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Founded in 1962 in Agra, Guide Footwear manufactures men’s footwear for brands like Lee Cooper, Provogue, Mothercare, Metro, Mochi, Allen Solly, Hush Puppies, Id, Pierre Cardin, Samsonite, Peter England and Bata. Its Abhishek Ralli spoke to Fibre2Fashion on the fallout of the COVID-19 crisis.
In which specific areas are you facing major issues?
What steps are you taking or have taken to face the challenges like order cancellation that you have cited above?
How critical would be the anticipated loss or reduction of trained manpower on fronts like manufacturing, warehousing, supply chain etc. for your business? Such functions could be in house or outsourced.
Are there any thoughts within individual members, trade associations to come together and work cohesively so that losses can be minimised?
By when are you expecting the beginning of the revival process to commence?
Is your business entity expecting any specific measure from the government or its nodal departments?
A whole lot of enterprises have begun manufacturing of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) required in bulk today. Has any such step been taken by anyone in your sector? Is the industry or cluster mulling over any such initiative?
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