Industry Forum

Automotive (NPLX)

What is New Product Launch Excellence (NPLX)?

New Product Launch Excellence (NPLX) is a national programme aimed at improving the New Product Introduction (NPI) capabilities of the UK supply chain through the provision of essential skills, training, coaching support and project management expertise.

The programme is an initiative of the Automotive Council, endorsed by OEMs and delivered by SMMT Industry Forum.


All individuals who complete one of the below modules will receive an Industry Forum NPLX certificate of attendance.


  • The programme up-skills suppliers and provides the catalyst for dramatic improvements in new product launch capability
  • The programme supports IATF16949:2016 standard which mandates effective NPI processes and competently trained practitioners
  • Cost effective solution due to leveraging national volume across OEMs and tier ones

Please note, we offer the NPLX programme as an in-house course. If you require training, please contact us.