The Reshoring Challenge: Why and How CEOs are Moving Jobs Back to America

SourceChief Executive
Date Published08/02/2016
Author NameWilliam J. Holstein
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Wal-Mart
Reshoring category:Reshoring
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):1000000
Year reshoring announced:2013
Capital investment ($):250000
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Apparel & Textiles
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Communications, Delivery, Freight cost, Price, Total cost, Travel cost/time
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Customer responsiveness improvement, Customization/Flexibility, Higher productivity, Infrastructure (transport, internet, power), Image/brand (customer preference for U.S. made), Impact on domestic economy, Lead time/Time to market, Proximity to customers/market, Walmart
Mentions use of TCO or similar concept?Yes
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