The total numbers of supplier and licensee factories and supplier factories by country of manufacture are consistent with those numbers reported in 2007. However, beneath what appears to be relatively static numbers is a significant change in the make-up of the supply chain with approximately 25% supplier turnover during the year. Several reasons caused this but were not easily visible in the current FFC system reporting parameters.
Factory turnover during 2008
- The supply chain disclosure by business entities increased.
- The number of licensees and business entities within the Group contracted and expanded, resulting in a moving supplier and factory count.
- Factories were counted only once, regardless of the number of relationships they have with adidas Group business entities.
While the data trend for the supply chain reflects a stable sourcing and supplier footprint, there was a notable movement of factories. The data we are reporting here is a snapshot in time, a static point capturing the situation at the end of 12 months of these movements.
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