31 May '14, 3pm

#Onshoring: The Role of Transparency via @EBNonline #logistics #supplychain

#Onshoring: The Role of Transparency via @EBNonline #logistics #supplychain

Savvy consumers demand to know something: Where exactly does your product originate? In the heyday of offshoring, few of us thought of China as anything but the land of opportunity. Then reality set in. Revelations of sweatshop labor, environmental destruction, knock-off products, and quality issues raised questions about the "Made in China" stamp and put pressure on companies to take responsibility for their entire supply chain. To further complicate matters, the hidden costs and pure complexity of dealing with suppliers in multiple countries took some by surprise. When all factors were finally taken into account, what had started out as a money-saving endeavor became a headache. In order to improve transparency, there appeared a simple solution: Pack up the operations and move home. The experience of Sleek Audio , a Florida manufacturer of in-ear headphones, is no anomal...

Full article: http://www.ebnonline.com/author.asp?doc_id=273001&section...

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