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Catastrophic Impacts of COVID19 in Bangladesh Apparel Supply Chain

NC State SCRC

An article written by my former PhD student, Rejaul Hasan, and I just came out this week in Contracting Excellence , the journal published by IACCM, which documents the catastrophe that is unfolding in Bangladesh, one of the world’s major exporters of garments for the apparel sector.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (February 3, 2023)

Talking Logistics

A 15-year old boy from Bangladesh was playing hide and seek with his friends and he hid inside a shipping container. Be careful where you hidewhen you’re playing hide-and-seek. Unfortunately, he locked himself in, fell asleep, and ended up in Malaysia six days later. The boy was locked inside the container for 6 whole days.

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Tenth Anniversary of the Rana Plaza Disaster

SCM Research

Ten years ago, on April 24, 2013, the world was shocked by the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh. The tragedy claimed the lives of 1,134 garment workers and injured thousands more. The building housed several garment factories that supplied clothing to major global brands.

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What is the True Cost of Sustainable Apparel from Bangladesh? Insights from Harvard “Sustainable Models for the Apparel Industry” Conference

NC State SCRC

Rejaul is from Bangladesh, and is working on his PhD in the College of Textiles at NC State University, and is passionate on the subject of sustainable apparel from his home country. Are big name brands really paying a fair price to a supplier in Bangladesh? This week’s blog is a guest blog from a PhD Student, MD Rejaul Hasan.

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Bangladesh Working Conditions: A Human Rights Issue? Or a Supplier Capacity Issue?

Supply Chain View from the Field

The recent press in the Wall Street Journal and other papers on Walmart’s fire in Bangladesh is raising the ire of corporate responsibility groups and human rights groups alike. So if you are tier one supplier in a country like Bangladesh, and a major retailer is your customer – what will you do?

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European Commission bill for fair supply chain obliges entrepreneurs to behave responsibly

Supply Chain Movement

Take for example, the Rana Plaza clothing factory disaster in Bangladesh (2013), or the outcry about Nike trainers that were allegedly produced in Chinese labour camps. Currently, a retailer can still hide behind the position that a factory in Bangladesh must comply with Bangladeshi law.

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So Your Supply Chain is Banning Bangladesh….and Going to Cambodia?: “The Ugliest Race to the Bottom”

Supply Chain View from the Field

In our ongoing discussion of labor and human rights violations in the supply chain, we’ve discussed in prior posts the problems that occurred in Bangladesh resulting in over 700 dead. Companies like Nike and Disney have publicly stated that they are not going to Bangladesh for apparel sourcing in the future.