Operations illustration Operations theory

Product Development

Product development begins by identifying a target group within the market that a business wants to focus on. Market research will take place in order to understand key characteristics about the target market in order to maximise the products impact. From the research, a design specification can be drawn up in order to generate ideas. These ideas are evaluated, the best are then chosen for further development.

Once developed, the product will be submitted to consumer testing, made up of a small representative group sharing the characteristics of the initial target market. Based on the feedback, further modifications will be made to the product, and it will be tested to see if it can be produced on a large scale. From there, packaging design, final product specification and large scale production can take place ahead of advertising and the finalproduct launch



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