The paper investigates the industry distribution of reshoring companies and the motivations for reshoring, based on 139 cases of American manufacturing companies rehoring from China. The reshoring initiatives analysed took place from the beginning of 2009 to 2015. According to the research results, the main reason for backshoring is quality, although cost is still an important motivation. The analysis shows that companies in different industries reshored their business operations for the same motivations.
Reshoring of American manufacturing companies from China
Country (if relevant):
Volume number and page:
vol. 9(3-4)pp. 62-74
Journal or media source:
Operations Management Research
Zhai W.; Sun S.; Zhang G. (2016) Reshoring of American manufacturing companies from China Operations Management Research vol. 9(3-4)pp. 62-74