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Title: New product development resource forecasting (Forthcoming/Available Online)
Authors: Hird, Abigail
Mendibil, Kepa
Duffy, Alex
Whitfield, Robert Ian
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Issue Date: 12-May-2015
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell for RADMA
Citation: Hird A, Mendibil K, Duffy A & Whitfield RI New product development resource forecasting (Forthcoming/Available Online), R&D Management.
Abstract: Forecasting resource requirements for new product development (NPD) projects is essential for both strategic and tactical planning. Sophisticated, elegant planning tools to present data and inform decision-making do exist. However, in NPD, such tools run on unreliable, estimation-based resource information derived through undefined processes.  This paper establishes that existing methods do not provide transparent, consistent, timely or accurate resource planning information, highlighting the need for a new approach to resource forecasting, specifically in the field of NPD. The gap between the practical issues and available methods highlights the possibility of developing a novel design of experiments approach to create resource forecasting models.
Type: Journal Article
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Affiliation: University of Strathclyde
Centre for Advanced Management Education
University of Strathclyde
University of Strathclyde

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