Bangladesh Strikes Raise Supply Chain Challenges for H&M — Panjiva


Bangladesh Strikes Raise Supply Chain Challenges for H&M

Bangladesh 11 Cons. Discr. - Apparel 223 Strikes 27 U.S. 3436

Strikes at apparel factories in Bangladesh have continued in 2019 with 100 factories on strike in the Dhaka region. Continued disruptions could lead international clothes buyers to switch their sourcing strategies. Bangladeshi exports to the U.S. had begun to accelerate with a 13.7% surge in seaborne shipments in 4Q 2018. Shipments are led by Hennes & Mauritz, which represented 9.4% of the total in 2018, followed by Levi Strauss and PVH. H&M faces challenges should it choose to re-engineer its supply chain. Bangladesh represented 24.0% of its sourcing to the U.S. in 2018. Switc...

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