Footwear Sourcing & Production

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Course overview
This is the only course in the world for footwear sourcing. We will take you through all aspects of shoe supply chain management, including the latest insights.
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Together we developed this amazing sourcing masterclass that takes you through all aspects of footwear sourcing and the business perspectives that are connected to it - from collection planning to costing, production and quality management, logistics and customs.

Even if you are not in footwear, but in any other area of the fashion industry, this is an ideal supply chain management course that you cannot find anywhere else.

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What is included?

10 Modules

We are covering all aspects of the supply chain steps involved in making footwear split in 10 topics

Access to our Discord Channel

We guarantee you an exceptional experience with flexible learning paths and professional guidance

68 Video Sessions

Each topic is divided in easy to watch videos from 2 to 10 minutes each

Access for 12 Months

Learn at your own pace with unlimited access to the class content for 12 months

Downloadable Templates

Make your life easier and apply the templates directly in your projects with very little work needed
Meet the instructor

Adrien Forray

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With a family history in the leather industry dating back to the 1700s, Adrien Forray was inspired by supply chain complexities early on.

This led him to work in sourcing and production at brands such as Burberry, the Kering group (Gucci, Balenciaga) as well as the Swedish-based lifestyle brand Axel Arigato.

Now based in Copenhagen, he is the COO for the Danish brand Norse Projects. With a strong interest in sourcing, production and management he is constantly looking for ways to create a more efficient product journey.
Meet the instructor

Elias Gröndal

Patrick Jones - Course author
Elias Gröndal is the founder and CEO of the online footwear sourcing platform Findsourcing.

With more than 10 years of experience (majority with the H&M group) in the footwear field of sourcing, supplier management and production planning he is now dedicated to provide overview in the footwear industry by making it more transparent and approachable.

Elias is based in Gothenburg, Sweden.


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collection planning

You have a great idea - it is tempting to just get going on developing products. Make sure you approach it in the right way. This section is all about release strategies, D2C vs B2B and setting a critical path with priorities based on that.

Downloadable files for this module
Critical path template

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the theory

What is sourcing really and what is driving decisions? We will explain how you set up your unique definition of what defines a good partner and match for you.

Downloadable files for this module
  Sourcing Success template

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getting started

At this point you know what you want to find. Let´s put that into practice. We will cover supplier visits, how you can evaluate a supplier's financial situation, their CSR policies and how you can understand their motivations. 

Downloadable files for this module
Standard Purchasing Conditions template
Code of Conduct template

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developing products

The part everyone is looking forward to – turning ideas into reality! There are plenty of key decision points in this stage that will affect how and when the products will arrive after production.

Downloadable files for this module
 Pack template

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An obvious topic for anyone who is buying and producing a product. Expect to get into the details of how a price is built, what is in the supplier black box and tools for successful negotiations.

Downloadable files for this module
  Purchase Order template
  Full Costing Breakdown template

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In the same way price can be segmented, lead time can and should be. Capacity can mean many things, in this section we will dive into how capacity normally is calculated, what you can do to affect it and why the majority of the time is actually spent waiting.

Downloadable files for this module
Leadtime Gantt chart

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The possibilities to go deep in this area are endless.
Let´s find your balance!We will go over how to define quality, quality routines, inspection protocols, what AQL is in practice and many other aspects.

Downloadable files for this module
 Risk Management guideline
  Inspection template
  AQL Levels definition

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And this is what we have been waiting for:
replicating a design to make it properly available!
You most likely want to:
Place orders 
Keep track of the status 
Ensure production consistency
All of this and more we´ll cover in this chapter! 

Downloadable files for this module
  Order Placement template

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There is a reason logistics is a separate division in big enough companies. And you will understand why after this section. 
Still, knowing the in and outs of what is happening to your goods between the factory and your warehouse is, crucial for any company. 

Downloadable files for this module
Incoterm Cheat sheet

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With plenty of things to keep track of and a real (offline) product it might sometimes feel overwhelming to try to stay in control.
Don´t worry!
There are plenty ways to do so, and this chapter is all about routines and methods, from follow-up methods to team building.

Footwear Sourcing - The Masterclass