This Case is about MANUFACTURING
PUBLICATION DATE: May 20, 2013 PRODUCT #: TB0335-PDF-ENG
On November 2012, 112 people were killed by a fire in a garment factory close to the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka and injured several hundred. The factory employed about 1,500 workers, and, opened in May 2010 had revenues of $35 million a year from the creation of garments such as T shirts, polo shirts, and fleece coats. Some folks claimed that the regulators who create Bangladesh fire safety standards as well as the factory owners were responsible. Others said that retailers and Western clothing companies who rely on low cost garments making in Bangladesh should make sure that their providers have factories that were safe or take their company elsewhere. Some assigned the blame to Western consumers’ desire for inexpensive clothes that retailers that were compelled to always try to find low cost manufacturing locations.