Joe Soap’s product offerings consist of the following
product types and groupings such as the Menswear, Ladies wear, Girls wear and Boys wear which then are cascaded down into categories or departments. Within
each category there is further subdivisions of the parent category which
describes the sub categories which then are divided into product groups with
similar attributes. Within each product group there has to be an optional
number of permutations of styling features ,fabric types , designs colour ways
and size ranges that are selected which consolidates into the entire balanced
offer that Joe Soap’s will construct in order to safeguard the broad
satisfaction of the customer profile that they seek to satisfy.
The illustration below attempts to describe the
construction of Joe Soap’s structure and decision options that are required for
their shirt department in their Menswear group.