'Nearshoring' making waves

Weber, Rick
July 2010
Trailer / Body Builders;Jul2010, Vol. 51 Issue 9, p20
Trade Publication
The article discusses the return of outsourced jobs to the U.S. and North America which is termed nearshoring. Doctor Chris Kuehl of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) cites factors that prompted the return of overseas work to North America which include the political instability of countries with outsourcing capacities, the presence of unknown vendors operating far from the urban centers, and loss of control especially if one's product demands supervision. He also cites the decline in satisfaction level with offshore services.


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