Courses

Product Knowledge

Product Knowledge Product Knowledge is a highly participative and engaging 5-day course that is designed to help buyers make better buying decisions by providing them with a solid understanding for every aspect of shoemaking.

The course is facilitated by 5 highly skilled and experienced footwear specialists, and covers ever aspect of shoemaking, from understanding materials, principals of design, shoe construction methods to  various manufacturing processes.

 

What People Have To Say...

“This course was from the beginning a great opportunity from every point of view as a BSO employee. I strongly believe that in order to be a complete buyer I need to thoroughly understand the processes involved in shoemaking.” - Men's category buyer Diego Caero

“I felt I gained a vast amount of understanding about the various techniques and skills needed in producing good and approval-ready quality footwear. I look forward to more similar sessions soon.” - Marie Claire accessories buyer Jessica Claire

 

Learning Outcomes
Day 1: Shoe Construction Day 2: Shoe Development Day 3: CQ & Construction Day 4: CQ & Shoe Costing Day 5: Shoe Production
  • Demonstrate an understanding of different footwear materials
  • Demonstrate an understanding of different components of a shoe
  • Demonstrate an understanding of material testing and quality standards
  • Demonstrate an understanding of different construction processes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to draw a shoe
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the last
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to draw a pattern on the last
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to transfer the last design and draw the last on the pullover.
  • A guided tour of 2 world-class manufacturing facilities.
  • A guided tour of 2 world-class materials suppliers.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the quality control process.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of product and manufacturing control.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of material costs.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of materials usage in the production process.
  • Demonstrate how to define material costs and total cost of product.
  • Demonstrate how to produce a technical data sheet.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the the shoe production process.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to make a shoe.

 

Course Details

Course Start Date Friday, 31 July 2015
Course End Date Tuesday, 4 August 2015
Location Bata Training Academy, China (Guangzhou)
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