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Global pandemic roils 2020 Reshoring Index, shifting focus from reshoring to right-shoring
Kearney
Kearney

Kearney’s annual Reshoring Index tracks whether manufacturing is coming back to America from Asia, where so many jobs have been offshored over the past several decades. Our latest findings show that the US has not reclaimed manufacturing jobs in any material way. 

The disruptions wrought by COVID-19 make the latest Kearney Reshoring Index uniquely challenging to interpret. Our annual reshoring metric plunged from an historic high in 2019 (due mainly to a sharp decline in imports from China, not a surge in domestic manufacturing) deep into negative territory for 2020. Yet the Index took many twists and turns throughout the year, sinking deepest during the 2nd quarter, when the pandemic shuttered much of US manufacturing capability; rebounding solidly back up into positive territory over the summer, when US production resumed; then ending the year in decidedly negative territory. 

US manufacturing imports from China took a similar roller-coaste ...  >>

Models and algorithms for integrated production and distribution problems.
Article published in Computers & Industrial Engineering 154 (2021)   Authors Vincenzo Bo (a), Marco Bortolini (b), Enrico Malaguti (c), Michele Monaci (c), Cristina Mora (b), Paolo Paronuzzi (c). (a) Plannet S.r.l., Via Pier Carlo Cadoppi 4/6, I-42124 Reggio nell’Emilia, Italy (b) DIN  >>

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Last update 12 Nov 2021
Output growth slows at start of fourth quarter as supply difficulties provide severe headwind
   Source: Markit /CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
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