Reshoring

Will North America Be the Next Outsourcing Destination for Manufacturing?

Dongguan Win Win Industrial, a Chinese shoe factory that makes high-quality shoes for large American chains, is looking to the U.S to source its manufacturing. Wall Street journal writer Andrew Brown wrote about the story on Tuesday as the growing trend of nearshoring for outsourcing solutions develops. The case Brown looks at isn’t isolated. Other …

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eBook: Offshoring, Nearshoring, Reshoring – What’s the difference?

Outsourcing is business strategy of contracting work out to a third-party. Companies use outsourcing to gain access to cheaper labour, larger specialized labour pools, and/or obtain other benefits through an economy of scale. The term encompasses both the setup of a subsidiary, and the off-site activities of a company. For decades, companies used outsourcing strategies …

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Risky Business: 8 Interesting Facts about the Most At-Risk International Ports

RMS Inc., a risk-modeling firm, recently released a report that looks at the top ports at risk of a disaster. The predictions are primarily based on cargo type (e.g. autos, bulk grains, electronics, etc.), precise location, storage infrastructure and the dwell time. The report was released a year after the Tianjin port explosion in China, …

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By 2020, the U.S. is Projected to be the Most Competitive Manufacturing Nation

Earlier this month, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global) and the Council on Competitiveness (Council) release the 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index report. The most interesting highlight from the report is that by 2020, the U.S is expected to the most competitive manufacturing nation with China moving to the number two spot. The study used …

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12 Key Facts About the Driver Shortage and the Future of the Trucking Industry

The current shortage of truck drivers is estimated at roughly 25,000. The turnover rate, which hit 96% by the end of 2014 is due to a multitude of reasons, including demographic, regulatory, and the fact that drivers are away from home for a period of time, among other factors. This month, we thought it would …

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The West Coast Port Labour Dispute: One Year Later

It was around this time last year when the West Coast Port labour dispute was in full swing and many different businesses both in North America and abroad were feeling the effects. What had started as tensions between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association, led to negotiations failing over wage …

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Mexico’s Railroad Ride to Logistics Success

Last Friday, a new international rail bridge between the United States and Mexico was finally operational. The project took 15 years to complete, and had a price tag that ran over $120 million according to an article in the San Antonio Express news. This new international bridge, of a sort not built in over one …

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INFOGRAPHIC: 12 Reasons to Invest in Mexican Nearshoring

In recent years, the growing trend with many U.S. companies has been to relocate some or even all of their off-shore production back to North America. China no longer holds the sway that it used to, but countries such as Mexico are quickly becoming the much more attractive option. Here are 12 reasons why you …

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Where will you manufacture?: Near-shoring vs. Re-shoring

In the past, we’ve written about the benefits of near-shoring over off-shoring. However, something we haven’t discussed in much detail is re-shoring. A recent article on EBN discussed the findings of Cushman & Wakefield’s 2015-2017 North American Industrial Forecast. In the article, writer Jennifer Baljko highlights the differences between the praise reshoring has gotten in …

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