Reshoring and environmental sustainability: An unexplored relationship?

Guido Orzes*, Joseph Sarkis

*Corresponding author for this work

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Offshoring manufacturing activities to low-cost countries has been an industry mantra for decades. Some companies have started to re-think this supply chain configuration choice; bringing production back home. Reshoring or backshoring production has seen increased interest. This evolution poses a major question for sustainable supply chain management scholars: what is the relationship between reshoring, or global supply chain reconfiguration, and environmental sustainability at firm, country, and global levels? In this paper we propose a set of potential research directions facing this question. Main aspects of reshoring, including motivations, implementation and impact are all discussed in this context.

Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalResources, Conservation and Recycling
Issue numberFebruary
Pages (from-to)481-482
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 01.02.2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed


  • 512 Business and Management
  • Reshoring
  • Backshoring
  • Supply Chain
  • Environment
  • Sustainability

Areas of Strength and Areas of High Potential (AoS and AoHP)

  • AoHP: Humanitarian and societal logistics


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