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Managing Overseas Production

Managing Overseas Production

London College of Fashion
Taught by
Sarah Walls


This in depth and very informative day will help you to understand how to manage clothing production overseas, for those who deal with suppliers internationally. The course discusses your role within the supply chain, and the best practice within the buying function including managing the critical path more effectively.  Through group exercises and discussions you will be able to review current processes and time management, and understand how decisions are impacting the production process.  You will also look at sourcing suppliers and the factors that influence that choice, product development from sketch to finished product, and production requirements to make sure deadlines are met. By the end of the course you will be able to discuss new ways of working to take back to your business, which should prevent problems and costly errors.



Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older.


Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.

Tutor Description

Sarah Walls began her buying career with high street giant Topshop. Her experience in the buying field covers a wide spectrum of retailers, from multiple high street brands to privately owned small chains and designer boutiques. From assistant buyer to head of buying across numerous brands in her career, she has extensive product and sourcing knowledge, range development and range building skills, combined with in depth experience of trend prediction, brand direction and visual layout.


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