Product and Portfolio Management includes all aspects of planning and managing your product and services portfolio, allowing your business to take control of its future growth in line with your business strategy. Strategic market, product, and portfolio roadmaps informed by consumer and customer insights drive detailed product and portfolio planning and execution activities.
These include the ideation and management of the innovation funnel, product development, and launch, program and project management including stage and gate processes, resource management, portfolio management, and product lifecycle management.
Increase the success rate of new product launches
Improve time to market and launch new products faster
Reduce inventory obsolescence associated with poorly performing product launches
Manage your product portfolio to eliminate and prevent the costly ‘tail’ of poor performing products
Balance the number of new product development (NPD) projects to available resources
Maximize the value of your product portfolio to drive growth for your organization
Increase the visibility of changes to the product portfolio so that other business functions are ready to contribute to new product launches or product retirements
You are scrambling to launch products on time
You are missing launch dates and key project milestones
Business cases for new products are not being met
Ownership of your product portfolio is unclear
It is unclear which products are most important
You need to reduce new product time-to-market
Your product list growing but nothing is ever removed
Retail customers are not ranging your new products
You are losing out against competitors’ offerings
Your product management processes are poorly integrated with your demand and supply management processes
Facilitate design of a Product and Portfolio Management process to best fit your organization and its needs
Coaching Product and Portfolio process users as you introduce the new ways of working
Change Management – monitor and support the implementation of changes and its impact on your people
A diagnostic assessment of your current Product and Portfolio Management processes, including identifying the root cause of any performance issues
Transfer our knowledge to your people so they can apply an effective Product and Portfolio Management process to your business
Scope an action plan to address issues and take advantage of opportunities including resourcing, timelines, and performance improvement expectations
Assessment and validation that your Product and Portfolio processes have achieved Class A level of effectiveness – firmly embedded as ‘the way you do things’ and delivering the benefits
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Hands-on application workshops, tailored to meet your organization's specific business objectives
For integrating functional plans, deploying business strategy and driving business management
For delivering customer value, optimal supply chain performance and sustainable advantage
Creating, influencing and managing demand
For driving growth and margin through effective planning and management of your product and service portfolio
For gaining control of operational planning and execution to drive business performance
For dynamic management of product, demand, and supply plan execution
For working through change and identifying key business issues and opportunities
For breaking down functional silos, leveraging technology, and extending IBP benefits