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Beyond the Bale : Feb 07 - Mar 07 Supplement
RESEARCH PATH TO Product development and the success of seeing that development through to commercial reality has many factors affecting success or failure. In the case of the clip development a total commitment from the wool industry's key bodies, the R&D funding company AWI and the multitude of consultants, growers and collaborators has ensured one of the fastest developments through to a viable product for manufacturer, marketer and woolgrower. The stages and management process throughout the development need to be monitored and flexible enough so that changes of design, process or direction can be implemented without delay. 10 BEYOND THE BALE BLOWFLY SUPPLEMENT RESULTS December 2004 to August 2007 ú to determine effectiveness and repeatability; ú to determine next stage of development; ú to inform all involved; and ú to use in the process of finding a commercial partner. TRIALS November 2004 to July 2007 ú controlled research trials; ú on-farm variety of lamb-marking operations; ú on-farm variety of sheep and skin types; ú animal welfare and behavioural studies; and ú clip material trials. CONCEPT AND FEASIBILITY November 2004 ú development of the possible concepts/ideas to meet the problem/ solution; ú research previous work done in other areas; and ú determine the possible development team requirements. EFFICACY DESIGN AND GEOMETRY March to June 2005 ú develop engineering designs that can work in theory; ú consider the operator's needs; and ú consider the animal care needs. THE RESEARCH PATH REQUIREMENTS PROJECT MANAGMENT INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT RISK MANAGEMENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION MANAGEMENT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
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