To Reshore or Offshore -- How to decide

To Reshore or Offshore -- How to decide
Wednesday, September 25, 2013:


1:00 - 2:30 pm Eastern US Time

Reshoring is a hot topic in supply chain and manufacturing circles. The forces driving reshoring include: rising Chinese wage rates, high oil prices, low U.S. natural gas prices, and increasing recognition of the many advantages of producing near the customer. The most visible recent examples have been: Motorola, Apple, Flextronics, Lenovo and GE. The Reshoring Initiative documents the reshoring trend (what, where, why, how much, etc.) and provides tools for comparing the economics of offshoring to reshoring to help companies make better decisions. Approximately 80,000 manufacturing jobs have been reshored by about 250 OEMs and thousands of their suppliers since the manufacturing employment low of January, 2010. Offshoring is still occurring. The webinar will help companies decide which trend is best for them.

This webinar is most relevant to companies (generally OEMs) that do or are considering offshoring, either in their own factories or outsourced to contract manufacturers. It is also relevant as a sales tool for companies that supply capital equipment or components to the OEMs. Learn how and why to use the free Initiative tools

  • TCO Estimator for
    • sourcing decisions
    • selling vs. offshore competitors
    • convincing customers to produce here
  • Case Studies for free publicity about your reshoring successes
  • Library for seeking customers and competitors that are reshoring

Harry Moser, Founder and President, Reshoring Initiative



Erin Dolleris

Webinar Producer

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Emily Baker

Webinar Coordinator

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How It Works

The 90 minute session is interactive and you will be able to submit questions -live- to our esteemed speakers - via computer during the session. However, please note that since this is a discussion and not a formal presentation the only visual elements will be the information contained herein.
You will receive confirmation of your registration via email.
A separate email sent a (business) day before the webinar will include a toll free dial-in phone number and access code to dial into the seminar. It will also include the Internet address and login instructions to access the webinar.
At the time of the interactive session, you will call into the toll-free number via phone or speakerphone and log in to the special website. You will follow the presentation on the web; the Instructors will manage the timing and page changes of the presentation directly.
You will have the opportunity to ask questions at specified times during the presentation. All participants will be able to hear both the questions and answers.

Single Connection: $99.00
Additional Connection at the same Organization: $50.00

A site connection allows a single connection to the web conference. That connection is open to any number of users in a collaborative setting. Because there are no travel expenses and only a single registration fee is required, each additional participant lowers the cost per participant significantly.

By purchasing a site connection, you can invite as many people as you would like to view and participate in the session from a single location. Set up the session in a conference room and project the presentation and chat on a large screen. You also have rights to distribute copies of the presentation materials to everyone involved. Please note that audio is received via the phone line and must be broadcast to your group.

If for any reason a relevant stakeholder cannot co-locate for the session, we encourage you to include that person by purchasing an additional connection at the reduced fee of $50 per session. This will ensure that every member of a team receives the same relevant, timely information in the most efficient way. If you have any technical or purchasing questions, please contact us at (818) 888-4444.

Should you be unable to attend, a refund, less a $50 administrative charge, will be made for cancellations received via letter or fax at least 3 working days before the event. We regret cancellations will not be accepted after that date. However, we will be pleased to transfer your registration to another member of your company or credit the registration fee to another Infocast conference if you register within 6 months from the date of this conference. In the event the conference is canceled, Infocast’s liability is limited to the refund of the conference registration fee only.

  • Wednesday, 04 September 2013