Improving Product Management
Product Design & Development
We have all seen the issues. The product does not match the brand identity and customers get confused. The product does not stand up to the perceived quality levels and customers get disappointed. The product does not evolve or bring enough newness and customers get bored.
It is crucial to any business that their product bring that perfect balance to their customers where the price, quality, design and availability are all right so that the best levels of sales can be made and margins can be maintained. For different reasons this is even more crucial for companies who created collections of fashion, performance or leisure products.
With a fast moving market, competition everywhere and a global industry with complex expectations succeeding in offering the right product at the right time and price can be a challenge for even the most seasoned team.
Your organisation could benefit from outside experience that can bring best practices and insight to your teams. We review, reflect and implement fixes in processes whilst looking at the overall direction and brand alignment within the product ranges.
Improvements in product development can have significant positive effects on your strategy, range planning, speed to market, margins, sustainability and of course the overall clarity of product direction.
The combination of significant savings, increased speed & capacity, margin improvements and better product offering can provide a real boost to businesses in our industry. Contact us to book an initial review or to discuss the challenges that your product infrastructure faces.
Conceptable can also run your product development for you. If this might be an interesting option then do have a look at our Product Realisation section.
Not everyone needs the same approach
Examples of how we can help your business
No two businesses we encounter are at the exact same stage or in directly comparable situations. Our approach is necessarily customised to make sure we get the best result for everyone involved.
What they do have in common is that that they typically are involved in fashion, sportswear, footwear, accessories, homeware or leisure products.
The below three involvement levels may help you to identify what would best help your business.
The first level of assistance we can give is guidance, usually in the form of mentoring, coaching or workshops.
Guidance is most suitable if you are aware that you or your team do have the skills to solve their challenges but may need some direction or affirmation in how to go about it or to get onto the right track.
It is a great way to increase or develop skill sets, either for yourself as a leader or for your team.
Contact us about mentoring, coaching or workshops today.
The second level of assistance we can provide your business is a review. In this swift process we evaluate your current situation and identify where improvements may make the most significant impact and provide guidance and direction in our report for future steps.
A Review is most suitable if you know there is an issue that needs to be resolved but need more detailed confirmation and guidance to get to resolutions.
It is a great way to demonstrate internally and if needed externally how the business could improve and potentially resolve the issues it faces.
Contact us to start a review and get recommendations and guidance for your business.
The third level of assistance we can give is consultancy. This is where we assign one or more experts to actively work with you or your team. Depending on the requirements and goals, the consultancy and team are adapted to make sure they can deliver.
Consultancy is the most suitable option if there are significant skill shortages or lack of resource in relation to the goals that need to be achieved. This could be simply because the result required is beyond of the capabilities of your team or for instance that there are challenges which need specific attention from someone who has dealt with this before.
Consultancy is flexible and completely adapted to what your business needs, and is always preceded by a detailed discussion to ensure the right alignment.
Contact us about involving Conceptable experts in your business.
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