Maintaining long-term relationships
Decathlon entrusts the production of its sports articles to a panel of suppliers organised by industrial process. Our local production teams, operating from Decathlon’s production offices and organised in a similar way, are in charge of day-to-day supplier relationships. Together with our suppliers, we share a desire to deliver the best possible value for money by working closely together using a common framework:
-Relationships built on mutual respect
-People development through empowerment, trust, training and a management style focused on creating a pleasant working environment
-Compliance with our standards and any legislation in force relating to labour law
– Achieving the highest levels of quality
-Raising price competitiveness by continuously making improvements to work efficiency
-Building a reliable, dynamic supply chain
-Using interconnected information systems
-Protecting the environment
-The very broad diversity of our product categories (textiles, footwear, heavy stitching, metal and plastic equipment, electronics, etc.) and the large number of associated manufacturing processes means that our supply chain is extremely complex.
By 2023, we hope to address this complexity by sourcing 80% of our products from 100 partner suppliers.
We already had 35 by the end of 2017.