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Near-Shoring: Should You Cozy Up to Your Customers?

Fuel price uncertainty, increased emphasis on sustainability and rapid wage escalation in China, India and other emerging markets are trends that are encouraging businesses to deploy operations closer to end customers. How should finance executives respond to this uptick in near-shoring?

In this Driving Enterprise Value Dbriefs webcast, Near-shoring: Should you cozy up to your customers?, held on September 19, 2012, Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Senior Manager, Josh Timberlake, Principal, Darin Buelow and Deloitte Tax LLP's Partner, Tom Driscoll discussed:

  • Operations that are prime candidates for near-shoring, including manufacturing, assembly and back-office functions.
  • Some benefits and drawbacks of near-shoring relating to business conditions and economic, natural and political risks.
  • Near-shoring's possible impacts on the bottom line, including operating cost such as labor, freight and taxes.

Watch the Dbriefs webcast to learn how near-shoring is changing global companies' approaches to deployment decision in today's dynamic economy.

The following polling questions were conducted during the Webcast:

 

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