Adjustment of the schedule
We have to adjust our schedule. Originally, we wanted to start supplying shoes at the end of March. In order to ensure this, Annette contacted the main suppliers during the autumn planning and asked them if their goods are always in stock. After promises from all sides, the delivery date was set at the end of March together with the Portuguese manufacturer and our production agent in Portugal.
Unfortunately, we can no longer comply with this date. Our German tannery went out of one leather colour, we only found out a few days ago. The most desired leather, the stone grey, is out of stock and must be produced again. That takes about six weeks. Then it has to be delivered to Portugal and processed and then the goods are sent to us to Germany. We are now planning the delivery of all grey shoes for the end of May.
Currently, we are considering whether the partial production and delivery of all other shoes is economically justifiable. Since we start with a relatively manageable order quantity, even smaller partial orders for our manufacturer and our logistics partner are hardly worthwhile. And they are also associated with additional costs for us, which we still have to calculate.
We will let you know as soon as we know when we will deliver which models.
Unfortunately, these are initial difficulties that will soon be a thing of the past as soon as production runs and our suppliers can count on us with predictable order volumes.
Some of you may wonder why our manufacturer does not order the material sooner. This is quite simple: the shoe factories have only very limited storage space. So the brands cannot let their specific material delivered weeks before the production starts. The delivered material corresponds exactly to the quantity needed for the respective production order. It will be processed immediately and the shoes will be shipped straight away.
We wholeheartedly apologize for the delay and ask for your understanding!
In the photo, we give you an insight into the shoe factory, which is working under clean and fair conditions.