19 September, 2017 - 22 September, 2017
19 September, 2017 - 21 September, 2017
22 September, 2017 - 24 September, 2017
27 September, 2017 - 29 September, 2017
27 September, 2017 - 28 September, 2017
As a leather buyer for over 25 years, I was always interested in systems and methods employed by different companies when sourcing leather because I wanted to see how we could improve or learn something different. Sometimes it was difficult to elicit information although I must say that, in my experience, one of the best parts of the shoe and leather trade is people’s openness to discuss aspects of their business in an effort to help one another. However, since those days, I have been better able to observe different approaches employed. One area that comes to mind is standard setting and control which I believe is paramount to good control of leather supplied to the factory and being used in shoe manufacturing.