The Globe-Trotting Journey of a Sneaker

Learn the pros and cons of the global supply chain process of making a popular Nike shoe in this video. 

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The global supply chain process

Chances are that the “Made in China” or “Made in the USA” tag on your T-shirt is telling you about just one of many stops it made as it passed through a global supply chain. From designing to sourcing, to assembling to marketing, products are rarely made in just one place anymore, not even an all-American Converse. As trade becomes increasingly globalized, hidden costs of global supply chains, such as their effects on the environment, emerge.