global sourcing

Global Sourcing may become more regional....of course the word domestic is still taboo

I've been waiting for this one. The Financial Times, in Crisis and climate force supply chain shift, reports increasing energy costs will cause more regional sourcing for parts and supplies.

Supply chain experts agreed, with Ernst & Young underlining how as much as 70 per cent of a manufacturing company’s carbon footprint can come from transport and other costs in its supply chain.

What kills me is the article mentions the closest cheap labor market as the location...not the country where the final product is planned for sale.

If supply chain analysts could figure this out, one would expect there are some numbers that might show one could actually create jobs and source domestically (God Forbid!)