Levi Strauss & Co. (A)

By Mark Leslie, Katherine Bose
2009 | Case No. E350A

“Levi Strauss & Co.” explores the decision by the famed jeans maker to close a manufacturing facility in San Antonio, Texas in early 1990. The case follows then-vice president of operations Pete Thigpen and his team as they wrestle with the economic and human capital impact of closing the U.S.-based plant and outsourcing the manufacture of the company’s Dockers line to a contractor in Costa Rica.

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