Footwear Industry Development Directorate (FIDD)

To make the Ethiopian footwear industries competitive in the global market.

To be the leading Footwear technology center in productivity enhancement services, global competitiveness and innovation for the Ethiopian Footwear Industry.

To make Ethiopian Footwear Industry globally competitive industry through providing high quality capacity building services.
                            Footwear Industry Development Directorate (FIDD) Services
Footwear Industry Development Directorate, as one of the sections in LIDI, strives to enhance the competitive edge of the footwear industry in Ethiopia so as to make them excel in the global market. All its experts work in an integrated manner with diligences professional ethics to realize competitive footwear industry sub-sector through providing technical consultancy, human resource development, research and product development and technical services using its model workshop and product development center equipped with state of art technologies.
                                Industrial Consultancy Activities 
 With regard to consultancy service under FIDD, well planned and package based consultancy service is delivered on the basis of selected focus areas by the factories. Important aspects such as priority for critical areas of interventions are always maintained up on agreement with the factory. The existing consultancy support aims to bring increase productivity, to enhance capacity utilization, to upgrade skill level and create workable system that will lead higher production, reduce cost and improved product quality. Currently, the scopes of consultancy at FIDD include both production level and merchandising part to make the whole process meaning full.

                               Industrial Consultancy Services
• Conduct Proficient Gap Assessment and Analysis.
• Implementing and Adopting Productivity Improvement Techniques and Systems.
• Implementing and Adopting Quality Management System.
• Design and Develop Production Plan and Control Systems.
• Applying and Adopting Work-Study and Standard Time.
• Develop and Implement Inventory Management Systems
• Provide Support for Establishing a Product Development Centers
• Standard Bill of Material and Shoe Costing Computation
• Develop and Implement Incentive Systems
                             Research and Product Development Activities
• Any other consultancy as per Demand of Footwear Industries. Research and product development work is also geared towards solving problems through application of methods and recent technologies. Product development facilities with state- of-the art shoe master technology, last scanning and last modeling technologies are open for the footwear industry so that footwear related engineering services will be delivered with high professionals on the area. Pattern grading sample making, product development center establishment consultancy are also availed here.

                             Product development center services
• Conducting applied researches that can be adopted by the sector and improve its productivity and competitiveness
• Digital and Manual Sketching
• Pattern and Sample Development
• Pattern Engineering/ Grading
• Fashion Forecast
• Last Digitalization
• Pattern Grading with Precision
• Range Building
• Technical Book Preparation
• Design and Consultancy
• Human Resource Development in Design
                             Model Footwear Factory Facility Services
With its model shoe factory and die making workshop state of art technologies, the following technical services are provided for footwear industry sub-sector.
• Cutting die making
• Upper and Component cutting
• Stitching service
• Lasting and finishing