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Nike Enlists Apollo In Major Manufacturing Shift to the Americas

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

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There’s a sea change in footwear manufacturing and soon sneaker giant Nike will be at the forefront.

The Oregon-based company announced Thursday it had entered into a new strategic partnership with the private equity firm Apollo Global Managment. The deal will enable Apollo to build a new supply chain for Nike in the Americas, bringing the production of its shoes closer to home.

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