Levi Strauss & Co. (D)

Levi Strauss & Co. (D)

By
Mark Leslie, Katherine Bose
2009|Case No.E350D

“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.

Learning Objective
This material is available for download by current Stanford GSB students, faculty, and staff, as well as Stanford GSB alumni. For inquiries, contact the Case Writing Office.