Readers may share their opinions on off-shoring

By Patrick Burnson · September 2, 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

Patrick Burnson
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 [email protected]

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