About Reshoring and Off-shoring Trends in US and Europe

The Truth About Reshoring, Productivity, And Today’s Manufacturer

Fri, 10/04/2013 – 11:50am by Jim Shepherd , Plex Systems

There’s been a lot of buzz about the reshoring of American manufacturing business that had previously been lost to other regions. The talk seems to center on three areas:

Is reshoring actually happening?
Are we really going to make up for all the jobs lost to countries with lower-cost labor, primarily India and China?
What can we learn from success stories in order to achieve more reshoring?

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Offshoring and Reshoring trends: European data

September 27, 2013 by Jan Van Mieghem

Continuing our blogs on offshoring, here is some interesting data from the European Manufacturing Survey conducted in 2009 as studied by Bernhard Dachs, Marcin Borowiecki, Steffen Kinkel and Thomas Christian Schmall (December 2012). Their survey quantifies the extent, trends, and reasons why European manufacturing firms offshore or re-shore production. Here is some of their key findings.

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