Answering these questions (what is the overall expected revenue, are there additional headcount needs, etc) is often the job of C-level and VP folks - but these aren't the only contributors to a successful new product launch.
Are there special considerations for NPI that Operations should own? Here are my suggestions, what should be added to this list?
Has Operations considered . . .
·How to kick off/manage the various production phases (proto, pilot, production)
·The supply Chain strategy—is it consigned, turnkey, hybrid or ”appliance” manufacturing?
·CM selection—should your CMs operate locally, offshore or should you go with an ODM?
·Will you build to order or build to forecast?
·Time that needs to be added for the quality assurance process
·Your production capacity requirements, plans for expansion
·The Finished Goods (FGI) Warehouse/Distribution plan
·Repair center process and costs
·How engineering and operations can contribute to cost reduction?