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2012 News in Brief



Simchi-Levi study shows ‘reshoring’ trend in U.S. manufacturing

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US Companies planning to reshoreResearch by Professor David Simchi-Levi was the topic of an article in the July 18 issue of the Wall Street Journal. Simchi-Levi surveyed 108 U.S. manufacturing companies, mostly with annual sales over $1 billion, and found that about 14 percent plan to “reshore” or move some of their manufacturing back to U.S. soil. Several things influenced this decision, Simchi-Levi says, including the need to move products from plant to customer more quickly, reduce transportation and warehousing costs, and create jobs back home.