TUCSON, Ariz., July 8th, 2012 -- The recently completed "Executive Perspectives on Near-Shoring" survey is the subject of a podcast that was recently recorded by The Offshore Group with Russell Dillon, a director at the globally recognized business consulting firm AlixPartners. During the session, Dillon provides details related to the survey's structure and methodology, as well as analyzes the findings that the exercise produced.
According to Dillon, "Factors such as rising wages and volatility of fuel costs are prompting manufacturing executives to reassess the strategies that enable them to determine how to configure their global manufacturing footprints. As was the case in 2011, Mexico was chosen as the number one location in 2012 for near-shoring by the executives in our study sample. Given present economic conditions, the U.S. came up positive in the results, as well."
AlixPartners is a global firm of senior business and consulting professionals that specializes in improving corporate financial and operational performance, executing corporate turnarounds and providing litigation consulting and forensic accounting services in urgent, high-impact situations.
The Offshore Group is the largest provider of outsourced business support, "shelter" services in Mexico. Currently 61 businesses operate at The Offshore Group's three Mexico manufacturing industrial parks in the State of Sonora, the city of Saltillo, Coahuila, and at the Group's Vangtel subsidiary in Hermosillo, Sonora. Vangtel offers Mexico shelter services to companies that occupy the call center, IT development and BPO markets, while the International Logistic Solutions Company (ILS) is a leading provider of supply chain services. The Offshore Group has recently initiated operations in Mexico's second largest city, Guadalajara. Sign up to receive Offshore Group RSS Feeds.