In part one of this articlewe considered the various changes impacting the supply chain in the apparel, footwear andtextile industries.   The area of product development has been impacted upon inparticular and offers a number of opportunities for improvement through the use ofcomputerized control.   Part two of this article considers some of the ways in whichthe area of product development can be improved and the resulting benefits to apparel,footwear and textile companies.