Sign up | Log in



March 25, 2009

Athletic product giant closes Vietnam plant
Nike Inc plans to stop production from three factories in China and one in Vietnam as part of a global review of its supply chain aimed at making the company more efficient, Reuters quoted a senior executive as saying.

All four factories, whose specific locations were not disclosed, produce footwear for the giant sportswear company on contract. Nike is the main or sole buyer at all four sites, Erin Dobson, Nike's director of corporate responsibility, told Reuters.

"We have begun notification to four factories that we will be discontinuing orders with them," Dobson said.

Nike is trying to direct production into fewer factory bases instead of spreading orders over a larger number of plants.

The Beaverton, Oregon-based athletic shoe and apparel company uses some 72 factories across the globe, with most in China, Vietnam and Indonesia, in that order.

China will remain the company's largest producer of footwear, equipment, and apparel, Dobson said.

Comment on this Article. Send them to

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited

submit your comment in the box below




1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

| Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy  | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2006-2017 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand