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1- Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Trenčín, Slovakia ,
2- Department of Coaching Science, Faculty of Sport Education, Lithuanian Sports University, Kaunas, Lithuania
3- Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Management, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
Abstract:   (79 Views)
Objectives. The article analyses the concept of quality function deployment, specifying opportunities for quality function deployment method applications when producing a new product. The purpose of this empirical study is to establish kayak paddle technical parameters for a sprint event deploying the extended quality function method.
Methods. The research comprises three major phases: the first one is verbal survey, applying the method of half structural interview, the second one is written survey on the respondents’, prize holders’, from nine European countries (Lithuania, Hungary, German, Russia, Byelorussia, England, Australia, Spain and Romania) responses and the third one – quality house matrix producing backing on the results of calculations and experts opinions.
Results. Based on the impact of technical requirements and impact comparative weight indexes, priorities of technical parameters for consumers’ – rowers kayak paddle sprint event were established, which should be implemented first and foremost. Criteria such as structure of the product material, rigidness, structure of carbon fibre and the number of fabric layers were indicated.
Conclusion. This method could be effective for organisations producing new product, aiming to satisfy customers’ needs, achieve better results and optimise the process of production input. 
Keywords: Kayak Paddles, Sport Product, Customers’ Needs, Quality Function Deployment.

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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Sport Management and its related branches
Received: 2020/01/18

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