Question: Does the company’s statement name the suppliers in their supply chain and/or the geographic regions where their supply chain operates?
Answer:
Geographical,
Facility/Supplier
9011015
Walk Free
2020
Verified by Steward
updated about 1 year ago by Singh Anjali

pg. 2

"All of our products are produced according to our specifications. With the exception of one directly owned facility located in Pistoia, Italy, we generally contract for the purchase of finished goods principally with independent third-party manufacturing contractors. The manufacturing contractor is generally responsible for the entire manufacturing process, including the purchase of piece goods and trim for our Jimmy Choo and Michael Kors brands. For the Versace brand, some of the piece goods and trim are separately purchased by Versace and provided to its third-party manufacturing contractors, and some are sourced directly by the thirdparty manufacturing contractors, as further described below. The third-party manufacturing contractors and agents for our brands operate under the close supervision of our global manufacturing divisions and buying agents located in North America, Europe and Asia."

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"Jimmy Choo products are also primarily manufactured by independent third-party manufacturing contractors and our recently acquired Italian atelier and shoe manufacturer Alberto Gozzi S.r.L.."

Singh Anjali.....2021-12-17 12:58:22 UTC

"Supply Chain Structure

We have a multi-supplier strategy that provides specialist skills, scalability, flexibility and speed to market, as well as diversifies risk. All of our products are produced according to our specifications.With the exception of one directly owned facility located in Pistoia, Italy, we generally contract for the purchase of finished goods principally with independent third-party manufacturing contractors.The manufacturing contractor is generally responsible for the entire manufacturing process, including the purchase of piece goods and trim for our Jimmy Choo and Michael Kors brands. For the Versace brand, some of the piece goods and trim are separately purchased by Versace and provided to its third-party manufacturing contractors, and some are sourced directly by the third-party manufacturing contractors, as further described below. The third-party manufacturing contractors and agents for our brands operate under the close supervision of our global manufacturing divisions and buying agents located in North America, Europe and Asia. We also license to third-parties the right to use our brands’ trademarks and other intellectual property on certain products such as watches, jewelry, eyewear and fragrance, as examples. These third-party product licensees are responsible for the entire manufacturing process.

Versace has a centrally managed production model for the majority of its products, and buys raw materials and components for these products. All the raw materials arrive in a central warehouse owned by Versace, and operated by a third-party, in Novara, Italy, and most are distributed to independent third-party manufacturing contractors after the quality control process is completed.A significant majority of Versace’s production is located in Italy. The remaining production occurs elsewhere in EMEA and a small portion is produced in Asia.

Jimmy Choo products are also primarily manufactured by independent third-party manufacturing contractors and our recently acquired Italian atelier and shoe manufacturer Alberto Gozzi S.r.L..Most of Jimmy Choo’s products are produced by specialists in Italy, supported by other factories across Europe, with a small portion produced in Asia. Jimmy Choo has a product development facility in Florence. In December 2020, Jimmy Choo’s 33% ownership interest in one factory located in Italy, which was dedicated to Jimmy Choo production, was terminated. Jimmy Choo typically only purchases finished goods and does not purchase raw materials, except for development purposes.

Michael Kors contracts for the purchase of finished goods principally with independent third-party manufacturing contractors that are generally responsible for the entire manufacturing process, including the purchase of piece goods and trim. Product manufacturing for the Michael Kors brand is allocated among third-party manufacturing contractors based on their capabilities, the availability of production capacity, pricing and delivery. Michael Kors also has relationships with various buying agents who source finished goods with numerous manufacturing contractors on its behalf. By dollar volume, nearly all of Michael Kors products were produced in Asia in fiscal 2021." p.2-3

Laureen van Breen.....2021-12-20 11:12:29 UTC