The purpose of this project is to advance the understanding of reshoring decisions with particular focus on supply chain issues.
In this project we consider the decision criteria for reshoring with the particular perspective of Swedish industry. Many firms have off-shored production without necessarily having had a helpful decision process. When firms are considering moving production back to Sweden or nearby locations there is a need to develop an understanding of the motivations, barriers and consequences of the move. This is particularly challenging in terms of understanding the effects on the supply chain of such moves.
The project is connected to the larger Knowledge Foundation project RESHORING - Generic method for the evaluation of reshoring decisions.
The research project focuses on three questions:
We aim to build a unique expertise in manufacturing reshoring by using a holistic perspective and considering several domains concurrently (i.e., logistics, manufacturing, and supply chain).
This project can be linked to another project at the School of Engineering. The project PRODHÖG - Competitive manufacturing in a high cost environment (granted by Regionförbundet Jönköpings län, 2015-2017) examines critical factors that make it possible to manufacture competitively in a high cost environment.
The project started in July 2016 and is planned to be completed in December 2018. The project is financed jointly by Region Jönköpings län and Jönköping University.
Content updated 2016-11-30