Supply Chain Mapping

BLC recently mapped the leather material supply chain for Hotter Shoes; a British footwear company that designs, manufacturers and retails comfortable and stylish shoes around the world.

BLC’s recent footwear supply chain mapping project placed the client, Hotter Shoes, at the centre of the project, aligning all activities to Hotter Shoes’ objectives. BLC produced for Hotter Shoes an interactive map which visualised the Brand’s footwear supply chain around the world. Further, BLC produced a separate supply chain report highlighting risks and providing recommendations. The mapping has directly supported Hotter Shoes in rationalising their supply chain.


Customer testimonial on BLC’s footwear supply chain mapping:


footwear supply chain mapping

“Hotter is in the final stages of a five-year strategy to increase the capacity of our Lancashire factory and rationalise our global material partners, with the aim of improving the agility and compliance of our global supply chain, enhancing product quality and reducing costs.

In 2016 Hotter commissioned BLC to support our programme of supply chain mapping, and this partnership has helped us gain a deeper understanding our global network of suppliers delivering significant improvements to our business processes and transparency. Additionally, this work has supported our aim of only buying leather from Leather Working Group (LWG) certified tanneries.

We chose BLC because of their technical expertise and extensive knowledge of the leather industry and as a result of their mapping tool, we have been able to improve our regulatory compliance and simultaneously improve our management of materials as well as aiding us to make more informed sourcing decisions.”

– Robert Perkins, Chief Operating Officer, Hotter Shoes


Why choose BLC to map your footwear, fashion & apparel supply chain?

Footwear supply chain mapping gives your business access to a UK-based company with a global reach, and over 95 years’ experience in the leather industry. BLC has the knowledge and expertise to provide brands, retailers and leather manufacturers with accurate supply chain reports and recommendations through the BLC Supply Chain Mapping Tool.

By mapping your supply chain with BLC, your business will benefit from:

  • A customer lead project
  • A project scaled to fit your business requirements
  • Use of the BLC data gathering tool
  • Access to BLC’s global leather industry expertise
  • Access to your own interactive geographical map
  • A risk analysis of the mapping results
  • A presentation of the final report to your key stakeholders
  • Software and data hosting by BLC


Contact BLC for footwear supply chain mapping

If your business is interested in footwear supply chain mapping, including leather and materials, contact BLC today via or telephone +44 (0) 1604 679 999.

You can also read more about BLC supply chain mapping services and traceability systems in the leather industry.


Leather Material Supply Chain Mapped for UK Footwear Brand, Hotter Shoes

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