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Readers may share their opinions on off-shoring

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
September 02, 2011

As more attention is being paid to the “volatility” in the supply chain, many shippers are reassessing their global sourcing and distribution strategies. Will multinationals retreat to a hemispheric near-shoring model, or opt for a hybrid that still has an international component?

These and other vexing questions are poised by a new Hackett Group study assessing whether Inflation is driving manufacturing out of China, India, and other low-cost countries

Hackett’s 2011 Supply Chain Optimization Performance is designed to get answers to questions such as:

*What impact are rapidly changing cost drivers having on manufacturers?

*What strategies are manufacturers using to offset these costs?

Are manufacturers bringing production closer to customer markets?

*What are the critical success factors for optimizing the supply chain footprint?

The study is open until September 16, at no cost to participants. Study participants will receive a research report and an exclusive invitation to a presentation of key research findings. Responses from individual participants will remain completely confidential and will be used only in combination with those of other study respondents to develop a composite picture.

The study is available online at:

http://www.thehackettgroup.com/studies/sco2011-hpn/

About the Author

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Patrick Burnson
Executive Editor

Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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