Product development & clothing technology

Focus
Research focused on making improvements in clothing design, sourcing, product entries, product sampling, fit and sizing. Students will also examine the consequences this has for other operational processes.

Approach
Tactical-operational research of value to those interested in professions such as product manager and purchasing manager. For students who have developed a strong interest in the more technical aspects of textile and product management during semesters 1 through 5.

Research topics: quality control, quality management, policy development, and risk management systems. Specific CSR management, developing sourcing strategies and procedures, and setting up vendor rating systems. Research into improving sizing and fitting systems for online as well as offline retail.

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