Hand-Tool Manufacturer Profitably Reshores Core Product Line

SourceOpEx Review
Date Published04/01/2013
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Pacific Handy Cutter
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company an OEM? Yes
Reshoring category:Reshoring
Year reshoring announced:2013
Year reshoring implemented or to be implemented:2013
Domestically, the work will be done:In-house
Country(ies) from which reshored:China
City reshored to:Irvine
State(s) reshored to:CA
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Other, Tools
Product(s) reshoredCutters, box cutters
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Lead time/time to market, Loss of control, Rising wages, Supply chain interruption risk, Quality/rework/warranty
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Eco-system synergies, Image/brand, Lean/other business process improvement techniques, Other
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