As an importer, you need to know how your shoe suppliers in China are working and how your products are being made. By doing so, you’ll have better control over your own supply chain.
Chinese shoe manufacturers will work to your specifications, so it is important for you to be comfortable with the elements that go into making footwear so that you can specify your needs to suppliers clearly (we’ll cover these in our first video on this page).
Secondly, being familiar with inspections will help you to ensure that your supplier is hitting your quality targets.
- Shoe construction – understanding how shoes are, or should be, made in detail
- The inspection checklist importers should follow if outsourcing shoe production to Asia