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New product design in manufacturing industries.

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The new products design in manufacturing industries is complex, time-consuming, error-prone and very costly. Automating and optimizing these processes is key to meeting market needs quickly, gaining a competitive edge and reducing operating costs.

The new product design process

Designing a new product is a process that involves several areas of the organization. From the sales and marketing team, engineering, user experience, accounting and finance to eventually the CEO itself. Each of these areas will contribute with their specific knowledge for the new product, be it the price, the packaging design, the target audience, the use tests, the approval of the investment for its production, the profitability analysis, etc.

Thus, the design of new products involves a large number of stages, in each of which the different people involved will work. Designing marketing materials, setting the sales price, going through industrial designs, prototyping, running use tests with candidate users, etc.

The logic and coordination of all these activities and people is a complex problem. It can lead to significant delays and cost overruns if not properly defined and automated.

Using a standard notation to formalize this process, such as BPMN, helps to visualize it, discuss it, and improve it. The following is an anonymized example of just one part of an actual new product design process in the manufacturing industry.

Note the complexity inherent in this process, and imagine how difficult (if not impossible) it would be to control the design of several products simultaneously, using Excel spreadsheets or emails.

Part of a New Product design workflow in BPMN.

Automating the design of new products

A business process management (BPM) suite such as Flokzu, allows automating the entire process with a very limited effort. Flokzu’s low-code/no-code feature means that you don’t need programming or technical skills. A functional process improvement team, or other non-IT roles, will be able to do it. Since it runs completely in the cloud, they will only have to worry about analyzing the process and making it more efficient.

The main elements they will have to define are:

Once these elements are configured, you are ready to deploy the process. With a single click, it can be used by users, tested, and adjusted.

Benefits for the manufacturing industry

The manufacturing industry will benefit from automating the process of designing new products in the following dimensions:


Creating a new product in the manufacturing industry is complex and expensive. Automating these processes with Flokzu cloud BPM allows you to reduce your costs and time-to-market.

Dozens of manufacturing companies in the United States and Europe have already significantly improved their new product design processes with Flokzu. Our technology has proven to be immensely useful, at an accessible cost and with a minimum implementation time.

We invite you to learn more about these experiences by scheduling a work session (link below).

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