Customer-Oriented "Right-First-Time" Product Development Model Of Intimate Apparel

With keen competition between suppliers and ever-changing requirements from customers, there is an urgent need for a lean, rapid and responsive product development system. This is more so for the intimate apparel products, bra in particular, as the process itself tend to be lengthy and with a low hit-rate.

The main objectives of the project are:
1) To create a stage-gate system with rationalized processes of bra product development and checklists for risk precaution.
2) To establish the relationship between the stage parameters and the key performance indicators of bra product development.
3) To develop a structured knowledge database for bra product development.
4) To develop a multi-media case library for elaborating the use of knowledge at critical stages (gates) of bra product development process.

Methodology:
1) The stages will be conceptualised in a logical flow with checklists at decision gates to prevent the possible risks, according to criteria-based selected knowledge gained through interviews with practitioners.

2) Structured equation model will be used to correlate various stage parameters with key performance indicators, based on questionnaire survey and hypothesis tests.

The development of 'case library' is based on real life experience of the researchers and subject experts.

Project Name (ITF)
Customer-Oriented "Right-First-Time" Product Development Model Of Intimate Apparel
Project Number (ITF)
ITP/028/13TP