The objective of this paper is to explore the initial reshoring motivations in the UK and study the factors that affect this decision from Indian industries perspectives. The analysis of this paper relies on interviews conducted in the UK and India (Tamil Nadu) in the different industries, including automotive, industrial good, textile, and marine. Key enablers (i.e., information technology solutions, manufacturing, equipment, human factors) are identified from literature and are used for creating interview framework. In order to respond to western demand, in fact, it offered an assessment of the capability of the companies.The result shows that companies reshored their production to the UK due to the long production lead times and responsiveness issue of the Indian suppliers. There are some other reasons such as logistic, transportation, and electricity shortage.
Responsiveness, the primary reason behind re-shoring manufacturing activities to the UK: An Indian industry perspective
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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
Moradlou H.; BackhouseC.;Ranganathan R. (2017) Responsiveness, the primary reason behind re-shoring manufacturing activities to the UK: An Indian industry perspective International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management Vol.47(2/3) pp.222-236