Maintaining long-term relationships
Decathlon entrusts the production of our sports articles to a panel of suppliers organised by industrial process. Our local production teams, operating from Decathlon’s production offices, are in charge of day-to-day supplier relations. With our suppliers, we share a desire to deliver the best possible value for money by working closely together using a common framework based on respect, team development, quality and environmental preservation.
The variety of manufacturing processes associated with our diverse range of products (textiles, heaving stitching, electronics, metal equipment, etc.) means that our supply chain is extremely complex, for instance when it comes to quality control, volume and expanded accountability.
By 2026, we hope to address this complexity through increased collaboration and transparency with the 150 partner suppliers who will be manufacturing 80% of our product quantities. We already had 45 partners by the end of 2018.