Sooner or later, all apparel companies look into manufacturing some or all of their products outside of the United States. But if you’re going to do it, better know how to do it right.  Manufacturing offshore can reduce the cost of production, help get a product to market faster and reduce delivery costs. For most companies, it makes sense to manufacture overseas while keeping research and development, design and quick turnaround production in the US.  The trick is to stay on top of regulations, stay in tune with cultural differences, and to stay in control of deadlines and costs without losing quality.  End this class with a game plan for yourself or your employer.

About the instructor:

Lingelbach has worked in the industry for 12 years, all with Nike. He currently works in strategic sourcing and has experience in product creation, development, demand planning, cost engineering, finance, logistics and trade. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance/economics from University of Oregon, and an MBA with a focus in international business and sustainability from Portland State.


Austin Lingelbach, strategic sourcing lead, Nike
Wednesdays, Jan 5-Feb 9, 6-9 pm
Cost/Cost Options:
$304 (includes $35 technology fee)
Supply List:
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Additional Notes/Costs:

PFI's $35 Online Learning Fee covers costs associated with administration, online class support, non-traditional course formats, and technology support. PFI charges per course or series rather than per credit (as is the cases with most institutions and colleges.)