacturing environment.

Move resources from a downstream corrective mode to an upstream proactive mode

Upstream quality means downstream brand loyalty.

Analyze product and NPI process plans across your organization for full visibility and control.

Establish metrics, benchmarks and reporting on KPI performance for the complete new product development lifecycle.


ETQ Reliance reduced Wabtec’s total cost of quality by more than one-third

Learn how Wabtech leverages its New Product Introduction process with ETQ Reliance to ensure on-time, high-quality delivery while cutting costs.

What our customers say :

Sadiq Eshaq, Technical Project Manager and Lumileds

As I became more familiar with ETQ Reliance, I realized that it’s more than just a quality system—it’s a platform to create new applications from scratch or, quite easily, ‘translate’ many older applications into the Reliance environment.

Sadiq Eshaq
Technical Project Manager, Lumileds
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