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New Product Innovation and Lifecycle Processes (NPI-LP)


Shorten product lifecycles, optimize resource allocation and control costs, with TCS’ consulting services and solutions in the new product innovation-lifecycle processes (NPI-LP) space

Is your traditional product development process providing enough impetus to your business to exceed customer expectations? Are you facing the paradox of too many promising ideas and too little implementable solutions?


TCS can help you cut through the murkiness because we do not just consult, we co-innovate!

In this video, Vandana Chenanda, Director, Engineering and PLM Systems and Support, Cummins Corporation, USA, discusses how TCS has been a commendable partner in improving the quality of delivery and business results at Cummins.


TCS advantage

  • Product development & product lifecycle management (PLM) consulting and visioning at the enterprise level
  • Comprehensive incorporation of extended supply chain functions across the product lifecycle
  • Integration of business and technology expertise to provide pointed solutions for your NPI-LP needs
  • Subject matter expertise and best practices relevant to focused topics like configuration management, BOM, knowledge management, cost engineering, etc.
  • Global footprint that leverages the benefits of a Global Network Delivery Model (GNDMTM) 

Analyst Speak

In this CIMdata Commentary, TCS has been named as a solid and growing player in the market for product lifecycle management (PLM) services and technology.

Our Services

Our services cater to various aspects of the NPI lifecycle processes. 

Strategic: PLM has moved from being a conventional engineering centric approach to an enterprise wide phenomenon contributing to the enterprise performance. Our services in this area are:

  • PLM program management
  • PLM vision, strategy and business case
  • PLM roadmap, processes and deployment
  • Product development/innovation process maturity assessment
  • Business transformation enabled via a holistic PLM

Tactical: Shortening product lifecycles, rapid advances leading to technology obsolescence and increasing complexity of design & engineering call for robustness in processes. TCS’ services  include:

  • Integration of  NPI process with the ERP and extended enterprise systems
  • NPI process blueprinting and business requirements management
  • Migration to next generation platforms

Operational: NPI-PLM processes are largely governed by key business drivers such as quality, time & cost and their impact on product innovation, customer satisfaction & business performance. Our services in this area are:

  • Digitizing the NPI process for the enterprise
  • Deployment of Business Intelligence
  • PLM for supply chain and after-sales
  • Technology migration/up-gradation


  • Integrated view of the NPI process across the enterprise
  • Better program performance enabled via consistent dashboard
  • Robust project planning and resource allocation
  • Better cost control through robust cost management practices
  • Reduction in NPI cycle time and process complexities
  • Ensuring “Right first time”
  • Effective BoM synchronization and change management systems to control inventory


Next Generation PLM

In this TCS-hosted webinar, Joe Barkai, Research Vice President, IDC Manufacturing Insights, presents a summary of his research in the PLM area and provides actionable suggestions to improve returns on PLM initiatives.

White Papers

Driving Transformation and Sustainability in Manufacturing through Enterprise Product Lifecycle Management

Most organizations mistakenly treat a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) program as a mere technology intervention. However, we have found that a PLM implementation can be leveraged to transform sustainability related business processes, resulting in far bigger rewards for manufacturing organizations.

Analyst Reports

CIMdata commentary: Using SLM to Manage the Customer Experience Across the Product Lifecycle

In this CIMdata commentary, we discuss how complex processes of SLM must operate to optimize ROI and the customer experience and how TCS' Service Lifecycle Management framework capabilities can be leveraged for this.

Case Studies

TCS helps Cummins use middleware to successfully integrate legacy and PLM systems

TCS helped Cummins to devise a cost-effective solution that seamlessly integrated the mainframe system with the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system. This improved the customer's business processes amounting to significant time and cost savings.