Manufacturers Are Considering Near-Shoring - But Just How Near?
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain May 22, 2014
Manufacturers like the U.S. They really like it!
So says the latest edition of the Manufacturing-Sourcing Outlook Study from AlixPartners. Believe it or not, the U.S. has become the number-one choice for companies seeking to reshore production back to the West, after decades of favoring China and other low-cost parts of Asia. Not to overstate the case, of course – manufacturers are a long way from bringing back all those jobs that fled the country over past years. But they’re clearly giving thought to at least a partial return home. In this episode of the podcast, Russ Dillion, director in the Supply Chain Group of AlixPartners, reveals the factors that are responsible for the shift. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.
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