Most manufacturers use some type of stage/gate New Product Development (NPD) process. Sustainable Product Innovation (SPI) enables product development teams to consider alternative materials, processes, sourcing, marketing, and other aspects of a product which can result in decreased environmental impacts throughout the productís cradle-to-grave life. SSC's SPI methodology is a set of tools and strategies that can integrate seamlessly into a companyís existing NPD process.
SSC has experience developing Sustainable Product Innovation programs for large manufacturers. We will work with your existing new product development process to create an SPI process which integrates key activities, resources and indicators at each development stage, customized for your unique needs. These SPI activities will provide key sustainability information to your development team, enabling design decisions to improve the environmental, social and economic sustainability of your product from its inception.