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Four Best Practices for Tackling Manufacturing and Supply Chain Reshoring, Nearshoring and Offshoring

Published: 31 January 2013

ID: G00247176

Analyst(s): Richard Adams, Ray Barger Jr, Michael Dominy


Data from our survey of 300 supply chain leaders, client inquiries and qualitative research on reshoring, nearshoring and offshoring reveals four best practices U.S. and Western European supply chain executives must follow when making changes to their manufacturing or product supply networks.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Avoid Confusing Shoring and Sourcing
  • Verify Supply Chain Strategy Alignment With Business Strategy
  • Segment the Supply Chain Before Selecting a Shore
  • Get Help If You Cannot Perform Comprehensive Shoring Analysis on Your Own

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