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.
|Peer-reviewed scientific journal||Resources, Conservation and Recycling|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 01.02.2019|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article - refereed|
- 512 Business and Management
- Supply Chain