Good News for U.S. Logistics Providers

In his Logistics Management blog post, Good news for U.S. logistics providers, editor Patrick Burnson wrote that the ever-shrinking total landed cost gap may be the tipping point that results in an acceleration of reshoring.

Many large companies, he indicated, have already made public plans to reshore portions of their manufacturing to the U.S. — including Caterpillar, Nissan, NCR, Yamaha, Ford, and Electrolux.

Not only that, he writes, but there appears to be “increased movement of lower-value manufacturing from China to other developing economies as companies under margin pressure search for lower wage rates outside of China.”

Bottom line, the cost increases in China are tough to ignore and things WILL change.

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