Services

Sourcing Strategy & Critical Path management

Whatever the scale of your project, you need a sourcing strategy that is compatible with your commercial objectives. Establishing a thorough understanding of these objectives, we work with you to deliver an effective, business-driven sourcing approach.

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Sourcing Strategy

We consider that finding quality supply partners is key to the development and prosperity of your brand. For this reason, we never advise clients to take the decision to manufacture in a particular country on the basis of cost alone. Before manufacturing locations, or specific partners, are selected, we help you to analyse all considerations that may have a potential bearing on your brand's long term success.

Our aim is to help you to compose a balanced portfolio of suppliers, including collaborative strategic partners, core suppliers who may work only on certain product groups as well as back-up suppliers and suppliers to innovate and work with on new ranges.

Critical Path Management

We can implement comprehensive critical paths for you, enabling you to manage your production timelines efficiently. Critical path management is key to operating successfully and underpins your ability to deliver on time.


A critical path reflects both the anticipated delivery date of your purchase orders and the realities of the processes needed to fulfil the deliveries.

Having knowledge of and control over the critical path is vital. A significant percentage of all production that runs late does so as a result of the critical path not being adhered to. This may be because designs are not launched in time, raw materials are not secured far enough in advance or because genuine production delays are encountered.

Whatever the scale of your project, you will need a sourcing strategy that is compatible with your commercial objectives. Establishing a thorough understanding of these objectives, we work with you to deliver an effective, business-driven solution.

Costs

In helping you to decide where to source your products, we can develop a costing matrix for you so that you can compare suppliers’ capacities and country risk.
We will guide you through this decision process, which will be driven by both target retail and wholesale selling prices as well as by the margins you wish to achieve.
We specialise in helping start-ups gauge how much it will cost to get your product stream up and running. We can prepare a seasonal or annual forecast of costs, broken down into useful categories.

Even if you're an established company, our currency in the sourcing market enables us to forecast annual costs, and model options, ensuring that your business plan and ledger remain in line.

Since starting to work with Louise over a year and a half ago, she’s been completely invaluable in helping me realise my dreams of setting up a fashion brand – without her expertise in garment production, her relationships with factories across the globe, and her advice and guidance on everything from cashflows and budgets right through to critical paths, I don’t know where I’d be!

Harry Walker

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Sourcing Strategy & Critical Path management

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Commercials

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Product Development/ Production, Logistics & Quality

Long-range business planning helps companies to think differently about the company’s direction. It also provides motivation and insight enabling the performance necessary to meet business goals.

Merchandising, planning & Stock Management

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E-commerce & re-branding

Whether you are a start up or an established business, we can help you to grow your e-commerce.

Strategy, Business plans & Cashflow

Whatever the scale of your project, you need a sourcing strategy that is compatible with your commercial objectives. Establishing a thorough understanding of these objectives, we work with you to deliver an effective, business-driven sourcing approach.