Responding quickly to the wants and needs of consumers is fundamental to success in the consumer goods industry. Often responses may spark an initiative to develop new products, modify existing products, offer new formulations, or change packaging and labels. However, converting these types of consumer-driven initiatives into marketable products in a timely manner is a common challenge–a challenge that can be worsened by a strict deadline, which may be imposed on an organization to comply with a governmental mandate or major customer requirement. Each product change affects commercialization, the process in which a company readies a product for market. As an organization mobilizes its commercialization process, meeting these deadlines can spell success or failure.