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  • Apparel product development: an overview of existing models   Order a copy of this article
    by Niromi Seram, Julian Nanayakkara, Gamini Lanarolle 
    Abstract: The product development process is recognized as a key element for ensuring long term success and sustainability of organizations. Constantly re-evaluating the strategy and tactics of product development is deemed to be vital to better manage the process of creating more on-point products. Thus, the main focus of this research is to assess how deeply and comprehensively the existing apparel product development models outlined in literature discuss and analyze the development process and identify the prevailing gaps that exist with respect to customer-supplier collaboration and decision making. Some of the existing models discussed in depth in the reported research are, design, design development and style selection stages. A few have considered the integration of the responsible divisions. The theoretical models presented in the literature have not adequately addressed the customer-supplier collaboration and the decision making involved in the apparel product development process although many of them focused on the activities undertaken to complete the product development.
    Keywords: product development; apparel; customer-supplier collaboration; decision making models.