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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: 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. 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. (For more details, please refer to Annex I & II)

Project No. (ITC) ITP/028/13TP
Project Type Platform
Project Co-ordinator Prof. YEUNG Philip Kwok-wing
Research Institute Clothing Industry Training Authority
ITF Amount HK$ 2,878,000
Start Date DD/MM/YY 2013-11-11
Completion Date DD/MM/YY 2015-11-10
Sponsors
APLF Ltd
Crystal Martin
Hong Kong Intimate Apparel Industries' Association Ltd.
Magic Link Garments Limited
Pioneer Elastic (Hong Kong) Ltd
Shenzhen Huijie Group Co., Ltd.
Super Rich Moulders Limited
Top Form Brassiere Mfg. Co. Ltd.
Triumph International (HK) Ltd
Wonderful Enterprises Ltd.
IP Number
160473A-474A
303668482