Pilot Runs and Timing: Two Essential Components in Your New Product’s Development

Are you looking to achieve “perfection”? If you’re developing a new product, it may not be in your best interest. Although speed to market is critical in new product development, so is ensuring high quality and customer satisfaction. Introducing a new product into the market is a huge deal; however, it’s just as crucial for that new product to be 100% functional as it is to ensure it’s launched at the most suitable time for your customer. How do companies ensure their products are ready for customers? How many production builds before mass production? How many product adjustments and tweaks should you do before it becomes a hindrance to your new product?

May 28, 2021

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

-Thomas Edison

The Importance of Pilot Runs

Developing new products will always entail many uncertainties.

Teams need to consider pilot runs, which are small quantity productions. During these pilot runs, production conditions and materials are identical to those used dur